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Undoubtedly inspiration comes in various ways for me. Thus, I managed to muster items that I haven't worn in a while. The gathering session did not take long, because I halted at one of my favourite cardigans. The colour blocked cozy knit with original elbow patches! Oh yes, I do fancy the patches, in fact, I've several articles of clothing that sport the elbow patch very well ... in my opinion. 
A fitted retro blazer and vintage tweed jacket comes to mind when instantly thinking of patched styles from my wardrobe. Even a few professors or liberty uniform elements may abruptly enter one's thoughts when pondering about who wore past patches. Though, in earlier times it was more for functional purposes and less of a fashion statement. 
But, the beauty in keeping garments that you love is that it may exceed any fashion cycle, resurface within years or decades! I decided to bring back a worldly medley of what is keeping me warm and styling today; which also includes my latest crafting piece, a convertible hat made from vintage fur. Not quite the ushanka, but obviously inspired from one.
Throw in some tulle, lace, and a vintage lustrous bag ... well then I believe we have my cultured day look! Are you donning any different threads this weekend to stay warm and comfortable during your leisure activities?

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Russian fashion Inspiration
The goods: Handbag-vintage, Lace skirt-seen here, Retro cardigan-charity shop, Leg warmers-gifted, Leather boots-Pam/Nordstroms, Tweed/leather gloves-Target, Vintage fur hat-Ladyofashion, leather suitcase-seen here.
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  1. Veronica of Best of Palm Beach14 January, 2012

    Work that hat honey! Not too many people can pull that off. You look great :)

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    1. lol, Thanks so much Veronica! I'm very fond of this hat. xo :)

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  2. Such a cute combination. Love the ruffled skirt.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  3. Gorgeous clash of textures, sooooooooooooo beautiful
    Much better bigger photos, even better if they were bigger.
    I want to see all the details.
    HAVE A GRAND DAY,dear madison
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Haha! Oh Sacramento, glad that you liked them extra grande for you dear! xxoo

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  4. OMG that lace skirt is soooo fab! You really pulled off this entire look nicely!

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  5. Sooo cute@2cc1a08e784ee9220fd0cf3dea92d2b6  I'm loving that skirt, esp how you mixed all the different  textures together. And the hat is great!!








    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

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  6. I love it! That cardigan is so fun, vintage!

    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

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  7. Loving that sweater with the elbow patches!

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  8. Thanks Kara! Did you mean to put Sacramento's name here? Glad that you liked the textures, I'm a fan of mixing fabrics. 

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  9. I thought it was a nice touch! -xo Happy Sunday!

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  10. Haha! Oh Sacramento, glad that you liked them, extra grande for you dear. -xxoo

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  11. lol, Thanks so much Veronica! I'm very fond of this hat. xo

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  12. OOH! I love that sweater and your legwarmers :) Such a fun outfit :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  13. That sweater is amazing and I love how you styled it!

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  14. francesca romana capizzi15 January, 2012

    How cool is this outfit? I love the retro taste of it and I love the bag!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/ 

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  15. This outfit has a lovely historic vibe which suits you really well! A modern spin on a turn of the century travelling outfit of a lady. :)

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  16. Thanks hun, it's one of my favourites at the moment. :)

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  17. Oh what a sweet comment Madeline. Pretty much sums it up indeed. -xo Happy weekend to you dear. 

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  18. Sick by Trend15 January, 2012

    Fabulous photos! I really like the skirt :D

    xxwww.sickbytrend.com

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  19. Fashberries16 January, 2012

    Lovin the skirt and cute ensemble.  Was soo excited when I saw your post with the Ghanaian flag since am Ghanaian as well :) :)
    http://fashberries.blogspot.com/

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  20. GlamKitten8816 January, 2012

    This skirt is really, unbelievably gorgeous.  I love how feminine it is, and the boots are great.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  21. Oh how wonderful! Welcome here. Thanks so much for reading that post. Hope to see you visit back soon. Happy New Year. :-)

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  22. brown looks great on you honey!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  23. I love anything with elbow patches. Such a great extra little touch.

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  24. You are just so gorgeous! And I love this look!

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  25. The Dainty Doll's House16 January, 2012

    Love how this is all put together, looks fantasitc and effortless! Adore that hat!! Happy monday doll x

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  26. Hmmmm, I feel I need to do this exercise. Dig into the archives and dawn something I haven't worn in a while. 

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  27. I love your playfulness with different textures and materials here!  Always so clever!

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  28. I ADORE those elbow patches!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  29. Thanks dear! I  love hats. -xx

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  30. So do I... glad that you love them as well. -xo

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  31. :) Thanks doll, hope your week is going well so far.

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  32. Those sweater socks are perfection. Love your hat too!
    -Meaganwww.spunkychateau.com

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  33. Oh to be a Muse17 January, 2012

    I love your makeup and hat in this post. And the whimsical skirt is fab too.

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  34. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle17 January, 2012

    Looks like you are having so much fun with your fashion and that's what it's all about!

    xo Mary Jo

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  35. Very up-scale! Love it!!

    Stay FABulous,
    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  36. I love this sweater its so different a little like a tweed jacket but I love how youve paired it with a fun skirt :)

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  37. You never cease to amaze me with your style. I absolutely LOVE this look - especially that hat!  :)

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  38. looking great! love the white skirt with boots!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  39. Fabrizia Spinelli17 January, 2012

    Such a great post, I like it!!! The
    photos are simply fab!


     


    Take a look and if you want we can
    follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

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  40. You can't beat an elbow patch! Lovely outfit, looks like you are off on a fantastic adventure xx

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  41. -xo Muah! Thanks Erika! I do love this hat.

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  42. I am, and I agree, definitely need to have fun with fashion! Thanks Mary Jo!

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  43. These socks keep you soooo warm too! thanks! -xo

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  44. I hope that you do Jamillah! It's definitely a good feeling to wear those archived items. -xo

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  45. I agree! It completely has a historic feel to it but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. You nailed it with turn-of-the-century traveling outfit. That is exactly it! Yet it looks so fresh and current at the same time. Love it!!

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  46. heatherfonseca20 January, 2012

    Love the fitted sweater with the fluffy skirt!  I've always loved that cut of sweater, but it doesn't matter what I do they never look good on me.  You look great in it though, and the colors are fabulous too!

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