There is so much I want to tell you to set up this photo shoot. Most important is that this is my vintage Chanel inspired look. Which means, the look is inspired by Chanel and the skirt, top and jacket are all vintage or op/thrift shop purchases.
Next is that
every absolutely EVERY time I have worn this skirt I have people comment about my Chanel look. Even those who surprise me by knowing who or what Chanel is!
Finally, the Fashion Mister took these photos before I went to work one morning. For those who know me, this is going to come as a H-U-G-E surprise because, a) I leave for work at 7:30 in the morning so before work is REALLY early, and b) I HATE mornings and there are actually smiles in some of these pics.
Vintage Chanel Inspired: It’s the op/thrift shop skirt that sets the tone for Chanel thinking in this look. Classic boucle’ in a white, grey, pink and black with a little black netting type fabric hanging below the ragged hem. I bought this at my favourite op/thrift shop for $6 a couple of months ago. The top is from my recent trip to the same op/thrift shop and cost $6. You may recall the handbag from my lust-have haul, the hounds-tooth stockings were from Target and I have had the tri-tone vintage inspired shoes for about 3 years.
Yep, there is almost a smile there?! Perhaps I wasn’t awake. It’s so not me in the morning to be this happy!
Add in a Chanel Inspired Jacket: This pink jacket with black trim is from a couple of months ago when vintage shopping with the Fashion Sister From Another Mother. It was the same day I found the skirt but rather than at an op/thrift shop it was at a vintage shop. Which means it wasn’t as cheap. I seem to recall it was about $45. In all honesty I’m not sure if the jacket reminds me more of Jackie O or The Simpsons episode when Marg finds the Chanel suit on sale and keeps restyling it to be fashionable at the country club?! Either way, it’s a great match for this skirt which is part of the reason I bought it.
Woops! How did that get there? Now I am sure I was sleep walking because there is no way known that I would be smiling like that before 7:30 in the morning! Or perhaps I have been taken over by aliens??
First a smile then a bit of silliness at the early hour. The Fashion Mister was being Mr. Jay and asking for a “broken down” look. It’s probably not my best but it’s not a bad attempt for woman who has only had one coffee to start the day.
There you have it. My vintage Chanel inspired look, collected over the last two or three months, mostly second-hand at a price that even brought a smile to my face.
Hopefully, this will show you a little of why I love to op/thrift and vintage shop. And that you can shop in those places and still look good.
I’m really looking forward to hearing what you all think!
- Chanel Couture Fall 2012 (fabsugar.com)
- Paris Fashion Week: The Chanel Show :: Cosmopolitan UK (cosmopolitan.co.uk)
- How To Style the Chanel Jacket (theflycandypost.com)