Vanity + Vintage #05

This week's Vanity + Vintage is brought to you by the inspiring ways of wearing simple vintage, yet making it modernised. Meet the school plaided vest and black slip number!

A few of my favourite vintage (black)pieces are slips that I've collected over the years. I'm a huge fan of slips for various reasons; being fond of  layering them with separates, or even wearing one as a dress in some cases. Although, my mother may not think it to be proper attire worn solely as a dress, we do agree to disagree, and also accede that I am of an entirely different generation for function and style than she.

This particular slip below is actually the only vintage slip that I own which doesn't have allover lace on it, instead just a small piece at the top (and, you know how I adore lace)! However, this still holds a special place tucked away in my heart.  Hope that you enjoy my lovelies!
VIntage menswear inspired fashion bloggers annie hall style
Don't worry, you're not suppose to iron it! This was once crushed silk! 
I recall acquiring this all-in-one vest at a vintage shoppe somewhere in San Francisco, Calif., it's been so long ago, however I wanted to wear this because today reminded me of a back to school day. Sitting in a meeting, dictations/taking notes, reading new workbooks and thinking, "Man, I cannot wait until lunchtime." I also love wearing vests anyway!

So, what are you wearing today? Are you wearing something that you haven't worn in quite a while? Do tell!
The other goods:  Lace shrug- Anthropologie, Heels- Salvatore Ferragamo, Skirt- H&M, Necklace- gifted from Hawaii market, Earrings- Ladyofashion DIY staple piece.


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29 comments

  1. Oh my gosh--- I love both looks!!! And the slip could be used for this week's NoH Does (hint hint, nudge nudge!)

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  2. Thank you! Okay, will do! xo *nudge accepted! lol

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  3. Hi Madison,

    thanks so much for replying to my post on FBFF & including a link to your blog. Such useful advice. I really like to see more posts about remixing & travelling in the blog community. Maybe I could get you to do a guest post on my blog sometime in the future with your best tips for travelling (if your interested)?

    Take care for now.
    Kelly

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  4. PS Love your vintage slip! Never even thought of wearing one of those ...

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  5. Hi Kelly,
    Not a problem, I'm glad that I could help & that you found it useful. I saw the email & had to respond. I'd love to do a guest (travel related) post with quick tips, just send me a mail.

    Cheers,
    Madison

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  6. Your slip is beautiful! Slips do make for great layering, and yours is lovely on you as a dress.

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  7. I love both looks but the second is my favorite! I would have never thought to wear a slip as a dress, haha

    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  8. Gorgeous dress.
    Love the shirt piece into this fabulous outfit
    Lee x
    http://leeoliveira.com

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  9. That vest is hot in an Annie Hall way! Great find.

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  10. The vintage slip is so fabulous!!! I absolutely adore it!!! And the necklace is beautiful too! :)

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  11. I love the idea of this series, and can't wait for the next installment. The slip (oh I'm a huge fan of the slipdress) is rad, and I love how you make a vintage vest look modern. Cute! And you are GORGEOUS!

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  12. I love the maxi dress you look stunning in it! The little slip is perfect as well to keep you warm and cover your shoulders.

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  13. I love the slip, so pretty, also love this feature I love vintage clothes and seeing how others put them together into such amazing outfits.

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  14. Oh dear Madison, I have always wanted to wear a slip as a dress...for real! I haven't yet found one that I feel I can actually do this with yet, but you inspire me that it can be done gawsh darn it! Oh and my mama would never agree on the slip situation too, lol.

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  15. Do not fret, you will find one. There are so many ways to style it, with a belt with a sweater over, Tee, scarf, etc. I'm happy that this inspired you. & yes, my Mother is quite the proper woman... but that's also why I love her! Thanks! -xo

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  16. Hi Ceri,
    Thanks for visiting my blog, glad that you like this series, as it's one fairly new that I've started. There will be more to come soon, or until I run out of showcasing my vintage... lol Stay tuned...
    Madison :)

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  17. Thanks Arash! Yes, I thought it was time to bring out the (vintage) maxi! :)

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  18. Oh, sweet Bella! thanks so much! You are too kind! I love this vest, & yes, I've been wanting to do a small series with this concept for a while so far so good. Hopefully I will continue to find more vintage in my closet. lol

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  19. Thanks Lee! It means alot!
    -xo

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  20. Thank you Wendy! oh, Annie Hall, I like! :)

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  21. Mel, thank you! The necklace is so light and beads and beans together. So happy that you liked it! :) will be finally submitting something for your FB on weartogogirls soon!

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  22. Hi Rocquelle! Thanks! I really adore this slip it's so simple no frill but never lets me down for the look I'm going for, even if layered. xo

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  23. Well, you know me, always wanting to wear the same pieces so differently. It increases my wardrobe by thinking this way. Thank you for the comment. :)

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  24. A Brit Greek12 May, 2011

    Hey girl,


    Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    I love your black maxi frock look with chunky beads! Can't wait to see more doll.


    Have a fab week!

    x.o.x.o

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  25. What a pretty slip! It does look nice as a dress, but I think my mother would feel the same as yours. I love that vest in the second outfit. It's structured appearance is simply gorgeous.

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  26. Gorgeous! I love how you can wear different looks with it!

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  27. Love your maxi dress dear!
    x

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE the last look <3 I love bows around the neck

    Lauren Nicole of Front Row Spectator

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