Thursday, June 16, 2011

Days gone by - Remix #4


I'm calling this look "1920's gangster meets fussy Victorian lady meets Jackie O. meets modern urban sophisticate." (Or "gangstertorian" if you like.) There's a lot going on with this outfit. Normally my outfits are simpler than this, and I felt a bit weird wearing all of these items together, but I think it works. (I could be wrong, though.) I definitely got a lot of stares when I went to the post office in this getup, which in Portland means I must be doing something unique.



My (fake) pearl necklace broke, so I just tied the ends together. Sometimes being cheap and lazy (read: not wanting to drive to Forever 21 to buy another $3 strand of beads) turns into resourcefulness, and I kind of like the knotted look.



The only thing I paid for myself in this outfit are the shoes. Gotta love family members who give me all kinds of clothes for free!



Dress: vintage, from my mom
Lace blouse: free, from my aunt's friend
Shoes: Lulu's
Hat: gift from aunt
Earrings: gift from aunt (B. Lee Designs)
Pin: free from aunt
Necklace: free from my mom
Belt: came with another dress

4 comments:

  1. Very cool. I love that you knotted the "pearls"...I have a strand (also "pearls") that isn't broken but that's how I wear them most of the time. I so wish we lived closer together!

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  2. Kristin, I wish we lived closer together too! A thousand miles is just too far :) Although I suppose if we lived in the same town we'd go on weekly shopping sprees together, and that just wouldn't be good for our checking accounts!

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  3. You're totally rocking this look! I LOVE everything about it! =)

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