Introducing … The gray shag shawl
Not too long ago I wrote a blog entry about the vintage versus the cheap fast-food type clothing of today. But, let me say New York has some of the best cheap clothing ever. And done right, some of these pieces can really add flare to your closet. Today, I want to focus on gray – part one of 2 entries on the topic.
I chose to look at gray because we see lots of grays in the fall and winter, and quite frankly the color, defined as dreary,gloomy, dismal or lacking cheer, can be very frumpy. But it need not be.
Today’s item is a cheap shag shawl (try saying that fast three times), that I got from a store along Dyckman Ave for $10.00. The store had the shawl in turquoise, red, grey, white and gray stripped, beige and gray. I went back and forth between the gray and turquoise one, but settled on the gray because I liked it better. Now this in itself was something special for me because I am usually so big on color , but the gray shawl was just more alluring. I imagined myself wearing it with a pair of gray pumps and skinny jeans. So, when I got home I tried it on.
The picture you see is the result. I added the long leather opera gloves because (hey…) they a fabulous, and you may recognized the red woven bag from the entry on handbags.
The shawl though has a flare of its own; it has a cowl-type neck that becomes a wide hood in the back. It reminds me of one of the hooded capes Grace Jones wore in the 1990’s movie Boomerang. So I had to show this because, in spite of what I wrote about avoiding cheap clothing, this $10.00 shawl was something special.
So this outfit
– shawl – the shag
– Valentino pumps purchased at quite a deal from Beacon’s closet last year
– dark wash skinny jeans
– black tee-shirt that you cannot see
– black leather gloves
Shoes and accessories
Please email me if you’d like to get one of these shawls. I can pick it up and send it to you via USPS.