13 November 2011

stealing granny's style

pleated garter-waist dress - thrifted | crocheted cardigan - thrifted | studded white belt - primal rave wholesale | zebra-printed bow tie flats - sm department store | chunky necklace - downtown find | rings: turquoise - bangkok find & winged pinky ring - downtown find | bowler hat - sm department store | studded bucket bag - sm department store

i have always had this affinity for granny clothes especially those that come with a gartered waist and electric pleats. i always get overly excited when i see electric pleats and the science behind creating those stunning folds never ceases to amaze me. so when i saw this dress at PHP 50.00 ($1.20), i was immensely elated and couldn't believe what a steal it was. the dress is pleated, polka dotted and has scalloped sleeves -- just my cup of tea. 

wearing granny clothes can easily lean both ways, looking juvenile like a 13-year old girl or looking well, like a grandma. so i had my dad cut 2 inches off the hem to make the dress more modern. the only regret? he cut it too short because i measured it too short -- i was bending when i made the cutting mark! LOL. so to style a granny dress more youthfully, i layered on a chunky necklace and studded belt, added gazillions of bangles and a pair of chunky rings to create that extra jingle, topped the outfit with a bowler hat and let my hair down. voila! juvenile and granny no more. what do you guys think? would you wear granny clothes?

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39 comments:

chicfaced said...

super cute hat and i loooove those rings! xoxo, laura

Liezyl Gomez said...

bongga ang rings! love the dress!

Blithely Unaware said...

You look gorgeous, love the dress and belt.

xox

ghoent said...

bet ko din ang granny clothes/style! i have a lot of polkadots, knits, and crochets in my not too large closet. medyo consciously inuupdate ko na nga eh para may variety naman, haha! =P

Chyrel Gomez said...

love electric pleats and the rings!! XD

Yolandaas said...

Thanks for your comment .. your outfit is great :)

AVA T.♥ said...

Love your outfit and photos! looks like its from a catalogue or magazine!

Saphira Thenalia said...

especially from the vintage things is the comfy clothes and beautiful! hehe
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Jing said...

you look cute in that outfit,G!the color of your lipstick caught my attention. love the color.unsa na na color,G? you're like a model in the magazine in the 1st and 2nd photos. nice! :D

Peiyinn said...

Nice dress! Amazing accessories. :)

Jenine Semilla said...

I love granny outfits! :) They're a big comeback! :D

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Christina Lala Lamz said...

That necklace is awesome!!! great piece of jewelry ;)

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CINDY TANUWIJAYA said...

OMG! i just founf your blog and love itttt..
You are so gorgeous! <3

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bloggerley said...

the rings are absolutely amazing!!

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wardrobeexperience said...

love the jewelery...

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alison*elle said...

That would be one very chic granny if you looked like you :) I'm in LOVE with all the jewelry, especially that amazing winged pinky ring.

xo, alison*elle

Bonnie said...

Your accessories are straight up pimpin' gangsta. The rings are fierce!

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Bad Joan said...

Adorable outfit! Your necklace is amazing!

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THE NOMADIC FASHIONISTA said...

love the hat! and that dress was a great steal!! Beautiful

titaz said...

me likey your rings and necklace :)

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Titaz
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Pineapple Monsters said...

Yes, I'd totally wear granny clothes! Great dress, and your winged ring is just amazing!

Nix

cherie said...

i love the granny clothes trend and you nailed it! totally love how you styled the dress, you look adorable :)

Sasha said...

Aren't you just adorable?! :) Such a cute hat! :)

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Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

You look so beautiful, such a cute combination.
You look really happy.

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Sweet said...

I am loving the accessories especially the ring my dear.... I miss reading your posts....

It has been a while indeed...

Kisses
Sweet
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bloo. said...

you look so pretty ;-))


x
bloo.

Angela said...

Wow! Super look! Bravo!

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Yolandaas said...

Aww thank you!! And I know.. that's exactly what my broken ones are like.. x

Wida said...

Wow, your necklace is so unique! Jealous! But yeah, the vintage-inspired dresses I choose are apparently "granny-style" to my fiancé, so I guess I would wear that!

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

sigh said...

yes, i would wear granny dresses.

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Reg Rodriguez said...

yes to granny clothes!!! lalo na if they're 50php lang! haha:)

xx
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toni | perfumed red shoes said...

i loooove it! help me find the perfect granny dress, gizelle! let me know when you're going thrift shopping again, pakuyuga ko! :D


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Carla Violet said...

i have a thing for granny style too but i agree with you... i always wonder whenever i do granny style, whether ill look childish or an old lady. the challenge is always finding a balance... you look great altho i cant see your dress short actually... prolly cos ur sitting down. but still u look great!

michelle_ said...

i love that giant angel wing ring !!

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Carmen said...

Awww, you look so cute. Love the hat on you!

Carmen Ri.

Lisa said...

Love the ring! Since you like accessories, I hope you will check out my scarf line

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As seen on Rihanna and Daisy Lowe! I think it would really suit your style x

Catarina Ferreira Pinto said...

Loved your rings!
Just emailed you dear :)

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