The Vintage Trend – In the Beginning

As I mentioned yesterday, the beginning of my vintage trend once in Australia was the crocodile handbag, so I thought I would use it and the vintage Cue top to get this series started.

Obviously the handbag is TOO stylish! Such a retro profile an in such great condition! How could I have resisted its voice calling to me? And the top, lovely summer top, cut down to there, corset waist to show off the curves, and polka dots! Such a hot trend. I clearly remember that it only cost $10. I’m sure you can understand.

Vintage Summer – Even though we are rugging up because it is so cold here in the Southern Hemisphere, I couldn’t resist using these two lovelies to create a really cute summer look. I have paired the vintage Cue top with my linen Ralph Lauren shorts, the crocodile handbag, long polka-dotted socks, a stack of bracelets, a gold neck cuff and the fiercely heeled hiking boots. Of course these boots weren’t made for hiking! If it were a spring day, I would wear this look with a pair of tights, or even brown fish nets. With the addition of a cream coloured cardigan it can work for spring or autumn.

The Vintage Luncheon – I’ve really gotten the vintage trend going with this look. Again, the vintage Cue shirt and the handbag, this time paired with a vintage brown midi-length skirt purchased from the Salvation Army Thrift Shop for $6.99. I have accessorised with a short strand of vintage pearls, plus a long strand that I have doubled, two vintage gold and pearl necklaces, matching pearl earrings and a vintage pearl bracelet, mostly from my mother and grandmother.

One of the vintage single drop pearl necklaces and the matching earrings were purchased at auction a couple of year ago for $35 and the doubled strand of pearls was purchased in Hong Kong last year for about $40. Besides that one strand of pearls the only thing not vintage are the snake-skin Jessica Simpson wedges purchased at a discount shop in the US for $45. This cute look could be worn for a girls luncheon, to work or even on date night with The Fashion Mister.

The Business of Vintage – The final look using both the Cue and Croc vintage pieces, gets down to business and is a great look for the office. I have used my cream coloured Halston Heritage light-weight wool pants. Although “Heritage” is in the name they are relatively new from Shopbop.com and even on sale at 70% off they weren’t cheap. Over top is a TS jacket purchased from Myer about 7 years ago. I fell in love with the retro look of the print and the mandarin collar. The jacket has had to be altered to fit the newer me. To finish the look are a pair of nude patent leather heels purchased at that same discount shop in the US (honestly can’t remember if it was TJ Maxx or Ross Dress for Less – I know one of them seems to carry more designer stuff), and they were under $50.

Accessories for this look are a large brown beaded necklace on ribbon and a little stack of copper and wire bracelets.  I really like the lime green lining. Just a secret splash of colour!

Don’t you just love the pattern in the jacket?

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