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Did it in a Minute

Here's a time where I'm going to spoil which artist made a song that inspired my blog post because I'm wearing their shirt: Hall & Oates.  I'm sure you're thinking that with the castle themed skirt I could have went with "Kiss is on My List" or "Make My Dreams Come True", but I chose "Did it in a Minute" in part because I'm sure I'll have other opportunities to use those fairytale-esq song titles, but also because this is one of my shortest photo shoots to date!  I'm usually pretty quick, but the clouds were coming in, the winds were picking up, and believe it or not I was close to losing light...especially if clouds blocked the remaining sunlight!  So I almost literally did this shoot in a minute!

Two weeks ago I went to see Hall & Oates at Red Rocks.  I'll be blogging about that in more detail within the next month, but for now let's talk about this Hall & Oates tee shirt that I scored!  If you haven't noticed already, let me tell you officially that I collect band tee shirts.  I haven't counted in forever and always seem to have a few hiding in laundry baskets (paging The Jesus and Mary Chain, my first Foo Fighters concert tee, and Andrew WK...come out, come out wherever you are!!) but I'm assuming I own at least 40 now.  When I found out that I was going to Hall & Oates I knew that I was going to have to get a tee shirt there.  I mean, how fabulously 80s!?  When I first snuck away from the awful opening act to find the merch stand, I initially wasn't super thrilled with selection.  There were a bunch of boring black tee shirts and not a ton of ladies selections in general.  But then my eyes squinted in on an "XS" only ladies shirt and saw this:
Those are Hall & Oates figures doing piggy back jazz hands. Seriously...  And then the back looks like this:
I was sold!  The guy at the merch stand almost tried to talk me out of it and tried to sell me a men's small in this version.  I looked at him and said that I meant the ladies shirt.  His response was kind of classic, which was, "I mean, that's a shirt for a girl who's like 12 with no boobs."  I looked at him kind of blankly, as I am a 32A and said, "I think I can pull that off.  You can't tell, because I'm wearing a really baggy tee shirt," as I was in rare form and tucked a slightly too big Talking Heads tee shirt in high waisted jeans, thus perfecting a late 70s/early 80s look for the show...but also hiding how big or small I was accidentally.  The guy still seemed skeptical and said, "If you can pull it off then more power to you," while he fetched it for me.  I eyeballed it when he handed it to me and said it was fine and made my purchase.  Lolz.  I was so not worried I didn't even try it on until I wanted to do this shoot, which was once I got it in my head that this matched my Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny skirt in castle print too well.  So five days after the show I popped it on and it fit perfectly...with room to spare.  Men, am I right?  Like they know the better about women's sizing!  

Anyhoo, I love being pinup-y and I love vintage, but I also love modernizing these types of looks.  I've had moments where I "fit right in" with the vintage crowd, in that my hair is beehived and I'm wearing classic pieces of clothing from various vintage reproduction vendors, but I kind of love it more to go rogue and do something unexpected with my vintage inspired outfits (with no offense meant to the former, as it is super fun!).  80s band plus a 1950s inspired skirt?  Surely!  One of the best pop rock bands of all time with castles?  Why not?  All of us vintage girls have something that sets us slightly apart, and pairing rock tees with vintage skirts is probably the biggest thing that sets me apart.  Regardless if you're a vintage blogger or a more modern and trend based blogger, what sets you apart from your crowd?!
Outfit Details:
Necklace- ModCloth
Shoes- G by Guess
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  1. this skirt is so great and blue is so pretty on you!

  2. Small boobs rules cause I'm the same! Haha! My friends used to tease me saying I'm as flat as a!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Haha, twins! JK. I really don't mind being smaller. I don't think much bigger would suit me, so oh well haha! XO

  3. What a great post, Lauren. Love that tee and skirt combination so much:)

    Have an amazing week!

  4. I seriously want your shoes :O Oh yes I'm with the small boob club too, I love them though and wouldn't want them any other way!

  5. This skirt is so pretty! Love the castle print. Also, you're totally right about being set off from the crowd with your vintage rock band style. That's what makes you unique and cool! Fitting in is so boring haha.

  6. So cute! The photos are so much fun! I Love the fun print on the shirt. I have thrifted band tees and it kind of feels like cheating since I wasn't at the show, but I don't care. I love music so much that I wear them anyway. ;-) Love the first photo the most!

    1. Thanks! No, it's not cheating!!! I def have some from Target and finding them online. Band tees are fun, no matter where you got them!!

  7. You look beautiful dear!

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  8. How cute are you?! Love it!


  9. So in love with your skirt!! Such a great print and color!! U look gorgeous. Xoxo

  10. So pretty Lauren! ;)

  11. Cute outfit! I love your hair!!<3

  12. very cute !!

  13. The skirt is gorgeous! I love it paired with the tee and love the story about the tee too. Great post!


  14. I love that you are so into music. The tee looks great with your skirt and gorgeous heels!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. Love the look,
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  16. This outfit is so cute! And this looks like a really good twirling skirt! :) I am seriously impressed that you did this shoot in under a minute - all of your photos look great! And that's hilarious that some guy tried to give you sizing advice on your t shirt purchase...jeez! Haha.

    1. Thank you! Well, under 5...probably around 3 minutes. Haha. But close!! XO

  17. I love the mixed prints and your skirt is beautiful!
    The Color Palette

  18. I really like this tee! It fits perfectly and I really like how you paired it with your skirt. Novel!

  19. I like this concept of being a rogue blogger! It does make you stand out a bit more from the rest of the crowd. I don't know if I have something similar.. I just love my heels.. and my geeky stuff. :P

    Loving that t-shirt on that gorgeous skirt! Still can't over the fact what the shop guy was saying to you! :)

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