Monday, October 22, 2012

Inspiration Monday..A Trip To The Past...

Hello there everyone. It is great to see everyone here. I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. I spent my weekend hunting for more Halloween things..spending time with the kids..and taking pictures. Do you ever wonder what the "story" is behind your clothing? I was thinking about that the other day when I received my 50's dress. When I do buy vintage items, such as this jacket, or those dresses..I always wonder if someone loved them as much as I do...where they traveled to..if they were a first love moment..what their past is. Do your clothes tell stories? Or do you not care, and when you are done with your items toss them out?


Vintage jacket: $3.99 from Goodwill
Forever 21 tank: $2.50 from Forever 21
J.Jill pants: $3.99 from Goodwill
Charlotte Ruse heels: $8.00 from Plato's Closet
Necklace: $5.99 from Goodwill


Total look: $24.47


And the inspiration...

I love this look..I wish I had tailored pants like that in a nice leather..I love how chic this look is..wish I had these pieces. Her look is way better then mine, but this is what I had to work with.








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30 comments:

  1. That necklace is such a find! Lucky!

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  2. I love your look. That necklace is so fantastic. I love thrifting too so wonder the same things. I also often associate clothing with the special events or occasions I wore it .. they are definitely part of my story.

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  3. I do often wonder about my clothes' history - and why a beautiful item was given away. Your inspired look is fantastic, and under $25?? Wow. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  4. That jacket and necklace are amazing! From a distance, the necklace almost looks like a robot!! x

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  5. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday Link up! Cute blog, I love your style. Super cute outfit :)
    -meandmr.com

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  6. Great interpretation of your inspiration look. I love those tribal blazers too. Can't believe you did it all for so little!
    x Laura

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  7. LOVE that outfit!! I'm inspired more by your version of it than hers. Pondering how I could do that with my own closet...

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  8. Wow, you really really did match that blazer well! I love your version! I think that you look wonderful! I love clothes and I always feel sad when I give them away and hope that someone really likes them!

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  9. Great post,I have started to wonder this when I brought an amazing dress a few weeks ago from a charity shop.Did someone love it as much as me or do they have loads of money and just give things away? I love my clothes too :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ...

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    1. Forgot to say you look great :) love yout jacket ...

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  10. Did you already have that blazer in your closet? What serendipity!

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    1. Yes I did! I thought about getting rid of it last year, and I decided that I still wanted to keep it...so, here it is!

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  11. I love shopping second hand stores! I dress the way I want now, long skirts or comfortable pants, beautiful colors and soft fabrics. A dash of wild and juicy with most everything. Thanks for sharing your great finds! Visiting from My Froley. Peace to you.

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  12. heather, you are rocking that look! it depends on how i feel about an item to whether i wonder about the life it had before me. with many clothes, i assume they got bored, or it doesn't fit them anymore. that's why i get rid of mine. when it's books i treasure, i wonder if they read them, died, or if they got lost, or stolen.

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    1. It is amazing the things that we think of, and the stories that items really do have.

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  13. Ahh!! That jacket! Its so perfect! Can't believe the price too, lucky girl! And good job with the inspo its dead on!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  14. what a super jacket
    you got this look down pat
    brett

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  15. Your jacket is amazing! I love the colors and the print. Such a good find! Following you now :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  16. So adorable! :) Great finds! We're neighbors this wk at lowercase letters ;) Blessings! simplyhelpinghim.com

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  17. The print on that jacket is awesome! Love this look!

    <3 danielle

    goodwillista.blogspot.com

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  18. Heather I am so jealous of this jacket. I want it. Wrap it up for xmas, my address is below. Haha, no but seriously I am in love with it and what a perfect find. You look gorgeous. dawn suitcase vignettes xo want the jacket, want the jacket

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  19. I love your look, that jacket and necklace are so great! I want them too! I like your look as much as the inspiration, great job!

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Thank you all for your kind words..They touch my heart, and leave a smile on my face. Thanks for stopping by.