Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Here's a story of a lovely lady...

Top: J.Crew thrifted at Savers (8.00)
Skirt: Lark&Wolff via UO (20.00 sale)
Shoes: Matiko via LF (40.00 sale)
Belt: Thrifted via Savers (1.00)
Tights: ?
With the pattern on this shirt, who needs accessories? I found this silk J.Crew shirt this past weekend on Chris and my weekly thrifting excursion to Savers. Someone very stylish must have cleaned out their whole closet, because I hit a veritable jackpot of J.Crew items, mostly tops. This pattern is something I would have died over in 7th grade, was anyone else obsessed with the 1970's as a middle schooler? I didn't want my outfit to get too costume-y (i.e. Marsha Brady), so I kept the rest of it subdued and a bit prim with a navy skirt and navy tights. For some reason i always ignore the shirts/tops section at thrift stores, I don't know why because there are always so many...well, maybe that's why...there is always too much! haha! I've been making more of an effort lately though to dig through them, I need to diversify beyond my typical oxford button-up obsession. Do you ever find yourself doing that? focusing on one thing at a time, like just buying shoes, or just buying jeans? It's a habit I need to break!
I'm glad everyone enjoyed my Rockport post! Out trip definitely motivated me to try and make more solid plans for my weekends, usually we flounder around for half of it just trying to figure out what there is to do! I'm still looking for ideas for this weekend, it looks like it might be raining again (as it is now) bummer...

53 comments:

City Girl Chicago said...

I love this pairing ~ what great finds you make!

Natasha said...

OK I seriously am in LOVE with that top...I've always loved 70's styled clothes (not double knit polyester tho)...the print in that top is fabulous as are the colours!!

M. said...

obsessed with this! It might be my favorite of yours yet, I loove the shirt it is very Marsha Brady, and those shoes! everytime you wear them I love them more!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

alamocitystyle said...

I love that shirt, and it's J. Crew, such a lucky find! I always find myself ONLY buying skirts and dresses and then I have an abundance of those, but no shirts or shoes or tights, etc. to wear them with..

Eleanor said...

Insanely jealous over that top!!!!
$8.00?!?!?!
I die....

Eleanor-Shopping The Closet

zoe said...

Great outfit. Currently hitting my obsession with all things retro!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love your skirt! And your hair just looks amazing here (as always) but different today! I love it!

pauline said...

gorgeous! love the top and your hair is looking especially great.

Urooba said...

MY GOODNESS, I WANT THAT SHIRT!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

cute outfit! i love that skirt.

did you dye your hair? it looks blonder in the middle, and more orange-y on the tips than usual. definitely not a bad thing. it looks good! :)

xoxo SWEATshirt/DRESSshirt

http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com

heather. said...

i recently found your blog and i have to say it's my current favorite. you are so adorable and i wish i lived where ever you do so we could shop all day long. you rock.

Clare said...

I want your hair so badly! How attached to it are you? The boots are pretty beautiful too. Hell the whole outfit!

Marisa said...

That top is gorgeous! I'm loving this outfit, you look so pretty!

Marisa

www.lerainyday.blogspot.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

Adorable outfit! I was in love with that print when it came out last year. I almost bought the bathing suit in that print, but it was over $100, so yeah, no. Anyways,you styled it up really great!

Zoe said...

fabulous top! LOVE LOVE LOVE. you look amazing!!!! <3

Indigirl said...

The top is super amazing, and so is the skirt.

myedit said...

Good find! I love how you put this together too...
I always skip the shirt section too because I feel like there are too many old, faded Cotton Ginny (was that store even in the US?) tshirts to wade through before I ever find anything good.

Katie, Tinda Keelie said...

I LOVE the top! And you did the right thing toning down the rest of your outfit to make it the star!

tess said...

wow nice score! I love how you paired it with the skirt

Heather Lynn said...

I think this is my new favourite outfit of yours.

BARGAIN BEX said...

i'm in love with that top - like complete, total and utter, unabashed love. yum.

Rosie said...

Haha, love the post's name! This outfit is so great! That blouse is such a good find, I love it with that pleated skirt!

Lexie said...

the 70s definitely influenced fashion when i was in middle/early high school .. lots of halter tops and crazy patterns and flair jeans were still the rage! isnt it funny how quickly we cycle in and out of different decade influences!

i looove how your big hair plays with the proportion of your skirt!

suseth said...

This is such a cute outfit! And I can't believe that someone would sell back such cute shirts but it means you get some really cute stuff out of it.

Kimberellie said...

Oh, that's an awesome skirt. Love the way it flounces out. And I LOVE that shirt!! Yes, I was obsessed with the 70's in middle school. Couldn't get enough of orange polyester! In fact, I had a shirt very much like this one! Only a button up!

Good luck on your weekend planning!

heart:

purplestinkindogtoy.blogspot.com

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I think you pulled off this print beautifully. So genius to pair it with black! I just started going through the shirts/tops section at thrift stores before my shopping ban -- lots of good stuff, but so much to wade through.

I was obsessed with the 70s in elementary school -- lots of flower power and lace vests!

Katelyn Likes This said...

Love the hair!

Amanda said...

I love this outfit. I never grew out of my love for the 70s! It's still my favorite :]

Theresa said...

I'm definitely digging your style. :]
I could see how this shirt could go wrong, but you styled it so well! Wonderful outfit. <3
And I definitely need to break that habit as well haha

Midwest Mayhem said...

Amazing thrift store find! That shirt is fabulous.

piglet said...

Cute cute! Love that skirt.
I always ignore the tops section at op-shops for some reason too.

Diana, The Girl Overboard said...

Lovely shirt! And I love your hair in this :)

http://thegirloverboard.tumblr.com

notjustmedical said...

Love that paisley top!


S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

La Historiadora de Moda said...

The pattern on that top is fantastic! I remember being obsessed with getting a pair of bell bottoms in middle school. I wanted them so bad!

briannelee said...

I am so jealous of that top! YOu always do really well at Savers!

Vanessa said...

Crazy 70's with a touch of classy, lovely!

Kisses from Spain!

B. said...

I love love LOVE this top, the pattern is to die for; also the belt is a dream. Great post!

The Village Idiot said...

love the top!!! what a great find!!! i love how you have a preppy/rockerish look- it's very unique!!
and of course, as always- great hair day!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

That shirt is awesomeee!!! Love the look!

Jill said...

I love this outfit so much I'll forgive you for getting the "Brady Bunch" theme stuck in my head. :)

BirdNotes said...

I love the top! So cute! Awesome post!

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

I really empathise with you, all I can buy is dresses, it's getting ridiculous!
Great look!

whimsicalwardrobe said...

This looks just amazing! You ARE such a lovely lady! :)

Lloyd & The Tubsters said...

What a unique look. Really, no one else could pull this off. And I love your nose ring!
-Lloyd

http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

futurelint said...

LOVE the top - it doesn't seem like a J.Crew piece! The flare of the skirt is so darling!

Misha said...

Oh dear, I swear that top reminds me of something I owned and despised when I was eleven. But holy cow how brilliant it look son you and with that belt to that skirt. Unfair. Why do other people pull things off?!

Ashley Lynn Fry said...

Love that top! I saw it a while back & loved it but knew I could never pull it off... but lady, you SURE do!

xo

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I totally "Tumbld" this and forgot to comment. Love it, the pattern is so cool and the way you styled it made it perfectlly modern.

princesspolitico said...

this pattern is just lush! i love the fact that you kept everything else really simple – the complexity of your top is fascinating!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

bonjouritsjinah said...

I'm incredibly jealous of your thrift score! I was dying over this print when the Crew was carrying it back in the day.

brittany barney said...

adorable! loving it
loves
britt

Life Through a Polariod Picture said...

I Love your Hair!

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I love that top. I have a similar one I've been in a quandry about how to style, so you've given me some ideas! But, I definitely do the same thing in thrift stores. Every time I go back I tend to gravitate towards the same rack, so I have to push myself to explore other areas! Annie.

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