Retrospective...

Updated on Nov 19, 2010
This is an entry to Impress for Less sponsored by Crossroads Trading Co..
black vintage pants - bubble gum Ebay blouse - white Sportsgirl - white Sportsgi
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So I guess I would say that this outfit was at least midly inspired by the Valentino exhibit I attended last weekend. Mr. Valentino is all about the pleats and the rosettes and his couture from the 60’s is all about big voluminous pieces, namely flares. At this point I feel it is appropriate to point out that what I’m wearing are PANTS, not a skirt. Very wide legged, amazing, pleated, black, flared pants.

These pants were an absolute find. I picked them up at my local Antique Centre for a steal! I was there with my cousin, another avid thrifter, and she was telling me how much she loves buying vintage cameos and finding photos of the previous owners in there. Obviously, the photos are usually quite old. But I found it so endearing to own something that was so dearly loved by another person, and then being able to have another little insight of their life through they’re own photographic memories.

It made me think about how much I would have loved to see the previous owner of this pants in a photo, rocking these pants, and how they would have worn them. The elastic waist is hand stiched and falling apart, signs of obvious wear. I’m sure whoever owned them would have loved them as much as I do and maybe these photos will act as a little photo memory for the next admiring owner…

Just a piece of my mind today =) please swing by my blog for more photos and ramblings. Much love!
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Comments (82)

OpeningMyMind
OpeningMyMind on March 06
aaawww the maxi skirt, totally IN this year, pitty I can't get away with it :/
angiekje
angiekje on January 14
LOVE the skirt and blouse!! very chic!
alinaceusan
alinaceusan on December 21
so lovely, you are gorgeous
krystellejoy
krystellejoy on December 14
vintage .. i love :)
F4SHI0N
F4SHI0N on December 11
i really like it-i'm adding you as a fan!
ash_Attacks
ash_Attacks on December 06
the definition of chic
ozgecorap
ozgecorap on December 02
lovelyyyyyyyy!!
feroshdiva
feroshdiva on December 02
Sooo adorable!
Bombonica
Bombonica on November 27
adorable!!
mangoista
mangoista on November 25
love this too!
Diamonddigger
Diamonddigger on November 25
love your blouse x
AiB
AiB on November 24
reminds me of one of nicole warne's look :) Cute outfit :)
maanbee
maanbee on November 24
I was about to say 'cool skirt' before I read your write up. Now, I have to say, awesome pants! ;)
KimtheaP4V
KimtheaP4V on November 22
So lovely~~
modgeisha
modgeisha on November 22
Love the outfit!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on November 21
i like the floral wreath! cute look!
onirec
onirec on November 21
Adorable look!!!!! great maxi!!! and the headpiece really complets the look!!!
psykoKilla
psykoKilla on November 21
Lovely! lovely!
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on November 21
amazing pants!!! love!!!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on November 21
Lovely and original...Beautiful...Great expression of an Artist!
kingsibulo
kingsibulo on November 21
cute! nice top :)
inspirafashion
inspirafashion on November 21
soo gorgeous! i love the maxi skirt paired with that blouse. super chic. edgy & romantic. :)
Beeswonderland
Beeswonderland on November 21
Oh that skirt is just adorable!And the blouse...love it!
charchelle27
charchelle27 on November 20
Love your top!
lovestheday
lovestheday on November 20
sooo cute..... love this... nice skirt and white clutch ^^
jennsu
jennsu on November 20
cute shirt! :)
ShowNoLegs
ShowNoLegs on November 20
grrr... I love the mix, totally from head to foot. You're such an artist. =)
mariachuvachu
mariachuvachu on November 20
lovely!!!
allaboutthestyle
allaboutthestyle on November 20
gosh you look soo amazing !! Love the skirt
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on November 20
cute headband! chic look. I love the blouse a lot!!!
trinnah
trinnah on November 19
You seriously have a lot of amazing pieces and you're just so talented in putting them together! I love this look! I didn't even know they were pants until I read the entry. :) You need to be a style icon!!
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 20
Aww thanks! ^_^
CharmC
CharmC on November 19
pretty clutch & rose headband match!
dorotron
dorotron on November 19
lovely top! beautiful outfit!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 19
love the headband and maxi skirt!!
taylorjonas
taylorjonas on November 19
nice
StylePantry
StylePantry on November 19
Beautiful. Love the skirt.
miaamos
miaamos on November 19
so adorable-love the skirt and blouse is lovely!!!pretty chica:))xx
MsShamz
MsShamz on November 19
this is soooo adorable! you need to show us how to make that DIY headband!
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 22
I hope I can find time to!! =)
Girly_Girl
Girly_Girl on November 19
great maxi pants!!!=) but wheh i saw pic i thought dat is skirt....
nihonfleur
nihonfleur on November 19
pants!?! I adore those
gdolceamore
gdolceamore on November 19
great maxi. love the headband- hope theres a diy for it on your blog bc im heading there now!
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 20
Thanks for visiting my blog! I've been meaning to do a tutorial on my DIY but time has not been on my side. Hopefully I will be able to do it soon!
disfordiamonds
disfordiamonds on November 19
i love that headband! =]
KaileeBroadway
KaileeBroadway on November 19
very pretty
solybBy
solybBy on November 19
So very cute
Miss_Mary
Miss_Mary on November 19
So pretty as always. Love the blouse looks great with the black skirt.. Love this:)
springfiry
springfiry on November 19
Love the headband!
districtofchic
districtofchic on November 19
This look is soooo gorgeous! I love the blouse and that long skirt!
bellavanite
bellavanite on November 19
the pants are amazing!!! I want it!! love that it's pleated and looks like a skirt...and I imagine previous owners of some of my thrifted clothes too. it's a beautiful thought..wondering who owns them and how they wore the clothes.
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 20
Thanks so much! It's such a wonderful mystery owning vintage clothing =)
HerNameIsMel
HerNameIsMel on November 19
CUTE. <3
Candy_La_Pop
Candy_La_Pop on November 19
overwhelming!!! I SO love this look! def. have to fan you <3
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 20
Thanks! That means so much =) definitely fanning you back! Love your style!
Annachiara
Annachiara on November 19
you're GORGEOUS!!!!
ChiccaStyle
ChiccaStyle on November 19
so cute!
guiaalvendia
guiaalvendia on November 19
cute!! :]
KristaniA
KristaniA on November 19
gorgeous colors! I adore the pleated pants (they look just like a skirt and that's so cool!!) and the tassel on your clutch :D
immadi
immadi on November 19
pretty
storiesreadaloud
storiesreadaloud on November 19
This is such a wonderful, romantic outfit! Though I'm not sure I could pull them off, those pants are amazing, and your floral crown is so sweet. I also agree with your thoughts on owning items that were once loved dearly by someone else--that's one of the best things about dressing in vintage clothing. :)
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 20
Thanks for your lovely comment! I totally agree about vintage clothing <3
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus on November 19
oh that blouse is so cute! and I can't believe those are pants - what a great find!
anonymours
anonymours on November 19
cuteness!
gangsterpixie
gangsterpixie on November 19
nice!
Annebeth
Annebeth on November 19
that skirtlike pants, the blouse, the headband, everything is perfectly stunning!
vintage_overload
vintage_overload on November 19
I thought it was a skirt at first! I want!
itsnikki
itsnikki on November 19
love the whole ensemble! tres chic!!
sweet_sofia
sweet_sofia on November 19
great look! your roses are so sweet and the purse is special!
patriss
patriss on November 19
Gorgeous outfit.Love it.I like your purse and headband!!
enigmasupernova
enigmasupernova on November 19
totally adore this look! gorgeous!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on November 19
so beautiful and avante garde!
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on November 19
LOVE :)
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on November 19
Love this whole look a lot...so classy and creative :)
em1986
em1986 on November 19
very pretty, love that blouse
Malsen
Malsen on November 19
Super cute look! Love the pants
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on November 19
i adore this, are they pants? they are amazing! and gorgeous blouse, you look so pretty!
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 19
They are indeed pants! =)
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on November 19
ohh, great bohemian vibe on your outfit! that skirt is amazing and l love the pink pop of color too!! totaly chic lady<33 +1
LarasArum
LarasArum on November 19
is that pants? i thought it's a skirt.hehehehe i like your polka blouse, cutee
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 19
Yep, pants! Thanks =)
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on November 19
beautiful, unique pants! love this outfit and enjoyed reading your thoughts too. i feel the same about vintage items:)
nini_baby89
nini_baby89 on November 19
absolutely love this!
nennen35
nennen35 on November 19
love your maxi skirt!
ClaudiaPaola
ClaudiaPaola on November 19
i really like the color of your blouse- and the headband was such a nice touch.
Mongrel
Mongrel on November 19
LOVE this! Amazing trousers! Faved,
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on November 20
Thanks so much! =)
rainbowsandfairydust
rainbowsandfairydust on November 19
fabulous! LOVE that headband! great styling xx
lharajavillonar
lharajavillonar on November 19
nice outfit
FarizaOthman
FarizaOthman on November 19
Loove these.Cute & so comfy. <3
freedomwings
freedomwings on November 19
Great look, love the pants, blouse & clutch! Chic voted!
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