Hi everyone. Today I went to a vintage/antique/flea market, as I love to have a good poke around for vintage items, usually for my home. The market was very quiet, so my friend and I got chatting to a stallholder who had a great selection of vintage and antique designer fabrics and clothes. She had a great selection of vintage silk scarves - I'm always drawn to scarves of all types - they're a staple of my wardrobe. I spotted this beautiful silk scarf from Liberty and snapped it up for £15. The stallholder also had beautiful scarves from Hermes and Oscar De La Renta (as well as a "tasteful" Versace number), but I couldn't stretch to buying those as well, although they were all similarly priced. The Liberty print scarf has a very distinctive pattern and a beautiful colour combination - I can see myself wearing it lots and lots for years to come.
I have quite a large collection of vintage silk scarves myself, most of which I inherited from my Granny - if anyone is at all interested, I will do a post showing my silk scarf collection. I think scarves are a great investment for a designer splurge or a pricier vintage item. You won't grow out of them, they add a distinctive signature to your style, and, if they're a classic design, you can keep them forever (as long as you protect them from moths!) I know that I wear scarves now that my Granny owned 50 or 60 years ago! Still, I can't quite justify the £300 Alexander McQueen scarf I have my eye on - I might have to save up for a slightly cheaper A McQ design, but I can still lust after it!
Thanks for reading! xx