17.5.10

super fly

I would like to think that when it comes to vintage polyester shirts, some fly and some really don't.  For a long time I didn't really know the difference. Vintage was vintage to me.  Even the ugly stuff was cool. But I am just so jaded now.  After sorting through racks of things I don't think I will be able to move in the shop, I have tried to be very careful about what I let in.  So, when I found this little gem I was, at first, very cautious.  Does it stink? No. Holes? Nada.  Itchy? Nope. Is the print nice?  Oh yeah.  And as cliche as it may be these days (at least in blog world) a little floral and stripes seem so perfectly spring. I didn't know I would get it together with this skirt till I saw how the tones seem to compliment each other. Add a little but of light tan, bam, I love this outfit.

I am super behind on emails. . . and question answering.  And I am going to Las Vegas on Wednesday for a convention with my husband, so I won't be listing anything in the shop this week.  Just catching up with blog friends and internet things.  I will still be posting from Vegas (and will be in Business Attire, trying to look my most professional.  Hmpf.  We will see how it goes!) so there should not be a break in posting, but in case it is sporadic that will be why.

Shirt: thrifted vintage
Skirt: American Apparel
shoes: vintage 9 West thrifted
purse: vintage Liz Claiborne
hat: Dockers
belt: vintage thrifted

44 comments:

The Book of Right-On said...

Stripes + Flowers = super chic and springy! i love this outfit!
I know what you mean about vintage, i bought a lovely playsuit in the winter but it had a suspicious yellow stain...haha dont want to say more but the point is, with vintage you have to be careful and check everything!!

Have fun in Vegas

Margaux

amanda said...

this is a wonderfully spring combination. you look fresh and lovely!

Natascha said...

I am very inspired! I will be blogging about this outfit and link toyuor blog later this day. I danish, sorry, but take a look :o)

Have a nice day!
Love,

Natascha

Kosterina O. said...

very cute outfit, perfect for summer! nice blog, best wishes from Russia :)

Morgan and Lua said...

I think the hat really pulls it all together! You look great!

www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

carly. said...

this is the PERFECT summer outfit. seriously. what i wouldn't give for that top...so adorable! and since i already have a skirt like that, all i need is that floral shirt...
again, another winner!

Brianna said...

I love the floral top.

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Liz said...

I love everything about this outfit, and no, the shirt isn't too crazy. I love the way the gray stripes of the skirt and the grey band on the hat tie all of this together. so cute.

Betty Noir

Daphné said...

What a lovely blog! I am discovering it and lolvin' it! You have amazing style!

Lel said...

I love this look! Especially the skirt...think that will have to be a summer purchase of mine.

Just wanted to say a big THANKS for the hair tutorial. I did mine this morning and am so pleased with the result. Seriously, no stylist has ever got my bangs right, but now I'm thrilled with it thanks to you!

Enjoy Vegas,
Lel

Sara Lynn said...

I can't wait to see your "pro" looks :) I HATE dressing for corporate so I would like to see a cute alternative or something :)

Melanie said...

Gorgeous. I really love stripes and floral, no matter how cliche they may be.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

myedit said...

I know what you mean, once you've become a master thrifter (not conceited but true...) suddenly quality control tightens a lot. I find a lot of cool stuff but I leave a lot behind because else my cats would not have room. that shirt is a beauty.

stylefyles said...

the shirt's print is SO nice...and I love how you've paired it with the seersucker skirt...so perfect for end of spring/ beginning of summer!

your friendly Fashion Jockey said...

everything about your blog is nice....u know what i love the most is the background....may be someday I will visit that place....:-)

Las Lolicas de ayer, hoy y siempre said...

Today I have visited your blog my first time, and i loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!
The outfit it´s perfect!!!!!!

XXX

merl said...

shut the front door. uuuugh stop looking so god damn cute. You make me feel guilty for only getting 'dressed' (ie changing out of my pj's) a few times a week. I too feel stripes and florals have become THE go to print mixing summer combo, but I still love it. I'm such an oblivious person that I got two dresses home last week and when trying them on, found the stains at the bottom. Lesson learned.. (until I'm in space cadet mode next time while thrifting and forget to check for imperfections again.. )

shealennon said...

You're right, that top is a great find! The mix of colors and patterns is summery perfection!

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tess said...

stripes and florals will always be amazing

Brianna said...

I adore this combination!

Those Tricks said...

great combo.
Did you cut your hair or have you just been tucking it back the last few days?
-s

Keira said...

So, So, So CUTE! I love the print mix and the neutral/straw accessories.

Adele said...

You look fabulous! Think i am going to buy that skirt :D
- Adele
moltocuriosa.com

Jill said...

Love the print with the stripes. Also, I covet those sandals. Basically everything about this is working. Beautifully.

BikeWorkPlay said...

Oh that shirt! You look beautiful. I love this.

Trishna said...

You look gorgeous. This shirt is pure perfection.!!!

barefootandvintage said...

perfect. love it. you're darling! ;)

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

I totally couldn't pull off that outfit - but you look lovely in it! The fleur and strip look is refreshing even if in many places currently and a classic throw-back.

Enjoy your time in Las Vegas at the convention, professional clothes or not.

miha, skinny buddha said...

florals and stripes never looked so pretty. I really love this little ensemble :)

piglet said...

Lovely! the pattern mixing looks so sweet.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Gorgeous! Chic and fabulous...I like the combination, what a great style!

Vennica Patricia said...

so springg lookk!! stripe n flowerr,, great combinationn!


xoxo
secret of life

Jen said...

I'm so very glad you let this shirt in - it deserves a place in your wardrobe for being so wonderfully cute! And it goes just perfectly with the stripes. A winner all round! x

cellulite cream review said...

Perfect summer outift! I always love floral stuff. It makes me feel fresh and feminine. :)

knittingnora said...

Thanks to this blog, I will be making a seersucker skirt for myself this summer! Fun!!

Thanks!!

Django et Coco said...

This outfit has to go on my top10 favorite of the spring! WOW love the pattern mix!

-Coco From OurPaperMoon

Amanda said...

Ok, so I'm a little bit behind on all of my blog reading....but damn Christina...I LOVE this outfit. Seriously, I would take this whole outfit and put it in my wardrobe in a heartbeat!

maniania said...

Lovely look!

Jessica said...

So springy, chic and refreshing! Lovely.

mariel said...

LOVE this look! The flowers, stripes, and pale colors work so well together. Hello spring!

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

This is such a feminine and beautiful look. I love the pattern mixing, I really ought to try this look out sometime! Thanks for the inspiration!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Desiree Love said...

love it all the straw hat is amazing and the floral print and stripes go so wel!
ahh yum
lovin yur blog

lilydeelove.blogspot.com

knittingnora said...

I went and bought my pattern yesterday! This week I will pick my fabric and as of this weekend I will be sewing my own seersucker skirt! Go me!

Cris said...

this is soo beautiful *sigh*
Bisous xoxo
http://www.bisouonline.com

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