Because of ongoing health issues, the easiest type of tops for me to wear these days are ones that button up in front. Tops that I have to pull over my head are difficult for me, at best. Trawling the shops, the only button up tops I found were preppy, masculine shirts. The last time I channeled the prepster look was when I was a student which was many moons ago and it's a look that I am not particularly keen on revisiting. Give me a few frills, a few lovely details to help lift my mood! When did the traditional button up blouse fall out of fashion? Am I so far behind the times? When I wasn't finding racks of traditional button down shirts, I was instead finding a strange, modern variant of it, the "popover shirt". The name is a Halloween joke as it is a pullover top masquerading as a shirt. A shirt to me has buttons going all the way down the front and mysteriously doesn't stop a third of the way. Another fashion trend at the moment are large statement necklaces that are almost collar-like. This is another trend that I have not gotten on board with as they don't suit my face shape. Longer necklaces work better on me but I didn't have any on hand. Time to get creative! Lately, I have been obsessing over this vintage glass Christmas ornament. I love it so much that I didn't want to pack it away when Christmas was over and left it out.
I threaded a long cord onto the ornament-now-pendant. The heart is seasonless and isn't specific to Christmas. I love the fact that the clear colour works with everything I have on and makes a statement in a discreet subtle way.
I have been wearing it almost daily for the last couple of weeks now and the other day Monsieur asked me, "What is that you are wearing around your neck?" Hah! Do you ever have those moments? If you have any frugal fashion tips, please let me know!