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September Song


Fall is my favorite time of the year; fashion-wise, I’m happy that I don’t have to wear minimal clothes because of hot weather, and boots get to return as a staple in my wardrobe (especially in Portland, where it’s raining so much) — oh, the list goes on (so expect more with upcoming posts)….
This outfit was perfect for a muggy, drizzly, fall day where it was too sticky out to wear a jacket.
The chiffon blouse seemed somewhat equestrian to me, so I added boots that were riding-inspired. To add to the English ’60’s vibe (though “pussy-bow” tie-neck blouses came into fashion in the ’70’s), I added a bowler hat and cat-eye sunglasses.
These sunglasses from Wholesale Celeb Shades really sealed this look — they really make it apparent that I was going for a retro look and they add some extra fun. (I’m basically obsessed with these sunglasses now — thanks C.S!!)
Fun fact: most of the items in this outfit are second-hand but newer, brand-name items (only the hat & sunglasses were purchased new)!

To achieve a vintage-inspired look with newer pieces, choose a statement piece that hails back to a different era, such as this blouse with the tie-neck. Just add a few smaller retro or vintage accessories to complete your retro vibe. Voila!


SECOND-HAND H&M  BOWLER HAT; CAT-EYE SUNGLASSES FROM WHOLESALE CELEB SHADES; PERSONALLY MODIFIED VINTAGE EARRINGS; WHITE TIE-NECK “PUSSY BOW” BLOUSE :: ZARA (SIMILAR AT ASOS); BLACK VELVET CROPPED PANTS :: SECOND-HAND GAP; EQUESTRIAN KNEE-HIGH BOOTS :: MY GREAT AUNT; CLEAR UMBRELLA :: PORTLAND CITY LIQUIDATORS

 PHOTOS: PHOTOVEDGE; COPYRIGHT: AMANDA HATHEWAY / FASHION VEDGE, 2014 ( ALWAYS LINK BACK TO FASHIONVEDGE.COM )
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Amanda Hatheway

Vegan since 2011; artist and nerd since birth in 1990; portrait photographer; friendly and silly yet distinguished introvert; feminist and philosophical soul; partial to felines; hopes to help as many as possible with the truth about animals and what our actions means for all of us; plans to create a chic, ethical, all-vegan boutique in Portland that is as much about eternal style as it is about ethics.

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