Vintage top, h&m ribbon, zara culottes, h&m hoop earrings
I don’t think I’ve had so much fun styling a shoot before! The other day, I was rummaging through my closet when I found something borrowed. It’s this vintage top I am wearing in the photos above. A few years ago, I found it sitting in my mom’s closet untouched for what seemed like years. Figuring it wouldn’t be missed (I mean, she really hadn’t worn it for years), I decided to borrow it to wear but had completely forgotten it was in my possession until just the other day. This top belonged to my mother which she thrifted when she was in her 20’s, which would mean this vintage piece dates back to at least over 40 years ago! Isn’t that incredible? It truly is an antique piece, yet it still somehow has a modern feel to it – I couldn’t be more thrilled that I found it. This piece brings back so many memories of when I was a little girl and my mom would bring me along with her to dig for treasures at the thrift store. At the time, my family was not very wealthy and thrift store clothes were all we could afford. I remember being shy and embarrassed about wearing second hand clothes when I was little, but now it seems like more of a blessing. Perhaps it’s the reason why I now have a penchant for classic antiques and vintage things?
The ribbon I used to tie around the neck of the top came from a sun hat I purchased at h&m, which I thought enhanced the top’s feminine and soft look. I love how unconventionally this look came together and am already thinking about other pieces I can potentially steal from her closet. Your mom’s closet really is the best place to look for vintage pieces because chances are, you will likely have a similar body size & shape to hers, not to mention there’s sentimental value there too! Now I know what I’ll be doing this weekend…
Photos by me