Mod

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I have been going through thrifting withdrawal since I moved home, so I try to feed it by raiding my mom and my sister’s closets, which sometimes can yield a gem like this 60’s mod dress. Granted, it is a bit small around the shoulder and neck for me (if I button it up all the way I won’t be able to breath) and the material is only appropriate for late fall/winter, but it’s a true vintage piece, it’s in perfect condition, and it’s striped – how can I pass it up?

Plus, it’s great for this week’s SIA outfit, inspired by James Tissot’s portrait of Colonel Frederick Gustavus Barnaby. My dress, leggings, and cardigan represent the dominant black and red color scheme, of course, while my boots (which are also my Take One, Pass It On item – I know I’ve been wearing them a lot; I think it’s to make up for last season when I couldn’t find a pair of brown riding boots) and the gold buttons on the dress can be counted as subtle, military-inspired nods to the Colonel’s uniform.

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Don’t forget to head to Jen’s blog to see how everybody else does!

Dress: vintage hand-me-down, Cardigan: Target, Leggings: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Aldo

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