{Vintage Style} Front Tie & Culottes | Thriftanista in the City

7.07.2014

{Vintage Style} Front Tie & Culottes

I rarely go vintage from head to toe. I try to avoid looking like I'm wearing a costume. Something about the front tie and culottes just felt right. It feels very 70s chic on a parisian vacation. The only piece I'm wearing made in this decade are the sandals. Those were a gift from mommy. I snagged them during my last Vegas trip.

vintage style culottes


My top and purse were bought at the same estate sale. Together they totaled $5. Estate sales are a vintage lover's goldmine. Add that to the reasons estate sales rock list. The blouse's fabric appeals to me. It's somewhat of a mesh weave. No holes just very sheer. Perfect for the hot weather we're having during this coolish summer. 

vintage culottes

The sunglasses are also estate sale treasure. They are just the perfect bigness. I do like big. *whispers* That's what she said. Only $2 and they are the sunnies I wear the most. They block the sun and allow me to hide behind them on those days I'm not quite myself. AKA morning.

what to wear with culottes

Anyway, straw bags are pretty common on the thrift scene but this one is wonderfully oversized with a batik lining plus it was specially made for the original owner in Italy. It has a story to tell.

70s vintage style

The culottes are one of my absolutely favorite thrifted items. They are super ridiculous for having mini eiffel towers on them but I love the fit and the comfort -- high waist and elastic yumminess. It came with its own top but I donated it. Somehow it seemed a bit much. Ha!

Are you rocking your vintage style?

vintage straw bags
THRIFT Campus Casuals of California vintage shirt - Strenesse culottes - Italian straw purse - Foster Grant sunglasses GIFT Gianni Binni silver sandals

***in other news***

Congratulations to Lauren E. who won the $150 Amazon gift card giveaway!

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle, Thrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

what to wear with silver shoes



7 comments

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Loving this look! I don't have any vintage pieces but I'd love try a pair of culottes like yours. :-)

Mo

Ashleigh said...

I think this works because the culottes are high waisted, and hit you at the right spot. They make your waist appear tiny and that balances out the fullness of the legs of the culottes perfectly. The top is the perfect color and the front tie just seals the deal. This is very chic. I admit I was dubious because of the print of the culottes but you look great! I think it helps that you looks so confident, clearly you loved that outfit, and also you don't have my butt so you can wear that print and not look silly.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Ashley Carter said...

All that thrifty goodness! LOVE those pants and the bag!

Whitney James said...

CUTE! I love how you styled the pants. Everything works so well together.

Shon said...

Fresh as always! The culottes are so chic, twirl girl, twirl! I remember wearing culottes when I was a little girl. Enjoy your finds!

Jessica Jannenga said...

Love this! I saw your post and thought it was a skirt. You can rock those culottes!! I love the blue with the print. I too remember them as a kid, althogh they were not this stylish First timer to your blog.
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Chandra said...

you are gone with the wind fabulous! and i love the added color to your locks. hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer with little v.

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