Something Borrowed

Shopping In Your Grandmother's Closet

Mumu and chic aren’t generally put in the same sentence, but my latest installment of Something Borrowed might make you think differently about Granny’s most worn possession. Originally, the plan was to borrow a brooch; you know, something classic and elegant that can be styled with anything. But in the end, I decided to challenge myself and take the road less travelled. That is after all what my blog Penny Chic is all about.

See this nighty? It isn’t just any nighty.  Check out the ruffled sleeves and lace detailing on the neckline. Just darling, isn’t it? As feminine as it is, grandma’s frock needed some edge. Enter Old Navy utility vest. With fall quickly approaching, this vest is the perfect transition piece to pair with your summery items. In this case, it was also necessary to show off the ruffles on the shoulders. Yet even with the vest, the outfit was still missing one thing. Just because the Olsons like the potato sac look, doesn’t mean you should. For most of us, having a waist is usually a good thing. This belt from Target pulls the whole look together and flatters the shape.

The end result is chic enough for brunch and comfy enough for bingo!

Images by Penny Chic

  • Angela Bove

    cute! i recently bought an old, tentlike xxl muumuu at goodwill because the pattern was cool. i love having a crafty mom because she cut and sewed it into a flattering, fitted dress in 2 days =)

  • Monica Wisehart

    When my grandma passed away, I was able to go through her closet. She is about two sizes bigger than me but I found some awesome heavy knit sweaters and a mint green silk top that when I pair with a brown belt looks awesome!

  • Courtenay Austin

    Too bad my grandmothers vintage clothing is VERY small. I love a lot of her clothes, too! I just settle with some of her vintage purses and shoes! :)

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