OOTD :: of shocking Schiaparelli and TARDIS redux

3.21.14

3.21.14

3.21.14

I guess the 30s didn’t resonate with me as much as the 20s did.

Because I feel that my rendition of this decade is a lot less derivative than my attempts at the previous one. Today’s outfit in particular looks exceedingly modern, doesn’t it? This is what happens when you don’t allow yourself carte blanche on eBay and shop your closet instead. And this is also what happens when you choose shocking pink as the 30s fashion upon which to base your outfit.

I’d worn this top already but it was the only shocking pink item I’ve got so I was stuck with it. The novelty junkie in me needed to style it completely differently from before which required some serious thought. The breakthrough came when I realized this floral blazer had bits of pink in it. It’s another impulse buy from seasons ago that never saw the light of day, and it’s been slated for the sale/cull pile more times than I can remember. (Both KS #1 and 2 actually purchased this blazer because of me and have probably worn it a heckuva lot more times than I.)

Anyhow, I do so love an unexpected pairing. The old me would picked out the blues or the blacks in the blazer and coordinated accordingly, but new me decided the pink was the best choice for showcasing. Throw in a sassy cobalt skater skirt and some sparkly silver shoes and I’ve got a winning ensemble on my hands, if I do say so meself.

Vanessa @ Nessbow said a while back that an outfit needn’t be fancy to be considered fancy; that sometimes, it’s the feeling an outfit gives you that matters. And boy, do I feel fancy in this ensemble.

It must be the TARDIS blue.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Joe Fresh @ jcp
  Blazer – Lauren Conrad @ Kohl’s
Skirt – ASOS
Pumps – Franco Sarto

:: Linking ::
Fancy Friday @ Substance AND Style

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12 thoughts on “OOTD :: of shocking Schiaparelli and TARDIS redux

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  2. Hehehe on first sight I thought ‘Fresh Prince’ (of Bel Air) – aw I love it – and the short sleeves just add to its coolness. I’m a massive Pink and Black fan but Pink and Blue is awesome too (I sometimes do that with makeup), so bright and vivid, a real wake up and you wear the combo exceedingly well 🙂

    • OMGosh, I loved that show growing up! We used to all sit in front of the telly and watch it together as a family. My dad was a sitcom junkie! I guess I’m just channeling my childhood, eh?

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  4. I think it’s great that you shopped your closet! Between the bright pink color and the ruffles, this blouse is definitely inspired by the 1930s, without looking costumey. I’m really looking forward to the 1940s! Women’s wear got much more casual during WWII, and I have a Pinboard full of fun inspiration. 😀

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