Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Basics

New skirt :)

This was LAST Thursday’s outfit, where is the time going?! With all this holiday hustling and bustling, how is a girl supposed to keep up with presenting her outfits to the world wide webs-ky in a timely manner? I tell ya… ;)

I wanted to share this particular 100% thrifted (tights excluded) outfit though because it features two new casual wardrobe basics that I am currently loving.

The little cream colored fine knit tee ($1.50, Salvos) is just the right amount of stretched and worn to the point of being slightly drapey and sheer. It may not look like much, but a perfect fitting tee is tough to find, and this one must have been well-loved back in the 90’s from whence I’m guessing it came based on it’s cropped length. Speaking of which, I’ve been getting into the high-waisted bottoms with cropped tops silhouette lately…

Enter, my new uber-high-waisted faded red denim Guess skirt… yes, GUESS?, complete with the once coveted upside down triangle on the back pocket… oh, my sixth grade self would be so jealous! It couldn’t be a more perfect fit and it actually came to me in an awesome thrift package sent by my friend Angelina who has seen me in person but was never given my sizing or measurements… she is just that good. Thanks so much Ange, I love it!

w/ favorite cozy cardi

I added a couple of layers, 90’s inspired of course, to keep things cozy. The vintage plaid shirt I found over the summer for .75 at the Welfare League Thrift and my cashmere grandpa cardigan found last year is now an old favorite go-to-piece for coziness.

Ok, well now I’m in the mood for a little iconic 90’s goodness…


Here’s Sonic Youth‘s Sugar Kane video to transport us back to 1992, when grunge was first making its way onto the runways and a young Sassy magazine intern named Chloe was first making her way into the limelight… ah, the good old days : )

(Sorry about the crappy picture quality *shakes fist at youtube*. There's a cleaner version here if you are logged into yahoo.)

8 comments:

Eyeliah said...

Yes,I totally get the importance of such a cute tee, great find. And Merry Chirstmas Missa, have a great one.

Andrea said...

I like the video and the 90's inspired outfit! Have enjoyed reading your blog this year - Merry Xmas.

Violet Folklore said...

My 6th grade self totally hates you right now! Yeah, the shirt is perfect :-)

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

OH my the shirt is such a creemy colour. I'm charmed by the way you put your outifts together, that's such an cozy ensemble. Thanks for the 90's video, I enjoyed it lots. I wish I got to see the 90s everything else before that, especially hippies in abundance!
I wish you and your family a lovely christmas!

Milla said...

Can you just marry me or something, and take our magical time machine back to the 70s via the 90s and maybe even venture to the 20s for a cup of strong tea?

Manja said...

Oh I love that outfit! The faded skirt, cropped tee - wonderful!

Light Stealer said...

L-O-V-E the skirt! :)

L.

angelina rodrigues said...

ugg. i havent had internet. catching up with you! the skirt looks great on you! and i love a good shear and faded tee! miss you!