Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage appeal

OOTD Feb 17 2010

Outfit Details:

cardigan - Milly, dress - Forever 21, necklace - The Bay, belt - Banana Republic, shoes - Nine West

Are you getting tired of the digging in my closet posts yet?

Here is yet another outfit made almost entirely from neglected pieces. The sweater was a sample sale find from several years ago. I should have taken a detail shot so you can see, but it has these darling little flower button closures on the cardigan. I also love the large pointelle knit and the scalloped edging.

OOTD Feb 17 2010

The dress was purchased back in spring 2006, and makes me feel so girly and pretty that I can forgive its unfortunate polyester content. I haven't worn it much lately because it had a longer hemline which threw me off a bit. The hemlines have risen quite a bit over the last two years, and I feel matronly in anything that isn't above the knee. A quick jaunt with my sewing machine last night has fixed that dilemna, and now it's the perfect length.

It's snowing today, so I had to trade in these darling heels for a pair of sturdy black boots. But let's just pretend I wore these heels out instead because I think they made the perfect completer to this vintage inspired outfit.

17 comments:

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love this look! The bright pop of color in your cardi and the details against the polka-dot printed dress are perfect! And yes, I also can't wait until sturdy black boots aren't necessary. Love those shoes!

Rosa said...

i covet those shoes!!! so pretty

Sal said...

That lively seafoam is just gorgeous against the black and white polka dots.

Jane W. said...

Very flattering outfit on you! Whittles your waist and makes your legs look a mile long!

I love the openwork weave of the cardi, too.

KDot said...

What a pretty outfit. I love the cardigan!

Diya said...

cute pattern mixing! love the dress.

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futurelint said...

Lovely! That sweater is beautiful and I love the shoes!

e. said...

I am not tired *at all* of the closet digging posts! I think it's great inspiration for the rest of us who are trying to be better about remixing what we own. That sweater is beautiful and goes great with the dress and heels.

alltumbledown said...

that color is just beautiful on you. i find closet-digging posts impressive in their creativity, and you always look great. seriously.
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Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love the color of that sweater -- you look gorgeous. I'm a big dress and skirts kind of person and I'm finding a lot of inspiration from your posts.

It's fun finding old clothes and getting re-inspired by them.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

I agree that skirts got really high in the past couple years, but you really rock the knee length! Love the look.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the cardi and the shoes with this dress! Please keep digging in your closet!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

How can these pieces be neglected? They are gorgeous!! :)

Diana said...

This is such a beautiful outfit! The dress, the pale blue cardigan, the heels. You look lovely.

bunnyhead said...

I love every piece of this!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

You look very classy in this outfit! I just discovered your blog and I love your style!

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Ginger Roxy said...

cute shoes!!!


xox

gr

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