Hello my friends and readers, and welcome to the 2nd Midlife Fun link-up. We are all about vintage this time! Feel free to add your posts showing you wearing any vintage item of clothing or accessory, or join as you are!
Do visit my dear blogging friends, sweet, humorous and talented Beate and Tina, to see their interpretations of the theme!
When I was writing about my collection of vintage clothing recently (here), I completely forgot to mention a few dresses that I have which are also considered vintage, since they come from the 1990s. I read that some even consider designer clothing from the early 2000s vintage, so if you have in your closet something over 10 years old with a designer label on it, then I guess you can say with pride that you wear vintage!
I found this dress in a consignment shop a couple of years ago, and I showed it on the blog HERE and HERE back in 2014. I did not know much about it, but the fabric (100% silk) and quality seemed great, the vivid print impressed me, and the name on the tag did ring a bell. Diane Von Furstenberg is credited for the invention of the now iconic wrap dress back in 1973, but maybe not everyone knows that that same dress served her twice, when after a long hiatus she decided to come back to the world of fashion design. Apparently, her affordable clothing line called Silk Assets, where this number originated, made its debut in 1992. It sold $1.3 million in just one hour, and saved Diane's business. (Read the fascinating story HERE.)
And that's the beauty of wearing vintage to me. Not only can you find a unique design and great quality for a very affordable price (sometimes, just a fraction of the price), but you also own a little piece of history. Needless to say that there are many ways to style vintage. You can go vintage head to toe, and there are fantastically talented bloggers who show us how to wear vintage on a daily basis. Or you can add just one vintage piece to your outfit, and it will have great impact on the whole look. Or anything in between, really - mix and match as you please, there are no hard rules about it, just do what seems like fun to YOU!
I styled my iconic and genuine DVF wrap dress with a classic pair of shoes, some funky inexpensive jewelry and a brand new Michael Kors purse that I found on my recent trip to Oregon. I want to style this dress with tall boots this Fall. I think it will be classic for many years to come. I am so happy that not only I found it in my size, but in a colorful print as well - it just has my name written all over it!
Our next link-up will start on September 25,
and the theme is Mixed Prints.
Dress - Silk Assets by Diane Von Furstenberg (vintage)
Shoes - Sam Edelman (old)
Bag - Michael Kors via TJ MAXX
Sunglasses, necklace (old) and bracelet (old) - Lane Bryant
Linking with Visible Monday
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