Blouse by Forever 21 in XS
Black Wool Skirt by Banana Republic in 0
GUESS Women's Chief Peep Toe Platform Pump 5.5
I decided to reach into my closet and pull out clothes that I bought several years ago but haven't worn in several years. For me, it feels good to revive old clothes and when pairing different things together, it's almost like having new clothes again! The blouse was something that I found at Forever 21 years ago but haven't work because I'm not a big fan of button-down shirts and the fabric is a very light silk so I find that it's a pain to keep it tucked in. But, I really like the detailing of the shirt in the front and the cut is very suitable for petite figures.
I decided to pair it with a super old skirt that I bought from Banana Republic almost 8 years ago when I first saw a size 0 on their racks! The skirt was still huge at the time (went down to the knee and gave me hips that I didn't have), but thank goodness my aunt is an expert seamstress. I was able to get the entire skirt altered and it was actually wearable! The fabric is a really nice wool and the cut looks very professional yet chic at the same time. The friction of the wool skirt actually helped to keep the blouse tucked in nicely for most of the day.
If you haven't noticed, I love pairing feminine outfits with super tall platform pumps. The height of the heels not only gives me another good 3" but also makes the outfit look less childish. I loved how the bow in the heels tied in with the bow of the shirt.
Overall, I need to practice pulling out older items from my closet more and getting use out of them. Oftentimes I'll find real gems that have gone by the wayside but that have definitely come back in fashion and need some more love. ^_^
Thank you to lollipop26 who recently shopped her stash for giving me this inspiration!
Hope you guys enjoyed!
P.S. Please be sure to check out the Petite Plume giveaway hosted by Curls and Pearls! I'm really digging the Delaney hair clip!