18.3.13

Look at Granny's Shell Now

I’m baaaaaaaaaaack. So, this beaded halter top is actually what is known as a “shell” and was part of a set which included a long black maxi skirt and a cardigan with pearl buttons. It’s first owner was presumably someone of the “Aunt Gertrude” variety who needed something “fancy” (read: sparkly) to wear to her nieces wedding or her BFF’s 50th Anniversary bash. Similarly, do you remember those chunky heeled boots I wore back here? These are hiking boots, complete with gel soles and arch support and everything…some real hardcore “nature lady” shit. Oh and this textured sweater I wore right over here. This guy is the epitome of old lady dressing…I just know some old broad wore this sunny yellow sweater to Easter Sunday service…and you KNOW she had on some Easter Egg earrings. (#VintageMervyns #HillardAndHanson) My point being, that it is CRUCIAL to keep a veryyyyyy open mind while getting your thrift on. You must completely expand your horizons to the fact that anything and everything on those racks offers some sort of style possibility, you just have to be creative enough to imagine it existing in a completely new context. It’s an inanimate object, so it has no preconceived notions about who or what it is and so neither should you. Forget where the item has been, think about where YOU are gonna take it. Just look at Granny’s shell now…who woulda thought?

Vintage sweater. Vintage shell. Vintage cutoffs. Vintage beanie. Charlotte Russe booties.

Until next time,

Chelsea

15 comments:

  1. Hi....
    I Love the combination...great choice of clothes!
    And you got great legs!
    Love,MiKu

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  2. Cute look!

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

    artstylelove.com

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  3. I see your rockin' you new ink. Haaaawwwt. Seriously though: Love the "mother of the bride" shell happening. Fabulous. What else is new?
    xo
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the sweater, it looks so beyond cozy! and the cut of it is perfect for the "shell":)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  5. Ha ha ha. They were some cool old ladies :)
    Love the sweater

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  6. Excellent point......fashion is so free and exciting right now, you can pretty much take any piece and make it your own and I love that you guys make EVERYTHING your own, love this!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  7. Nice crazy look
    xoxo
    www.welovefur.com

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  8. Haha I love the title of this post, and the outfit is so unique and cool!

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  9. I love how you find some amazing pieces and then combine them, I think I need to broaden my horizons!

    Maria xxx

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  10. Girl. You're fuckin' fierce. That is all.
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  11. Awesome look! :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  12. granny's shell looks amazing. that's the beauty of vintage, you get the chance to give new life to clothes. and i love the placement of your new ink!

    abigail
    www.farandwildjewelry.com

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  13. Amazing sweater! I'm going to follow you via bloglovin! Love it!

    http://tfd-thefashiondistrict.blogspot.nl/

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