Saturday, February 20, 2016

Style School: Retro


    Greetings readers! My weekend has dawned bright and sunny. How about yours? It's time for the last Style School post (though I cannot say that definitely ;) )! Let's go retro!

Retro

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   There's a bit of a hang-up with terms when it comes to "retro" and "vintage". What's the difference? The difference is actually simple. Vintage clothing is made from the pattern and material of the past era - I'm guessing this means it could have been actually made in the 40's or made according to a 40's pattern with a 40's fabric.

   On the other hand, retro fashion is modern clothing inspired by a past era. Thedifferencebetween.net also says that retro has a more updated and polished look. Perhaps you have a darling fit-n-flare dress that looks like a modern-made 1950's design -that's retro! This style is ideal for a gal that loves the look of the "old days", but doesn't have access to actual vintage clothing or prefers to have a modern spin on the classics.  Retro is a great look for someone with a bright, unique personality!


   For today's outfit I used a new-to-me patterned brown shirt-dress that has a retro flair. To add to the old-fashioned look, I put on a dainty cardigan (and proceeded to look like mint-chip ice cream)! Light beige Mary Jane heels were a sweet and ladylike shoe choice. Meanwhile, my hair and makeup were also done in retro fashion, pulling the whole look together.

Outfit Details: Dress ~ Consignment Store; Cardigan ~ Thrift Store; Shoes ~ Payless


    One of the best things about personal style is that you don't have to wear the same "look" every day. You can wear Parisian on Monday and Indie on Tuesday if you like. You can mix Boho and Classic! Some styles naturally overlap. I hope that this series will help you put together more fabulous outfits.

Which of the styles in this series is your favorite?


 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good 
and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2


23 comments:

  1. Yes I love this outfit Paige! :-D

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  2. Paige, I love polka dots. I really like your dress combined with the mint green cardigan. I would say that I am a Indie and Retro type personality style person. I really enjoyed this style school post. You did this very informative and fun.Thank you,Blessings, Stephanie

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    1. Thanks! Me too! These are actually tiny squares, but they have the same effect from afar. :)
      So glad you liked this series!

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  3. I love everything about this outfit Paige! The dress, the sweater, the nude heals--great combo!
    I think my favorite styles are and always will be classic in the winter and Boho in the summer. But, as you said we can mix up and wear different styles whenever we want to and I frequently do. :)

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    1. Thank you muchly Lydia! :)
      That sounds like a good plan. Yes, I don't feel like I can stick with any one style!

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  4. Love this outfit, the brown and mint go so well together! You look lovely! I love what you said at the end of your post- I enjoy switching my style around for however I'm feeling that day and it's really what I love about fashion. :)

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    1. Thanks muchly Ashley!:D Yes, isn't it fun? It's fun to dress for who you want to be that day.

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  5. Cute outfit!! :) I'm glad you did a retro look ... I was hoping you would!! My favourite is the series in the retro look! :)

    My weekend didn't have much sun, but today even without sun and some wind felt nice and spring like!

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    1. Thanks muchly. Yay! :)
      Well that's good! Hard to believe it's almost March, isn't it?

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    2. Oh I know, this year is going so quickly!!

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  6. This outfit just suits you so well.
    You look very elegant and ladylike-love it!
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you muchly Natasha! I am happy with my new dress!

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  7. You got the retro look down for sure. Looks great! I personally don't like the bright lipstick. I like lighter more natural colors, but it fit's the look!

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, the bright lipstick goes with the 50's theme.

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  8. I love that brown polka dot dress! Where did you find it? Or did you make it?
    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks very much Ashley! :) I found it at a local consignment store. The brand is Merona, so it was probably at Target.

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  9. .Why. do you do this to me? Dressing like mint chip ice cream?!

    But I do love this series! Neat outfits! You look great.

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    1. What can I say, I have a mean streak......;)Haha!
      Thank you Bethany! :D

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  10. Love, love your retro outfit, my friend! You look ever so lovely...retro is a great favourite of mine, but I have yet to experiment with it for myself, mind you! I have been watching the Call the Midwife series and oh my! I am totally smitten with those 50's outfits...cute!
    Blessings to you, dear Paige! Always a treat to have a cuppa ''with'' you and catch up on your beautiful, inspiring blog!
    Hugs,
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Aw, thank you very much! Well, you shall have to try your hand at retro then. :D
      I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. I love seeing your comments! <3

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