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Classic AND Vintage Ladylike Style

True vintage and vintage inspired style of dressing is my bread and butter.  But sometimes I prefer timeless looks too.  This is what I would consider a timeless feminine look.  It could be from the later mid-century, but a girl with no flair for vintage styles could possibly assemble an outfit that looks like this.  In fact, the skirt and earrings are from ModCloth but they are the only vintage reproduction piece of clothing from this outfit (and I'm not convinced the earrings are even exclusively vintage repo).  My shoes are Jessica Simpson via DSW, the belt is from a Forever 21 dress (sunglasses are from there too), the shirt is Old Navy, the necklace is H&M, the head scarf is from Ross.  See?  All of those are relatively modern stores and brands.  
When I first started toying with the idea of fashion blogging in 2013ish, I thought it would be fun to document not only my outfits and personal style, but the fluidity of fashion.  I'm growing to hate my url name that the poet in me was once proud of because I've been feeling more rock and roll lately than 1950s and all things "demure".  I'm also growing comfortable in my own skin in a way I've never done before, and wanting to show off more skin for the right reasons (as opposed to the misguided youth reasons that I was TOTALLY guilty of up until a few years ago).  So despite that I do feel sexiest dressing slightly more lady like...I'm going through some kind of rebellion phase of sorts where that is not exclusively the case.  This "demure" name may have been a bad accidental branding, haha.  I am seriously considering changing it, so if you've been through that experience please comment with any tips and advice on making it pain free!!!

 BUT, wearing an outfit like this not only fits for the multitudes of avenues a "demure" blog like mine could go down, but it also gets back to my pre-roots of fashion blogging of wanting an excuse to be 100% fluid in fashion.  Life is too short to be boring, stuck in a box of sorts, or limit yourself to anything that could be amazing.  Personal style should never be about superficial means or keeping up with the proverbial Jones', as much as it should be about having the part of your day when you are getting dressed make your day that much better!

What are YOUR fashion rules for stepping outside your norm and experimenting with new styles?
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  1. Loved this post! Such a cute, timeless outfit and I can't get over those shoes. I sometimes regret the lace & whimsy name as it can be a little limiting when I branch into lifestyle + mental health. If you need someone to bounce new blog names ideas off of, you know where to find me! ❤️

    1. Thank-you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels mixed about blog names!! XO

  2. I guess my rules are that I don't think I'm ever in one box or another... And thankfully I didn't allude to any box in my blog name!! I'm glad I chose something pretty non-descript now as it does mean I feel I can write about whatever I want. If you do change yours, my tip is make it as abstract as possible! CC x

    1. That is good!! I have an idea or two that I'm mulling over that would encompass both my personality and a touch of my style, but I'm still sleeping on it! Thanks so much for the advice!! XO

  3. Modcloth is definitely a great place for vintage/timeless pieces. This is a great look. Definitely timeless. Love the yellow heels.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Thank-you! Those heels are one of my faves ;)

  4. Super cute vintage style! Great skirt!

    - Anna

  5. Absolutely love you look! You look amazing! I love to try to go for it and try new styles!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. Thanks! And yes, always fun trying new styles!

  6. You look terrific. I am a huge fan of vintage & thrift shopping . Sometimes you can get the best deals there. :]

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  7. Lovely, Lauren! You look beautiful, the scenery is amazing and that outfit is spot on! T.

  8. Love how you took modern brands and turned them into a timeless outfit! A person's style is always changing or evolving so it can be difficult to pick a blog name that will suit you forever! Maybe just pick something you like...could be even something like your favorite flower! Endless possibilities lol.

    1. Thank-you for the advice! When I first stumbled upon your blog I realized how smart you were for just using your name in your url and your header was the the name of the blog. #genius! XO


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