Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vintage Finds: Purple Lace and Leather Boots

I love putting vintage and modern pieces together into one outfit to make it my own. When I came across a hidden top in my mom's drawer that she didn't want anymore, I jumped on it and immediately knew how I wanted to style it. I think the purple shade is so pretty and the lace details around the collar+sleeves is so one-of-a-kind and feminine. The look below is what I wore to work one day paired with another thrifted item...
 vintage top from Mom (similar here and here) -- Cotton On long cardigan (similar) -- F21 belted pencil skirt (similar) -- tights from Hong Kong (HK) -- leather boots from thrift store in Paris (similar) 
Accessories: F21 faux pearl earrings (similar) -- silver bracelet from HK -- Swarovski white leather watch gifted last year from the bf (similar)
Close-up shot of the lacy details which I'm in love with!
As a side note, those thrifted leather boots I'm wearing are uber comfortable and I have had them since '05. This just shows that a good quality leather pair can last a while! Don't worry, they will show up again in future posts I'm sure. =) Thanks to my sister, Junie, for helping me take pictures this time too. 

Have any of you blogged about any awesome vintage finds?? If so, please link me below!

35 comments:

  1. great purple lace top :) vintage finds are great steals! your boots are very cute too

    i've recently gotten into vintage styles too! here are some of my posts:

    http://seoulandpfassion.blogspot.com/2011/12/one-of-kind-dress.html
    http://seoulandpfassion.blogspot.com/2011/11/mixed-match-beauty.html

    xx christine

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  2. Haha, I LOVE finding "vintage" items in my mother's closet/wardrobe - there's something about those older pieces that are just so fun to pair with the more modern things in my own closet. I love this top! You're right about it being so dainty and feminine. 

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  3. purple looks so pretty on you, it complements you well! and I love the white details on the shirt!

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  4. oh, what a great find!  I love shopping my mom's closet.  Always good stuff to find in there.  :)  I love the purple and the lace is so pretty!

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  5. karen-- i love the blouse on you. the color, the embroidery and the sleeves are so unique!

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  6. Thanks Christine! Vintage finds are amazing because they stand out and probably no one else has it. Will go check out those posts now!

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  7. lol so much fun right? I wish I could get this top in more colors! =P

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  8. Aw thanks Julie! The lace details are my favorite part! =)

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  9. Yeah me too! Sometimes my mom will take clothes I don't want anymore and vice versa so it works out. haha Thanks Tiffany!

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  10. I was so excited when I found this top, I wore it the next day to work. lol Thanks so much Ping!

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  11. umm you are adorable!! love the lace!!

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  12. Thanks Sandy for the lovely comment and for being a follower! =)

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  13. pretty purple top! and thanks for your comment, glad my post was helpful for you! :)

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  14. You look so pretty Karen!  

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  15. Vintage and modern look fantastic together. Your figure is so lovely. Hard not for you to look good.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  16. The lace top is beautiful such a pretty color. Welcome to check out my blog and we can follow eachother if you like.

    http://celebritystyletips.com/

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  17. Thanks for stopping by Fashion Truffles! I'm now following along :)
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  18. Lace is such a fun trend right now - but I have not seeing it used as a detail on a shirt like this!  SO classic and fun.  How lucky that your mom was willing to part ways with it :-)
    And this rich purple is one of my favorite shades.You look beautiful!
    XO - Marion

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  19. This top really is so beautiful!

    XoXoPlamihttp://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  20. you look so lovely, it's almost elegant with the lace!

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  21. Lace + Leather = Purrrrrr-fect combination

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  22. Thanks Grace!! Can't wait to see more DIY tutorials!

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  23. Thanks Genevieve! We should meet up for coffee or something!!

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  24. Aww thanks hun for the sweet comment and being a new follower! <3

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  25. Thank you! Will definitely check out your blog and let's follow each other! =P

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  26. Thanks Viviana! I love finding new, fun blogs so you're welcome. Yay for a new follower too! =)

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  27. hahah Marion, my mom doesn't fit this top anymore or else she probably would still be wearing it! I love purples like this too! Thanks love!

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  28. Thanks...I adore the combo too! =P

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  29. Thank you so much for following Karen. We just followed back :)

    http://celebritystyletips.com/

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  30. Awesome! Thank you...looking forward to reading your posts!

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  31. What a beautiful top!!  The collar and sleeve details are just perfect and the purple color looks great on you!

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  32. Thanks so much SPG! I love this top now! haha

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  33. Awesome! Thank you...looking forward to reading your posts!

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