I mix eras too. 1970's top, 1980's, belt, 2000's skirt.
None of the components of this outfit were terribly interesting on their own, As I wear so much brown, I'm willing to take a chance on an odd piece like the skirt because I know I won't have too much trouble finding something to wear it with. I have to be a bit more cautious with pinks, purples, and light blues as I have so little in those colours and pattern mixing depends on shade and tone more than the colour itself. Neither the top nor skirt have purple, but the dull tones belt worked well here. I also like mixing textures like suede and the light rayon skirt. It sounds wrong, but looks right.
I had to resist the urge to pile on the strands of beads as that would risk looking more like a costume than an interesting display of vintage. I was trying to remember how I would have worn something like this mid-70's, and I'm sure there would have been a white necklace and earrings, but there might also have been a scarf of netting material. I had a rather nice brown one (of course) that my mum called my, "Catch of the Day" scarf as it reminded her of a fisherman's net. Sometimes, I'd wear it around my waist, or on my head like a fortune teller. Today, that would look like a costume, even if it was historically accurate. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Your clothes, your rules. Wear 'em any way you damn please, and don't let someone tell you otherwise.
1970's polyester blouse-Goodwill
1970's Christopher Rand acrylic cardigan-Goodwill
1970's vinyl handbag-Goodwill
Naturalizer shoes-Hand-Me-Ups (I own the same shoe in a closed-toe pump. I like what I like!)
Flower-Tiff and Tam
Fragrance-Guerlain Chamade (vintage EDT)
Lippy-Estee Lauder Maplesugar (My "go-to" brown shade)
Those sexy blue toes swathed in nana tights. I guess I could slap some polish on the nails and pretend to kinda-sorta care.
I stole the idea for the flower on the neckline ties right off the Paris Fashion Week runways. I'm seeing it all over, and it does stand out on a blouse where a necklace would have to fight for attention. I've been seeing plain strands of ribbon fastened with a flower as well, which is brilliant (and inexpensive). I see a trip to the fabric store in my future for some ribbon.
I recently purchased a pair of vintage 60's round frames that are super-large and owl like. I haven't had my eye exam yet, so I'm waiting to have lenses put in, but I'm wondering if I should go tinted again? I like the look of a blue tint on these frames, but against silver I'm less certain. I've learned my lesson about the line-less tri-focals though. My cat eye glasses really don't do well in photos because of the lines, and I look even more cross-eyed than I already am. I've been able to compensate in photos by looking sideways rather than straight-on in the camera, but next time around I'm going to do without the lines. This pair took forever to get used to because of the absence of lines. My brain and eyes had a hard time getting together and knowing where I should be looking for reading vs. walking around and not bumping into things. With enough wear, I finally adjusted to them-just in time to get new lenses.
Yeah well, I'm not too cross-eyed to flip you off, am I? I see this here finger, perfectly.