Monday, March 14, 2016

Bramblewood Thrifted // Office-Ready 50's


   Hello all! It's the last day of the Bramblewood Thrifted link-up! This day had a special challenge, which was to be vintage inspired. I ended up going for a 1950's look (though it would probably also work for 40's) that has a feminine, yet business-like look.
 


   A delicately checkered pencil skirt and pale pink button-up blouse were the pairing that began the outfit. I added a white cardigan, which kept me warm. A cute bow-shaped belt helped to cinch in my waist and add polish. Heeled oxfords were a decidedly retro shoe choice. I did my makeup in a 50's - inspired style and added some retro flair to my hair. The resulting look would be appropriate to wear to a dressy office, a church, or baby or bridal shower.

Outfit Details: Blouse ~ Thrift or Consignment; Cardi ~ Thrift or Consignment; Skirt ~ Hand-me-down Thrift or Consignment; Belt ~ I can never remember >.< ; Shoes ~ Payless


   In closing, I have an interesting question for you. Here where I live, it's still light out at 6:45. On Saturday evening, my family and I turned our clocks ahead, and are now experiencing an extra hour of daylight. I would like to know...
Do you live in a state that doesn't participate in daylight saving time? 
If you don't live in the U.S. do you live in a country that does do daylight saving? 


 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Galatians 6:9

 

24 comments:

  1. This is my favorite of the looks :) did you get a pic without the cardigan by any chance? :)

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    1. Thank you! :) No, I didn't, actually.

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  2. I live in New Zealand. We do Daylight Savings! :)
    Cute outfit. One of my favourites on you.

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    1. Ooh, how neat! :)
      Thanks so much Bonnie! :D

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  3. Super cute outfit Paige! I'd wear that...only I'd change the pink to blue which is more my color/style. ;)
    Fun questions too! I was wondering just the other day if other countries did Daylight Savings. I guess your commenters will give me my answer!
    (And yes, I live in both a country and a state that participate in a time change)

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    1. Thanks! Hee-hee, I might have worn a certain blue blouse, had the color gone better with my skirt.
      Yes, I did a little research before posting the question! It's interesting.

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  4. Nice outfit! I like how the belt ties everything in with the shoes! I wish my state *didn't* participate in Daylight Savings...never enjoy when the clock springs forward or falls back--it throws my mind and body off schedule! Oh well, I'll get used to it in a week or so and enjoy the summer until the clock changes again. :)

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    1. Thanks muchly! :)
      Heh, uh-oh. I wonder if that's why I got so tired tonight... Yes, that sounds like a good plan!

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  5. We do have daylight savings in Australia but my state Queensland does not participate. I don't know why. Every so often there will be a push for Queensland to do daylight saving too but it hasn't happened so far. I use to live in Canberra, which is the Capital of Australia and that has day light savings. I liked having those time changes in summer and winter. I don't really care if Queensland ever changes to daylight savings.

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    1. Hm, that's interesting! :) Yeah, there are probably advantages and disadvantages either way.

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  6. This is such a nice outfit! I like the pastel and neutral colours together.

    I'm another Queenslander, Every other state in Australia has daylight savings, but not us. It means gets dark early in summer here.

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    1. Thanks so much Mica! :)
      Well that's really interesting to know!

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  7. Cute outfit! :) I live in England and we change our clocks the day before Easter Sunday here (Easter is the 27th here).

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    1. Thank you! :) Oh, neat. I haven't heard tat before. :)

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  8. Love this look! One of my favorites from your blog :)

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  9. So sad to hear this is the end of Bramble Wood thrift. I have enjoyed this post. I love buying second hand clothes, so much fun finding bargains and letting the clothes be used again. Very pretty color combinations. Thank you for the inspirational bible verse. Stephanie

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    1. I'm so glad you have enjoyed these posts! :) Yes, I buy mainly second-hand! Thank you. :)

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  10. Beautiful, as always, Paige! Every time you wear that belt I always gawk at how CUTE it is!
    Oregon participates in daylight saving time...I think it begins to get dark around, oof- I think 6:30ish..? The days are getting longer by a little almost every day so that's nice! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh, it is a great belt. :D
      Yes, I'm looking forward to being able to blog shoots at dinner time. ;)

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  11. Hello sweet friend...ah, I am enjoying a little catch up in the world of blogging today...{{smiles}}
    I love this outfit so dearly - it suits you perfectly...truly, you could easily have lived in the 1950's, Paige!
    Blessings to you!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Glad to see you dropped by! :D
      Thank you, sweet lady. :)

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