Thursday, May 21, 2015

// #thriftstylethursday // Stylist For A Day

I chose this week's theme of Stylist For A Day, encouraging us to give up styling control to someone we trust (very important) as a sort of exercise in seeing our wardrobes in a different light. I chose my 6 year old son for this most important task ;). And he did a great job! Take a look...


First, he started with these teal skinnies I bought at Marshall's 3 years ago. I've made adjustments to the waistband, but otherwise are in their original condition. They're definitely not the first pants I grab as I have 3-4 favorites (all denim), but with a couple of tweaks to the legs I may put them back in rotation...skinnier at the calves and add zips to the ankles? We'll see. His next pick was an olive green t-shirt, but decided the two greens didn't go, so he settled on the black and white striped t-shirt that I'd thrifted and refashioned over a year ago.


Continuing with the black trend (because its his favorite color and I told him it'd be cool today) he pulled out my thrifted black cardigan and Thredup black suede Nine West moccasins. Of course, upon seeing my purse collection this vintage tapestry knitting bag was the obvious choice for its black base and the castle. Obviously. This was an antique store purchase made while my boy was still a bun in the oven back in Michigan!!!


And then for the accessories! He asked to see anything with black and chose between a mixture of more modern and vintage pieces. The pendant was an ebay purchase from 5 years ago and this is my first time wearing it! It seems to be a piece converted from a pin to a pendant. The bangles are both thrifted, and the earrings are from Forever 21.

I have to say, I love this look! The August Silk cardigan is super comfy and I love the fitted silhouette it creates with this t-shirt. I love how he mixed up the accessories from different eras, and kept to a pretty basic color scheme. That's my boy! ;) After helping me put this together, he then asked my opinion on the outfit he was picking out for today...which included stripes and black as well. Lol! Hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did, and be sure to see how the other ladies fared with their looks! We've got a new addition to the group, Alison, and you can check out her look as well. (She'll be added to our graphic soon).





Peace,
Andrea

10 comments:

  1. What a cool idea, and great result! Obviously the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree.
    I like how the bag brings the black and teal together.
    My son's favourite colour is black, but if when he's styled me it has been all sparkles!
    Xo Jazzy Jack

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  2. I would *never* have guessed that a 6-year-old put this outfit together. You look fantastic! Totally jealous of that purse too!

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    1. Isn't the purse lovely!? One of my favorite finds ever.

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  3. Amazing that your little guy put this together... he is one smart cookie with a good eye!

    Have you ever thought of renting him out as an advisor? hee hee

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    1. Haha! Good idea...that way he could afford to buy his toys all on his own ;)

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  4. Cute, cute, cute!! Your son did a great job, I love that he knows how to coordinate! The stripe top is a great basic and those pants would be so cute with ankle zips!! :)

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    1. Just need to make myself do it! Zippers always give me pause (aka procrastination that lasts months!). He did really well, though :)

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  5. He did an amazing job! I love the teal and black and white together and your knitting bag!?! That is one fabulous bag, I love it!

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    1. That bag is such a favorite of mine :) Love the combo he put together as well!

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