Friday, March 1, 2013

Pink and Burgundy

Recently, while on a little getaway with the Mister, we decided to do a bit of thrifting.  You know how being in a different town, you always hope you might find something that your local thrift store doesn't have.  So, we spent one day of our getaway, just wandering around to different thrift stores and I found several items that I will be sharing with you in future posts.

Today, I wanted to show you this lovely wool skirt that I got for $3.00.  It is a deep burgundy color, or maybe a cross between a burgundy and aubergine - I can't really decide. Its a lovely, long length that is so hard to find these days in a modern store and even though its not vintage, I feel like it lends itself nicely to a 30s or 40s style.  Or to borrow a phrase from my friend, Jessica, of Chronically Vintage, it is vintage appropriate.

I paired it with a light pink blouse with a pussy bow and glammed it up a bit with a faux pearl bracelet and brooch.   The shoes you've seen before here and here.


Retro Gran - Pink and Burgundy outfit

Retro Gran - Pink and Burgundy outfit

Retro Gran - Pink and Burgundy outfit

Retro Gran

Retro Gran


Premiere Jewelry

Premiere Jewelry

Premiere Jewelry

Pussy Bow Blouse

Premiere Jewelry


Retro Gran - Pink and Burgundy outfit

*Outfit Details*
Blouse:  Worthington - JCPenney
Skirt:  Thrifted - no tag
Shoes:  Burkes Outlet
Jewelry:  Premiere Jewelry


I promise, one of these days I am going to have better quality photos instead of using the camera on my phone.  Stay tuned for more thrifted treasures.




16 comments:

  1. Oh i love your blouse, I want to find one like that for me. Details are perfect, brooch, pearls. Love it!

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    1. Thanks! I would like to find more blouses like it too.

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  2. You look great, the brooch really snazes up the look.

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    1. Its one of my favorite brooches, I wear it quite often.

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  3. Very lovely! I like that you added a brooch to the belt area.

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the brooch with the dark plum skirt :)

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    1. Thanks, I really love the color of this skirt.

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  5. Lovely outfit! I need to add longer skirts to my collection.

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    1. It is so hard to find longer skirts nowadays. Seems like everything in the stores are above the knees anymore and I have such long legs that even if they are supposed to be longer, they're usually short on me. So, its really nice when I find one like this.

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  6. I really love that you added a brooch to your skirt waist band! What a neat idea. I never would have thought of that. Definitely going to try sometime.

    Cute ensemble. I tend to favor vintage appropriate or vintage inspired pieces over actual vintage items because of the price and sizing.

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    1. Usually when looking at true vintage, I find pieces that I absolutely love and even if they are within my budget, they will be too small for me. But at the same time, some reproduction pieces or even retro inspired pieces are more expensive than the actual vintage pieces.

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  7. What an absolutely beautiful, elegant ensemble. You look marvelous, dear lady! I adore the length of that skirt, as well as the sophisticated hue. What a terrific find! (Three big cheers for thrifting while on the road!)

    ♥ Jessica

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  8. Wonderful outfit, dear! You look amazing!

    Saludos de Una Pin Up Frustrada,
    Helena Drive

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  9. Thanks you ladies for all the kind words! You make my day!

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  10. Super jealous of your skirt! i've been looking for skirts like that to wear to the office, and you've found a perfect one. And you look divine in this outfit--love the blouse with it!

    Jordan
    http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

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