It's Not Always All Vintage, it's Fashion for ME.....

I think we've quite established that I dress rather differently from many people around my parts where I live. I've had many comments and questions about if I only wear vintage or op shopped items.

The answer is for the main part, YES by far what I wear day to day is either vintage, op shopped, hand me downs. But NO not everything I wear is "old", and YES I do make a few retails purchases a year. My retail purchases are generally basics and a few items that I think would be cool and mix with my vintage and thrifted wardrobe to add to me expressing my style the way I wish. 

I dress for me, not for others as you've heard me say lately.

I wanted to share this outfit I've worn a few times recently as it's a perfect example of it not being all about the "vintage" but about my style, being comfortable and makes me still feel like me. Whenever I dress like this, which I would say is a more casual look for me a little bit vintage gets added with accessories and extras and then I still feel like myself.


Dark Animal Print Tights/Leggings and Coral Slouch Top: both retail SALE buys
Boots: Retail SALE buy 2014
1970's Crocheted Vest: gifted
Brown Felt Hat: op shopped
Silver Cuff: market buy 15 plus years ago
1960's Cowhide Shoulder Bag: won at Auction

So there you have it, it isn't ALWAYS about the vintage and looking like I'm solely wearing vintage, for me it is always, always about what feels good and true to me......yes most of the time it is vintage or thrifted fashion. But I'd prefer to say the way I dress and style myself is called fashion for me!


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My Vintage Childhood: It's Not Always All Vintage, it's Fashion for ME.....

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's Not Always All Vintage, it's Fashion for ME.....

I think we've quite established that I dress rather differently from many people around my parts where I live. I've had many comments and questions about if I only wear vintage or op shopped items.

The answer is for the main part, YES by far what I wear day to day is either vintage, op shopped, hand me downs. But NO not everything I wear is "old", and YES I do make a few retails purchases a year. My retail purchases are generally basics and a few items that I think would be cool and mix with my vintage and thrifted wardrobe to add to me expressing my style the way I wish. 

I dress for me, not for others as you've heard me say lately.

I wanted to share this outfit I've worn a few times recently as it's a perfect example of it not being all about the "vintage" but about my style, being comfortable and makes me still feel like me. Whenever I dress like this, which I would say is a more casual look for me a little bit vintage gets added with accessories and extras and then I still feel like myself.


Dark Animal Print Tights/Leggings and Coral Slouch Top: both retail SALE buys
Boots: Retail SALE buy 2014
1970's Crocheted Vest: gifted
Brown Felt Hat: op shopped
Silver Cuff: market buy 15 plus years ago
1960's Cowhide Shoulder Bag: won at Auction

So there you have it, it isn't ALWAYS about the vintage and looking like I'm solely wearing vintage, for me it is always, always about what feels good and true to me......yes most of the time it is vintage or thrifted fashion. But I'd prefer to say the way I dress and style myself is called fashion for me!


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7 Comments:

At May 27, 2015 at 12:47 PM , Blogger Linda said...

I like your style! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

 
At May 27, 2015 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Rebecca Senyard said...

Beautiful style. I had wondered if everything you wore was vintage I guess because I'm nosey like that.

 
At May 27, 2015 at 4:02 PM , Blogger Snoskred said...

I really love your style. :) One of the reasons I really love it is simply because it is so unique.

My style is like that - unique and different from the "normal" - but in a different way to how yours is different.. I guess the easiest way to sum up my style would be to share my family nickname, which is Sparkles. If I make it out the door sparkle-less, well, I was likely in a hurry and just threw on whatever was nearby and forgot to stop by my jewellery box.. :) Even so, in winter my cardigans and knits usually are wearing a brooch, so a sparkle free day is very unlikely! ;)

If everyone wore the same thing, the world would be so boring. Thanks for sharing this outfit, I always love to see what you put together.

 
At May 27, 2015 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you as always Linda.

 
At May 27, 2015 at 7:59 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

It's not nosey at all, it's a valid question I guess when people see me wearing things all the time that aren't the norm.

 
At May 27, 2015 at 8:01 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks lovely. I love your story Sparkles. I'm sure it something others (not just your family) notice about you.

 
At May 27, 2015 at 10:11 PM , Blogger Vix said...

You look great.
Dressing to please others doesn't make you happy, dressing to please yourself does. It takes many women a lifetime to accept this yet men do it with ease! x

 

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