Friday, October 28, 2016

avant-garde

Sunnies: Marshalls| Coat: Vintage| Two piece coordinates: Vintage Liz Claiborne| Leather gym shoes, similar here and here| Wallet: Kate Spade, similar here

noun \ˌä-ˌvän(t)-ˈgärd, ˌa-; ə-ˈvänt-ˌ; ˌa-ˌvōⁿ-ˈ, ˌa-ˌvȯn(t)-ˈ\
'the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.'

Today's post is in collaboration with Project Sister Act, created by Sheela Goh to showcase examples of how irregardless of age we each display personal style in our own individual way(s)! The theme for this installment is 'avant-garde'.

I'm am siked to collaborate with the following bloggers, by way of Sheela's invitation, each representing different age groups:
Check out their individual take on avant-garde fashion :) I personally love how each look incorporates layers (perfect for Fall fashion) and their own style personas!
Eve, theworldaccordingtoeve.com

Chasmine, theglamazonuniverse.com
Sheela, sheelagoh.com

Jacqueline, petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk
About my look: 
I purchased this blue print vintage 2 piece set a year or so back. I got it for a great deal, and it was by one of my vintage favs, Liz Claiborne. Yet, I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to style it. 
Last month I shared on my InstagramStories the unexpected acquisition of these cobalt blue gym shoes (I tend to buy gym shoes about every 10 years), it immediately occurred to me that they needed to be styled with a dress/skirt - like stat, LOL! 
When Sheela reached out to me to participate in this initiative, I took some time to think about what avant-garde style means to me. I thought of the unorthodox, stepping outside of so-called style norms- even my own comfort zone, and incorporating all of those factors with style options that are still authentic to me: vintage pieces + bold color.
Nonetheless, I still wasn't sure exactly what look I wanted to put together. When I have a case of 'style block' (and even when I don't) I head to my trusty Pinterest boards :)  Low and behold, I spotted an image that inspired this look (see here)! Finally an opportunity to wear my vintage set, new gymies, topped off by a fabulous vintage coat! I love how this came together, and I'm looking forward to wearing it again in a modified way.
Please do share, what's your avant-garde style forte?!

Until next time,
XO

16 comments:

  1. Every single thing you wear is the Bomb.com to me. Keep it going Sis. . .

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  2. I absolutely love your dress! and the fact that you styled it with sneakers make me love this look even more!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Thank you very much Tamara! I had been dying to style a traditional look with sneakers, this was my opportunity :)

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  3. You wear it with sneakers. Very good. You look amazing.
    xxxxx

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  4. I'm so loving these tennies with this look. Cuteness!

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  5. It is very avant-garde to pair sneakers with vintage coat with fur coat, great styling
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  6. That coat is fabulous! I love the fur collar!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Me too! I just love vintage coat styles like this one! Thank you :)

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  7. Cute outfit!! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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  8. High drama with a sprinkle of kitsch! I always admire your creative hand at pairing different styles and prints for an eclectic, memorable look!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you very much Liz!! I had been bubbling over to try sneakers + a skirt in a BOLD way, when the opportunity hit I seized it :)

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