Fashion Over Reason: Hand me downs

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hand me downs

Every time i visit my mother, i leave with a few treasures that were buried deep in her closet. She always says "look, this is back in style, but if i wear it, i just look like an old lady wearing her old stuff!", which always makes me chuckle, cause, well, let's be honest, she has a point. Then i proceed to gladly take all those things off her hands. Case in point: the top and that belt. Thanks mom, love you!





Top - Vintage
Shorts - Gap (diy)
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Zara
Bag - Givenchy

32 comments:

Michelle Elaine said...

super cute! i'm always trying to shop in my mom's closet. i've moved on to my aunt's - she has some cooler stuff. plus my mom is way tinier than i'll ever be!

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Joan said...

love your top and your shorts !! great outfit!!

Jessica Weingarten said...

Stunnning top and belt! I wish my mom kept some of her older stuff instead of tossing everything out haha. And I totally have those shoes!


-Jess
http://darknightholdtight.blogspot.com

Jasmin said...

great combination - i love the shoes with the shorts and the top is sooo cute!! lovely blog :-)

xox

Fashionista- I am your fashion mannequin said...

love the shoes!

Indie.Tea said...

Great outfit, the shirt looks really nice on you, and the shoes and bag are perfect.

Eliza said...

Hey lovely!

You look gorgeous in this pics. Really. Wow! I just adore your top and you heels are THE ones I've been dreaming of.. I hope I can still get my hands on a pair...

I'm back in NDG ps.. So we must reconnect soon :)

xo

what do u think of the new layout btw? its longer to load, which sucks.. but i like the look better..thoughts?

Adele said...

Aww I hope you had a nice time!
You look beautiful! Love the shorts and the shoes!


- Adele
MOLTOCURIOSA.COM

ilovecoolthings said...

you always look so cute!!!

johanna said...

what a great shoes. love iit
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C said...

Love the leather belt, those are even more perfectly worn in with age! I wish mum kept her stuff for me, pity as it would have been good too since she used to model.

Stephanie said...

HAHA! my mom says the same thing but she tossed all her stuff..dammit! she has OCD about clutter and would always harass me about how i keep things...well, mom if you would keep more maybe i'd spend less on clothes haha!

you look amazing in white! love the details on the blouse and the shoes! but mostly the belt! what a find!

how was last night?


xx

Pixie Dust said...

That's amazing :)) My mum is very young though, so sucks for me :D But I might raid my grandma's closet :))
xx

loft in soho said...

Great outfit, so chic! You look beautiful dear!

xoxo

MarchMusings said...

You did well raiding your mom's closet- love the look

thequietingmuses said...

Perfect, love the top. My mom had a pair of Frye boots from the 70's and she got rid of them. She said she never thought they would come back in style. I would die to have them now.

http://thequietingmuses.blogspot.com/

Taj Acosta said...

What a precious top! I love it with the belt and shoes! hugs doll

Ashley said...

I love the ruffled blouse! My mum says the same thing whenever I go through her closet and borrow things, its always "oh i never wear that, just take it." perk of being her only daughter, maybe. I recently snagged a similar looking thick leather belt when i was home - but from one of my brother's closets, haha.

Really cute look!!

xoxo, Ashley

Jammer said...

ahhh! Why do I live so far from a Zara!?! Those shoes are adorable!

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

gorgeousclara said...

lucky you, my mum never lets me take any of her stuff

D e g a i n e said...

beautiful photos


xx

D E G A I N E

http://www.fashiondegaine.com

Pasarela said...

Thank you for your comment <3
Love your blouse !!!

Laetitia´s Comptoir said...

Great outfit!!!!!

xoxoxox

Fashion Cappuccino said...

What a pretty top!! I love, love those shoes!! I like it when your hair is like that! xoxoxoxoxo

paristempslibre said...

ta tenue est canon! j'adore les chaussures et le top!

Phoebe Rose said...

Aw that's so sweet! I'm always borrowing my mums stuff! love the belt and the boots are gorgeous.

http://flowergirlfashion.blogspot.com

Elle Sees said...

yes, excellent belt.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

LOVE IT!!! You're lucky...I wish I could raid my mom's wardrobe. Don't think she has anything worth raiding though honestly... :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I love, love, love this outfit on you - you look gorgeous!! :)

ariane said...

cute!! makes me wish my mom had kept some of her old clothes...

thosequietnights.blogspot.com

xx

To Vogue or Bust said...

Haha your mother's kind of onto something there...I'm sure she could still rock it though! I love this outfit, you look awesome.

http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

The Backseat Stylers said...

That looks like the softest sweater ever. Glad you found these 2 photos to post!