Today I’m going to share with you how I have learned to refresh my life with ‘vintage’ finds.
I was starting to feel that all my clothes were boring – that’s always dangerous. Don’t get me wrong, I have loads of fantastic clothes I’ve collected over years in the fashion industry, but there’s no place for silk at the dog park, or heels at the supermarket. So I fossicked around in my wardrobe looking for inspiration, and pulled out a pair of funny little suede moccasins I bought cheaply online a few years ago. I’d forgotten all about them. A good start. They are tan, so I looked around for similar colours to coordinate. I came up with an unusual, tooled leather messenger bag I picked up a few years ago at The Salvation Army store – again, forgotten, hanging under a heap of jackets. Not bad. Sensing a theme, I included my beloved leather belt which I have worn every day since I discovered this treasure, around 6 years ago, at Portobello Market in London. I wore them all together and miss S said, “Hey Mum, your outfit looks great!” High praise indeed from a 13 year old. I became emboldened and stepped out of the house for the day. Just one more accessory to complete my new look. Tan and White cross breed, bought from Save-a-Dog Scheme about 17 months ago.
Originally published 10/12/2013