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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

long hunter park

long hunter park

Vintage pin tuck crop top - swap with Melissa of Sometimes Almost Always
Vintage pleated cranberry skirt - thrifted
Saddle leather satchel - c/o Fossil
1970s wood wedge sandals - from my mother-in-law

Another piece from a recent swap with Melissa, this white crop top is amazing and also kind of a mystery to me. I can't really tell which side should be worn in the front (pretty dumb of me I know) but both look good in the front or back that it really might work either way - and another mystery is its age. I know it could be as new as the 1960s or 70s but is it older than that? Its cropped length means it could be a summery 40s piece or it may be as old as Edwardian, like this beauty. I'm stumped. What do you think?

Either way, it's my ideal summer top and I've been wearing it constantly. I've been wearing the blouse with a pair of pleated gray linen shorts from American Apparel a whole lot, that and some thrifted sandals. But when I found a cranberry colored skirt from Goodwill the other weekend, I decided to put the two together with an autumnal leather satchel from Fossil and my favorite shoes from my mother-in-law's stash from her teen years. We took these photos at Long Hunter State Park, a local park with great trails for biking or running (which I haven't done in forever sadly but Neil does all the time).

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Today was a yard work day - literally hours and hours spent ripping out weeds and discovering hornet's nests and mowing and prepping plants and window boxes and washing the front of our little house. Next step is painting those window boxes and planting those plants, which I can't wait to do. It is nice to be at the end of your day and feel it in your bones.. maybe it means there's good sleep ahead. Hanging out on the couch with a movie til then.

17 comments:

  1. That third picture is deceiving, your hair would look so cute shorter!

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  2. What a great outfit! I am seriously coveting the purse. :)

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  3. Lauren! I wish that top had fit me like it fits on you! I knew it would be perfect for you. :) What about those buttons around the waist? What could it have once been connected to?

    Also, I agree, short hair would look amazing on you. But so does long!

    Sometimes Almost Always

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  4. This is such a cute outfit! I love that blouse!

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a gorgeous outfit. I'm not normally a fan of crop tops (I find them quite daunting to be honest) but the way you paired it with a high waisted skirt is just brilliant.

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  6. What a pretty outfit, I really love that vintage crop top. You really do have the best luck with vintage. I know what you mean about the "feel it in your bones," kind of tired. I love days like that.

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  7. This skirt is such a beautiful colour:) and looks so cute with this crop top, a winner all round!!
    Jess x

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  8. This has to be one of my favorite outfits!
    That skirt is so beautiful!
    It's perfect for late summer/very early fall ...

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  9. That cranberry skirt is gorgeous-- I keep scrolling up to look at the little button tabs again. I want to copy that wee detail for a skirt of my own!

    These photos epitomize late summer: the clothes and silhouette are perfectly August-y, but you can tell that some of those trees are thinking about fall. So lovely!

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  10. Such a beautiful outfit - the perfect combination of summer textures with autumn colors :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the top and skirt, the perfect outfit while its still summer, but you are thinking of fall!

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  12. I really love that skirt - such a rich colour! And the pleated front is really sweet.

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  13. I love this top! So versatile and feminine.

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  14. The comment from I presume the original owner that there are buttons connecting to nothing in particular makes me feel it's old...Seriously so many of the old (Edwardian type era) tops/blouses/bodices/whatever have buttons or buttonholes that serve no apparent purpose would would seemingly connect to a skirt or other garment. In the end though doesn't matter so much when it is from so much as how pretty it looks :)

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