Monday, November 14, 2011

Dark Ages

Chicago Vintage style

Chicago style

vintage style

vintage style

The goods:
• peach lace and chiffon dress from American Apparel
• black cardigan from H&M
• black HUE tights from Nordstrom Rack
• black wedge booties from Nine West

• vintage gold belt from rummage sale
• vintage Casio watch, IGWT bangle, Barneys gold bangle

A woman approached me in a store this weekend to ask if the cardigan she was holding was stylish or not, said that she needed a younger woman's opinion (if I had to venture a guess, I'd say she was around 50). The cardigan in question was teal with a brick red and black leaf pattern on it. I told her that it was cute, and I would wear it with a pair of slim black pants. She then told me how, contrary to the popular belief that black always looks chic, when you're "her age" it actually ages you more. We only spoke for a moment — she thanked me and went to purchase it — but I thought about what she said for a while longer. I wondered if she was right and if I was aging myself with all the black that I wear. So today I grabbed a peach colored dress to break up my black ensemble ... in an effort to look younger (assuming her theory works backwards as well).

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely LOVE it and I'm sure you get this a lot but you look like Kate Hudson's twin sister! :)