Kids across the U.S. went back to school this week. It allegedly signifies the end of summer but this deadly heat says otherwise. There are still a few last minute beach trips and barbecues to be had before we say farewell for good. I’ve been digging in my summer wardrobe pulling pieces I won’t be able to wear next summer. I came across this red bandeau top and linen skirt tucked away in storage.
The top is actually one of two that my superfly grandmother made herself. I remember begging for this and it’s turquoise counterpart as a teen. Tube tops and bandeaus were all the rage because… the nineties. Grandma obliged and this baby has been mine for two decades. I love the horizontal stripes. The tan and gold give a retro feel. You can totally tell it’s vintage.
My storage digging was yet another reminder that much of my wardrobe consists of pieces from H&M. Like a TON of pieces. I decided to round up a few oldies but goodies and shoot them anyway. I struggled with the decision since y’all know I’m still boycotting the brand. New purchases aren’t being made, but I’ll wear what I have until I complete another shopping haul.
This tiered linen skirt has been a summer staple for years. The high waist and fitted thigh are uber sultry while the loose tiers are fun and flirtatious. I hate to let go of the skirt but I’ve outgrown it, so this is a last hoorah of sorts.
I chose bold gold jewelry of course. The retro vibe also demanded a retro pair of oversized shades. My favorite two tone sandals and a metallic straw clutch pulled it all together. The perfect blend of old and new!
Top//Vintage , Skirt & Clutch//H&M , Shoes//Zara , Jewelry//Aldo , Glasses//Michael Kors