I find myself gradually getting into thrifting more and more. My interest in it did not start with this blog. I started collecting "old stuff" a while ago, at first rather sporadically visiting antique shops and places like Goodwill or Salvation Army. I bought a bunch of used clothes for myself and baby Anya when I was still pregnant with her back in 2002. And a beautiful bright Mexican vase, which I bought probably for a buck at about the same time, is still with me, moving from state to state and from house to house.
But with my reborn interest in style, I started visiting Goodwill more frequently, and lately stop by about once a week while waiting for Anya during her dance class. This week, I found the cutest vintage Crock-Pot (slow cooker) back from the 1970s - my father, an electrician by trade, will fix a new cord for it, and it will be as good as new. For $11, it's sure a treasure to keep and cherish even if it isn't working. The style and mustard green color bring me memories of my early childhood (I'm the 70s baby) - we used to have armchairs in this color, I think my parents still have one of them at their dacha. And another item I bought this week, was this jean jacket. I loved the shape, the color, and it was in a great condition too, just like brand new - well worth $15.
But this colorful Australian aboriginal art scarf I bought a year ago or earlier. I don't know for sure if it's vintage, though it looks like it can be. The label says:
made in Japan"
And there are words printed on the scarf, blended with the design very well:
"Designed in Australia for Barker Souvenirs, Northern Territory"
You can find scarves by Heil at Etsy or Ebay, some sellers declare them vintage acetate scarves. I honestly don't know, and it doesn't matter to me too much one way or another, but I love aboriginal designs and bright colors - they make me happy!
The scarf works really well as an accessory for my black and brown dress, wrapped around my neck this way...
...or worn as an ascot...
...or folded and tied the way we used to wear scarves when I worked for a newspaper back in the 90s)...
...and if anything else fails, I'd just display it proudly on my head!
My shoes are also vintage-inspired, by Rieker - if you are looking for a comfy sole, do give them a go. They offer quite adorable vintage looking booties and sandals!
So what do you say, which way should I wear my aboriginal scarf?
Choose from the answers below:
A) on my neck
B) on my head
C) on my purse
D) in my hand
E) frame it and hang on the wall
F) all of the above and more
G) none of the above, give it to a museum!
Jacket, scarf and purse - thrifted (Goodwill and antique mall)
Dress - Lands' End
Shoes - Rieker (old)
Sunglasses - Chico's
Linking up with 52 Pick-me-up: Match Your Scarf - come over to play!