Cardigan, Nougat (thrifted); top, Banana Republic (thrifted); skirt, Anthropologie (via eBay); bag, Arcadia (via eBay)
Cardigan, Nougat (thrifted); top, Banana Republic (thrifted); skirt, Anthropologie (via eBay); bag, Arcadia (via eBay)
I was going through the 2012 archives recently, and was struck by how different my style was back then; at the same time, you can definitely see the DNA of my current style in those old OOTDs — the love of prints, colours, and sparkly things like brooches. The irony was that, even as I was looking at the old blog posts and marveling at how my style had “evolved”, I was wearing this outfit … which would have fit right in with those very same posts. I guess I’ll call it a BCRL revival?

skirt detail
skirt detail

other details
other details
All joking aside, let’s talk skirt. I hunted this one on eBay for months and months before finally nabbing it at a decent price, right before Christmas. The reasons for my devoted stalking were two-fold. One, I love the print. It reminds me of a Marc Jacobs dress I fell in love with after seeing it on Jess, which I have never been able to find in my size on eBay. Two, I liked the vaguely 70s vibe, which was rather in vogue last year — or was it the year before that? I lose track of these things, and time, really quickly — and which I thought might work well with some other pieces in my closet, both in terms of aesthetic and colour palette. Well, in the time it took me to finally hunt down this skirt, the 70s fell out of favour and the 90s came back with a vengeance. No matter; I’ve never been “on trend”, except by pure accident, and I’m OK with that. I am still really excited to have this skirt and can’t wait to remix it. It *is* rather longer than I had expected (most skirts described as midi fall just below my knee, but this one is a true midi on me), which creates an extra little challenge, but also the opportunity to play around with some new silhouettes. Fun, fun!

librarian chic
librarian chic

2 Comments on What’s Old Is New Again

  1. The first thing that struck me (ok after the awesomeness of the print) was the skirt’s length. I could not pull it off, but you do it quite nicely. This is also a more neutral colour palette than I’m accustomed to seeing on you. I like that you go more bold lately, especially with reds and blacks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *