10 March 2009

ahoy matey!




(gap striped cotton scoop neck, thrifted polyester navy vest, 7's high-waisted wide leg jeans)
i hate to admit it, but this vest sat idle and tucked away in my closet for many months until i found some guidance from jessie, my live in fashion consultant-- pair it with stripes! she said.  (when in doubt, throw some stripes into the mix! is jessie's latest styling motto)...though stripes have been big for some time, she's right... and  i wouldn't have thought of that.  i think it did the trick!  

i feel slightly like a sailor in this outfit, but i love it, and i embrace my inner deckhand with gusto.  (i did in fact grow up sailing with my father on a twentyfive footer upstate!) ...and the nautical theme is one that rarely goes out of style.  i refrained from pairing it with my long ship pendant necklace, though i did consider it.  that would have definitely taken it too far. 

this vest was found this past fall at a great little vintage consignment shop in greenpoint brooklyn called 'kill devil hill.'  the shop is a riot with its vintage candy selection and stuffed gopher display, and jessie and i had fun pawing through their dress and denim selection.  we found this navy polyester vest that happened to fit me just right.  we also picked up a bottle of homemade vanilla extract on our way out--a treat being made and sold by one of the shop girls.  man, i love brooklyn.




11 comments:

jessie said...

my obsession with stripes has finally trumped my obsession with plaid (well, for now at least)

i love this vest!

WendyB said...

Love this look! Good combo of top and plaid.

danielle said...

thanks so much wendyB! i've worn this outfit a bunch of times since we put it together... i love it when you find a great combo and keep bringin' it back... :o)

Gisela said...

awesome vest! i'm so going to kill devil hill in greenpoint! it sounds scary though, lol. Love your blog! would love for you to visit mine :-)
xo!
-Gisela
www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

Suzi said...

i would probably wear a necklace with an outfit like that. Do you think that is to much with the stripes?

Clau! said...

that vest is great... Heart it ;)

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I reallyt like youyr look here!loving the vest!!very cool

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The striped top is really nice

danielle said...

oh dear Jessie and I have been incredibly delinquent bloggers.. thanks for the comments! Suzi: necklace--not a bad idea--but I'd axe the big thin hoops in tha case.. back when we shot this I was in a huge phase with those hoops...a necklace would be a nice way to soften up all the hard lines.

xoxo