8.11.10

Back to the Future


Psynopsis Vero Moda Sequin Leggings Narciso Rodriguez Coat

Psynopsis Vero Moda Sequin Leggings Self-Knitted Hood Sweater Collage

I could totally relate when I read Sarah Mower's description* of how she rejoiced seeing the a/w 2010 collections. Not only because all this minimalism brought back good memories from the 90s, when all the working woman needed was sleek black trousers, heaps of white shirts and a well-cut coat, but also because she thought: 'Damn good' (okay, maybe she didn't think that, but I did) 'I’ve got these clothes already!'. Like her I also crawled through the attic to find my tapered, high-waisted DKNY trousers (my present to myself for having gone through weeks of medical exams), the calf-length RenĂ© Lezard skirt (first shopping trip with J, romantic) and the blue Narciso Rodriguez coat (bought from social services money to help me survive as single mum with baby).

BUT, Ms Mower says, the noughties-nineties are not the 90s-90s. We don't wear the short wide t-shirts anymore and the trouser legs seem a bit wide now. Still, old coat, come back into my arms!

*in the Sunday Telegraph autumn/winter magazine.

coat: narciso rodriguez (guess mid 90s counts as vintage by now), boots: ash, sequin leggings: vero moda, knit sweater: diy

37 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

What a glorious outfit, you've cheered me right up. I was eyeing up those black sequinned harems we've both got, a vile day like today definately calls for some sequins.
Fab quality clothing never goes out of fashion, does it? xxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

So glad to have cheered you up, Vix. I'm finding it pretty impossible today to be in a good mood... It's just too wet and too dark. Blaaaa!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love this glimpse into your life! And I love your hot body!!! All that tennis is doing it good!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

your fabulous

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-what a marvellous coat, just shows real style never dates and it goes perfectly with those sequin leggings too! Thanks for the lovely comment, I do hope Sarah finds an aran in time for the grotty weather we've started to have and yes, I'm lucky to say mine is wool. x

The Nyanzi Report said...

that coat is testament to revisiting your attic.
it looks great.

tanvii.com said...

Don't let the weather bring your spirits down! You look FAB! You are sparkling ;) Love the leggings!

Leia said...

Possibly my favorite outfit of yours yet! The leggings are AMAZING and I adore the top too!

Leia

PinkBow said...

Woah those leggings are amazing!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You look AMAZING!!! Seriously I adore this outfit. Totally speaks to me. I would wear it in a heartbeat. And yes I totally know what you mean about rejoicing that this fall season meant that you actually had things in your wardrobe to pull out. I've hardly had to spend a penny this time :)

Hope tomorrow is better than today, honey. I know what you mean...it started out ok but then I got sick and had to leave work. Talk about a day going downhill! xoxo

WeShop said...

Those sequinned DKNY leggings are so fab. You really suit that coat too. xx
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WeShop said...

Those sequinned DKNY leggings are so fab. You really suit that coat too. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Alexandra said...

I really like this outfit.
Looks warm.
Alex
http://alexslifeafter20.blogspot.com/

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous look, darling!
Love those sparkly pants!

xoxox,
CC

Isabel said...

those leggings are amazing. i need a pair!

drollgirl said...

HOLY MOLY! love this get up! your leggins! that super sweater! LOVE!

and this is KIND of reminding me of velvet goldmine!!! LOVE IT!!!

Rachana said...

You look fabulous dear :-) I like your outfit.

Kellie W. said...

Nice sequin leggings! And I'm really loving all the 90s trends right now. All the 90s hand-me-downs I got from my sister way back when are finally in style, hehe!

Angeles Almuna Design said...

Fabulous outfit! you look gorgeous....love the mix!
Kisses

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Karena said...

Sabine I say looking good, girl!!

Come read a great interview, then enter my latest giveaway!

xoxo
Karena
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Clare said...

Now THIS is how you do sequin leggings. Sabine, you seriously need a job as a highly paid stylist for a major company. You have an amazing eye.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Beautiful juxtaposition Sabine!
sporty casual X glam ~luv that!

xo

Indie.Tea said...

Yes, I like the minimalism, the cleanness of the new stuff (I'm a bit of a neat freak).
I LOVE your look here, the sweater and the coat especially!

B a la Moda said...

Love your look. I liked to read this little piece of history.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

jemina said...

Fabulous leggings, and you look Brilliant in them :)
XOXO
J

Kazuko said...

effortlessly chic. the leggings make the outfit! they are fabulous. have you seen the similar ones at stella mccartney?

oh, do you try to grow your hair? the longer hair suits you so well!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you, Kazuko - It's more a temporary hairdresser phobia, really.
Did I mention that I got the leggings for £5 in the sale?

Maddy said...

What a great looking coat!! There's so many things that are worth keeping around with the chance that it might make a reappearance in the fashion scene, but this is where having a house (with lots of storage space) comes handy ;o) Love the sequin leggings!

Dusk said...

oh WOW. wow wow wow wow WOW.

I'm not a grey fan nor wearer [ I have silver hair NOT grey :)] but you have quite possible convinced me that it's not bad... then again... you make everything look good!

I do love the sequin leggings though!

Um... medical exams???

polka dot said...

Absolutely, totally feel the same way. It's like younger artists doing covers on old songs. It's funny, Sabine, because I feel like I was 'young' forever - younger than everyone else - and it's weird to be older than so many of my friends now, especially 'blog friends' - and yet the good news is, pack rat that I am, while they have to go shopping, I am just shopping my wardrobe like mad.

I love this look. Absolutely love it. What's happening in fashion right now is really exciting for me: it feels like we've got a whole new, larger larder of ingredients to play with. It's every decade, with a twist. And we're picking the best aspects.

Something has shifted in me recently - maybe it was simply a few good press days - or maybe I'm just finally recovering from fashion week - but I'm really excited about fashion again. It's not about the fashion industry as much as it is about personal expression. Style. And that's feeling new again.

Lovely post. When are you in town next? xox

Fashionistable said...

Great combo of tones. You look beautiful as always. Xxxx

vint junky said...

Heehee! Sabine!!! Why of course you needed a Narcisco Rodriguez coat to survive as a single mum.
*giggles*
I am loving any 90s asthetics, it reminds me of being fresh-faced and innocent!!

x

Sniff said...

Funny, I just gave away a very similar coat, but in brown, two days ago. There was a request for warm clothes for druggies that stay outside in the cold to sell their Oslo magazine to make some money. So I took a whole heap of old, warm clothes and blankets and left it all at their little office. Don't think I'll miss it though - I have way too much already. Good thing I've come to realize that, though, otherwise I might have had to ask you where you got those glorious leggings...

Ninjagaiden78 said...

I like this outfit. The sweater is nice.

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Abi said...

That first photo looks like something straight out of a catalog!
Loving the colour combination, and of course those sequined and sparkly trousers are enough to brighten up any Autumn day.
I love discovering 'old' clothing in my closet. Makes it that much more special!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I love that addition of some sparkle... just a hint works really well! Aah the 90s, these were the days when I was in dungarees and Paddington Bear hats.. don't think I'll be revisiting those in a hurry jazzy ♥

ediot said...

you look so fantastic darling! seriOUSLY LOVE those leggings. i want them right now. and i want a soft furry sweater like that too-- even though i have too many already ..-xx