Hello Dear Readers of The Ginger Diaries! I’m Madeline blogging over at Madeline Quaint, and I couldn’t have been happier when Nikki asked me to fill in for her while she’s visiting The Big Apple! For one thing, she’s such a lovely, kind, welcoming blogger with great sense of humour and of course, style, she’s also a fellow redhead! Redhead bloggers unite! 🙂
Therefore I’m always on the lookout for strange and original pieces of clothing as well as simple but well cut basics, that can be combined in a comfortable and generally cheerful way. I’m a huge advocate of handmade, locally bought clothes and accessories, as well as second hand shopping, the best places to find treasures for your wardrobe!
This interesting jacket-like garment came with a handmade dress I bought at a market more than 10 years ago. I hardly ever wear it, still I can’t seem to part with it. It has the air of long gone days, and it reminds me of Venice, of light reflected in the canals and echoing cobblestoned streets… I got the simple black dress from H&M, and it’s the perfect blank canvas for making such a quirky piece wearable in the asphalt jungle of a 21st century metropolis. (If you can call Budapest a metropolis!)
Sleeves rolled up and collar tucked in, I felt like a Venetian lady transported in time, and that’s a feeling I really like, and not treated to very often. Mission accomplished! I’m definitely not getting rid of this jacket anytime soon!
Rings: Promod and a handmade one from Jojó Art Shop.