Monday, March 7, 2011






Today I made myself a challenge: style my grandma's 80's polka dot blouse.  It doesn't sound too difficult, but if you could've seen the sheer size of the thing before I tucked it all into the skirt and jammed it into the cardigan, you would've understood my dilemma.  In true 80's form, the top was very oversized.  I don't pull off oversized items well.  I really like them, but I feel that those are more built for the very thin.  When I try to pull off an oversized top or dress, I end up looking very large indeed.  But I know my limits, so I try to stick with what looks good on me.  In this case, it was piling lots of black clothing overtop the oversized item.

I've been dying to wear this hat ever since I purchased it, and today I finally had my chance! I just hadn't found the right outfit yet, but today I figured, "well, I'm already sporting wild rainbow polka dots, why not add a bright red hat to top things off!" The end result was this fun outfit that I will definitely wear again!

Photos by Dan (hooray for spring break!)

Hat: Thrifted
Cardigan: The Limited
Blouse: My grandma's
Skirt: Thrifted
Ankle Boots: Thrifted

13 comments:

  1. I like the idea of tucking in an oversized shirt... I have the same issue, I need to always wear items belted or fitted to not look frumpy.

    The colourful polka dots & red hat work perfectly with the black items too, fun outfit!

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  2. lady what's a nice shirt and hat..love this combination!!well done!!:)
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  3. Love the entire outfit, so chic!!!
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  4. thankyou for your lovely comment. these outfits are amazing, I adore them. Became a follower. xo

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  5. cute polka dotted shirt and it matches so well with the hat! :)

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  6. Oh man, I LOVE this outfit. That blouse is so cute, your grandma must've had great style. The hat goes so beautifully too!

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  7. Great outfit and I love how you paired down the brightness and print with black. I'll have to try that!

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  8. Thanks, Maria. Trust me, it really needed toning donw :)

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  9. i too am loving red's for hats and your one looks beautiful. the spotty shirt is great too :)

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