28 November 2008

the past in the present

i hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving! it's definitely nice to have a break and do nothing for a few days. the time off from work just gives me more time to play with clothes :)

this dress below was a thrift store find from a few years ago and i have always wondered what it was originally. it has the appearance of a choir robe of some sort, minus the fact that it is so short. i don't think any choir would have robes this short, but it is definitely uniform-ish. there were actually a few of them at the store when i bought it. i have worn this thing a million different ways but can never seem to find a way that i love for this particular piece. i've worn it with big belts, small belts, cardigans, hoodies, sweaters, scarves, boots, flats, etc. this is just the latest in the series.

this shirt is also from a thrift store and every time i wear it, it makes me smile a bit because it reminds me of one of my great-aunts. she always had a million of these thin cotton plaid button ups hanging around and she would put them on over whatever she was wearing when she was cooking, cleaning or in the garden. i am definitely channeling her in this outfit. haha

(dress: thrift, button-up: thrift, tights: h&m, boots: danielle's closet)


WendyB said...

Cute pix!

Sailesina said...

hay que monada me encanto como luce !!!

jessie said...

thanks guys! :)

The Clothes Horse said...

This outfit is so lovely and really seems to suit the season right now.

jessie said...

TCH: thanks! it's really comfortable and easy to wear, can't beat that!