Monday, February 11, 2013

This Old Thing? Old Meets New

This week I am linking up with the fabulous Kimmie of Blue Paper Lanterns for her "Oh, This Old Thing?" Link-Up.  We were to look through our closets to unearth the oldest thing in our closet and see if we could style it again and make it current. I hit jackpot when I found a box of clothes that I haven't wanted to throw away, but kept just in case they ever fit again. I've had this shirt in my closet since at least 2006 because I remember wearing it during one of my job interviews at the time.  I decided to pair it with my new goodies from the Prabal Gurung for Target collaboration yesterday.
Top: Banana Republic Factory; Skirt: Calvin Klein
Necklace: CHAPS; Scarf: Target
Clutch: Prabal Gurung for Target Nolita Cosmetic Case
Wedges: Prabal Gurung for Target
I couldn't remember why I never wore this blouse, and now that I look at the photos, I remember that the sleeves would always wrinkle everywhere and I always looked a mess at the end of the day.  I now know that it is because they are too wide and I need to get them taken in.  On a somewhat funny note, I sent this shirt to the dry cleaners when I found it last week and I forgot to tell them not to starch it.  The starch is so heavy that you can see where I struggled to undo and redo every single button!  Since a white button up shirt is on my shopping list and I've already nearly doubled my January spending in the first two weeks of February, I've decided that I will take this shirt to my tailor and have the sleeves slimmed.  That way my search for a white button up shirt won't seem quite so urgent.
This reminds me that I've really come a long, long way from when I first started blogging.  I've learned so, so much from all my blog friends especially when it comes to my closet.  I hope to share that with you later this week as I spotlight some of my favorite tips, tricks and lessons for looking great in your clothes.  In the meantime, check out how everyone styles their old things in the "Oh, This Old Thing?" Link-Up!

What's the oldest thing in your closet? How do you make it new again?

15 comments:

  1. Love this look Ana! And those wedges look fantastic on you! I can't wait to get mine. :) That's great you didn't have to wake up early or stay up late. I missed out on the Missoni collab and was afraid this was going to be the same so I stayed up for it.. kinda glad because I didn't want to stay in line early in the morning. lol!

    Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog. :)

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  2. Super cute! You look awesome in red!

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  3. That clutch!!! I'm in pjs today but hope to link up tomorrow!

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  4. Loving the printed clutch, so cute! I'm really jealous you can go out in shorts and sandals in Feb. I have a lot of really old things in my closet...I save everything :)

    -Sharon
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  5. THOSE WEDGES!!! I know I just admitted that red scares me, and it DOES, but those wedges... I am drooling. WANT THEM NOW. Are they comfortable? Are they worth hunting down??

    I should totally take all my shirts to the drycleaners and have them press them for me, because I suck at ironing. But probably tell them to go light on the starch. I think the shirt looks fine though! Maybe you can just roll up the sleeves a bit to take out some of the volume?

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    1. I really like them! I think the height is perfect because they aren't leather so they don't have as much "give" so a higher heel would be painful. I definitely think they are worth hunting down if you can find them. But don't pay the eBay gouge price!

      Great idea to roll the sleeves. Yet another thing I haven't mastered!

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  6. i think you should follow through with the alterations on our shirt and keep on working it! it's what i call a "wardrobe essential". i really like how you styled it with the red accessories. the oldest thing in my closet has to be a 10+ year old sweater dress with matching sweater. it's orange...my favorite color.

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  7. Great PG clutch - love the print and colors!

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  8. Love the red for the pop of colors.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was my freshman of hs year when guys were wearing the Girbaud jeans. I never had a pair because they were ridiculously expensive. =]

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  9. It's always fun rediscovering old clothes that you had forgotten. It's like shopping except it's free!

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  10. I think tailoring it is a great alternative to buying a whole new shirt right away. Nothing like using what you already have, right?

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  11. Thank you, all! I am really pleased with my new goodies and I already tossed the shirt into my alterations pile. I have to admit that red is one of my faves, too!

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  12. Saw your link via ep... Love this outfit!

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    1. I love Jean's blog and even though I am not as tiny as her, I find that her advice on fit and construction applies to everyone no matter the size. Thank you for stopping by!

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