Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Outfit Exhibits: Art-Inspired Fashion


The name of this painting is "Waiting for William." It's the only one that stuck with me, and I love the emotion behind the portrait. I can feel what she feels, waiting by the see for the man who she loves, wondering if she will ever even see him again. Her eyes tell her story, a story of longing, wishing, and hoping. I wanted to capture the romance of her wind-blown outfit.


This skirt was such a great find at the thrift store.. I believe that it was handmade. It's even prettier in person, where you can get a good look at the details. Most importantly, the color is an ever so soft sky blue.. something I don't own very much of but truly adore.


It was a lucky day at the thrift store the day I found the skirt, because I also found this vintage Oscar De La Renta blouse! I grabbed it as soon as it caught my eye, and halfway through looking through everything, I saw the tag and almost flipped! After buying everything and going home, I realized that the blouse had a coffee stain ALL over it! It looked like the stain had just happened that day, so there was hope.. and thanks to my fabulous washing machine, everything came out! Thanks, Tide!


Outfit Details:
Blouse: Vintage Oscare De La Renta, thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Earrings: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Shoes: Etsy
Scarf: H&M

Just to let you guys know, I created a Twitter for Finders Keepers!  I am completely new to Twitter and have no clue what the heck I'm doing! Any help is much appreciated!  My twitter name is finderskeeperss, so add me! I have so many exciting things planned for the blog for the next few weeks, and I'm so happy with the direction that Finders Keepers is headed towards.  I want to keep you guys updated as much as possible and also get to know you guys on a more personal level!

Currently playing: Nouvell Vague, "Making Plans For Nigel"

P.S.. Tonight, I will be posting something very special! Cough.. giveaway.. cough.. awesome shoes.. Stay posted!


  1. Love this!! So romantic, yet again! That blue color is stunning on you. You do such a great job with this feature. And I definitely want to come visit you sometime! I love your setting. I need to get some shots by the beach soon tooo. It's all frozen and cold now though. Ew!

  2. OMG. you are so lucky to have thrifted such wonderful pieces. plus your inspiration is so original!

  3. wow amazing inspiration. I've been loving these posts and your tights here!

  4. Love these pictures! They really match the painting! Adorable outfit to go with the theme, the color just work perfectly!

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

  5. So prety! Love the different textures but still keeping the colors light. ( i need to start doing this but everything I own for winter is grey)

  6. I love what you've been doing with color lately--it's incredibly romantic. Springy, but it's like...an old fashioned 1930s spring. I adore it.