Thursday, 19 May 2011

Headscarf? On a work day? - outfit post

Oh yes folks. In a burgeoning effort to stop collecting and start using my ridiculous collection of head scarfs, I have begun wearing them to work. And not just for DDF. Being the only outwardly retro girl in the office is common place for me nowadays.

The Woolen, Vintage cardy found in Snooper's Paradise in Brighton, shirt -  i forget!

Colleagues rarely bat an eye in alarm at the outfits I create. Any comments I might receive are nice ones, but  I doubt they would notice if I rocked up wearing a gas mask. They just accept the way I dress as "me". I am sure there are those who find me a bit "weird" -  but they are fairly chav-tastic, so I am disinclined to worry about their opinion.


I digress. This headscarf saved me from a hair day horriblis by drawing attention to itself, rather than my failed curls. Some days are ruled by the collaboration between a piece of patterned silk, the humble bobby pin and their combined ability to make your barnet more presentable.

Hurrahs for the headscarf!!   

TTFN


24 comments:

  1. Hurrah indeed! I often wear my hair like that, it's great when I don't have time to wash it! Like you I'm the only retro girl in my work place :( x

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  2. Delovely and Delicious! Nice colour matching there, pwder blue suit you xx

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  3. Wonderful! There's not enough head scarf wearing if you ask me. People take the piss and sometimes call me Hilda when I wear mine, but sod 'em. I've always worn them.
    You always look fab in them and I like that colour so much.
    xxx

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  4. Yay for the headscarf! It looks fab, and I for one love how you dress! x

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  5. I'd love to pull off a headscarf but I think everyone at work would think I'd come as Nora Batty, it's great the fact the people you work with accept your style! :)

    Emma xx
    http://lemondaisychains.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yay to wearing your own thing. Far better to be individual than chavtastic!

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  7. Yup. Scarves, 60s ballet-hairbands, little hats... all have saved me when my hair has had an epic fail on a workday.

    Your colleagues sound OK. I work in a very multicultural area, which has the happy side effect that any (decent, work-appropriate) clothing tends to be 'accepted'. Which is nice.

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  8. I agree: Hurrah for headscarves. I'm hoping to work more scarves into my summer outfits, too, but they never look as good on my head as that one does on yours! Totally stylish landgirl look!

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  9. Oh headscarves are a staple for me and my curly hair. Days 1-3 it can usually be worn down or with barrettes. Day 4 it goes into an updo, usually with a scarf to cover the greasy sides.

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  10. Light blue is such a gorgeous colour on you!!!! I'm now managing my own little vintage/retro shop so dressing the part is a must!!! X

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  11. Blimey you look good in pale blue! Hot stuff indeed! This is a great work outfit :)

    I LOVE Snoopers Paradise (who wouldn't?) and am in fact currently wearing a dress I bought there last week!

    xx

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  12. Hurrah for headscarves indeed, now if only I could stop buying them......

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  13. A definite hurrah for headscarves. I just wish I knew how to wear them without looking like a complete div. I think it might just be my lot in life not to be able to wear most types of hats and headgear.

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  14. Yup, hurrah for headscarves. I'm liking the powder blue scarf and cardie. V. nice indeed. I used to wear headscarves a lot back in the day, maybe I should dig them out and revisit them.

    I see you're reading The Night Watch. Are you enjoying it? I'm a big fan of Sarah Waters.

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  15. Hurrah is certainly the word!! I love scarves,but don't think I'm very good at using them yet.
    Love your blouse!
    xxx

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  16. You look beautiful! I love your face, you have a vintage face if you know what I mean? I look at you and you remind me of someone from the 1940s.

    I really like that baby blue cardigan and the blouse is very pretty!

    I wish I could do my hair like yours but I'm forever doomed to fail in that department! xxx

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  17. What a lovely outfit the shade of blue is really lovely and the cream blouse is gorgeous!!

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  18. That shade of baby blue looks fab with that brown skirt. I know what you mean about being a bit different in the office, I'm often referred to a ''quirky'', althou today i would some skinny jeans and a pussy bow blouse and someone said I didn't look retro enough to look like me, so I guess that's a compliment?... x

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  19. Girl, you is da bomb! Ok, not an appropriately vintage response but am really liking this outfit. Blue is great on you, love the blouse, love the shoes, it's all workin baby!

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  20. You do look really good in powder blue! I'm very impressed that your headscarf matches your cardigan too!

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  21. You're cute as a button...I do not understand why you like to pose pigeon-toed. I can tell from some of your photos that you are most likely not naturally aflicted...

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  22. You are just about the cutest thing ever! Oh my word, this outfit (very much including the headscarf) is so splendidly sweet. Love how you styled everything about it.


    Joyful Tuesday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica from Chronically Vintage

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  23. Hey,
    Thanks for the comment on my outfit post! I love this look, and LOVE that the blue headscarf matches so nicely with the blue cardi, seriously cute and I am a big fan of co-ordinating!
    XG

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