Hello friends, I hope you all had a great weekend! The weather is dreadful here and I have a stinking cold…the joys of Winter! However, I did manage to take some photos for this month’s Style Not Age challenge while it stopped raining (briefly).
Hilda set the theme for November, prompting us to dig out something from our wardrobes that’s at least 10 years old. Well I definitely have more than a few items of clothing that fit the bill. But as a hoarder I have pieces much older than that; so for “Style Not Age Go Back in Fashion” I pulled out this leopard print waistcoat that I bought second hand in the early 90s.
I can’t remember exactly when I bought the waistcoat, but I think I was about 18. Back then I wasn’t very confident, so although I loved the waistcoat the moment I saw it, I never actually wore it. Even so, I’ve kept hold of it like the accomplished hoarder that I am, and yet again my hunch has paid off because now I would not hesitate in wearing it.
The label is Jean Marc Phillipe, Paris, and it was made in France. That is quite a rarity nowadays when most clothes are manufactured cheaply in the Far East. On a side note, I’ve been making a concerted effort not to buy new clothes lately and I’m actually rather liking it! I’ve found a couple of fabulous coats in charity shops that I’ll be showing you soon 🙂
My red bag is also a blast from the past; not quite as old as the waistcoat but I’ve definitely used it more. I bought it during a trip to Venice for my mum’s 60th birthday 15 years ago. The straps are looking a bit tatty now with some loose stitching, but I could easily tidy them up.
Everything else in the outfit is much newer. The black faux leather jeans and flare sleeve jumper allow the bag and waistcoat to stand out while still adding interest to the outfit. You know I have a thing for dramatic sleeves, even though they’re not always very practical 😉 And speaking of practical, I added a hat to keep the drizzly rain off my freshly-washed hair…I’m counting the days until I can get it trimmed!
SHOP THE LOOK
Jean Marc Phillip waistcoat (vintage) | Frontrow skinny jeans | V by Very jumper | Principles ankle boots | Zara hat | bag bought in Venice
Let’s take a look at how my blogger friends have chosen to go back in fashion…
Hilda is pairing her fabulous vintage green velvet jacket with a leopard print skirt. Head to Over the Hilda to see the outfit in more detail.
Jacqui is proving that a classic trench coat will never go out of style. Hers is more than 30 years old…what a great investment! Pop over to Mummabstylish to find out more.
Anna is keeping warm in a gorgeous leopard print faux fur coat she bought 20 years ago. Visit Anna’s Island Style to see more of this fabulous outfit!
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