I’ve noticed that I like to pretend I can’t rock certain styles.  It’s this strange mental block that I enforce on myself for no good reason.  A recent example of this kind of unnecessary behavior was my belief that I could not rock a turban.  I probably decided at some point that I didn’t have the right face shape, or hairstyle, or confidence to pull of the look without looking silly. One day though, after a long and painful conversation I had with myself in my head I decided I’m gonna do this and it will look awesome.  So I pulled out a few of my favorite scarves, of different thicknesses and measures and shapes and started to play around with the idea.  A major disaster is what that started out as.  I couldn’t figure out the method of wrapping to get the scarf to stay on my head and  look good simultaneously.  I sat there in frustration until the realization that you can figure out how to do pretty much everything on Youtube came to me in a flash.  So off I went to my laptop, finding the best turban tutorial I could get my eyes on.  I came across a tutorial called Get Yo Turban Life!
By the looks of the girl (she screamed professional turban wrapper) and the name of it, I knew this was the one.  She had not one but 3 ways of styling scarves depending on the look you were going for.  I couldn’t have found a better source.  Click here to watch the clip yourself.

Moral of this story is, you can wear anything you set your mind to wear, with a little dedication, confidence, and playfulness, there is no style that’s not for you. (Ok maybe some things should be left to others, but as a general rule don’t dismiss it until you’ve given it an honest try).

Mixed messages:

 Dancing on a flatbed: Just cause.

 Lost and found: The hairy couch.

Outfit Details: Thrifted sweater; Forever 21 maxi; American Apparel leggings; Anna Xi boots; H&M Utility Jacket; Thrifted vintage wooden necklace; Vintage Oscar De La Renta scarf-turned into turban.

Location: Gowanus

Photograph’s by: Naomi of Omnia Vintage

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  • Grunge Queen

    April 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm |

    Good rule to live by. Your photos are amazing. :)

    • Pretty In Thrift

      April 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm |

      Thank you so much! haha yeah I try to remind myself quite often to have fun with it all :)

  • Kristi

    April 30, 2013 at 3:25 am |

    Excellent! You’ve inspired me to try a turban,
    xx,
    Kristi