Thursday, January 26, 2012

Waves of Grass







In this outfit:
Sweater c/o Free People
T-Shirt (under): Madewell ($10 sale)
Jeans: Marc Jacobs (Swapped)
Belt: Vintage (bought at a thrift store in high school)
Purse: Flea Market ($35)
Hat: H&M ($14)
Necklace: Flea Market and Dolly&Boy
Shoes c/o Lulu's


This was one of those mornings that, when I woke up, I was determined to just throw on an oversized sweater and jeans and go. Well, as most mornings seem to go, this sweater went better with these jeans, and these jeans required heels, etcetera etcetera, and before you know it, this is what happened. For the recoed, most of my weekday mornings seems to go this way. But all whining aside, this might just be a new favorite. I was comfortable, but still felt put together, I've been loving oversized sweaters lately, and the open knit of this one will be perfect as a transitional piece into spring.

I've been thinking about the older pieces in my closet lately. While I certainly was the farthest thing from stylish as a high schooler- rave pants, rainbow barrettes, and tiny No Doubt t-shirts come to mind- there are some things-two or three, maybe- that I collected during those years that stood the test of time. Like this belt. I found this vintage, tooled leather belt at our local church thrift store for probably a dollar, and in some 16 year old moment of clarity, bought it. and then forgot about it. Well my almost-28-year-old-self dug it up recently, and I'm thanking young-dumb-me for having enough smarts to know a good piece when she saw it! It makes me wonder, 12 years from now, what items will I be rediscovering in my closet?

Do you have anything from high school that you still wear? Something you bought long-ago and recently rediscovered?

30 comments:

Kultur und Stil said...

first I want to say: a wonderful outfit and wonderful photos, the background looks very beautiful!
and now I'll (try to) answer your question: hmm, I have quite some things I have had since a long time, for exemple the dress I wore for the "high-school-end-ball", and some jewellery (pearl earrings I got for my 18th birthday) and some bags, but normally I throw my things away or sell them... If i had enough space, I would defnitely keep it all!
xxx Anita

punky said...

giVE ME THAT BAG!



please.

Kitsune-kun said...

looooove that sweater!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

You look perfectly 70s. I love it!

A Bit of Sass said...

Total outfit crush, especially on that bag!

xoxo
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Liss said...

Great outfit! I love the 70s vibe :)

I definitely get what you mean! I just thought about wearing "old" clothes today, since I wore a scarf and gloves that I've had since I was 16 (That doesn't say too much, since I'm only 21 now).
But I'm sure I'll continue to wear pieces I've had for years. My favourite pair of boots is already 6 years old and they are still in great condition, so I believe they'll be a part of my wardrobe for many years to come.

marina miouprincess said...

love your hat and the leopard-print shoes!!
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NoƩmie said...

I most definitely absolutely adore this outfit! Totally simple yet completely pulled together and gorgeously chic! Wish my comfort days looked this stylish! x

Lulu said...

This makes me really want to buy a pair of flares...

Shannon said...

Love this look. The hat, shoes and handbag are such fabulous accessories.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love that cozy sweater!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Amy said...

That is one AWESOME bag!!

Brittanyisabird said...

I love that hat!

And yes, I still have this dress from high school that I wear on occasion. I really like it, but I should probably move on...

Allison Young said...

great photos!

Nicole said...

Love the color of your hat! It works great with the neutral, chunky knit.

You are too cute!

amberly said...

That color sweater is gorgeous with that hat!! Amazing outfit! And I love the thoughts on what clothes and accessories we'll still be sporting in 12 years... I only wish my mom did the same so I could steal her 70's/80's closet!!

Joelle said...

Coincidentally, one of my favourite things I bought as a teen and still wear is also a vintage leather belt! Picked it up for 25 cents, well worth it :)

blue roses said...

i have been slowly and surely stealing an entire collection of cashmere sweaters from my father... they are over-sized to the point of being almost not flattering but with a pair of tight jeans and some heels, almost chic.

when i was younger, my mother was always principally involved in helping me choose dresses for dances. naturally, i wanted glittered crap, and she always steered me towards something more elegant and sophisticated. my older (same size) self thanks her for that now.

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modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous! love the hat.

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charity victoria said...

seventies chic!

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

oh my goodness. your jeans are the most fabulous things in the world.
i love the felt hat.

xoxo katlin
kaitgirl

P. said...

Wauw your hair is so pretty!

Xx
Refineness

Jennifer said...

Super cute! I love chunky knits with flares :) I have nothing from high school because I was hideous.. you think I'm kidding, but I'm not. Half the time I wore my dad's sweatshirts haha

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look so much more pulled together than I ever do, wearing an oversized sweater and jeans :) I think it's though awesome leopard print shoes you've got going on!! So cute.

Cari Cantrell said...

Adore your blog! and this outfit is perfection. :)

Jessica said...

how very chic! you look fabulous. it's great when a thrown-together outfit really comes together!



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Aubsent From Texas said...

I have this tiny cropped top that I recently unearthed from starage. I no longer can wear it with tiny shorts like I did back in high school but it is great with a high waisted skirt.
Love the hat!

dusanabotswana said...

Oh man, I've moved so often I really don't think I have a single thing I still have, well, save my old basketball sweatshirt, which odly enough hubs has been wearing around the house haha. but nope, nothing I'd really want either, unlike that great belt of yours! My mornings are just like that too but then I'm late so now I plan out an outfit and one backup the night before. You look darling though, that purse is seriously amazing! Hope you're enjoying your bday weekend : )
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Orchid Grey said...

Blue Roses- that's awesome that your mother steered you clear of the glitter....I was not so lucky :)

Louise.Amabilis said...

I would have to say the thing I still wear the most are my doc's....
it's funny that I started reading about 16 year old you while listening to Garbage, aaah the 90's

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