|#AMERICANMADE Styling for a Stronger America|
MADE IN THE SHADE. I'm pleased, also, to be among the many stylish women who are participating in Jill's and Adrienne's monthly series, How I Wear My-, with this month being How I Wear My Sunglasses. They'll be posting the pics, July 2nd, so please check out all us "shady ladies" over at Everything Just So, and The Rich Life (on a Budget) then. Thank you, Jill and Adrienne for allowing me to join in on the fun!
ALL AMERICAN. I LOVE red, white, and blue. Especially when worn together. It's been a summer favorite since childhood, and the outfit I'm sharing today is something I'm sure I would've worn way back in the day. In fact, I'm going to share with you some pictures taken of me when I was in highschool- we're talking, the eighties, folks, circa 1982 or '83. Behold a 17 year-old version of me, wearing a red, white and blue top, with a sailor collar. Aside from the bangs, and the "mom" jeans (hey, it was the '80s!) I could very easily see the current self sporting the exact same outfit.
|American Maid: a 17 year old Bella hanging with her high school pals circa 1982.|
What my 48 year old self delights in most, is the fact that this entire outfit is 100% thrifted (or gifted), and is ALL AMERICAN. The romper was made in the U.S.A. something I look for in a garment label, and what a bonus that it's also vintage.
|#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST 100% Thrifted (or gifted), and ALL AMERICAN.|
- "Mon Cherry" hand-made from vintage materials, worn HERE + HERE (gifted)
- Heart Sunnies, Freestyle Clothing Exchange, similar HERE
- vintage 1980s chambray romper, A Bit of Birdsong
- vintage cotton sash, thrifted
- beaded bracelets, thrifted (various sources)
- Red clutch (really a make-up bag), Thrift Town
- St. John's Bay white leather sandals, Value Village
Linking to the pants wearing Patti for Visible Monday