December 29, 2010

Lookbook: Cozy and Hippy

My mother and I are very different people. When it comes to fashion, she likes thrift and vintage clothes while I'm.. a label whore. I can't help it. But really, we are all materialistic. Even the dirtiest hippy have bought an organic lip gloss, some unnecessary hair accessory for their dreads, or a "caf skin and cedar from the land of yuk tuk blessed by a Shaolin monk" bongo drum to brag to their hippy friends while the pope sits on his throne with shaws covered in gold and exotic fabric worth thousands of dollars.

Hanging out in Victoria, BC with nothing better to do, I accepted a challenge from my sisters to do a few lookbook posts only wearing my mom's thrift and vintage clothing. Jackets and shoes can be mine (since our sizes are different) but everything else should be borrowed- and here's one of the looks I came up with.




Shirt, Belt and Skirt: Vintage and Thrift from my mom
Shoes: polished with soy and hand sewn by a Nunavut vegan
Jacket: 100% hemp and blessed by a Rastafarian during a ring of fire ritual



* disclaimer: origin of shoes and jacket may or may not be accurate. But
it sure would impress the hippies here on the west coast.

For the next few days I will be busy with meet ups and going to Vancouver to celebrate New Years Eve. So have a great NYE everyone!

70 comments:

  1. I think is a great outfit!!...Thrift stores got really cool stuff...but I do admit that even if I like them I also fall for the brands hehe

    xx
    Andy
    btw have a great New Year!!

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  2. I love love love love your skirt!!!!

    Have a very Happy New Years!

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a gorgeous skirt - and I loved how you styled it!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  4. Aww you look so "cozy"!! I think you look great!

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  5. You should be smiling because you look great, even in your mom's clothes! But what the heck is a "Nunavut vegan" and do I want one touching my shoes??? Sounds like you're surrounded by hippies--blink twice if you need to be rescued! =)

    I hope the New Year finds you happy, healthy and with lots to celebrate.

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  6. Nice job! That skirt is beautiful! Enjoy Vancouver, i used to live there and miss it so much!

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  7. Where is the land of yuk tuk and what's a nunavut vegan? Haha! You look fab in that oufit and rocked it. :)

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  8. looking great...I used to be a label whore but with all the outfit posts I've seen from fashion bloggers..I'm so into vintage & thrifty now...

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  9. Werry pretty outfit I love it !!

    XOXO

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  10. haha i love your description of both the jacket and boots. too perfect.

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  11. There's this vegan line of shoes that I encountered years back and they make such great shoes! Yours look so pretty too!

    Not too shabby, I must say. Nice! :)

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  12. I think you did really well! Hope your christmas was amazing and your nye is even better! O-town misses you J!
    Love K

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  13. I'm label whore too!!! I live to steel clothes from my moms closet. I thank God she keeps everything and that we wear the same size. You look really trendy with that outfit ;)

    http://bikinipequeninoasbolinhasamarelas.blogspot.com

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  14. i like this look on you :)
    haha, your mom must be stylish!

    http://project-vee.blogspot.com/

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  15. Nice! Gotta love a challenge! You are rocking the patchouli-inspired looks my dear. Make love, not war.
    x

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  16. I love the outfit, it looks so amazing!
    very good job.

    If you have the time you can check out my blog:
    http://lovefashionfunbloggin.blogspot.com/
    maybe we can follow eachother :)

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  17. Hello!

    Wow!!! Your looking gorgeous in this outfit.


    kisses from Brazil*


    http://neopopculture.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love that you are doing outfit posts now ;) Happy New Year! xo Taj @ Gorgeous Glam

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  19. This outfit is so different but I love it. Great job mixing the prints and I love the way the long skirt looks on you.

    http://honestlykristen.blogspot.com/

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  20. love the way you elevate the hippy outfit with your killer shoes!

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  21. I love it!!!! what a great look for you! the skirt is amazing :) Happy New year darling!!!

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  22. That jacket is SICK. And blessed in a ring of fire ritual, a la Finding Nemo? Makes it all the more sick.

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  23. Very unique mix and match :) ♥

    Happy New Year! :)


    ellenreviews.blogspot.com

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  24. the jacket indeed looks cozy and comfy. love the long skirt as well.

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  25. Vancouver sounds like an awesome way to spend New Year's :)
    Hmmm...I like your style better....nothing wrong with being a label whore LOL There's a bit of it in all of us - some more than others :)

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  26. You do look cozy and hippy - love it :) Especially digging the jacket ^_^

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  27. i love the jacket :D your mom's clothes actually look good on you :D

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  28. you are so pretty! I love your long skirt!

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  29. Happy New Year! Ooh I was in Victoria not too long ago - very pretty place!

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  30. Your mother is so cool, love her clothes, especially the jacket. Your description of clothes is hilarious :))
    Have a fun at the New Year's party !

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  31. Love the colors in your outfit. Wow.

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  32. love it! one of my fave outfits from you! the west coast looks so much nicer and inviting than the east right now! hope you're well!

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  33. Can't wait to see what other outfits you dig out of your mom's closet! I'm not as much a label whore as I'm a designer handbag label whore...oh and camera whore ;o) We all have something!

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  34. LOL you're hilarious! I think this look totally works on you though. Love the plaid paired with floral--it's an unexpected pattern combination that looks surprisingly good.

    P.S. Can't wait to hang out with you tomorrow!

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  35. Oh, as fashion lovers, we are all a little bit materialistic. Your mom has amazing style though! Wow!

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  36. Great look! It's nice that you and your mom can share clothes. I'm excited to see what else you come up with.

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  37. I think you are one of those people that could wear anything and look beautiful in it:)

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  38. Awww based on this outfit and what you used, I must say your mom has fabulous style!! I love how you took her look and made it your own. It seems great style runs in the family, whether it be thrifting or brand new. ;)

    I hope you have a fab new years eve!

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  39. I am in love with the skirt...and beautiful hair color...is it your natural color??

    I wanted to dye my hair for new year hahahha!!!

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  40. Love it!!! So the coming up post can actually try to wear your mom's outfits. Good idea huh? :p

    anyways, wish you have a wonderful year 2011, with loves.

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  41. Girl, you are looking so fine and cool! I think I'm in between you and your mom, I love both vintage thrifted stuff and brands Hahah.. such a greedy person.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! (:
    Sanny's Head to Heart

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  42. you look great in thrift/vintage!

    i also love your descriptions for the shoes & jacket :)

    happy new year!

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  43. Love the mix of prints!

    Love Grace.

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  44. wow wow wow! you're amazing, dear! adore your jacket and skirt so much! anyway, happy new year! :D

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  45. wow, look at you! you pull off the vintage style so well. it's so easy to get caught up in the material world but i think it's important not to go too far.

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  46. stealing, I mean borrowing clothes from mom is great isn't it? LOL Looking fab girlie! Happy New Year to you too!

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  47. What a fun look, I like it! Hope you are having a happy New Year in Vancouver!

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  48. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year
    i'm back & blogging again!
    ciao =)

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  49. Oh my oh my, I want that jacket! :D It is sexy, but then I'm partial to fur. Happy New Year!

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  50. Hahahaha the shoes and jacket part had me cracking up. I love that you're still sarcastic even in an outfit post!

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  51. Love the shirt. This outfit is styled perfectly. I believe that anyone can have amazing style wether they shop in thrift stores and only spend a few bucks, or spend tons on designer clothes, it's all how you style it and own it.

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  52. lol to your disclaimer. Love these pics!

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  53. You look AMAZING babe!!!

    Happy NEW year

    Wishing you Love & Happiness

    Kisses
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  54. ahh, you made that one work! It's cute. :)

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  55. Wow, nice challenge! Love that you are wearing your moms clothes here. great styling, loving the jacket and skirt. Happy new year to you! :)

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  56. wow! great package! nice outfit, following you now, you're welcome to visit my blog! happy new year!

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  57. you looks great, but it would be a nice pictures if I'm in the picture with you:)

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  58. I like this outfit and think it's great that you're trying new things! Thanks so much for following and Happy New Year!

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  59. hehehe now i understand that its not just me and my mom were different when it comes to clothes and fashion stuffs, but hey sweetie you looked fantastic with your mom's outfit.. :)

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  60. Nice! I like this challenge of yours! :P
    Your mom has some pretty nice pieces of clothing! :P
    I like shopping at thrift stores too but you just have to look longer to find anything decent :P

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  61. This look definitely deviates from your usual style. You pull it off very well though!

    hey, does that mean the jacket is completely edible? haha you're hilarious.

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