OOTD :: of medieval styling and finally getting it together

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Lucky you – it’s freebie month on T3. So if our prompts from previous linkups had you stymied, now is your chance to show us a supercool ensemble inspired by anything you’ve read. Hope to see you this Thursday!

For me, I’m still working through Anne’s 52 Pick-me-up challenges, and this week, it’s Medieval. And here’s the thing: old me would’ve immediately jumped onto eBay and found cosplay items. Old me would’ve plunked down considerable ducats for something like these. Old me would’ve sunk my budget on one week’s worth of novelty clothing.

Welcome to new me! New me Googled and Pinterested for medieval inspired outfits, found out what elements were incorporated, then shopped her closet to create this week’s offerings. Today, I’m focusing on velvet and lace.

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By mixing textures together, I’m playing with the concept of medieval opulence. I even threw in a pair of shiny pumps for even more excess. Also, there’s something visually medieval in layering short sleeves over long – kinda like mimicking armor. I plan to do more of that silhouette in the coming days, so watch out for it.

It may not be authentic, but it’s interpretative.

And it’s free.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – eBay
Jacket – eBay
Skirt – H&M
Shoes – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

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9 thoughts on “OOTD :: of medieval styling and finally getting it together

  1. That is gorgeous! So luxe and full of texture and pattern. We recently watched quite a bit of The Borgias, and you would fit in so well (costume-wise, not evil-manipulations wise). And you did this all with what you already owned, so good on you, Lady Edwards!

  2. How does T3 always sneak up on me?? I’m GOING to participate this time. Now I need to find some inspiration…

    Speaking of inspiration, I like your outfit BETTER than what you would have gone for had you purchased new items. That velvet jacket is beautiful and looks perfect with the lace.

    • I’m sure you’ve got something up your sleeve. If all else fails, hit up some English teachers and have them throw a book at you. LOL.

      Yes, but how do you know the items I would’ve bought wouldn’t have been twice as cool? ;p

    • The funny thing is that it’s not really fitted; it’s probably one size too big for me and doesn’t cinch in as tight as I’d like, but velvet sure is forgiving in the silhouette department, isn’t it?

    • Thank you very much! Now if only I actually wore it to work today. (Had another professional development and needed a “trek up to the college” outfit instead.)

  3. Free is always good! I love that skirt every which way you style it. I’m going to have to find one like that someday : )

    • The only bummer about this skirt is that there’s no back slit so I always feel like a mincing geisha when I walk in it. But we can certainly keep an eye out for something similar for you.

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