"What does that mean?"
"My brown-haired lass."
"Rather a dull colour, brown, I've always thought."
"No. No, not dull at all. It's like the... the water in a burn, the way it ruffles down the rocks. Dark in the wavy spots with wee bits of auburn when the sun touches it."
And this is how Jamie Fraser, the dashing redhead from the Outlander novels and series, melted the hearts of brunettes worldwide. I am in the process of readjusting to my natural dark-brown hair colour and adapting rather well, one might say. It will not be long until I stop needing the support of my bright green highlights (not pictured here, as they fade rather quickly).
But this is hardly the only "blast from the past" in my life right now. I recently visited Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo dressed in one of my favourite skirts - a hand-me-down from my mother's youth (pictured above). Upon seeing me, an elderly man there exclaimed "Oh, a Scottish kilt!" and, though it is neither a kilt, nor does the tartan pattern come from any genuine Scottish clan's (I assume), that comment was a good-natured one and it made me smile. At the time, I was wearing none of the accessories pictured here. This goes to show that this skirt needs no help from faux fur or matching scarves to stand out beautifully on its own. Those are just a nice touch.
|Hat/Шапка: Tommy Hilfiger|
Scarf/Шал: New Yorker
Gloves/Ръкавици: Unknown brand / Неизвестна марка
|Top/Блуза: Unknown brand (vintage) / Неизвестна марка (винтидж)|
Belt/Колан: Unknown brand (Secondhand) / Неизвестна марка (втора употреба)
Shoes/Обувки: Unknown / Неизвестна марка
And now you can see this skirt as I had originally worn it when visiting Veliko Tarnovo - no belts or other accessories, just comfort, happiness and history in an outfit. The former, I decided to add later on, as an "upgraded" and more photogenic version of the same look.