It’s fun to mix vintage and modern styles, and to mix casual with dressy pieces. I wasn’t trying to do that today, but that’s how it turned out. I’m not one to lay out my clothes the night before, but rather to stand in front of my closet with one favorite piece in hand, then try to add joy.
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I started with my newly-thrifted wool grey skirt (similar). It’s practically a mini by my standards, but I love the shape and the soft wool texture. My 1940’s fancy wool jacket makes a great topper, bringing in color and sophistication, and a nice waist-defining shape.
For whimsy, I wore my pussycat tights, gifted by Zohara. Without the jacket the outfit turns pleasantly casual: sailor-striped tee (similar), and funky octopus necklace from Sheila of Ephemera. Chunky boots (sim) for the finish, and I’m wearing my own bio hair today!
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Really informative post.Thanks Again. Cool.
HiTerri – what a great outfit! The skirt and jacket would be good to wear back here in the UK as it’s snowing even down south where I live! And thank you so much for the feature on your Facebook page – it’s so generous of you and appreciated very much x
Patti!!!!! Just got up – and am half asleep – so sorry!
my pleasure, Penny!
Those tights are fabulous! I got to get me some! The only times I get my clothes ready the night before is when I have to get up for work very early, otherwise it’s whatever I feel like in the morning!
I so love that jacket…it was made for you!
As it happens, I too am wearing a mix of old and new! I’m loving your newly thrifted skirt and the pussycat tights! xxx
I love the vintage look of your outfit, and agreed, I can’t pick out my clothes the night before—who knows what my mood will be the next morning!
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I also do not lay out my clothes Patti. Just because you wil never know what tomorrow may bring, right? 😉 Love the skirt!!! Have a lovely day. xo Sabina
I am in love with your grey skirt, what a great piece to own. And, ofcourse, the kitten tights are pure joy!
There’s something really satisfying about thrifting and finding a fabulous bargain is so motivating!! You look so darling and sort of vintage 40’s here Patti! The tights are the cherry on top!!
thank you Jude – you’re right about thrifting! xo
Testing, Patti – I’ve noticed lately that my comments are not appearing…
oh no! I hate missing any of your comments. hope it’s fixed, xo
Wow, I wouldn’t have realized that was the same outfit had you not said so. That jacket really made a difference in jazzing your ensemble up for a night out of the town, so to speak.
Super cute outfit, thanks for showing it. Jacqui
Oh and I just have to say “adding joy” is such a wonderful way to put it! Love it!
I love this outfit, so super playful! Two very different characters, with and without the gorgeous vintage jacket, both are wonderful! Thank you for the party, dear Patti! <3
love the tights!!!!!
I love mixing vintage with modern pieces. You did a fabulous job with this wool skirt here!
This is so chic! I’m loving the tights with the striped top.
yes to the cat tights! i love it. I have been looking for a doggy sweater for awhile. myself. i love the flouncy grey skirt and the jacket is a great addition. your hair up looks lovely!
have a great week Patti!
Love the skirt and that jacket you are wearing, the details of both are fantastic. I also Love the jacket from Etsy that you linked to. And you know I am a fan of stripes , so I like that look as well. Have a great week ahead!
So cute! I try and do the same thing: mixing modern with classic, older pieces. If I don’t, I can look frumpy.
I love to mix it up! I call it fancy farm for myself. Since no matter what I put on I usually add a farm style accent! I guess it comes from growing up on farms! Love your look today! Happy Monday!
I love mixing old and new and I like your look so much Patti =) Thanks for the linkup. Kisses
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I love mixing old and new too!
I love the whimsy of the tights, perfect! I love thrifting I haven’t done it in awhile, but scoring a great piece is so much fun!
Love mixing old and new – the jacket is wonderful. Those cat tights are so you. I agree adding the joy is what its all about.
I didn t expect anything else then joy from you!
I love this look Patti! I actually have a similar gray wool skirt, and it’s so flattering. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
I love mixing old and new too. Such a playful outfit with pussycat tights and stripes for a nautical look! I’m just working on my next post an it’s about STRIPES, I’d love to include you Patti!
Thank you for hosting!
Those tights?? Best ever, Patti!!
And joy should be your middle name!! What a fun and inspirational outfit!!
The statement cat tights! Totally make these outfits Patti!
ave a great week Patti xx
Cute tight. Is it so cold down there? Great skirt btw. Thanks for hosting the party.
There’s that glorious jacket again! I love those tights…..this is all so perfect in my book.
You radiate JOY sweet Patti! Those tights make me smile!
I love adding a little joy! Thanks for the linkup, Patti!
LOVE this sentence… “I’m not one to lay out my clothes the night before, but rather to stand in front of my closet with one favorite piece in hand, then try to add joy.” That is such a great description! Those adorable statement cat tights certainly bring the joy! I adore those. xx