So, how horrible of a blogger am I? Don't say it! I already know! Abandoning the blog for a weeks time is unfortunate. With only 9 days of classes left until finals though, I have been running ultra low on inspiration and even lower on the amount of time to devote to things that don't involve school/getting my life together to move back home for the summer. While I have to admit that during some lecture classes I've spent more time dreaming of the ultimate summer wardrobe or what I'm going to wear to see Death Cab For Cutie than paying the utmost attention to things like the correlations between unemployment and inflation, I swear I have had a lot of actual school work to do as I'm sure most of you have! With little time on my hands and chronically over sleeping, I have re-discovered the power of accessories. You could say I have somewhat of an affinity for scarves. They're so versatile, though. Worn around a neck (like Faye Dunaway as Bonnie), through belt loops, saronged at the waist, in hair, or even twisted into a makeshift top: scarves can do about a million things.
Although scarves in the hair have been a little too played out by Nicole Richie, they have roots! A head scarf was a necessity on a windy day as to not ruin a fly new 'do. I've always wanted to pull off this style, displayed here by icon Edie Sedgwick:
This site includes directions and step by step illustrations on how to tie scarves into various kinds of tops, etc. For myself, I plan on tying scarves over a fitted solid t-shirt or tank, but for those of you who could pull off wearing a colorful square alone, do it! Floaty scarves can take an otherwise bland outfit to a different place with of the moment floral, batik, or neon color block prints. I have a pretty vast collection, ranging from birds perched on branches to surreal floral print with scalloped edges. All of them have been collected from thrift stores, and I'm sure I have yet to wear every one yet.
On a non-scarf note, I leave you with my newest vintage find. Cherry leather pixie boots that I will make appropriate for Spring!