A Little Vintage, a Little Modern

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

          If you're a lover of vintage like I am, you've probably been to your fair share of thrift shops and have seen at least a few floral printed button-down blouses.  It's almost like a right-of-passage.  You know, the ones that you've seen your grandmother or great aunts wear to family gatherings?  I usually pass by those floral prints and comb through the racks in search of fun bold patterns.  However, during my last vintage shopping trip, I was compelled to purchase this multi-colored floral blouse.  

          It's almost a no-brainer to style tops like this with high-waisted mom jeans or a vintage pair of pre-loved Calvin Kleins, but I wanted to challenge myself to style this colorful blouse in an unexpected way.  I mixed patterns and textures in this outfit, but I tried to keep the color scheme cohesive.  

          I chose to pair the blouse with a matching deep burgundy patent leather skirt and I selected a couple of emerald green accessories.  Emerald may seem like an unexpected choice, but I thought it would meld well with the rest of the jewel tone hues. 

       As for the textures, I love the way the lacquered surface of the skirt contrasted with the matte slinkiness of the top.  I then chose to accessorize with faux crocodile embossed purse and faux snakeskin heels.  For jewelry, I wore emerald snake earrings and a couple of gold rings, and last, but not least, I wore my brown tortoise Balmain sunglasses.

          So, there ya have it!  It's a mix of modern and vintage, and I am living for it.  If you're an avid thrifter, be sure to let me know in the comments below where you love to hunt for treasures!  As always, I am sending you lots of love from my heart to yours!

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Blouse: Vintage (Similar Here)
Skirt: Wild Fable (Similar Here)
Heels: Topshop (Similar Here)
Purse: Forever 21 (Similar Here)
Sunglasses: Balmain (Similar Here)
Earrings: Eye Candy Los Angeles (Similar Here)
Rings: Grinnell Designs and Topshop


"Vintage is my vocabulary... like the notes of a musician." -Alessandro Michele

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