Monday, February 13, 2012

outfit post: Maxi-mum Plaid

Today's costume is a direct influence of Vix, otherwised known as the Vintage Vixen. I mentioned in  previous post that Vix can and could single-handedly bring back the maxi. Well, I've seen maxi skirts and dresses ALLLLLL over the interwebs, but it's her hippie-chickie, cool-as-fuck bohemian way of wearing them that made me try my hand at this long hemmy business. 

When I saw this sweet plaid 1960's vintage maxi, I knew it had my name all over it. I had planned on wearing it preppy style, or punked up a bit, as is my way, but Vix bewitched me, and before I knew it I was pairing it up with a funky 60's vest and knit cap giving me a swinging London Carnaby Street flavor. The vest has since found a new home (I'm talking to you Ms. Pumpkin Pie) but I think I will try my hand again wearing the long skirts. And now I've got a new way to wear it, thanks to the Vixen. 

How about you? What bloggers have inspired your outfits? 

Now Wearing: 
  • vintage red acrylic knit cap
  • vintage 1960's suede/crochet vest
  • gingham ribbon as belt
  • vintage 60's plaid tartan maxi skirt
  • pre-loved converse shoes, This N That Thrift

32 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I really like this look...and the hat is the perfect addition! So cute!!

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

I LOVE this outfit. What beautiful colors and mixing of patterns. The colors suit you so well!

déjà pseu said...

Great outfit, and the bright red hat just pulls it all together. Nice!

Violet Folklore said...

Absolutely darling! This is maybe my fave outfit post from you.

Vix said...

I'm honoured by the mention and freaking adore your outfit.
That vest is awesome with the clashing prints and the cute beret tops the whole thing off beautifully.
Wearing one print at a time is such a crime, patterns have so much more pop when they are mixed.
Happy St Vals, Bella. Wish I could hang out with you. xxx

sacramento said...

I thought of Vix when I saw you, so it is a perfect inspiration with your ownd clashing touch, marvellous!!!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

theequinebovine said...

I like you in that maxi!

Girlie Blogger said...

Love it when you wear red.

Kirstin Marie said...

Maximum amazing, I say! You really have a knack for mixing patterns. They always look good together, not a hot mess (like if I tried).

Miss Iffa said...

I love the gorgeous clash of fabrics and prints in this outfit!
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Kasmira said...

So Plaidius Maximus!

Casee Marie said...

Look at your snazzy self. A plaid maxi, really. I don't think I'd know what to do with myself if I found such a thing. Love love loving how you wore it!

Terri said...

Oh, I love the vest. My get-up tomorrow is inspired by Desiree!

pinktutu72 said...

That's an amazing vest. I that red cap with your hair, you have the skin for it.

Heather Fonseca said...

Well you my dear, have certainly inspired my outfits by encouraging me to take more chances!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I went cross-eyed in glorious plaid ecstasy at the first pic, scrolled down and YES it's a maxi!!!! Oh god you are fecking amazeballs and I LOVE your vest soooooo much - you are my inspiration darling Bella!!! You encourage individuals to be true to their creative urges and that's what I adore about you ... there are so many wonderful blog biatches out there and I must say that La Dama, Vix, Helga, and Sarah seem to knock me for six everytime! xoxoxoxox

Style Sud-Est said...

I love the mix of patterns!
Well done!

Haapy Valentine!

Ariane

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

So cute - you're rocking the maxi and the hat is the perfect finishing touch x

Elliott and Tia Raquel Ita said...

Wow and wow again . You look absolutely stunning. And I am not being biased Mi'Ja . Just love the whole outfit . I do believe "red " just adores you ,but not as much as I do

señora Allnut said...

whouuu, you're inspiring me just now!!, I'm loving everything you wear: maxi skirt, red color, fabulous beret, plaid&more plaid, and patchwork vest!!, really admiring how much you rock it!!
besos

Polka Princess said...

Wow......you mix prints like no-one else I know, my dear! And all that red sure suits you!! :)

Happy Valentine's Day hon!! <3

any2ndnow.com said...

I need to be as bold as you with pattern mixing (and the color red)! Love the maxi skirt.

xoxo
Cyrillynn

Fashion Tales.... said...

How fantastic is that vest? I love your plaid hodgepodge of style. Happy Valentine's day Bella!

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Ooooooooh, I totally want to steal that vest from you! So cool!

Happy Valentine's Day, babe. Hope it's as sweet as you are!

xo

Seeking Style said...

You look totally cool!


xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

The Closet Shopper said...

Wow. Great skirt. Love how you styled it. But I always love your styling. Unique and gorgeous.

xo,
Tracy

fdiary said...

I like how you mixed similar colored prints in this outfit. Very edgy and unique!

Miss Peregrin said...

Vix really is the master of maxis, but you are doing her proud! I love every bit of this outfit, and I love you rocking the long skirt. Both you & Vix are inspiring me to go thrifting for more vests.

Aminta Paiz said...

This mix is So lovely !!

La Dama said...

I love you in red plaid,that maxi skirt is so delicious.
loving your crochet vest and I'm not a vest girl.
all my prostis inspire me daily especially the three amigas Sarita,Vixcita,Helgita.
besios

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Love this! Can I have the vest next!?

Style Eyes said...

Fantastic outfit. Yes I get lots of inspiration from Vix too, she has got me wearing vintage maxi dresses too!

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