Jimi Hendrix [and grandma] taught me well.

Updated on May 18, 2012
thrifted vintage jacket - vintage bag - vintage sunglasses - Aldo heels
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ElleGivenchy 's Thoughts:

I like my wardrobe simple with random flair. Timeless and true to whatever I’m feeling, seeing or experiencing at the moment.

I’m the photographer in this shot and my model is wearing pieces from my personal wardrobe paired with things to be featured in my ebay store

Let’s start with footwear: A black pump goes with EVERYTHING and a closed toe makes your feet look fabulous despite slacking on a pedicure, right? Something about the suede material on this particular pump… le sigh

Better than the heirloom necklace I got for my birthday is my grandma’s black leather skirt. Yeah, I said grandma. My sweet 87 year old grandmother once wore tight leather everything. She says this was back when she was dating younger men in the 60’s after one of her divorces. My grandma is so chic it hurts! I took this skirt off her hands because it was about time she passed down some of her magic.

Every outfit has a complimented piece. It’s that thing you wear that the chick in the checkout line will tell you is cute. I insist on wearing at least ONE complimented piece per day whether it is a neat ring or fun shoes. I’m too shy for small talk but if you get me to start talking about my clothes I may never shut up.

For this outfit it is the military inspired jacket. It is my style love song to Jimi Hendrix. He was the first man that I ever loved, in theory. I imagine my now straight laced grandparents spent much of the 60’s dropping LSD and listening to Janis Joplin and Hendrix. This is the music I remember from my early youth thanks to their vinyl collections.

I see hints of the Hendrix style throughout my closet. Rich fabrics and bold patterns. With my thrifted bifocal ray-ban style sunglasses I am a flower child reincarnated. You see, I swear that much of the way we dress is attributed to what we are listening to. Fashion is in our surroundings, it is everything we are at any given moment. And if you are being true to your inner essence, the outcome shall remain forever timeless… or so I’m told.

“Move on Mr. Business Man, you can’t dress like me,” – Jimi Hendrix.

Comments (24)

LyssBlondish
LyssBlondish on November 14
wow !
MarjTiangco
MarjTiangco on May 23
love
DearestLou
DearestLou on May 20
You look amazing!
commonsenseandstilet
very jimi! love it :D
ElleGivenchy
ElleGivenchy on May 21
Thank you! He's my fave! I hope you follow and keep up with my blog. I'd like to produce great outfits with equally interesting reads!
Qhule
Qhule on May 20
so pretty
maddiejayy
maddiejayy on May 19
Love it!!
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on May 19
damn love that jacket
shugavery
shugavery on May 19
I really do love the jacket and the leather is absolutely perfect ! I like what you wrote, you explained very well your inspiration for this, from your grandma to music. I absolutely agree with you about the fact that music influences the way you dress and that fashion is in our surroundings. Very interesting article should I say :).
ElleGivenchy
ElleGivenchy on May 21
Thank you! I'm glad you like my blogs! I hope you follow as I hope to produce many more fun outfits with equally interesting reads!
ElleGivenchy
ElleGivenchy on May 19
I am loving all the positive feedback on this look! Follow if you dare, there's plenty more to come! =)
ParisLover08
ParisLover08 on May 19
love this <3 !
BlanchesBestie
BlanchesBestie on May 19
2 of my favorite things; Grandmas and Jimi Hendrix! This pic is amazing. Vote!
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on May 19
wow gorgeous!
Shandrese
Shandrese on May 19
love this look!
Koroneska
Koroneska on May 19
so lovely jacket !
kittenhood
kittenhood on May 19
love the jacket!
RaluM4
RaluM4 on May 19
chic !
mare_santos
mare_santos on May 18
cool!! cute!
anonymours
anonymours on May 18
very chic!!
PaulaMarie
PaulaMarie on May 18
Pretty! :)
Afrovaidosas
Afrovaidosas on May 18
i love it. +1voted
Jen_A
Jen_A on May 18
Awesome jacket!! Chic!!
FashionTrendsMore
FashionTrendsMore on May 18
fantastic heels!
fintia
fintia on May 18
very elegant
Fashionistastar
Fashionistastar on May 18
I love the vintage feeling of this :D Please don't forget to visit my most recent look, comment too! Help me improve
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