Dec 28, 2010

Clothing With Character



Outfit: Blouse: Thrifted, Vest: Mommed, Pants: Banana Republic, Shoes: Target, Flower and Headband: Made by Me
'Twas four days before Christmas and all through the house there was a hurry and a scurry that was even faster than a mouse. As presents were wrapped and bows were tied there she saw it....the sweater vest there lied. And she wondered with her smartest thinking caps of all caps, could this be, would this be, maybe perhaps? She ran to her mother and asked what it was, 'twas her mothers old vest that she kept just because.
 Alright alright long story short, this is a completely magical vest. My mom has had it for thirty years and just recently found it and knew I loved me some retro looking clothes with character and asked me if I wanted it. I. am. in. love.

P.S. The sweet Morgan from Morganic Ramblings featured me on her blog today, if you want to hear a little bit more about me go check it out here!

18 comments :

  1. I love it! You pull it all together so great!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!!

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  2. Ooh, a flower pin! I love those! Actually, my sister just made me a new one for Christmas, yay!

    I love your outfit...I'm all for mixing patterns.

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  3. That is the coolest vest. I am actually wearing me some argyle right now. haha What a special gift!

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  4. Mom, FTW! That vest looks awesome on you and it's really neat that it was your mom's first. I love pieces with history... especially if it's my own family's history. Great piece!

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  5. I really do like that vest. Too bad my mom didn't keep any clothes from back in the day.

    Colleen
    http://scrapandrun.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a great vest. It looks cute and quirky paired with the checkered shirt and flower pin.
    No Guilt Fashion

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  7. I love that vest and the shirt. I want a shirt just like that. They have one just like that at JCrew, but I am cheap and don't want to pay JCrew prices!!

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  8. Awww...I love the little story, the vest looks brand new. It's great to receive classic pieces from the past. I really like the headband and flower pin.

    ps. I hope you had a wonderful Chistmas! ;)

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  9. You are SO adorable and I kind of wish you would have finished the poem! :)

    I love the pattern mixing with the shirt and vest, and the additions of the flower and headband are perfect!

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  10. such a fun outfit! you look fantastic.

    hope you had a great Christmas.

    xx

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  11. Wow can't believe that's your mom's and it's in great shape!! You look adorable as always :)

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  12. The only thing that trumps a sweet thrift store find is a sweet hand-me-down from mom. That vest is amazing!

    Lydia x

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  13. I love that...mommed...is it copyrighted or can I borrow it??? I love hmd's from mom. Hence my favorite pair of vintage cowboy boots. Cute style!

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  14. so cute! it doesn't even look 30 years old! So fashionable and cute! love it.

    -Reyna
    www.glamglory.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my gosh. I really LOVE this outfit! The vest with the button up is unexpected and perfect. And I love your flower pin. I see that you have a tutorial for it and I am impressed with your skills!

    The Auspicious Life

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  16. argyle? plaid?! FLOWER PIN?!?!?! i've died and gone to heaven. and you are the well-dressed (but admittedly feminine version of) st. peter at the gate. I.LOVE.THIS!
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.con

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