There's a story in every....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I think one of most fun things about thrifting is imagining what life the garment had before you found it. I'm not really a believer that inanimate objects have feelings (except my childhood bunny rabbit), but I do like to imagine the story about a garment. Clothes have always been a big part of my life, I can tell my whole life story through wardrobe. I am able to pick up a dress and I can be immediately transported back in time. So, when I find something I really love, I like to imagine it's story and where it's been.  I imagine the blouse I am sharing today has a rich history. It's bright coral color and its cut leads me to believe it is defiantly from the 80's. I imagine a little old lady would wear it with a pleated skirt out to have lunch with her girlfriends. Where they would gossip about their husbands who fart in their sleep and it wakes the dog up. You know, things like that :D I find myself being drawn to "grandma" style clothing lately and trying to put a modern twist on it. I also realize I've never shown jeans on here (I love jeans) so I hope you enjoy my take on this vintage top!! The whole look cost $42.50 :)
 
[Blouse]
Brand: Chaus
Purchase Price: $4.49
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
            Suggested Retail: unknown
[Sunglasses]
Brand: New York & Co.
Purchase Price: $8.99
Purchased From: New York & Co.
    Suggested Retail: $8.99


[Necklace]
Brand: unknown
Purchase Price: $2.99
Purchased From: eBay
Suggested Retail: unknown


[Jeans]
Brand: Hudson
Purchase Price: $7.99
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
Suggested Retail: $198.00



 
[Heels]
Brand: Atmosphere
Purchase Price: $9.99
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
Suggested Retail: Unknown
*They were brand new with 'made in Ireland' tags
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[Earrings]
Brand: unknown
Purchase Price: $8.00
Purchased From: Rapsody
Suggested Retail: $8.00


17 comments :

Teresa - Life and Style said...

Loving the head to toe thrifted outfit :)

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Matter Of Style said...

i agree with you when you say clothes have a story to tell that's why i'm always reluctant to discard my clothes, it's like rip out pages from a diary! :)

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Proctor&Cruz Designs said...

we really love your post, and we feel the same! we love vintage and always imagine who might of had the item before us! what was the lady like, what she enjoyed doing etc.

we love your outfit, your blouse is great colour and cut, and we love that you wearing it with jeans to make the look fresh and modern!

Great post, please check out our blog too if you have a minute, kisses P&C xxx

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NESHA said...

love the coral top!

Tori said...

Thank you all for your sweet words :) @Proctor & Cruz, I love your analogy, well said!!

Tori said...

Gorgeous heels! They look great with your necklace:)
-Tori
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Alessandra Mazzini said...

Lovely necklace!

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Jaclyn T said...

I have scored some lovely Chaus shirts at my local thrift stops...love 'em. Love this look as well!

--Jaclyn T
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Chronicles of the Fashion Cupboard said...

great shoes!

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MadamB Fashion said...

i love your blouse.
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Kimberly said...

love this outfit especially the combination of coral with the light turquoise color!

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Sara said...

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ISABELLE said...

Gorgeous outfit!
You look great, love it! :)

xoxo
Isabelle.

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Valentina Marzullo said...

love the color of ur shoes!


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Desiree said...

Oh, I LOVE this color combo! It is so fresh.