Habitual Behavior Is The Enemy Of Innovation

the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, plaid dress, denim vest, black booties, black tights, redhead
I enjoy trying out styles of clothes or accessories that are outside of my norm. The last thing I want is to get into a style rut and even pieces dissimilar to my usual ones can be worn in a way I find comfortable. So, when I saw this very 80s denim vest I knew I had to play around with it. Pairing it with very familiar items like a vintage dress, dark palette, and lace-up heels kept the look from being a total departure.

The weather is also feeling very familiar to me; I took these pictures in the rain. We might just have a fall after all here in Virginia...
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, plaid dress, denim vest, black booties, black tights, redhead
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, plaid dress, denim vest, black booties, black tights, redhead
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, plaid dress, denim vest, black booties, black tights, redhead
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, plaid dress, denim vest, black booties, black tights, redhead
the clothes horse, fashion, style, retro, vintage, plaid dress, denim vest, black booties, black tights, redhead
Outfit details:
UO dress
vintage dress & belt
ASOS tights & purse
Nine West booties
*all pictures by me

CONVERSATION

36 comments:

  1. I used to live in Virginia not too long ago before moving to Maryland! Fall is really pretty there, though. This weather is just ruining VA's beautiful foliage. Nice twist to the 80's jacket! I really like the eighties, and not a lot of people wear eighties clothing thinking it's the worst decade in fashion history.

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  2. you are just PERFECT!!!!!

    love the outfit...modern and classic together...could it be better?

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  3. Not that I'm biased or anything, but Virginia does have THE best fall ever.

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  4. the days looks so pretty, i never been there i would like to know there sometime, love how looks your hair with these outfit!


    www.likeblackorchid.com

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  5. I like the way you think, we should definitely all try not to stick to our routine...
    This outfit is really pretty !

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  6. I want every single pair of your shoes. They are all amazing. And how tall are you? Because I can't tell with those high heels and I did look on the F.A.Q but it didn't say. :)

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  7. I really like how you styled that 80's vest. Now I want one. lol.

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  8. im in love with the color of this bag! looks so rich and warm. Great layering! xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  9. Lovely lovely lovely. I didn't think I would like a vest, especially a "very 80's" vest, but you pulled it off!

    The colors in VA are supposed to peak at the end of October/beginning of November, precisely when I'm visiting "back home". :)

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  10. Gorgeous outfit. I still can't get over your shoes, and I love the last photo x

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  11. I have a vest just like that! Thank you for the styling inspiration.

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  12. I absolutely love this outfit of yours..It's so close of what I aim for:X...Every time I see a girl showing off her femininity I truly admire her..Wearing skirts and dresses and actually looking good in them too it's not as simple as people think in this century of comfortable jeans and loose T-shits..That's why I like your blog so much because you always pulled it off very good:X hope ypu have a wonderful day!

    xoxo sere

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  13. I absolutely love this outfit of yours..It's so close of what I aim for:X...Every time I see a girl showing off her femininity I truly admire her..Wearing skirts and dresses and actually looking good in them too it's not as simple as people think in this century of comfortable jeans and loose T-shits..That's why I like your blog so much because you always pulled it off very good:X hope ypu have a wonderful day!

    xoxo sere

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  14. I love the way you're so dedicated to shaking up your style. That vest is a very different piece but I feel that you pull it off really well

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  15. love that you mixed things up from the norm! the 80's inspired vest looks great with this dress! also, I didn't realize you had already moved! I've never been to Virginia, but it looks gorgeous!

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  16. So pretty! You did a really good job of taking something different and making it work!

    ~ Katie

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  17. I love this twist on your look, very school girl chic!

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  18. i like the way you styled this vest with the school girl esqu skirt, cute

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  19. Love the booties! Very cute outfit.

    http://thewandererdiaries.blogspot.com/

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  20. i like how you incorporated a more grungy piece into your look ...

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  21. Omg amazing outfit! YAY different clothes! you must be stoked! :) loove it all! you're so tiny and pretty! beautiful pictures, please can i have your hair?

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  22. HEy girl! Loving your blog, this is my first visit! And I am so excited to meet a fellow redhead. (although I am not natural). I can't wait until my hair gets that long!
    It is so beautiful!
    I love the 80s vest too.

    XX

    www.everyoneloveslipstick.com

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  23. I love your booties, dress, and that you aren't afraid to take risks and try new things. THAT makes you even more inspiring.

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  24. where are you in virginia? the fall is great in the mountains!

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  25. You look wonderful- that vest and your plaid dress are perfect for fall!

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  26. Greetings from Indonesia,

    I love your title, that's just true... And your look, PERFECT!!! ^^

    Have a nice day

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  27. Hi Rebecca,

    I'm pleased with your new take - your past photos with unblurred backgrounds are pretty enough but these new ones are even prettier! New vest, new take on your clothes and new style of pictures :) Keep posting!

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  28. I love your style! Your dress is perfect :)

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  29. Lovely! This was really inspiring :)

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  30. That outfit is perfect..classy and fun all rolled together. Love the color of the bag, and the shoes are adorable.

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  31. ooh! i lived in va when i was a teenager and autumn there is glorious!

    i try to break out of my own sartorial box every so often and, when i do, i find myself feeling uncomfortable. you seem to pull everything off with great ease, though!

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  32. I love how you're wearing that denim vest without going into grungy, Kurt-Cobain-is-my-homeboy territory. Just proves that you make the clothes and not the other way around and that's why I always enjoy coming back to your blog :)

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