Re-Inventing the Wheel

1 Oct

091409Fashion01FullBody091409Fashion04BackSeamsToday’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 f091409Fashion06Detailslattering 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:
091409Fashion03HatFront091409Fashion02HatProfileCRPthe total cost of this outfit: $22.75

$10 Back-seam nude stockings (
$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!)



6 Responses to “Re-Inventing the Wheel”

  1. CMD October 2, 2009 at 10:50 AM #

    C’est si bon. Also, compliments on your popping calves. 🙂


  2. Jasmin October 2, 2009 at 10:57 AM #

    Well, thank you Robin for the great fashion tips. Affordable and cute! Love the vintage old with the new classic.


  3. Kelly October 6, 2009 at 1:14 PM #

    Very stylish, love it all!


  4. Barbara Wallace October 16, 2009 at 9:17 PM #

    Another example of vintage smart. The look is fresh and, true, so you. One thought, drop the tie and find semi-bold necklace (18″ length, 1/2″ solid-color flattened beads).


    • robinesque October 16, 2009 at 9:23 PM #

      Interestingly enough, the tie is actually part of the red shell top … but you are right, a nice bold necklace would be ideal!


  5. site July 31, 2013 at 3:33 AM #

    Very useful information, teach through lively activities, learned a lot from this passage, adorable.


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