Monday, January 9, 2012

back in black

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I'm so excited to be a part of a swap organized by Lily of Love Charles Vintage. She invited to me participate in one of these ages ago and it was such a fun experience that I jumped at the chance to do it again. The basis for this swap is very clever: all items were thrifted for 50 cents to a dollar (obviously, I am in awe of Lily's thrifting skills). Check out the other bloggers who are participating (the best part is seeing how different people style the same items):

Flattery
Happy Honey and Lark
Hummingbird Girls
Mousevox Vintage
Missing Love Birds
Selective Potential

I hope you enjoy the results!

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
swapped/thrifted striped top (via Love Charles Vintage)
Zara turtleneck
Marc New York coat (old - this thing has lasted me forever, but here are similar styles)
Elizabeth and James pants
Belle by Sigerson Morrison boots (similar style here)
Saddleback Leather bag

42 comments:

Meisha.Style said...

love those boots!!!

ftashion said...

What a cool idea! I love how you styled your top! Love your boots!

Ash :o)
ftashion

Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Frannie Pantz said...

What a cool idea! I love thrifting!!!!!! This all black look is so chic. I love the stripes too!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

You look stunning!! Such a different take on this shirt. I can't wait to see what you do with the rest.

Daily Fashionist said...

Maybe the chic Parisian look is here to stay for another year. While a flash of colour makes an outfit pop, an all black outfit never fails to make an impression. Creatively put together! We are loving this winter look.

Girlie Blogger said...

Glad you are back, and black looks so good.

I like the straight cut of your jacket. The shape is structured and sophisticated.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

out of order said...

you look so great! I loove those boots and the top is so cute on you, what a fun swap idea!

<3Meghan

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

love this look! it's so simple but so very chic! the boots are gorgeous :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

janettaylor said...

Chic!

eek said...

I love how you mix your less-than-a-dollar thrifted top with E&J pants and those amazing boots! You look fantastic, as always.

RosaLovesDC said...

Such a fun challenge. I always love to see the different ways bloggers style one item.

His and Hers said...

I love this idea! So fun and, of course, you all look fantastic!

The Fancy Teacup said...

What a fun thing to be part of! Such a great b&w look. Tres chic. x

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Closet Fashionista said...

That is such a fun idea! I love the outfit you put together, especially your boots! :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Malka S said...

loved how you put the entire outfit together :)

Malka S said...

cute ring :)

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Great look. Can't wait to get the top and style it up. :D I love your black outfit against the snow as well.
XOXO

Terri said...

This is adorable. I was so bummed that this month's everybody everywear was black and white since I wore an awesome black and white outfit less than two weeks ago. I didn't wear black and white today, but I may submit the link to my blog from that day instead. No one needs to know...
http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

Those boots are amazing!

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

This is a fantastic look :) I am excited to get to know more about this swap event! x

Jenny said...

I love how you styled it! So perfect with the boots and coat. I am excited to try this shirt out when I receive the package :-)

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

You look super cool!

Yasmeen said...

Those boots are wicked :O Want.

And bloggers swaps are so fun :D I never know how to approach the subject though. It's a bit weird asking someone to trade clothes Lol!

Ali said...

The shape of those ankle boots are so nice! I've been obsessed with black ankle boots that have interesting shapes, and so I must notice yours aha. :) Love that trench, too, it's so nice and long!

Savvy Gal said...

soooo stylish. I love your boots.

Elizabeth said...

Dying over those boots - SO amazing!

AiRene A. said...

sounds fun, and great idea to swap some items with other bloggers.
You look great here, love this style.

STYLE KO by airene

Johanna said...

Oh how I love those boots. No, seriously!

WearAbouts said...

your adorable :) I love the boots! <3
Rory

www.WearAboutsBlog.com
CHICTOPIA

A Stylized Hysteria said...

This sounds like a really cool project/swap! I love how you styled the shirt- very crisp and modern!

Pop! of Style said...

Love you coat, this is gorgeous.
xo
Missy

Annie said...

LOVE this look....it's so chic! And those boots...so fabulous :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Heather said...

Love the booties (and now I have that song stuck in my head!) :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

I'm so envious of bloggers who wear black beautifully... I just can't style it!! The boots are the perfect finishing touch!

Catherine x
http://notdressedaslamb.com/

FashionJazz said...

Super chic in black! :) xx

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love the layering aspect you've incorporated!!

Margaret said...

fabulous outfit, you look stunning <3

Lyndsay! said...

Love your shoes!

-Lyndsay
http://craftanista.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lsenerch

Chyrel Gomez said...

love wearing colors sometimes but black will always be a favorite.

Alison said...

slightly obsessed with those booties. and by slightly I mean extremely.

Charlotte said...

awesome shoes! ♥