The first time I went to France by myself, I bought an Hermès scarf for myself, but on the flight home, something broke in my bag and got onto the scarf. It was stained pretty badly, and no amount of cleaning would take the stain out. I could artfully tie it so the (red) spots didn’t show, and I still have the scarf, so this might be a good use for it! Really, I can’t ruin the scarf any more than I have.
Here are a few other pairs of Vans.
Speaking of upcycling (even thought I don’t like that word), over the weekend, I re-purposed an old sweater. I had a lace-overlay skirt and needed a top to wear with it. So I took an old cashmere crew-neck sweater, and cut it to make it more of a scoop neck, and then cut the cuffs off the arms to make them bracelet length. Then I took a vintage fur collar and hand-sewed it to the collar of the sweater.
It worked perfectly and was an ideal outfit for our annual Groundhog Day Party!