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May 17, 2012

Wardrobe Challenge - The Granny Redo


I am honored to be participating in Tori of My Thrifty Chic's "Granny Redo" wardrobe challenge. As part of this campaign, myself and several other bloggers (ToriMegan, ChristineKatie, and Kari) were asked to take a piece from our grandma's closet and style it in a modern way. 


Here's a peek at how all of us have styled our Granny Redo pieces.

Top row, left to right: Katie, Christine, and Kari
Bottom row, left to right: myself, Tori, and Megan
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Although my grandparents are no longer alive, I'm certain that I inherited my love of fashion from my father's mother. Her neatly organized closets (can you believe that she actually had six?!) were full of clothing that spanned more than five decades. To say that she enjoyed shopping and fashion would be an understatement.

While this sweater didn't come from my grandma's closet, it would have been right at home amongst her collection of '80s batwing tops and cozy knits. Found at my local thrift store for under $3, the fringe trim and crystal embellishments make this one of my best thrift store finds to date. If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you know how much I adore fringe and how seamlessly this piece blends into my closet.

Regarding the way I've styled the sweater, I think that the key for me to wear vintage in a non-costumey way is to have a strong mix of vintage with modern pieces.  The sweater's relaxed shape and fringe trim make it a fun and effortless piece to pair with on-trend cropped skinny denim, statement rings, and animal print wedges.


For a closer look at each of our Granny Redo posts, have a look at the blogs of these lovely ladies:

Tori of My Thrifty Chic

Megan of The Frugalista Diaries
Christine of De La Chic
Katie from Hems For Her
Kari from Style at a Steal

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