Outfit Details:

Todd Oldham blazer and vest (similar blazers here and here), Sierra Sky top (last seen paired with Dior, close to this one), Hollister jeans (which I wore with faux fur in candy land, similar here) Vintage kitten heels (I love this DVF pair, and this emerald pair is marvelous), Vintage bag (Don’t you love vintage?! Where else can you find something like this? I also like this one with an origami bow by No.21), Elizabeth and James rings

effortless styleTodd Oldham blazer with lace crop top

Some clothes are simply effortless. I put blue jeans, white t-shirts, and button downs in this category. Also: blazers. There is something casual and crisp about a good blazer. This Todd Oldham one certainly fits the bill. It is just easy to wear. But being who I am – unabashedly, unashamedly in love with color – this blazer is particularly appealing to me because of its details. It takes the idea of a classic piece and treats it lightheartedly and with a little irreverence. Underneath the classic camel color is a party: bright pink, orange, and a vest with polka dots!

Todd Oldham on Tower HillTodd Oldham blazer with lace crop top and patchwork denimTodd Oldham blazer with patchwork denimTodd Oldham camel blazer Todd Oldham camel blazer and polka dot vesteffortless style with a pop of colorThough Todd Oldham has redirected his energy toward creating interiors, films, and books, he had a lively run in fashion. A New York Times article described his clothes as being “inspired by potholders or wallpaper or kitschy paint-by-numbers paintings or garage sale treasures — toasters, gilded mirrors, loopy printed upholstery.”

Todd Oldham blazer with demin on Tower HillTodd Oldham blazer and vest

The exclamation marks of Oldham’s designs are exuberant colors, trompe l’oeil effects, elaborate printing techniques, embroidery, intricate beading, and appliqués. His clothes are fun, but also beautiful. I would have loved to attend one of his runway shows in the 90’s. Supers like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell skipped and shimmied down the runway in a party atmosphere that paralleled his exuberant designs.

blogger Mary O'Neill wearing Todd Oldhamvintage polka dot kitten heels

These skinny fit jeans were actually a little too skinny at the ankle for my taste, so I cut them myself to add a little detail. Every time I wash them the ends fray a bit. Jeans are just one of those things that get better with age.

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Recently, Oldham’s vibrant creations were the subject of a special exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design. Oldham himself tackled the execution of the exhibition. The main room was staged in the style of a French garden. Tops once worn by Cindy Crawford were displayed where topiaries would normally sit.

Todd Oldham color pop vest

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12 comments

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I enjoyed reading the information on Todd Oldham. What a colorful character! And Todd’s jacket and vest never looked better than when paired with that beautiful red hair. Well done!

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Hi Jas, thank you for your thoughtful comment! Todd does seem to be a person filled with life and creativity! Have a super day xo

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I really love the pops of colour here firslty! They are so beautiful and bright. Im a huge fan of a good blazer – I think it really adds so much class and chic to a look while looking effortelss which is exactly what’s happened here! That blazer is a dream!

Also love how you’ve creatively cut the bottom of your jeans! So cool!

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Shloka
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Thanks Shloka! It is a cool blazer, isn’t it?! Hope you have an amazing finish to your week! xo

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The vest adds just the right amount of color to your outfit. I’m also a fan of those patched jeans, so retro!

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Arya, thanks for your cool comment! I really had fun in this outfit! xo

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You look very pretty! I love the details of the jeans!

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Thank you so much, Gail! I hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend filled with fun and creativity! xo

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Such a beautiful look! I love those heels!

Bella x
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Bella, thank you!! The heels were fun and practical! Lucky find! xo

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Love the outfit, Love the pictures. Beautiful.

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You are so sweet, Tina! Hope you are having a fabulous day! xo

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