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Thursday, March 31, 2011

outfit post: Stripes & Polka Dots, the Gold Edition

Golden Girl: Sporting a 1970's Vintage Bloomingdales Striped Cardigan
Feeling Golden.I am basking in the glow of my new-to-me vintage gold and black striped cardigan, a gift from the fabulous Ann of Annimal House. To bring out it's '70's character, I paired it with my mid-length vintage sun-dress and tied it with a polka dot sash. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to drag out my striped platform shoes, that I bought over a year ago inspired by a certain Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy, proving the suggestive power of the fashion blogger. She wore the shoes in an outfit- and I went online and ordered the shoes. Thanks Suze, for rocking things the way you do! And thank YOU, Ann for being you!

Now Wearing: 
  • Cotton Sun Hat
  • Vintage 1970's "Bloomingdales" gold/black cardigan- gifted
  • Vintage 1950's cotton sun-dress- thrifted
  • Vintage 1960's lucite cameo pin- Fringe on 21
  • Vintage 1980's "Leathers by Ann" gold leather bag-thrifted
  • Black polka dot tights
  • Alice + Olivia striped platforms-Payless Shoes

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36 comments:

The Closet Shopper said...

OMG. So so cute. Me likey. Xo, tracy

Mrs Bossa said...

Lady, you are on fire with the outfit posts of late! Love the hat, too.

sacramento said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww bella this must be one of my favourite outfits ever.
Your mix and matxh is sooooooooo close to my heart, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Those shoes are just perfect!!!
Your comment is pure poetry.
Love you, Bella
I don´t know if it happens to you, but when I look at you, I feel I have known you for ever.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

QueenVII said...

That cardigan... so awesome! I could die! Seriously! Black and gold? striped? can it get anymore perfect? I like the way you styled it too :-)

Annebeth said...

haha you look positively insane and positively awesome! :D

Collette Osuna said...

In CRAZY love with all pieces of this outfit....you are a thrifting angel:)

Vintage Vixen said...

You look like you should be starring in The Great Gadsby! 1920's glamour with 70's sassiness. I absolutely adore you (and the outfit). xxx

Ofelia said...

Bella, this is my favorite outfit on you ever, ever!!!!
You look so glamorous and feminine!!!!
It remains me of a 20's flapper girl!!!

Un-stitched said...

I love this outfit, best yet! What a beautiful cardigan and more beautiful lady wearing it - the pink on your lips look great. If I saw you on the street - lol, in person, the jaw would drop.
christine
http://un-stitched.com/

Sal said...

Now that's a pattern mix to be reckoned with!

jill815 said...

I love this outfit and I have to tell you that in the first picture you look like a Vogue model. So gorgeous!

Deni said...

I love it! Lovely blog hun....

northeastchic said...

I hereby dub thee "Queen of the Polka-Dots"! And those shoes make that outfit sing!!!

Santina said...

Alright, my stripe loving sister from another mister, you know I looooooooove that cardigan. What an amazing gift!

WendyB said...

Reminds me that I need a new sun hat!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@Wendy: I too need a new sunhat. Let's go shopping together, lol.

@Santina: you know I think of you when I get my stripe on.

@Northeastchic: We thank-ye!

@Deni: Hello! Thank you. And thanks for visiting my blog!

@Jill815: oh you know a way to a middle-aged grrl's heart doncha? Vogue model, YEAH! ; )

@Sal: thanks, lady, you rock!

@Christine: thank you! I'd LOVE to see you on the street, so we could meet for coffee! <3

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Tracy, Mrs. Bossa, Sacramento, Vanessa, Annabeth, Collette, Vix and Ofelia- each of you gets a bloggy kiss from me: MUAHZ!

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

Um, HELLO, this is FABULOUS!!! I love the pattern mixing here!! I have still not mastered this skill {haven't tried many times} and this goes in my inspiration folder, my dear!

Polka Princess said...

Ooohhh! Stripes & polkas......somebody's inspired by the link of my blog! ;)

Love every single piece you've put together dear.....& CONGRATS on making it to the Links A La Mode yet again! :))

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Fierce, fabulous and individual.
The cardigan is very pretty and I appreciate the way you coordinate and combine.

My Heart Blogged said...

I love this outfit so much. It is perfect. The hat, shoes, dress, cardigan, and bag. ::swoon::
My Heart Blogged

Anika http://www.byanika.com said...

Bella, I am in LOVE with your fierce pattern-mixing! You my dear are a woman after my own heart. I always leave your site wanting more! It must be love.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Utter, utter coolness from the gorgeous Bella. If I saw you walking down the street in this outfit I would have to stop and ask you to have a cuppa with me at the nearest cafe so I could gaze at your outfit. The cardi! The dress! The shoes!!! xoxo

Terri said...

This is utterly wonderful!

Judith said...

Brilliant composition! Like a symphony! The Style Crone.

stanimalandannimal said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! So freakin cute, I'm stoked to be able to enhance your radness in any way! MWAH!! See you tomorrow, can't wait!!!!!

Leia said...

This is possibly my most favorite outfit of yours EVER! I LOVE stripes and polka dots (and I actually wore them together in an outfit that I have yet to post online!). Those shoes go so well with the outfit too and I love the black and white color palette!

Leia

Plami said...

Gorgeous outfit!!! I love how you mix different patterns :)

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is one of your very best pattern mixes. LOVE!

any2ndnow.com said...

Love the mix Bella! I think I may actually be in love with your shoes. Seriously.

xoxo
Cyrillynn

tinyjunco said...

Bella, i think this is my fave look on you EVER!!! the patterns, the sihouette perfection (that hat! the empire waist with unbuttoned cardi!), the one perfect pin.....as Carols Casteneda used to say, "Yowie Zimbowie Chica!!"

and re: your soggy foggy days a while back - that central valley tule fog is notorious world-wide for getting people down. My step-grandam (since deceased) lived in Sacramento for one winter, with it's typical fogged-out endless days......do you know that she would bring this up to complain about it as her worst winter ever for at least fifty years afterwards? no lie.

very glad to see that you are feeling better and looking beyond outrageous!! steph

Laura Connell said...

Sophisticated mixing of stripes and polka dots. Such a lady!

lady sélénite said...

great to mix stripes and polka dots ! Black and white gives the harmony !!
http://selenite.weebly.com

Heather Fonseca said...

Love it! I think I'd wear the whole outfit just the way you have it.

Love,
Heather
http://thestyleconfessions.com/

Gina said...

I love this! You really can't go wrong with stripes and polka dots. I love your hat, too. :)

grownandcurvywoman.com said...

Fabulous!!! I love it!

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