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Updated on Mar 29, 2010
white DIY top - black Guess shoes - black Chanel bag - pink H&M skirt
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orsola 's Thoughts:

A couple of days ago I was looking at some old photos with my mum. Apart from appreciating the nice vintage clothes –lots of white lace, puff skirts, tailored suits and impeccable makeup – we ended up talking about the difference between shopping for clothes in the past and nowadays.
What is well known is that our grandparents shopped for quality rather than quantity. It’s a fact that nowadays lots of –especially young- women prefer to buy more cheap items because they love variation but if they can afford them, they like to invest in something more durable and classic. So far so good.
My mum mentioned an interesting point I never really thought about. When we think about investing in durable garments we mean very often famous brands because we think that they also provide high quality, while in the past if they wanted a nice piece they’d gone to a tailor; there they could choose the textiles, patterns and any embellish they wanted and touch them a priori. This is true luxury which still exists for men’s clothes but is very rare for female.
Why does this happen? Why if we want a unique item we purchase brands instead of go for tailoring? The latter is unique too so how comes up we behave like this? Is it a result of the flood of advertisement and marketing ad?

What is your explanation for that? I’m looking forward to hearing your opinion.

PS: a note about this outfit: the skirt is actually a dress but since I don’t like the upper part that much, I layered the top over it and added the belt.

Comments (26)

naturezfinest
naturezfinest on August 09
love that skirt
annabel_lee
annabel_lee on October 21
top and skirt are adorable! but the blazer is..more than i can say in words:) never saw smth like that before
albariza
albariza on May 15
great look girl, you look stunning !
froschface007
froschface007 on May 08
i love it ors like always...you are doing always a great job...and again the cocky face;-)
Candy_La_Pop
Candy_La_Pop on April 29
das sieht so mega cool aus! richtig guter mix! CHIC
Bubu
Bubu on April 29
this is just perfect combination!!! i love it!!
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on April 27
Wow, this is a lovely outfit! The skirt goes so well with your skirt. It's like edgy meets pretty. (;
nikiadams
nikiadams on April 11
this is so lovely! Your skirt is gorgeous!
annabel_lee
annabel_lee on April 11
great can be such a small word sometimes...:)precious, dear!
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 09
I've seen quite some people with this skirt, but no one wears it as good as you do!! love thisss
orsola
orsola on April 11
tahnx darling!
veraangel
veraangel on April 09
my dear, great mix !!! liebe diese Tasche,tolle Mama hast du da mit nem klasse Geschmack ,-) ! ich habe dieses Kleid auch..muss ich auch mal posten, aber dein Mix ist soooo coooool !
vro
vro on April 05
Nice combo! So you got the Guess shoes? Well I also think times have changed, I would totally like to get my clothes tailored but that's too expensive. I would also like to buy things from Chanel or other brands like that but you always pay much more for the pieces just because of the name. Well they are also probably much more special thatn H&M pieces but still, I like the variety more :)
zeezai
zeezai on March 30
The dress/skirt looks gorgeous! And to answer your question, times have changed. Good quality comes with a price and not everyone can afford it.
1988
1988 on March 30
la borsa è stupendissimissima!!!! chic!!!!
pauliny_blog
pauliny_blog on March 30
great bag
omyheart
omyheart on March 30
cute skirt!
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on March 30
wow, I love this! (hätte auf Deutsch irgendwie so doof geklungen ^_^ )
lish
lish on March 30
this is amazing!!! i love the mix! the skirt/dress is really pretty!!!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on March 30
Molto creativo! :D Direi che la primavera ti fa proprio bene ;)
telerz
telerz on March 30
i want your purse!
districtofchic
districtofchic on March 29
That skirt is so very pretty!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on March 29
you're rockin' this look, girl! i love it!!!! i want that pale pink skirt!
bangandchic
bangandchic on March 29
wonderful!!! i adoore your skirt! also your t-shirt!!! fabuilouse MIX!! :D
MankiiVintage
MankiiVintage on March 29
der Rock mit dem Shirt ist übrigens so Klasse! VOTED*****
MankiiVintage
MankiiVintage on March 29
Ich bin für vintage. Das Zeug hält schon ewig und ist somit high quality. Das gibt es heute so kaum noch. Obwoh ich auch nichts gegen deine Chanel bag einzuwenden hätte, die ist so schön. Möchte auch gern eine!
orsola
orsola on March 29
vintage ist super! ich liebe es auch und kaufe gerne alte sachen. das problem ist, daß mittlerweile immer schwieriger wird richtig schönes vintage (keine 80's, 90's) zu finden. oder es ist sehr teuer. apropo chanel tasche: die ist auch vintage. ich habe sie von meiner mutter geschenk bekommen :-)
splashofcolour
splashofcolour on March 29
Such a pretty skirt, love it :)
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