I was going to call this post, "Annie Hall-ish" but then I remembered - I've already done that title, here, way back in 2010. Instead, I went with this title as one of my coworkers commented that I looked very formal.
- Shirt - no label, thrifted; first worn here in June with the eyeball dress
- Vest - Dunn & Co., vintage; last seen here way back in August 2009 - ooh! Flashback!
- Culottes - Jones New York, vintage early 80s, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) in May with a kimono top
- Shoes - Matisse; purchased here for $74.00
The vest was purchased by me in Vancouver when my then-bestie Lynette and I took the ferry over for a day to wander around town. I think we were about 17 (I know I'd graduated from high school, so summer of 1985) - no idea why our moms trusted us to go to the Big City alone, but we were good kids and actually didn't get up to anything untoward. I was broke back then, so wouldn't have had much money. I think this vest was around $10.00 - I also bought a wonderful dressing gown (shown here, 2nd item, and scroll down for a picture of me wearing it in the 80s!) for around the same price. I still have that too! Maybe I'll wear it one of these days.
The proof-that-these-are-culottes-not-a-skirt pose.
Hat for coverage and to add to the menswear vibe.
- Tie - Escada, vintage 80s, thrifted
- Earrings - thrifted
- Ring - Soul Flower
Do you have any of your "homegrown vintage" still from when you were young(er)?
VERY FUN! Formal...but totally funky and playful and vintage-y feeling! I love it all!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sue! It was really fun to wear.Delete
I have so few things from when I was younger as I mostly bought fast fashion - I've been trying to turn that around in my wardrobe lately. While I don't have time for thrifting with 2 toddlers I did manage to do 6 months without shopping which helped me see how much possibility I had in my wardrobe, which was a fun exercise!ReplyDelete
I still remember a few classic pairs of Levis that would probably be worth a lot now if I hadn't outgrown them, ha!
They didn't have fast-fashion (as we know it now) when I was younger - most of the stuff in the malls was actually made in Canada. I miss a few of the old pieces - I still had a good eye back then.Delete
Yes, for you with your young ones, and digging into your wardrobe, what an accomplishment! Well done! Do Levis keep their value?
Reminds me of Diana Prince in the new Wonder Woman movie.ReplyDelete
YAY for that! I loved her outfit in the movie! Such a great scene! Thanks, Kasmira!Delete
Oh how amazing that you still have this vest and that its your very own homegrown vintage. I have a leather belt with a huge coin in the front, I have worn it maybe twice on the blog. It was one pfennig, my mother bought it in Germany when I was about 9 years old and it somehow ended in my closet. OMG how has time passed...ReplyDelete
BTW I like the look, men's formal done by She.
It's getting a bit ratty, but I still love it. Wow, how cool to have that piece of your mom's still! Thanks, Lorena!Delete
I love this masculine vibe on you Sheila! And the shoes, the shoes, the shoes - I'm swooning. So many times I declare "These are my favourites!" and then three days later I'm saying it all over again. Hey girl, I love ALL of your shoes xxxxReplyDelete
Thank you! This is one of my mom's favourite outfits too! Ha, I do have a few good pairs. ;-PDelete