Wardrobe Challenge: Granny Re-do

Thursday, May 17, 2012

About a month ago, I decided I wanted to connect more with my fellow bloggers and I wanted to start hosing wardrobe challenges. This is my first wardrobe challenge and it was quite the learning experience for me. I am so glad 5 other amazing bloggers decided to take this journey with me, I can't wait to see what they put together!

When I first thought about what type of Challenge to tackle, many entered my mind. The one idea that was the most intriguing was to restyle a vintage piece and make it modern. My husband is always laughing at me for picking up pieces at the thrift store that look very "grandma-ish." I thought that would make the perfect wardrobe challenge; to re-do something your grandma would have worn!

I challenged the other bloggers (and myself) to either find something actually from grandmother's closet or find a piece from a thrift store that someone else's grandma would have worn. I was not able to make it to my grandma's home since she lives 4 hours away, but I did find a very 50's housewife pleated skirt at the thrift store.

I went all out for this challenge, my husband and I even shot the pictures next to my neighbor's Chevy Bel Air! My wardrobe challenge "granny re-do" look cost $41.76 + $50 (for the bag)... still rings in under $100!!

P.S. be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out the other bloggers and how they approached this challenge!!



{pleated skirt}
brand: Saks Fifth Avenue (Vintage)
purchase price: $5.49
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

{necklace}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

{top}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $3.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

{two-finger ring}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $1.30
purchased from: eBay Store -fashion-jewelry-home1
suggested retail: unknown

{bangles}
brand: thrifted
purchase price: $12.00 for all
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown


{purse}
brand: melie bianco
purchase price: $50.00
purchased from: A small boutique in Chicago, IL
suggested retail: unknown
*I don't usually pay this much for a purse, but when I saw it, I had to have it! I bought it in 2007 when I first moved to Chicago. I still think it is so freakin' adorable!*


{flats}
brand: Wanted
purchase price: $12.99
purchased from: Dd's Discount
suggested retail: unknown
*Everyone I know hates these shoes, but I think they're pretty spectacular. I know they're gaudy, but I like them, hmph!! *





Meet the other Bloggers!!

Top Left: Katie from Hems For Her
www.hemsforher.com

Top Center: Christine from Dela Chic Blog
www.delachic.blogspot.com

Top Right: Kari from Style at a Steal
www.styleatastealblog.com


Bottom Left: Melissa from The Key to Chic
www.thekeytochic.com

Bottom Center: That's Me!

Bottom Right: Megan from The Frugalista Diaries
www.thefrugalistadiaries.blogspot.com





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6 comments :

christine said...

Tori! What a great re-do!! I love it!!! Thanks again for the opportunity to do the wardrobe challenge. I had alot of fun with it...can we do it again???

Christine
delachic.blogspot.com

The Key To Chic said...

I adore pleated skirts! They are so timeless! Love that you are posing in front of the vintage car, so cute! Thank you for coordinating this fun project, I hope we can work together again soon! Cheers!
Melissa

Katie- Hems for Her said...

I love the total look! Completely classic :) And your neighbor has a sweet ride too!

mphretz said...

Super fun look!!

xx
http://chirpofmind.blogspot.com

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Doesn't look like anything my grandmother would have worn. What do husbands know anyway. Buy what you like... you have great style.

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

oomph. said...

I love what you did here...the bag is adorable! Bummed I missed this!