Mum's Vintage Skirt.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


My mum did a clearout of her closet some weeks back, and as I was helping her, I discovered so many gems. This vintage skirt was one of them. I love how flowy it is, and the colour is just me. I have so many other pieces that mum kindly gave to me, hopefully I'll share them with you as we go along! :) ..xo

Skirt : Vintage (Mum's)
Bustier : Vintage (Beyond Retro)
Belt : Primark
Jacket : H&M
Flats : H&M
Bag : Topshop
Rings & Things : Topshop, H&M & Gift Girls

56 Comments:

Gal Meets Glam said...

that skirt is beautiful! I love it

xo Julia
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cassiepeia said...

The colour of this skirt is gorgeous. I love getting old hand-me-downs from my mum, especially when they're similar to current (over priced!) high street trends- I could imagine this skirt selling in Topshop for £40. Can't wait to see what else she gave you!

Dominique W. said...

You look fabulous!!!

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Corrie♥ said...

You look gorgeous! What a fab find that was in your Mum's wardrobe! x

Leisy said...

You look stunning :)

xo
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Savannah said...

You look beautiful! That skirt is such a gem, I love it.

xxx

kia said...

I love this skirt! It suits you so well, I'm glad you got the pictures up :) xx

Freda said...

Love the outfit Shirley!!...x

Amy Antoinette said...

Such a lovely outfit! This has inspired me to ask my mum if she has any maxi skirts lying around still. I remember when I was little laughing about how she used to wear long skirts and belts around her waist - little did I know it would come back in fashion! x

Bea said...

I love the skirt. I always encourage my friends to look at their mums closets because I always find such good things most of which are unique!
x

chi chi said...

hmn, nice. would have loved 2 c d look without d jacket (probably with a small tank). the skirt nicely matches your bag zippers and jacket buttons. Vintage fashion is just interesting.

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J'Anns Boutique said...

Ohh love this look! that skirt is gorgeous.

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Shirley said...

Thanks girls!

@Amy : Mum's are so good for vintagey stuff, deffo ask her to rummage through her stuff! :D

@Chi Chi : Wore the outfit with a bustier because i wanted to. You can by all means emulate the look and go for a tank if you so please. :)

xoxo

Anna B. said...

the skirt is wonderful!

Abby's World said...

The first picture. LOVE! you're kill'n them girl!

Agnes in Wonderland said...

That skirt is really pretty and you look so pretty as well :)

Nic said...

i am in LOVE with this look. you look great!

~nic
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downtownchicagobarbie said...

Love this outfit its great. The corset gives this outfit a pop.

SheDel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit.... that bustier is SOOOO SEXY and you are working that skirt. I just knew it was vintage when I saw it, and i LOVE IT!!! This entire outfit is SOOOO FIERCE. YOU ARE WONDERFUL!

XOXOXO
SheDel

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♥Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder♥ said...

i absolutely love it!!! the skirt is definitely a winner in my book i love how you paired the jacket with the whole look it was really brought together nicely./

Bruna said...

I was seeing the lookbook and find your blog. I loved!
You're very pretty and this skirt is classic,I liked it.

Rebecca said...

you look gorgeous, ilove ur leather jacket where is it from?
x

Akos said...

Wow.....u truly inspire me :-)

Shanicexoxo.info said...

loving that skirt!
this outfit is really cute.

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Maria N said...

Shirley, how beautiful are you!I love the tones of the outfit and how well they suit you.

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xo

www.Victoria-Gabrielle.com said...

love the look especially that jacket x

EbonyCPrincess said...

I've been seeing this trend with the full skirt and this is by FAR the best styling I've seen of it...very cute!

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NRC♥ said...

Lovely outfit hun, I have your shoes too lol great minds ...

Like Mousse Au Choco said...

woow u look so sexy !! love that you put the skirt with this sexy white underwear !!!
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Precious said...

That's beautiful.



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Lady said...

Beautiful, I love how you gave it some edge! That bustier is also to die for.

Love Camie said...

It amazes me how fashionable you are. I love the creativity to put that lovely vintage skirt with such harsh bold black and whites. It looks AWESOME! Sexy yet elegant.

Love,
Camie

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amberhella said...

so gorgeous! :) love the look!

Anide said...

Really love this look! The belt twist is cute! :D

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

You look amazing and I absolutely love that jacket!

Antonette said...

gorgeous hun

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Zenya said...

Gorgeous!!

Rachel said...

I have so, so much of my Mum's vintage in my wardrobe!

Drew! said...

a lovely ensemble! =]

i like the way you finished the belt, almost looks like a corsage!

free de lulu said...

you are beautiful and your style so pretty love it.

Laura said...

i am in love with the bodice and the skirt is such a beautiful colour and material. i am no good at vintage shopping sadly. love your blog xx

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Hannah said...

I love it! I've recently been 'stealing' my mum's clothes too. Charity & vintage shops are really good too - love the look. :)

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Elena said...

cool outfit

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S.P. said...

I love it, it's such a well put together look and I really like the bustier. Mum's always have gems in their wardrobe, saves you a fortune on buying the high street version and you have the original.
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Shannon said...

I just started following you about a month ago and I love this look, just as the others! You always look so polished and put together, but the outfits are still interesting and beautiful.

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The Shabby and The Chic said...

was wondering where that skirt was from when you came by last week. very nice

♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

Such a cool look, love the jacket on you :)

FancySadie said...

Wow Shirley..You look ah-mazing..You truly are my Fashion Idol of this moment XD.

VINTAGE JUMBLE AFFAIR said...

The skirt is fab - I picked up something quite similar when I was thrifting in LA, but I prefer the full length of your skirt, its so much more elegant.

Have a great weekend. Xxx


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lolakraven said...

wow. i love the creativity! i'm now going to see my mother's closet in a whole different light lol

IsntThisABeaut said...

honey, you showed up and out with this outfit!!

love it!

Ag said...

yes I love love vintage skirts right about now! wearing a lot of mine as dresses currently!

Drew! said...

re.@shirley...think nothing of it! I think blogs like this are a beautiful reflection on the times and of our socio-cultural attitudes towards sartorial identity. (sorry...the inner fashion-geek coming out there! lol)

i would love you to style a shoot for me at some point? I'll definately be in touch, i relocate to London permanantly in a few weeks! =D

take care and keep on doing what you're doing!!

drew x

Yasmin said...

Those shoes are really cute (well, actually, the entire outfit is). I've never seen open toe flats before.

Halima said...

Love it!!!! Great styling :)
Really nice to come across your blog :)

Halima
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Berrywirl said...

Whoa, those flats with the whole outfit!!! on the money! i love the way you put your pieces together, screams RICH, when in fact, just a fabulous work of ensembling. Kudos************