WHAT I WORE: Black and Brown

brown vintage jumper dress with black ascot blouse

When I finally graduated from my private high school, I quickly purged my closet of almost all of the button-up collared shirts I owned. I know- it wasn’t my smartest idea! But I had just been through 4 years of uniforms, and I was definitely ready to get a little creative with my wardrobe. It’s funny how once you’ve been forced to wear something for a required activity, like school or work, you basically never want to wear it again.

When I started working at Starbucks back in August, I went to the thrift store in search of black and white shirts that buttoned up to my neck to cover my tattoos. This black ascot blouse was one of my finds, but because I purchased it with work in mind, I never considered wearing it without a green apron while I wasn’t making lattes. But good news! I finally got past my mental block and now I love layering this black ascot blouse underneath sleeveless dresses and jumper to keep warm on the blustery days we’ve been having. It’s certainly a versatile blouse, and I’m glad I found it!

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

dress: I Love Vintage Stuff on Etsy / coat: The Classic Butterfly on Etsy
socks: Urban Outfitters 2009 / shoes: ASOS 2011 / blouse: thrifted

brown vintage jumper dress with black ascot blouse

brown vintage jumper dress with black ascot blouse

brown vintage jumper dress with black ascot blouse

brown vintage jumper dress with black ascot blouse

brown vintage jumper dress with black ascot blouse

10 Responses

  1. Rona says:

    You look beautiful, Perfectly styled :)

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  2. Natanya says:

    One of my favorite outfits of yours, Mandy! Such a great winter look. The ascot tie-shirt is definitely one of those killer thrift finds when you can find it.

  3. Great look I love the outfit with the socks an have major coat envy xo

  4. skye says:

    I love your ’60s looks! That coat is the perfect addition.

  5. Oh I’m loving that shirt!

  6. Karen says:

    You are the cutest :)

  7. patty says:

    such a gorgeous outfit!!

  8. Jenni says:

    Hi Mandi,
    I just discovered your blog! (through A Beautiful Mess). I absolutely LOVE your style and have enjoyed looking around your site. This outfit is particularly lovely- very festive looking :)

    -Jenni from Bottomley Cottage

  9. Vanessa says:

    This coat looks darling on you. It is always a thrill to know one of my shop items has gone to someone who will love it. I so appreciate the shout out and seeing your pictures is a thrill. Thanks again from The Classic Butterfly!