Friday, September 20, 2013

IN Fashion Friday: Retro 101 Redux!

Necklace and shawl (Retro 101); Bag (Brahmin); Boots (ShoeDazzle); Tanzanite and Diamond Ring (Master Jewelers, St. Martin) 
I first discovered Retro 101 back in July, and had a great time perusing the eclectic mix of kitsch, fashion, and local artisanal goods offered by "Indy's First Mobile Boutique" (see my prior post about this unique mobile shopping experience here).  As I discovered when I visited "Ellie" (that's the name of the bus!) at the Vintage Arts & Antique Market on Labor Day, owner Heather Pirowski is constantly offering new inventory, and works hard to find pieces that go beyond the ordinary.

This sheer printed shawl and statement necklace are both from Retro 101, and they play together well.  The shawl is extraordinary in its versatility.  Made by Shawl Dawls, it can be worn no less than 15 different ways, and comes with a "style guide" that demonstrates the multiple options!  The Shawl Dawls website also has a video that demonstrates the seemingly endless ways it can be worn.  Here, I've given it a bit of an Indian sari vibe, but I'm already looking forward to styling it differently next time.  After playing with several different looks for the vibrant blue, green and brown color-scheme of this shawl (the perfect excuse to pull out my blue suede boots as we head into fall), I'm really hoping to pick up another one in a different print the next time I visit Retro 101, and I may pick up a few as gifts, too.  They are just that cool!

Want to know where Ellie the bus is headed next, or want it to roll into your next event?  Get all the details here.  

Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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