2013 Week 38: My Wednesday Style Collective....

I was reading the gorgeous Vix's blog post yesterday about those who have been lamenting over gaps in their wardrobe and seasonal must haves. I read Vix's post nodding my head and agreeing with all she had to say. I think if more people could adopt the attitude (like Vix) of putting themselves first when it came to fashion and style and what made them happy rather then chase trends, more people would embrace their uniqueness, fashion and style cultures and attitudes would change.

In recent weeks I know I have commented in my style posts that I'm limited with options in my wardrobe at present. These first world problems of mine are just that, they're a minor woe, and a temporary situation. Yes Bron I do have a few kilograms to shift to fit back into my pre-baby clothes. I'd much rather make do with limited items fitting at the moment then to go and buy clothes for the interim. So I'm rehashing what I've got, clashing patterns and styles and pushing boundaries and just trying and giving it a go.

Take this outfit this past week for example, there would have been a time long ago I would have talked myself out of two such looks working together and I would have still played it safe. I would have likely paired the 1970's blouse with jeans or denim shorts. Which mind you is fine and I will do it on occasion, but suddenly by doing that I end up looking like everyone else who has rushed out to by a reproduction embroided blouse if that's what's hot that season.

1970's Embroided Oaxaca Blouse - Vintage Wishes
Modern style Yellow Plaid Print Maxi - op shopped at Lifeline's Mega $2 sale
Kawaii 1970's Rubber Faced Yellow Eskimo Retro Doll - available here

So I dare to give it a go and try something different and this is what happens. I think the result is much better then pairing with denim and makes the most of showing of these pieces. I actually really enjoyed wearing this combination this past week, is a bit fun and it garnered several lovely comments. Not bad I say for a authentic 1970's blouse and a thrifted modern day style maxi.

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My Vintage Childhood: 2013 Week 38: My Wednesday Style Collective....

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 Week 38: My Wednesday Style Collective....

I was reading the gorgeous Vix's blog post yesterday about those who have been lamenting over gaps in their wardrobe and seasonal must haves. I read Vix's post nodding my head and agreeing with all she had to say. I think if more people could adopt the attitude (like Vix) of putting themselves first when it came to fashion and style and what made them happy rather then chase trends, more people would embrace their uniqueness, fashion and style cultures and attitudes would change.

In recent weeks I know I have commented in my style posts that I'm limited with options in my wardrobe at present. These first world problems of mine are just that, they're a minor woe, and a temporary situation. Yes Bron I do have a few kilograms to shift to fit back into my pre-baby clothes. I'd much rather make do with limited items fitting at the moment then to go and buy clothes for the interim. So I'm rehashing what I've got, clashing patterns and styles and pushing boundaries and just trying and giving it a go.

Take this outfit this past week for example, there would have been a time long ago I would have talked myself out of two such looks working together and I would have still played it safe. I would have likely paired the 1970's blouse with jeans or denim shorts. Which mind you is fine and I will do it on occasion, but suddenly by doing that I end up looking like everyone else who has rushed out to by a reproduction embroided blouse if that's what's hot that season.

1970's Embroided Oaxaca Blouse - Vintage Wishes
Modern style Yellow Plaid Print Maxi - op shopped at Lifeline's Mega $2 sale
Kawaii 1970's Rubber Faced Yellow Eskimo Retro Doll - available here

So I dare to give it a go and try something different and this is what happens. I think the result is much better then pairing with denim and makes the most of showing of these pieces. I actually really enjoyed wearing this combination this past week, is a bit fun and it garnered several lovely comments. Not bad I say for a authentic 1970's blouse and a thrifted modern day style maxi.

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13 Comments:

At September 25, 2013 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Me said...

I think it works really well !!!! Glad you got lovely comments about the combo.
Have the best week !
Me

 
At September 25, 2013 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

I love your style! Honestly, a lot of your outfits aren't things I'd be brave enough to pair together, but you pull everything off so well and always look fab! I've really swtarted embracing my personal style lately, and adding more colour into my wardrobe and I'd like to think that you have helped me take those steps, Trudie, so thank you :) xx

 
At September 25, 2013 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Beautiful! It's a surprising combination that works. You ooze style my love. I love that top. Xx

 
At September 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Alison Parks said...

I love the skirt! I haven't seen one like it. I'm so boring with my wardrobe! Cheers, Alison

 
At September 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Kitty said...

'LIKE" !!!!

 
At September 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Vix said...

You loom wonderful and I'm delighted we speak the same language. Lesser folk would buy a heap of fast fashion to tide them over whereas you look infinitely more stylish and gorgeous by making do with what you already own. xxx

 
At September 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you Linda. A kimd compliment always puts a spring in ones step. Fab week to you my friend. X

 
At September 25, 2013 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Oh yay I'm glad to hear to you're trying different things, it's so fun playing with colour and patterns and making my own rules or non-rules as I go along.

 
At September 25, 2013 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Hun. I really like the combo and think it will see more action.

 
At September 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I do too and surprisingly it's a modern skirt I op shopped that was originally a chain store. It's cool when the occasional modern piece is op shopped bit it's a unique piece.

 
At September 26, 2013 at 4:56 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

I love that 70s top! Yes, I'm all for using what you have and making it work - unless you have an interview, that is... Everyone I know has laughed their socks off when I told them I didn't have anything to wear for tomorrow!
You look lovely. xxxx

 
At September 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Sabra Awlad Issa said...

You look amazing as always. I love how you think about fashion as being more than just a way to follow the current trends and pretend that there's anything unique about that. My experience is that when you dress the way you really want to, it tends to scare the life out of some people. I've often been insulted by those scared people over what I wear. It makes me want to hug them and tell them it's gonna be alright. :D

 
At September 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Angels have Red Hair said...

Love that blouse ... I think I may have a similar one somewhere at the back of my wardrobe ... I must dig it out and give it a second life. I love it with the skirt ... looks fantastic :0)

 

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