Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Granny Chic


With New York, Milan & London Fashion Weeks completed, and with Paris Fashion Week on it's way, there seems to be a continued surge of all-things ladylike and feminine. I am currently loving the reemergence of pastel colors and soft silhouettes this spring, and to see similar vibes in fall collections just makes me plain giddy.  





Tory Burch's Fall 2012 collection kept the ladylike vibe from spring with lots of 50s-inspired silhouettes.    There were lots of layered sweaters, cardigans, and coats to transition into fall.  Tory Burch explained,
“For fall, we were inspired by the idea of a prim girl who’s under the spell of the wrong kind of guy. She’s an innocent, unaware of her own sex appeal.” 




Are you thinking what I am thinking when you see these images? It's time to scour granny's closet!  We'll have to brave those dust mites to find the perfect retro mix of knits, florals, lace, silks and even a shawl for our shoulders.  



Nanny, if you're reading this (which I know you aren't- why won't you get a computer already?), I'll be coming over soon to do some closet shopping. ;)

26 comments:

  1. Ohhh goodness. I don't know if I'd be able to pull any of this off... but it all looks promising! Happy Leap Year!

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  2. Haha, I love this post. It's SO true. Although, I don't know if I'll be borrowing anything from grandma in the near future- no matter how many runways it appears on :)

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  3. This post is so great! haha - loving the granny chic!

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  4. I am not sure I could do this! great post!

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  5. I love the hair styles of the Oscar show. I am far too UNlady-like to pull off these fashions though...

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  6. love the granny chic! it's a little olsen circa 2004 but much prettier :)

    Oh - Fancy That.

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  7. Love that Lyn Devon look! Navy and camel is such a classic pairing.

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  8. This is so me! I am totally a Jackie all the way. Love these looks.

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  9. That second wrap jacket takes the cake! Draped to perfection...love the scarf overlay...incredible picks! G'ma never looked so stylish!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  10. If anyone is going to make granny look chic, it's TB! I love how effortless it looks! :)

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  11. Loved the Rodarte collection and hadn't seen the Lyn Devon one but that is my favorite look out of all of these!!! xoxo elizabeth

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  12. I just love the Tory Burch collection!

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  13. The only thing I can't get over is panty hose. I think that's because I live in the Arizona heat. There's never a good time of year for those! Otherwise, I'll look granny chic anytime! Kelli

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  14. Well call me granny! I adore this look especially the tweeds and blouses.

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  15. Granny chic, Grandpa chic, I love it all. Especialy the Oscar de la Renta looks! Last year I splurged on a Mara Hoffman wrap coat. Granny chic at it's best... and my bf is sure to tell me so... he hates it!

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  16. I absolutely love it...so, so pretty and feminine :) I always did love my Granny's style, anyway ;) Ummm...and can I say how ridiculously amazing those shoes are in the first image???!!! XO brynn

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  17. I love the look! Especially the shawls and the brooches

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  18. I am all about granny chic! Vintage but modern!

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  19. totally dig it!! and yea....GRANNY CHIC!
    the first and second looks are my fave!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  20. Flirty, feminine pieces are right up my alley- love it!

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  21. LOVE it! Great inspiration! I've tried numerous times to raid my grandmothers closets! Too bad one is a foot tall than me and the others foot size is 3 times bigger than mine..haha

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  22. Hi! First time here. I'm loving the granny inspired looks. It will take some playing around with to figure out how to make it look intentional and chic. I like a good challenge!

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