Wardrobe Wednesday: All in the Family


My mom gave me a box of clothes that she used to wear when I was a little girl. I found this lovely wool plaid skirt amongst the glorious collection of 80s ensembles and shortened it a bit. It sort of made her day when we I showed up at her house wearing her old skirt!


The top is actually a dress. It’s way too breezy to be wearing in the wintertime, so this is my solution. I was a little worried that the outfit would look too librarian, so I paired it with these zip up booties and some leather gloves. I think it balanced out in the end.


By the way… I took off my black wool coat for these photos, and it was fa-reeeezing! Silly me. I must find somewhere indoors to take outfit shots.


Outfit details:


blouse/dress: vintage

cardigan: UO 08

skirt: vintage (from my mother’s closet- it came with a belt)

tights: UO 09

shoes: UO 09

gloves: Kohls 08

purse: vintage (thrifted 08)


5 Responses

  1. Kassie says:

    Very cute outfit, and the fact that your skirt once belonged to your mother makes it even better =]

  2. Victoria says:

    How very nice that your mom kept those clothes that long!

  3. Sue says:

    Great outfit! Love what you did with the skirt. I still have some of my favorite pieces from the 80s. Wow…feeling a little old now.

  4. Love the outfit. The boots are awesome with it! I am so very loving your blog.

  5. Melissa says:

    lovely :-) so great that you re-purposed your mom’s things too :)