The power of suggestion speaks loudly to me when it comes from a reliable source...
it could be a woman of a certain age wearing an exceptional outfit
it could be a magazine ad
a snippet from a movie
a post from a fashion savvy blogger.
Both of these books are interesting and fun...
quite different, yet totally relevant.
There is a lot of information on fashion and beauty are packed between the covers.
Isn't it nice to know that you are never too old to learn a few new tricks?
Alyson Walsh and Garance Dore's latest books were instrumental in inspiring me to wander the aisles of the shops. Their ideas spoke to me and I wanted to find something a bit different, something that was authentic and items that reflected my personal style.
I keep my eye out for quality Vintage clothing.
It must be in good condition and I prefer some details that make it "different" from what the retailers are currently showing.
Finding a bargain (as well as meeting my initial criteria) makes it a Win Win.
The wool cardigan in a charcoal grey with 3/4 sleeves fills a void in my closet.
There were no wool cardigans left after a moth infestation.
Vintage Nine West sweater has weight and body that hangs well
it functions as a "jacket" with jeans and trousers.
The details on this are dressy and I like how it looks with a plain white or black tank top underneath.
I wore it with my grey pearls one day and the natural ones on another occasion.
I received compliments both times.
This cozy Novelti wool jacket looks smart with pants and is the perfect length with my charcoal and black dressy skirt.
The neck is what attracted me to it in the first place and the price point was so reasonable.
(the price of a few lattes at Starbucks!)
Black and white are the core of my winter wardrobe
with a healthy smattering of grey pieces added into the mix.
Here in the change room you can see my shopping "uniform."
(they remind me of Beatle boots from my youth!)
Barbour black vest
long sleeved Tee shirt
(I often wonder if I am on target with my rolled up skinny jeans)
I really doubt that anyone is looking at me anymore...
I love wearing a crisp white man's shirt.
I used to have a perfect vintage Max Mara white shirt that I wore
I loved that shirt so much, too much
and have been pining over it's demise for far too long...
a tomato stain was the undoing...
with a white shirt
any other men's shirt
I love to flip up the collar
layer on the pearls.
This white shirt is by Eddie Bauer.
The weight is heavy enough that it looks crisp and hangs nicely without clinging.I am looking forward to wearing this as a shirt on it's own and in the summer layered over a white tee with white Gap jeans.
The Rose Diptyque candle is finished...
and instead of recycling the glass container in the Blue Box
I copied what the clerk at Nordstrom's did and I repurposed it...
so jam and yogurt jars
you are not the only jars I am recycling these days!
My wardrobe has increased by 3 easy pieces.
None of them were expensive or investment pieces.
The process of looking was done at leisure and was enjoyable.
I Love "the thrill of the hunt."
All pieces go with most, if not all, of my current garments.
They are versatile
make me feel good when I put them on.
I am happy with less, content to buy vintage, love the search and I save money in the process.
~ Win Win Win ~
Hope your week is off to a great start...
until next time...
Be Well and Be Kind.