As you can probably tell this is going to be a post about going back to school and the preparation for it and the fall season. I now invite you to join me in viewing the clothes that I procured from my trips to a few resale stores for school clothing, even though I bought some items that are not for school. First, I will show you some of the clothing items and how they could fit some of the fall trends, something I will address in many future posts, and then I will incorporate the clothing items into outfits that may or may not, (I am hoping that they may), give you inspiration for some outfits yourself. But before I get into that I would like to apologize for my recent absence from my blog. I went on many vacations for three weeks straight causing posting to be virtually impossible. There will be posts soon about those trips as well, at least for the trips to Mexico and Niagara falls. But alas, I will now go back to the matter at hand of showing off my fabulous finds. Some of which may amaze you… or perhaps not depending on how much fabulousness there must be for you to be amazed. Since you may unfortunately be like a police officer that just pulled you over for speeding that is unamused and unamazed no matter what feats of awesomeness you perform. I hope that left an amusing image in your head, but now back to clothes (which will always amuse and amaze me.
Here are all of the clothing items I bought that are used in the upcoming outfits.
First are these three lovely items. This plum blouse is made with tafetta and the half sleeves are really cool, but also literally it will keep you cooler. It also has hidden buttons. Next is the tweed skirt. I believe that it is really interesting because the kick pleat is in the front instead of the back. Last for this first set is the velvet, button up vest. Since velvet is a trend this season I thought that it was perfect and it is originally from Saks Fifth Avenue, so I think that that is really awesome possum since it was really cheap where I bought it.
Now for the next two. I love this camel, cashmere, oversized jacket that is originally from Lord & Taylor. Also oversized pieces are another trend. Next is this olive green, velvet top. It is so comfy! And like I said earlier velvet is a trend.
Next up is this plaid and pleated skirt. I just thought it was really adorable and it was cheap so I could not pass it up. And last, the most amazing resale finds ever, is a beautiful, patterned, velvet bolero jacket. In my opinion it is just really pretty.
Last, but most certainly not least, is this dress and jacket set. It is from the sixties, which is pretty obvious, but it is custom made from Hong Kong. In case you don’t already know Hong Kong back then was under British rule and some of the best british tailors started working there. They ended up receiving a great reputation and many people that traveled there would have affordable custom garments created. The oufit has a slightly baroque pattern which is yet another trend for this upcoming season. But just look at what the tag says.
Now to the outfits.
This is the first step to this outfit. It has quite a few layers. I started with the plum blouse, tweed skirt and a resale store tie from a different trip. The final stage of this look is inspired by the Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 runway show.
Now add a suit jacket or separates jacket. It is even better if it is oversized like mine, because oversized items are a trend this up coming season.
The final step is to add long socks, cool shoes and a hat or cap. And Voila! you have a Ralph Lauren inspired look. I hope that this helps you get your look.
But now a close-up because I think it looks cool.
Here is the next look that incorporates my resale store items into outfits. Here I used the plaid skirt, velvet top and velvet bolero. I know this outfit seems very Christmasy, if that is even a word. I also wore my mom’s old shoes from the late 80’s. Guess what… even the shoes are velvet. But now some random jacket swinging.
Here I wore the dress and jacket combo from the sixties. With it I wore another pair of my mom’s old shoes from the 80’s. They are Kenneth Cole.
And then there was a dance party! But I do that very awkwardly so it didn’t go so well.
A shot of just the dress. Isn’t it lovely?
And now I turn and walk away into the sunset… Oh wait, its a wall. Oh well, I will walk into the wall. I hope that you enjoyed this post. Good bye.