Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Interpreting of 60s-70s style and day 14

This blouse was the last clothing purchase I made before I started the 30 for 30 challenge. I found it at a new consignment franchise in Cleveland called Clothes Mentor. I couldn't be more excited for this store addition because it is basically like Plato's Closet for adults. No snobby teens are at the counter telling you that your clothes are not up to snuff. This particular blouse is reminiscent of those that strolled down the runway in the Fall 2010 line for Chloe, and it nicely channels the 60s/70s with its fun pattern. I decided pairing it with this navy skirt would accurately depict the mod vibe and shorter hemlines of the 60s. Because the color combo was so vibrant, I didn't want to go too far off the mark, so I wore my navy blue tights. Because of this whole colorful-tights craze I was able to find the courage to wear navy blue tights, and realized how desperately I needed them. A few years ago I would have been too immature to realize their value, and too chicken to try them. Now I can't imagine a wardrobe without them. That goes for skinny jeans and ballet flats too. These only became popular within the last 4 or 5 years, and I can't believe I ever lived without them. I will probably never stop wearing either. Does that mean skinny jeans will be the mom jeans of the future?
BCBG thrifted blouse; Gap skirt; Worthington tights; Ann Taylor thrifted vintage loafers; Silver Mine jewelry


Lauren said...

I adore this look Christina - adore it! That blouse is so amazing! I also love your sense of fashion history and how you interpret it in your wardrobe today - it's inspiring!

angie said...

Definitely great blouse! I'm still a chicken about colored tights.But when it comes to layering...I wonder how I ever loved without it!

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