Queen of Hearts

 

Heart Sunglasses by Wildfox C/O Shopbop | Earrings from Forever 21 | Vintage Satin Slip | Vintage Chain Belt | Vintage Floral Skirt | Vintage Pumps

'Does it look like I'm wearing someone's bedding?', I asked myself as I zipped up a previously unworn floral skirt that my mother bought in the late 1970s. I'm told it had a matching top that, unlike its skirt counterpart, did not survive the decades gone by. By the time I was pulling off the nearly forty year old price tags, I'd decided it didn't look like bedding, at least not enough to preclude wearing it on a sunny summer afternoon.

Having ruled out wearing it with black or white, black being too much of a contrast and having nothing suitable in white, I got creative. Whilst going through storage bins last summer, I came upon a box of dress up clothes from my childhood. Amongst the frilly dresses and silly accessories, I found an old burgundy slip and put it aside, momentarily revelling in the novelty of now being able to properly fit these old forgotten clothes. Then, this past week, standing half dressed in the bedroom and trying to figure out what to wear, it dawned on me that the colour of that old slip might match perfectly with the shades of dark red in previously mentioned skirt.

For shoes, I opted for another 'previously owned by mum' piece. A pair of low heels in a neutral cream colour from the late 70s. What with the skirt's big, bold pattern, I thought understated and classic shoes would be best.

As for accessories, I've actually gotten little more into wearing them recently. First, my gold chain belt which has made several appearances on this blog in recent months. Second, a pair of  1960s influenced dangling earrings from Forever 21.

And last (but certainly not least), a pair of Wildfox Lolita sunglasses. If I remember correctly, the first online purchase I ever made was for a pair of cheap red plastic heart shaped sunglasses when I was a teenager. Moving up in the world 'n' all that.