Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Little Black Dress

Ray-Ban sunglasses, Banana Republic pumps, J Crew belt & bracelet, handmade necklace, Kenneth Cole clutch, Michael Kors watch, ?? Linen dress




I revived this black linen dress from my high school wardrobe last time I visited my parent's house and I couldn't be happier for countless reasons. The first is that it still fits! The second is that it's back in style. The last being that it brings to mind so many priceless memories of high school outings, graduation parties, and girls' nights out (with strict curfews, of course). I can't for the life of me remember where I bought it, but it has quickly become one of my favorite LBD's all over again. It really makes me want to hold on to all outdated item in my closet in the hopes that they will one day be back in style. (You'll probably see me in a few years on Hoarders). Do you have any of your old clothes/accessories that have come back in style?

37 comments:

Katie said...

I love it - you look great!

Lovely B. said...

You look so chic and sophisticated in that LBD. Such a classic look! I've got a similar dress I bought from Target for cheap and it was such a great purchase. I wear it all the time and manage to change it up by pairing with different belts, jewelry, shoes, cardigans, etc.

Have a great day pretty!

LB

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a chic style...really love it on you:)
I have a few jewelry pieces that are back in style and I am so glad I kept them all those years:)
Kisses,sweetie

Nikki said...

I love that dress! It looks really great on you.
I kind of do the same thing every time I visit my parent's house, I always end up bringing a bag of clothes back to my place!


xx
Nikki

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Seriously, lady you're gorgeous. And I love this dress!! That little belt around it is just adorable.

I hope you're having a great week so far, my lovey!!
xoxoxo

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

helllo MC Hammer pants - aka harem pants - LOL .. i can't believe they are back - but i'm LOVEN' it - they are SO comfy!

i purge my closet every so often - and when i do - i always regret it - b/c at some point the style comes around again and i gotta go out and buy it again ..

Lisa Griffin said...

wow what a great revival, i kept my denim jackets and am totally bringing them back out this fall!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Torrie said...

I have a family of hoarders (seriously) so I am an 'anti-hoarder' and have gotten rid of all of my old stuff(!)... expect this red dress. I wore it to my prom and I loved it because it was just plain red (I don't know if that was 'in' after the movie Pretty Woman, but at one time, red dresses were in!) and a classic style. I've worn it way after high school, at work events and on other occasions. I still have it, but I think I'm finally past the point of being able to wear it anymore:(... but the prom picture lives on. :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

Classic black dress, looks great! I keep clothes forever but my recent move was a big push to donate a lot of them...oh well!

Lindsay said...

I've never had the patience to keep things around. Once they come back in style I could kick myself :) Cute dress though!

Sheffield @ back-in-style.com said...

I can't even tell you how often in my business I hear people say "I used to have one of those, I wish I had kept it!" I hear that a lot about vintage Pucci dresses. Here's my advise, if you have a piece that you love, that fits you well and looks great on you, keep it! No matter if it is in style, or out of style. If it is flattering, easy to work with and makes you feel like a million bucks, you'll wear it again when it comes back in style.

20 York Street said...

Lately, I've been buying duplicates for items I love just in case I wear them out. I'm someone who'd wear the same purse day in, day out until I'm tired of it. Weird, si?

Love your arms, you look amazing!

Punctuation Mark said...

that is a very cute look... i love to rediscover things in my closet... have a nice one!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Yes! I've found so many necklaces that I wore in high school then not in college but found in my move recently...so exciting :)

Gabriel said...

This works well since I throw everything out, so we should have room. You look amazing in your LBD!

Josie said...

You are positively gorgeous in your darling LBD! I love that it's the same one from high school; you've styled it to make it look so fresh!
xo Josie
http://winksmilstyle.blogspot.com

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

hahaha I hold onto things too. And I just love it when I've rediscovered things that are back in fashion. That dress is great and looks fabulous on you :)

xoxo

Marcie said...

I love this post, Val! Isn't it the best when you find old clothing is back in style? I never would have guessed this is from high school! I remember wearing pieces just like this from Express (that was my go-to store in HS). I love that it still fits you :)

xo M

Fashion Meets Food said...

Absolutely love the outfit! So chic!

xo

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

It is completely adorable. I love it! Now I wish I would of saved some of my classic pieces from HS.

Tasha said...

I think it's great when you're able to revive something from back in the day!

I also think this is a great LBD! You look lovely!

Taj Acosta said...

Love it! You look oh-so coco!! hugs

georgia~gigi said...

Oh, you look like a million bucks! Love the belt, nice touch!
Hope you are having a wonderful day Valerie Girl!
Smoochies
gi gi

Bren said...

Omg...nothing of mine from h.s. still fits me! I was teeny-tiny back then! I don't know what the heck happened! :/ I do have a couple of linen dresses that I bought at least 10 years ago at.. Express! LOL! (what happened to that store? I use to love it when I was younger, and now it's kind of lame-o) I just wore one of my dresses with cropped leggings and flip flops to work the other day. It was the perfect tunic length, and comfy for my marathon photoshoot.
I love when I figure out new ways to wear old things!

Valerie, you look so polished in your LBD!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Anna Walker said...

Love love love it! It is such a smart and sophisticated and modern! I can't believe it is from your high school days, what a find :)

Melissa said...

Very cute! Hooray for shopping in your own closet, that's such a fun adventure!

She Wore It Well said...

Never would have said that dress was out of style. It's lovely and wow that it still fits! I wonder if any of my high school clothes still fit me!! x

Elle said...

This LBD is perfection on you! Gosh I wish any of my clothes from high school still fit... I'd guess my mom's threw them all out by now though!

Chas said...

You look great! I love that necklace!

http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

augustalolita said...

gorgeous black dress!! you look stunning <3 and great photos!!

Destined For Now said...

You have now convinced me to hang on to some dresses from high school I was going to toss. Thanks!

style'n said...

Valerie-looking fab as always. Is that really from high school? Unbelieveable! Well I have always love the "all black" look. It's so classic and timeless. Very nice!
naina

Dina's Days said...

Lovely, looks brand new !

Join the Gossip said...

Super cute! You look like a VIP it that outfit. Get it, girl!

Annie said...

You look awesome!

Krystal said...

from HS?? that is perfect!!

Bionica said...

You look fabulous!!!
the dress is a classic <3

-Bionica