Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Hello everyone, House of Harps is back! I've been back home from France for a week now, catching up on everything I missed. Two weeks is a long, long time to go without the internet! Completely worth it though, my little jaunt to the continent was wonderful. I shan't share all the boring details, but get straight down to business with a few outfits. Nothing spectacular, just a few casual looks.
And onto my modest purchases... Shopping opportunities were few and far between, I did come home with some new jewellery and scarves though. I also bought some antique fashion magazines, dating from 1909-1910. These perhaps aren't everyone's idea of a good buy, but I personally love to look through these pieces of history for the beautiful illustrations and often perplexing advertising throughout ('Dr.Mixers Sure Cure for Cancer', for example).
These bangles were available in a myriad of colours, I opted for the two colours I thought I'd wear the most.
This silk scarf is truly mesmerising. A two-tone creation of royal blue and copper...so difficult to photograph! Really is beautiful in real life, the copper is so vivid its as if flames are engulfing the blue silk.
I also got one in black/pewter. After the sumptuous colours of the previous scarf, this one feels rather dull, but it is guaranteed to get a lot of wear as the colours are very me.
And finally, a pair of earrings purchased from a massive market on our last day in France.