Sunday, November 3, 2013

Outfit Post: Nineties Legs

Thoughtful in Seattle: the thinking girl's neutral, grey is a smart move for a Monday.
Grey Matters: A quiet palette of grey and black blends into the Seattle landscape. Or does it? Feeling quite visible and pow-pow-pow in my grey sweatshirt and cut-offs ala grunge. As someone put described it, I've got "nineties legs." 

And yup, I did dress like this in the 1990's, so perhaps I am breaking some fashion rules (you know the one, if you wore it the first time, you shouldn't be wearing it now.) But let me tell you,




I felt more attractive and styling in this outfit, than I have in a loooong while. So rocking what worked for me back in my hay-day makes me feel: hey, today's my day!

Also making my day, nay, my MONTH is the honor to be named Blogger of the Month by The Fabulous Times. Do check out this fantastic website and, if you'd like, read my interview here.

Linking to Visible Monday
Linking to Hat Attack

Everything but the tights were thrifted. See below for deets.

Now Wearing:
  • vintage black felt hat, This N That Gift + Thrift
  • pre-loved grey sweatshirt, Value Village
  • vintage leather coat, The Daily Planet
  • vintage rhinestone pins, & brooch, c/o Dressed Her Days Vintage
  • mom shorts, free pile
  • heart tights, similar here
  • vintage 90s booties by Nine West, Goodwill

34 comments:

une femme said...

You are rockin' those 90's legs! Great look on you!!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Glad you're feeling so good! I've got a soft spot for 90s legs myself. :)

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Fabulous tips for aspiring bloggers and a great interview. Congrats!

You're comfortable in what you're wearing here and it shows.

bisous
Suzanne

A Well Styled Life said...

I'm loving your tights, attitude, smile and gorgeous red lips.

Val Sparkle said...

You should be blogger of the month every month! You look absolutely gorgeous, especially in that photo with the smile. And you prove that rules are made to be whoop-assed!

Monica P said...

Red is your lip color girl ;-) Your 3rd pic is so pretty!

Monica
www.pear-shaped-gal.com

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oh, you are totally owning this look! Love the hearts, love the hat...dang, you even make a grey sweatshirt look haute couture.

Big congrats on blogger of the month!!

Melanie said...

Those pieces all thrown together look exactly right - I don't know people who do that with the ease you do. Great interview! And, yup, great gams.

Vix said...

You could wear a burkha and still be visible, it's all in the attitude and you've got it.
Love those sexy tights and all that leg on display.
That's such a stupid rule about not wearing something we remember from the first time round, especially when we were gawky teenagers when it was first in fashion. We learn to accept and live with our "flaws" as we get older so it stands to reason that our confidence makes everything we wear rock!
Well done on being Blogger of the Moth and I'm hugely honoured by the mention. You never fail to inspire me. xxxx

Anupriya DG said...

You rocking the outfit, womaaaan! Specially LOVE the first shot! :*

That's Not My Age said...

I think you look fantastic & don't agree with that 'don't wear it the second time round' nonsense. Just wear it differently.

And I love a grey sweatshirt.

Sarah DeLicatease said...

Awesome look Bella!:) Blogger of the month, wow congrats!! <3

Sacramento Amate said...

Best legs in the world, Bella.
Everything you wear comes to life.
I wear everything again and again.
Feliz lunes amiga mía.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Patti said...

Awesome legs, gf! You are rocking and owning the 90's legs, and the whole look is a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xox

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You look amazing in this hat, Bella! It was made for you and those legs!! Show them off, girl! Congratulations on the honor!!

Katy Rose said...

If anyone can pull off the 90's legs it's you! Love the pattern on those tights. Such a fun departure from the usual pattern in stores today.- Katy

Forest City Fashionista said...

I remember the tights-under-shorts thing, which has had a resurgence of popularity amongst the 20-somethings here. I remember wearing men's long underwear under a pair of army shorts in the winter. You've got great gams, girl, and you can tell you're feeling sassy in this outfit!

YOu are a Fabulous Blogger, this month, or any month - Congrats!

Rosalind said...

Well, of COURSE you are a fabulous blogger (of this month, last month, next month and the one after that too). And the decade is irrelevant, you have fabulous legs!

Ariane Lasalle said...

Congrats Bella!

And who cares about the rules! you wear what pleases you!

I like this outfit the 90s becomes you!

Arianexo

Tamera Wolfe said...

Congrats Bella!!

I think you look fantastic!!

Veshoevius said...

if you wore it the first time, you shouldn't be wearing it now... whatever!
You look fabulous! I love the hat on you! I actually wore a hat like that everywhere I went in the 90's!

WendyB said...

So cute! That hat is totally giving me the '90s vibes.

Hang T. Tran said...

Long time no see, you look beautiful as ever!
Love those 90s leggings. They look good on you!

Big hugsss
Hang

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Screw the rules! You look totally fabulous...love it!
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Maggie Snarkface said...

I quite like this look and I have a new rule: where whatever the hell makes you feel fabulous! The end.

teatimewithtrina said...

Bella, just read the interview, it was amazing. Thank you for the fun tips but mostly thank you for just being you and for reminding us with each and every post you send out how being true to yourself is the most important thing we can share with others.

Please may I? said...

Wow Bella, congrat hun! really chuffed for you, it's well deserved.

As for the 90s look, hunny you rock it!

X x

The Style Crone said...

This ensemble truly displays your talent and your spirit. Fashion rules have never made sense to me. If you feel good and you look fab, which you do, it's a winner.

The Fabulous Times has impressed me by choosing you as the Blogger of the Month! Great interview and photos. I am honored by the mention! And honored that you shared this amazing hat on Hat Attack. Thank you.

The Style Crone said...

This ensemble truly displays your talent and your spirit. Fashion rules have never made sense to me. If you feel good and you look fab, which you do, it's a winner.

The Fabulous Times has impressed me by choosing you as the Blogger of the Month! Great interview and photos. I am honored by the mention! And honored that you shared this amazing hat on Hat Attack. Thank you.

pastcaring said...

It's a fabulous look on you, Bella, you radiate positivity and confidence. I don't take the slightest notice of the "not if you wore it first time around" (so-called) rule! Congratulations on being chosen as Blogger of the Month, that's great news! xxx

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Well deserved and completely appropriate! Congratulations ... of course you are! So cute, so casual, so you!
You are just one of the best girls ever, anywhere!

No fear of fashion said...

You are right feeling fabulous. This does look good on you. Your character and your shape also defines what looks good on you.
I cannot pull this off but you certainly can. (And you have such a cute, adorable face.)
Greetje

Beata B said...

Cute and fun outfit, the hat is fabulous and really suits your style! X

PinkCheetahVintage said...

LOVE it!!! Going to read Blogger of the Month article stat!

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