Conversation #135: Decade or Region - how about a hodge podge?

So I my weekend ended up being awesome solely because my parents came to visit for my birthday.  I love my parents and always look forward to their visits.  I am always sad when they leave, but it is worth it to have them around for a couple of days.  My mom took me shopping for my birthday (definitely still on a budget, where do you think I get it from?), but I got some fun things for spring and summer that will eventually be shown on here.

Anyway, I kind of forgot to think much about an outfit for the challenge today: decade or region.  I was going to do 1950s and wear a full skirt with a cute cardi, but then I realized I am having a hard time finding a cardi/top to go with said skirt.  I may have to enlist all of your help for ideas.  Anyhow, I spied this top in my closet and I always think it looks Victorian and romantic so then I decided to throw on my heeled oxfords because they remind me a little of the boots they wore back then.  I also thought this new necklace I got with my mom looked kind of Victorian/old so why not wear it too?  This is a loose interpretation.  Then for good measure, I thought I would throw in a bracelet from the 80's (? got it on ebay) and topped it off with a sweater for warmth because the top is short sleeved.  I don't hate this look, but it isn't super exciting.  I blame my lack of good outfits on the fact that I have been sick since the first of the year with cold, sore throat, sinus junk or the other.  Anything that effects my ability to think and sleep really zaps me of energy but I sure hope I have kicked this upper respitory stuff this time!

Outfit breakdown:
Top, Tinley Road via Piperlime, $15
Brown sweater, gift (a few years ago)
Purple pants (hard to see the color), H&M, $12
Heeled oxfords, Alfani via ebay, (seen many times before)
Necklace, Forever 21, gift
Bracelet, Avon via ebay, $4

Check out the awesome outfits on Kayla's blog here!

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