Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Love Story

Hat: Vintage from Chris's side of the closet
Sweater: Vintage thrifted ($5)
Belt: Vintage Thrifted ($3)
Suede Skirt: Vintage Thrifted ($6)
Knee Highs: American Apparel (from work)
Platforms: Buffalo Exchange ($40)
Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke ($10-ish)
This outfit made me feel like Ali MacGraw in Love Story, I can't say I intentionally set out to mimic her 70's laid back glamour, but I feel like it just happened. There's something about autumn that just goes with 70's style, maybe it's how the colors of the clothes mimic the leaves. I've been so inspired by actresses and singers from the 70's lately: Carly Simon, Ali MagGraw, and Shelly Duval. I think it's the length that my hair is getting, it's calling to be topped with a wide brim hat...or maybe it's just that my hair has been super messy lately and calling to just be covered up! Either way, I like it. Chris found this vintage felt hat this past spring at a flea market, he wears it on occasion and it looks surprisingly good on him, for being a wide brim. As you can tell from it's multiple appearances on this blog, I've kidnapped it.

We've officially made Saturdays "thrift shopping days" around here, this past weekend Chris and I hit up a couple of local stores and while I can't say I came away with a huge haul, I'm very pleased with what I found. I'm not usually a fabric snob, but when it comes to sweaters I insist on quality, even when thrifted (which the majority of my sweaters are). There's nothing worse than a cheap, pilled-up, sweater. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found this vintage, caramel-colored, cashmere number for a mere $5. It's perfect and was so warm on an extremely cold day! I loved how it looked paired with the orange suede skirt I found the same day, and similarly colored accessories. I think monochrome, when done right, can be really beautiful. The rest of what I found wasn't super exciting: some stoneware mugs, a pair of work shoes, and a gift for my brother who is coming home from Colorado in a month (!).
Do you have a favorite fashion-decade? Stay tuned for a giveaway tomorrow!

57 comments:

Lisa (aka sweetie) said...

hey there...LOVE this fall inspired look..the colors, hat and wedges are divine..you look adorable. thanks for the inspiration...happy day!!

Lisa aka Sweetie

sweetiesvintage.com

Simply Style by veronika said...

Beautiful outfit! Thank you for the fantastic Fall inspiration. xx veronika

archives said...

this is my fav color palette! love it!

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

I loooveee this outfit on you! the colour are perfection, and the textures look so good. can't believe you thrifted that amazing sweater!

xxx Charlie
http://www.femininebravery.com/

Maggie said...

That skirt is to die for! Love the burnt color of it.

Nicole said...

That skirt is just my favorite shade of orange, love it!

Becca Jane said...

I love the colours in this outfit! So pretty and so suitable for your pretty fall surroundings.

As for favourite fashion decade, I'm not sure, would have to say it's a tie between the 20's and the 50's.

One Girl said...

I have to say this is probably one of my fave outfits for you. I love this! I found a rust colored corduroy skirt in a box at home and I have got to break it out!

Future Lint said...

This is so insanely perfect on you! I love the skirt and the maroon socks! I have to say that my favorite decade is the 70s too, I do 60s sometimes but I'll take hippie over mod any day!

Kennedy said...

i love that turtleneck on you, the whole this is very 70s chic!

lizziekate said...

Hey!

FIrst off i adore your blog and your style, you inspire me to rethink my wardrobe! so thank you! Second my favorite fashion decade lately has been the 60's, i think it has to do with mad men just a bit....

liz

Bianca said...

Hands down favorite decade- the 70's- one word...DISCO!

xoxo
bianca

Lauren said...

You totally have a 70s vibe going on here and it is amazing!! I adore this outfit - the hat completes it! I also love the pictures again today - perfectly captures New England essence!

Small Time Style

Heather said...

I absolutely love reading your blog, and I just have to tell you how much I appreciate your style and the fact that you wear so many thrifted and sale items. It's become really tiring with a lot of fashion blogs and all their clothing being "c/o" because it's not realistic for the rest of us. You always look fabulous, and I love it even more when I scroll down and find that the majority of your outfit was thrifted and under $10 a piece. You're amazing Julie!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

This is such a perfect fall outfit. I love all the colors, especially of the knee highs. Great look :)
Hmm, I'm not sure if I could pick just one decade. Though, an outfit I wore over the weekend made me feel a bit like I was in the 1800's, hehe!

militantcupcake said...

beautiful! and the 70s is most certainly one of my favorite fashion decades!

rosemaryx said...

i LOVE this outfit! The colors are beautiful and I just love that sweater.

I realized recently that i'm inspired mostly by 70's and 80's fashions. I find it odd that I haven't been infested with the mad Men fervor over 50's fashion that i see everywhere (i'm impressionable) but somehow i've escaped it.

I'm trying to cultivate my own style rooted in 70's and 80's fashion - but still true to today. wish me luck!

Katie said...

i love the colors in this outfit! perfect combination. i have to say i love the 60's! from the full skirts to the short mod mini skirts, the whole decade is inspiring to me! :)

Chloe Trayner said...

I love how your style is evolving this season, all the colours look amazing together and you just look so chic and stunning!

Mici Milovaného said...

I totally adore that color palette!

BlueVanilla said...

Great find...that sweater looks great...love the knee highs too!
xx
http://www.hotpinkday.blogspot.com/

sweetdisposition said...

LOVE THIS. autumnal perfection :) probably my favorite outfit of yours ever. the rich warm tones are amazing.

Kate said...

This outfit is gorgeous - so absolutely head to toe perfect for autumn!

annierama said...

I want to have your hair and this amazing skirt!!!

Vanessa said...

I love the peekaboo of leg when you sit down. so cute. Your hair does look extra amazing today!

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I Don't Wear Jeans said...

PERFECT! No other words necessary. LOVE your style. http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

Shallow Mallow said...

Such a great look. I can understand why you've turned into a hostage taker. Who could resist?

Michal said...

AGH I L-O-V-E this outfit! The colors are perfect & I love the 70s feel. What an amazing skirt & bag!

angela said...

this outfit is gorgeous! i love the maroon stockings with the orange skirt. something i wouldn't have thought of pairing, but it came out with beautiful results!

i think my favorite decade for fashion would have to be the 60s... patterned tights and oxford heels paired with mod-block colored dresses and long hair with bangs. lol. i watched the movie "Pirate Radio" (film about 60s rock music radio stations in the UK) over the weekend, and the girls that are in it, could fit into today's fashion world without looking out of place at all. Just goes to show that fashion truly does repeat itself... ;)

Rebecca said...

This is such a gorgous outfit. I like how the different textures add interested to the simple colour paleete. I know what you mean about autumn and the 1970's, I think it's all the mustard yellows, oranges and browns. Although I think my heart will always belong to the 1920s and 1960's.

Poison Oak said...

This is one AMAZING outfit!!!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

Love Story is such a great movie! Especially for the fashion .... she makes me regret not keeping my hair long!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Perfect autumn colours and textures! Like you, I insist on quality with sweaters. Otherwise, there's really no point...

Keira said...

This outfit really makes me wish it was colder right now in FL. This is exactly how I want to be dressing this season! I think you're right about monochromatic palettes, and you did this one beautifully!

sallyannie☆ said...

Love the warm, autumnal colours :) so lovely!

Dana said...

Gorgeous! You are so good at fall outfits.
~Dana
www.dailydoseofdana.tumblr.com

wildchild said...

hey :) i'm not really sure the rules for this situation, but i wanted to let you know i've written a post about blogs that i love and i linked yours to it. i'm pretty sure only like 2 people read it, but i thought you might like to know :) and i wanted to tell you that you inspire me. happy tuesday!

Jay said...

I LOVE this! So perfect for fall :)

commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

Rio said...

Score on the cashmere sweater! I love the color of your skirt and knee highs... perfect for fall! I'm definitely a fan of 70s style too, and actually thought of Ali MacGraw when I saw this outfit haha!

zoë biggs said...

good lord girlie! this sweater/hat/skirt combo is one of my favorites yet. the red socks top it off. i'm in love (don't worry it's platonic).

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I think the fall colors for clothes SCREAM 1970's. It was probably all that orange and shag carpeting. You totally look like ali mcgraw in love story! i would say I love that movie, but I could only sit through the ending once. I turn it off at a certain point and make up a new ending.
best fashion decade: 1960's :)

Chaucee said...

These pictures are so great for fall. I agree with the comment above mine (Kallie) - these colors scream autumn and 1970's. I love it!

Kendi Lea said...

I don't know what I love the most about this outfit...I think I love it all. From the knee highs to the skirt (which I covet) and the cashmere sweater. It's the perfect fall outfit!

javiera isidora said...

love your hat! well really the entire outfit so chic for the autumn!

www.likeblackorchid.com

robyn/rare treasure said...

Amazing look head to toe! and that sweater is perfect!!

sartoriography said...

Love story is RIGHT! This outfit and I have a love story. It goes like this:

Emily read Orchid Grey one day. She saw a stunning outfit and fell in love. She decided that she would put it in her inspiration folder and be in awe of it forever (like in "The Sandlot": foor-eevv-er." The end.

I love this outfit and I'll probably tell the story of it a thousand times. The tights/skirt color combo is fantastic and, as always, I adore that hat. Can't wait for it to get cold enough in Chicago (something I thought I'd never say) so that I can wear my similar one.

kelly ann said...

i was going to say, your whole look reminds me so much of ali macgraw! i absolutely love it.

i am definitely drawn to the 60s and 70s the most!

Ancia said...

Love this look! Everything is perfect about it!

jenloveskev said...

umm this is perfection my dear! Your outfits always represent the season so well. I love it! Hope to see you next thursday!

e. of academichic said...

I am loving the red knee highs with the peep toe sandals!

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

I adore this skirt!

Michelle said...

Now thats how you wear sandles with socks ladies! With style!! Adore the 70s look that hat looks gorgous on you, def goes with your sexy tousled hair.

Terri said...

the sweater is truly a find! And it goes so well with the suede(?) skirt.

Clemson Girl said...

Your legs look miles long in this outfit. loving it!

poet said...

Wow! I have a turtleneck and a skirt in the exact same colors, both from the 70s... the skirt is at my parents', though, otherwise I'd be tempted to steal your outfit idea. (I doubt, however, that I'd be brave enough to wear overknee stockings only)

Cheers,
poet

Erin Cathleen said...

Ooh. I love love LOVE this outfit. It's the type I'd love to wear every day. And I can't get over how inexpensive these items were-- steals! You've got a very good eye. Wish I could borrow some of your luck the next time I go a-thrifting!

styleatelier said...

Ooooh Love Story! I love that movie and your outfit is gorgeous!

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