Turbans Ahoy!

So, in a previous post I mentioned the wonderful Pin Up Girl Skirts that I had purchased from the lovely Michaela. The first two had arrived and I was keen to wear one out.

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Michaela and her stunning skirt

Sadly I was suffering quite badly with an ear infection which had left me deaf in one ear, and with partial hearing in the other. This meant I was feeling pretty sorry for myself.

However, I had an appointment to have my nails done and so I decided to pull myself up by my boot straps and make an effort.

The one main issue I had was that I had been told to not wash my hair unless absolutely necessary, to stop any water getting inside my ears. This left me with hideous hair and I didn’t know what to do.

Well, I had seen a few tutorials about vintage style t-shirt turbans and thought that this could be my saving grace. I gave it a go and quite like what I saw.

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First attempt with Betty Bangs

I then took it off. I felt it needed a fringe, or a quiff or something at the front. The best option, I felt was a Betty Bangs style fringe. But I had never tried one of them before. Well there has to be a first time for everything!

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Posing with My Turban

This got me thinking about what to pair it with. What better than one of the new t-shirts and the Pin Up Girl Skirts?

Deciding on a pale blue slash neck t-shirt, the red Venice print skirt and a lovely red brooch from Viva La Lux, I added a red turban and earrings and I was all set.

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Turban, Earrings and Brooch all to match

Now, this was going to be quite a big step for me. After all it is quite a bold look and one I hadn’t yet tried out.

Oh and it was half term week and I knew the town centre would be full of teenagers.

Into town I headed. It was a fabulous sunny day. I had the sun roof open on my little mini and Ella Fitzgerald was singing a smooth tune. All was right with the World.

And then I hit the town centre.

I have to admit I did get a few strange looks. Quite a few in fact. However, I also got a couple of compliments from strangers, so all in all it balanced itself out.

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Look at that print!

I definitely felt great in it, even though it did challenge me both in terms of style AND confidence.

As I said, one of the best things about this outfit was the turban. It was actually an old red t-shirt with very small sleeves that I had left over from my baggy jeans and t-shirt wearing days. A Primark special that had cost around £3.00.

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Betty Bangs and T-shirt Turbans

I had watched a tutorial on Youtube about making a vintage style turban from a t-shirt and it looked pretty simple. In fact it was! It literally took me two minutes.

Now I intend to get a few other cheap t-shirts in various colours so I can co-ordinate it with my wardrobe and wear them more frequently.

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Pin Up Girl does it again

As I said, I really loved the look and now I can’t wait to wear the other skirts as they arrive.

All with matching turbans of course!

Till next time

Tx

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  • You look amazing – maybe I ought to learn to tie a turban!

    C x
    CurvyGirlThin.com

    • They are so easy it is unbelievable! Literally take 30 seconds to do xx

  • I love this 40’s style on you and the turban looks great with and without the Betty bangs! Hope your ears are a bit better ? x x

    • Thank you Ana, Three weeks now with no hearing in my left ear…. Hope it comes back soon! xx

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Oh no, sorry to hear about the ear infection. Glad you found such an ingenious way around having to avoid washing your hair and covering it so no one was any the wiser. Wish you well xx

    • Thank you Melanie, I just wish I could wear them to work too! x

  • lisa prince

    aw you always look so blinking adorable love the hair x

    • Thank you so much Lisa! I really appreciate it xx

  • Melanie Williams

    Aww sorry to hear about your ear, I have had the same problem for a while and its draining! However, on a plus your turban looks fab lovely 🙂 x

    • It really is! I can’t remember ever feeling so worn out as I do currently! x

  • Oh no sorry to hear hope your ear gets better soon! I like the way you styled your hair it’s so retro 😀

    • Thank you Melissa, I am addicted to wearing one now x

  • Love this idea of using old t-shirts as turbans. Hope your ear gets better soon! x

    • I even went and bought a selection of tshirts from Primark – £2 each, just to use as turbans! x

  • That turban looks good on you. I’ve been playing with the idea of possibly wearing them this spring because I want to grow my hair out.

    • They are perfect for that Danasia, and you can use any old t-shirt – It took me less than One minute to wrap it too! x

  • Always looking so dapper and chic! I love the head pieces you’re rocking! You always look great in red!

    • Thank you so much Candice Nikeia, I never used to wear red, but in the last couple of years it has become one of my favourites xx

  • I have no idea how to even wrap such a headpiece, but you seem to be a real master :))

    • There are a load of tutorials on youtube and take 2-3 mins tops if you do want to try. Just look up t-shirt turbans xx

  • Anosa Malanga VA

    Wow, you look amazing on that. I hope you will be well. That headpiece add some beauty to your outfit.

    • Thank you so much Anosa, I have to say I love it too! x