‘What, this old thing? Oh, I have that for years’.
I know that I, for one, have used that phrase on many an occasion. Sometimes it is used to hide a new purchase. Other times it just rolls off my tongue if I receive a compliment.
Gail chose this month’s ‘Style Not Age’ theme and I knew I would find it easy, as I am a bit of a hoarder and forget what is lurking in the back of the wardrobe.
Everything I am wearing is over 8 years old. The piece de resistance has to be the raincoat/mac which was my mother-in law’s and is easily 40 years old, because she had it when I arrived on the scene.
The Diesel jeans were a present from my daughter from when she worked in a boutique in Miami on her JI. So, that is over 15 years ago. How brave was she to buy jeans for me and they fitted like a dream? They are a little tighter now. Boots are Carl Scarpa and they must be over 15 years old. The crossbody bag is ancient.
The top is Cos and the tee from TKMaxx. It is a very comfortable outfit and I even wore it out walking on Saturday, with runners, of course. GG took the pics in the evening when we were returning from shopping. And I realised that the late afternoon sun is far more flattering. I had put on some lipstick, but was wearing no other make-up.
And, of course, my favourite Quay sunglasses hid the eyes. Actually, those sunnies were a gift from Shaw’s Department Stores, just a few years ago.
Gail is wearing an old brooch and clip-on earring set that used to belong to her grandmother. It’s what’s referred to nowadays as “paste” jewellery. We can get a peek at her lovely lavender jacket. You need to pop over to Is this Mutton to get the back story. Her lavender jacket is from last year.
Anna’s was indeed someone’s old thing as it had been donated to a charity shop. Her sister saw it on a mannequin in a window in St. Andrew’s and decided it would be perfect for her. And it is: it fits her like a glove and it has a retro look which Anna loves. The all-in-one has no label, boots are very old and are from Zara, sweater is from Primark, animal necklace is another charity shop find and her sunglasses are from Quay Australia, same as mine. Anna writes her blog on Anna’s Island Style.
Emma’s old thing is this pair of denim shorts that started out as a pair of jeans when she was 13. Then she chopped them off to make shorts when she was 20 and found them in the loft just before going on holiday to Barbados so took them with her. The yellow vest was bought there, because although she packed shorts and culottes, she only took one top.
Like me, you are probably in awe at the fact that a pair of jeans at 13, fitted her at 20 in their new guise as shorts. And what is more incredible is that they still fit her 20+ years later. Hats off to you, Emma. You can read more about her on The Style Splash.
Jacqui found her old thing in her wardrobe. It is her old friend, the denim jacket. I think every wardrobe needs at least one denim jacket. It has to be one of the most versatile items in every person’s wardrobe.
Cream culottes from H&M and the silky frilly blouse are years old, according to Jacqui. Also love how she accessorised with her raffia bag and cream stiletto boots. Check out Mummabstylish.
So that is all from ‘Style Not Age’ until the last Monday in May. As always, thank you for reading.