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Monday, February 20, 2012

outfit post: Modern Old-Fashioned

Holy-Roller-Derby-Girl:  An iconic silhouette mixing vintage with modern elements references the past without living in it.
                                                                                                                                                                              
I'm an old-fashioned sort. I love clothes from previous decades. I enjoy history. But my mind, eyes and heart are firmly planted in the 21st century. You could call me a modern old-fashioned. 

Because in way, that's what I am.  



High + Mighty: The modern mullet hem is featured on a FOB Fashions black lace top.
Now Wearing: 
  • vintage straw derby
  • Porkchop Rules, Catholic saints necklace 
  • Virgin Mary bracelet from Mexico
  • black lace mullet top, c/o FOB Fashion
  • vintage metallic scale belt
  • vintage black slip
  • lace tights, Target
  • Frye boots, online

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38 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love this outfit, Bella. I think it is my favorite on you...it just has a wonderful feel about it!

sacramento said...

I adore the whole oputfit, but the boots, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh the boots I adore.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Misfits Vintage said...

You and me both, Bella. You look gorgeous - I love the different textures and those boots are killer. Sarah xxx

Kirstin Marie said...

Wowza you look gorgeous, Bella!! I love this entire outfit and those boots are amazing. I'm totally loving everything!!

Vix said...

That's freaky, I started to write an almost identical post earlier, it just goes to show how brilliant blogging is in that it unites like-minded women we'd never have met without the internet.
I love this outfit, the casually untucked vest and the sexy boots rock my world, as do you!
xxxx

Sara said...

Great words! And also I love this outfit of yours, black really look amazing on you :)

Shybiker said...

Very cool. I like the idea of drawing on the past as we create our present. And the tights rock!

déjà pseu said...

This has to be my favorite of the outfits I've seen on you so far. That b+w shot especially...it should be hanging in a portrait gallery somewhere, it just seems to capture so much personality!

Mitha Komala said...

omg your top and boots are so awesome. you look gorgeous dear! I love your blog, all contents are amazing <3

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Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Oh, WOW! I love, love, love this. (squealing and clapping). Nicely done!

pastcaring said...

New to your blog and loving this outfit, and the sentiments!
Wonderful tights and boots, and such a pretty slip/skirt.
Love Curtise x

Franca said...

love the many textures of black!

Patti said...

This must be one of my favorites too - I love all the different blacks, and esp the black lace top. Excellent! : >

theequinebovine said...

I love your mixed lace, and in my favorite boots of yours no less. midnight fox!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Hats off to you! I love your straw hat and the lace is divine xx

Jamillah said...

I love your outfit! All the textures in the black and how it is definitely a nod to old fashion but totally modern. Hot! Hot! Hot! :D

Terri said...

I love the slip and wish that I could wear mine to work! The contrasting laces and the hints of gold are just perfect. We need to find you some roller skates!

Melanie said...

I picture you playing cards in a dark, smoky room, men scowling at your unladylike winning streak, then you sauntering over to the piano to sing a torch song. With a heavy-metal flourish at the end perhaps.

pinktutu72 said...

I like how you have romantic with a hard edge and wow those boots!

gracefully50.com said...

Well, I agree with all the previous comments...you look totally hot. I especially love your sexy pout..I'm gonna have to try it. :)

Jean said...

This is delicious, and for some reason I was totally blown away by your eyebrows!! I am wondering if I noticed them before, or if somehow this post and your makeup just brought them to my attention. I agree with a previous post: you look totally hot.

Love, Jean
www.drossintogold.com

Jean said...

P.S. I really liked your interview with Anika. Your explanation and description for an international audience was very, very cool.

Love, Jean

Girlie Blogger said...

Super cool lace and boots.

Miss Peregrin said...

Loving the modern-old-fashioned look. You look smashing & I love your hat.

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

That top reminds me of the one I have! You look so so pretty, yet still badass as ever. Love you.

RETRO REVA said...

Hi my zen master :)
Thank you for everything-looking forward to catching up!

This look is smokin and i am getting soooooooo inspired (another for my notebook :)

Off to read and say a big hey to my other buds.

will e-mail soon.

Love and Huggs always,
reeves

Jenmarie said...

Love this look! Those boots are killer and the lace is so feminine. I love the different pieces you styled to complete this outfit.

lasophia said...

Bella! You almost look steam punk! Just a few more gadgets and clocks. I need some more Victorian boots. I'm inspired.

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

oooooooooh Bella belissima, my love, this is hands down one of my all time faves on you! I feel so inspired, which I always do when I am around you. Can we try the skype date again next Saturday? Am finally better from pneuomonia. I love you so, and miss you miss you. Got your mail, and am exited to do it. Yours, A.

Fashion Tales.... said...

I really feel this post, and have always loved old fashioned items. You look lovely, adore the black and white photo. (reminds me of a silent film still) P.S. I'm excited for you, you'll do well in the Northwest! -xx

Ashe Mischief said...

Oof, lady! You hit the nail on the head-- I definitely think I'm a modern old-fashioned gal, too. I'm definitely loving all the textures in this outfit!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

amazing tights and boots!
there are things about me that are so old fashioned, but others that are perfectly modern and dependent upon technology today.
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Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

DeniseAngela said...

Cool boots & love the lace....awesome outfit!

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Great outfit and what a lovely song!

Kitty said...

Wow you are referencing so many different eras here Bella, so beautifully done.xx.

La Dama said...

I love your lacey vintage outfit!
those boots could kick some ass.
Virgin Mary bracelet? A close up porfavor.
besotes

Forest City Fashionista said...

Such a cool look, from the hat to the seriously funky boots. The lacey details are very pretty, and keeps the outfit from being too severe.

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