Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Holly go brightly

 Tee - NWT Loft, thrifted
Skirt - the Limited, thrifted
Sandals - vintage(?) Sacha London, thrifted
Buttonflowers - MMD

Fashion Challenges are amazing things. I meet so many new inspirational bloggers during the process of FCs, and even though they are a little extra work for a whole week, the end result is always awesome. You should go check out the Round Up over on Keely's blog to see how fabulous everyone looks.


Other than the round up, I get many fun ideas that I try to incorporate into my daily wear. Savvy Abbie wore this outfit during the challenge, and even though I don't own a similarly printed skirt - I DO own this dip dye skirt in similar color gradient. I could have sworn I had worn this tee with this skirt. Maybe I have, but according to my OOTD folder, I haven't. So thanks to Abbie for the inspiration! I might have missed out on a great pairing thinking I had worn it before.


Someone found MMD by googling
"what shoes with watermelon dress"
These. These shoes.
Also new to today's outfit, these awesome sandals! I want to say they're vintage, and after some googling and etsy searching they look to be from the 1980s. The tag is an old style Sacha London, a company still in business. I was so stoked to find them. I call them my 'citrus sandals'. Update: According to the amazing Sheila, the sandals are likely from the late 80s or early 90s. Thanks for the heads up!

17 comments:

  1. Yay citrus sandals!!

    I love the FC for the same reason, I find new blogs and new inspiration. I love the look you put together and the way the button flowers totally dress up the t-shirt. Super cute. And now I want to line a t-shirt with button flowers! I probably will!

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    1. Honestly I wasn't sure I would wear my own buttonflowers, but they're so perfect to dot along the line of a t shirt without having an accessory that slides around or gets in the way like a necklace might.

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  2. LOL I love your citrus sandals! And I love fashion challenges so much. Not only do they push me to dig a little deeper in my closet, but what others come up with is very inspirational. Love this dip dye skirt Megan! We could be dip dye skirt twins! Well, sort of . . . but yours is pink and purple and mine is white and yellow. Both thrifted though!

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  3. The new sandals are so groovy! I love how you are adding your pins more and more, and they look so fab on your tees.

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  4. Those are such fun sandals - great colors for the summer!

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  5. Ah, the 1980s. Good times. :) What's the definition of vintage? 30+ years old? 40+ years old?

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    1. According to wiki, anything before 1920 is antique, 1920-1960 is vintage. Although it seems like according to the internet anything roughly 30 years old (1980s) is called "vintage"

      I'm unsure about the sandals actual age since I've seen some dated from 1960-1980 in similar lasted designs and I got them in a thrift store for $2. So, not sure!

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  6. Those sandals are so awesome I'd sleep in 'em.

    I've had such a weird day I thought I'd accidentally mailed you a cat toy tonight, and then was relieved because you're my only friend that wouldn't be offended to receive a cat toy.

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  7. Oh I love your skirt, and the sandals were definitely a great find!

    I've just noticed the comment about the cat toy and think thats awesome, I think if one of my friends mailed me a cat toy it would crack me up like nothing else! Funny friends are the best!

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  8. Those shoes are late 80s, like '89 or even '90, when the square heel first started appearing (post-60s square heel, of course). That look carried on heavily into the '90s up until about 2002. See any episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." :)

    Love the top and ombre skirt - so cute.

    Argle bargle, I totally forgot about sending a pic to Keely. Ah, well.

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for weighing in, Sheila. Probably why they're in such good shape. Also I loved Buffy. I really need to go rewatch it. I've seen all of Angel a dozen times, but it's been awhile since Buffy.

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    2. Sheila is such a great resource. Her deep knowledge of fashion make her a Living Encyclopedia of Great Stuff (LEGS).

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  9. This tee is a great color on you and thanks for the link to the roundup! I had a great time participating.

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  10. Those are some colorful & pretty sandals. I love them. Also, I wish I would have purchased that skirt. I recognized it right away that it was from The Limited - my favorite store.

    You look summery and cool, Megan. :-)

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  11. love this outfit! it's so very fresh and cute! Love the little (button?) details and shoes are lovely!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  12. Beyond allure of your enchanting personality, I come here to see things I don't see anywhere else -- like these wickedly cool sandals. You always surprise and delight us with your unexpected finds and choices.

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  13. YaY, brights! Go Megan!! :) those sandals are supercute, the design reminds me of a pair I bought in the mid 90s, allthough mine were in black.

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