Today’s outfit was about mixing the vintage old with the new classic.
I started with the notion that I was going to wear my new nude back-seam stockings and a hat. Getting dressed on the fly, I put on the stockings and then determined my textured patent leather Mary Jane wedges would be the best shoes — quickly avoiding the chance of snagging a runner walking around!
The skirt choice was a straight-forward decision based on what was ironed and comfy, as well as a flattering line to such vintage inspired leg and footwear — so a classic A-line blue-gray skirt with a subtle diamond-grid pattern by Anne Taylor Loft.
Now, with a black hat in mind (a 1950s headpiece), I needed a crisp, tailored look to pull the outfit together … so I decided to go with a fitted, bodice-inspired black jacket by Mossimo, and then added a splash of color with a sleeveless red shell and tie detail by Anne Taylor Loft.
SO, here’s where it gets really exciting:
the total cost of this outfit: $22.75
$10 Back-seam nude stockings (www.StockingStore.com)
$10 Patent Leather Wedges (from local discount clothing retailer)
$2.25 1950s Vintage Black Headpiece (from NJ Salvation Army)
$.50 Sleeveless Red Shell, Anne Taylor Loft (from Lancaster, Pa. Goodwill)
$0.00 Bodice-Inspired Black Jacket, Mossimo (from a Hand-Me-Down)
$0.00 Blue-Grey A-Line Skirt, Anne Taylor Loft (from a Hand-Me-Down)
(Sorry adorable child accessory made from scratch and not for sale!)