Saturday, July 9, 2011

Splat!



Top: thrifted
Skirt: thrifted
Belt: thrifted
Shoes: very old Seychelles

This paint-splatter belt is one of my favorite thrifted finds. It may not work with everything, but I was pleasantly surprised when I realized this morning that it looks pretty good with this top and skirt even though there’s a LOT of color going on. Well, at least I think so.

It’s weird how certain clothes will trigger memories, and not just because you wore them on special occasions. As soon as I picked out this belt today I thought of my 8th grade science experiment, which was titled “Splat!” and involved measuring the splatter patterns of substances of various viscosities dropped from the top of a ladder.


25 comments:

  1. What a fun little memory. I link a lot of my clothes with memories as well...like I have a pair of floral leggings from H&M that I got when my friends and I took a day trip to San Francisco. And I have this adorable vintage pearl sweater that I bought the day my friend and I challenged each other to find each other full-on outfits from a thrift store. Such lovely memories.

    I totally love that belt as well. So glad you finally got to put it with your outfit..and it looks great too!

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  2. I love how colorful this is, great combination! Love the belt.

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  3. Adorable as always! I totally want that belt. What a fun name! lol

    feltlikesuede.com

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  4. Great outfit! The skirt is wonderful, and what an amazing belt! :D

    xxx London <3

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  5. Fabulous photos - I adore the colors so so much, so vibrant and summery! :)
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  6. i love your belt, your style is so cute!

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  7. I love how this belt is triggering such a vivid memory for you!

    It's definitely the perfect punch, I love the colors and the pattern :)


    Virginie ♥

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  8. Adorable as per usual and I just love that belt.

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  9. that blue skirt is so pretty, i love the color!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  10. I really love pattern-mixing when it's done well, and you've definitely hit the mark here. I would probably never think to pair that belt and shirt, but they look fantastic together!

    Your science experiment sounds kind of amazing. [digression] You made me think of a 5th grade science project, in which our teacher asked us to make telephones. Everyone in the class came in with cups tied together with string. Except me, that is. My dad helped me use a soldering iron to turn a pair of headphones into functioning walkie talkies... I was a weird kid. ;) [/digression]

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  11. The neckline is divine! <3 I love the cute belt too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  12. That belt is super cool! The colors are incredibly fun. I really love your top too. Pretty colors in this outfit

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  13. What a pretty belt! The kaleidoscope of colours is amazing. :)

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  14. The best thing about clothes and accessories and why I treasure mine are the memories associated with them, so that's a great belt, not only because it is great, but because of what it reminded you of too :)

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  15. I love your Splat belt! What a great mix of patterns. :) That sounds like a pretty advanced project for a sixth grader! I think I was making baking soda volcanoes and dinosaur dioramas in the sixth grade. ;)

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  16. What, that belt is awesome!?! For some reason, the first time I was glancing through what you wrote and I thought that your belt was actually yours FROM middle school and I was like "Your middle school clothing still fits you? That's crazy!" But now I see that it was just an amazing thrift store find, which makes more sense.

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  17. Love your outfit, such great finds. That belt is adorable!

    http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

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  18. great belt, i do love the paint splatter - but I lvoe anything thats colourful. what a great find!
    love your blog!
    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  19. Really nice blog youve got. enjoyed reading it. keep in touch okay.

    following u now.

    silvia @ www.poisepolish.com

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  20. I adore the gorgeous cowl neck on your thrifted top. Very sweet. I found you through Emily at Resplendent Tranquility's blog :)

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  21. Thanks so so much for your kind comments! This belt is amazing! What a treasure!

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  22. so cute! i love the mixed patterns. i'm terrible at that but you've mastered it. btw, my tripod is broken so it isn't documented, but i thought to myself this morning, "i'm wearing a very 29 skirts outfit today." j crew tank, thrifted bright green skirt, and old seychelles. :-)

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