Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Two Prints.



After I hid this skirt, I thought about it almost every day before I went back and got it. I have the hardest time finding 50s-ish era skirts that are just the right waist size, and the pattern! Then I saw Sally Jane Vintage's post, with her gorgeous peacock skirt and simple white tank, and my need for the butterfly skirt became intensified. Normally I feel sort of strange copying other blogger's outfits--I know we're all about inspiration and influence, but occasionally I worry about outfit copyrights! Thankfully, SJV, along with everyone else I've run into out in the blog world, is quite lovely and my worries are surely unnecessary.



I ought to have taken a detail shot of this dress-it has matching cloth-covered buttons and a little peter pan collar! It's the one I grabbed instead of the skirt (at first). I wasn't sure about it when I saw it. It's not the kind of print I normally gravitate towards, which is appealing for its difference, but the cut was a bit more youthful than some of the vintage dresses I find so I couldn't leave it behind. It's sort of autumnal, but it's been cool enough lately that I wore it a few days ago and almost (almost, not quite) wished for fall. I envision wearing it with navy cardigans and tights and brown boots. Maybe a hat, for good measure.

The electric blue belt is my new belt-friend. I must prevent myself from wearing it with everything I own (except PJs).

(Photos taken by John M.)

38 comments:

  1. I love your butterfly skirt. I don't know how you're able to wear the plain white tank and have it look finished! Whenever I try this, I feel like I'm out in my underwear somehow. Your photos, as usual, are lovely.
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  2. nice vintage skirt find. it has such a pretty print. i liked that you paired it with a simple white tank. i like the way you wear your hair here. i'd love to get a better look at the outfit your wearing in the latter shot.

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  3. both outfits are beautiful. i think that first look is gonna go viral, because now i want to try it out, too!

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  4. You are the prettiest! I love both of these outfits so much! You look lovely..you have the best hair, too! :) Have a great rest of your week. x

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  5. That belt is such a great color. Love it.

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  6. That brown dress is purrrfect. The skirt is equally as cute and fun! Looks like a great summer is ahead. :)

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  7. oh that skirt is beautiful. i need a crazy printed skirt too now i think! haha

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  8. Oh I remember that outfit from SJV, I really loved it! And like everyone else I think I wanna try it too. Hah.

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  9. Borgeous picture of the butterfly skirt against the green door. That brown dress looks pretty with the turquoise belt too!

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  10. Such pretty and fresh looks.

    Love the contrast of the blue belt against the printed dress.

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  11. You look so fresh! :) Personally, I think there is nothing more suited to summer than a simple tshirt/tank and a print skirt--it's always classic and perfect for looking stylish in sweltering weather. I really need to find a novelty print, statement piece like that to add to my wardrobe this year... ;)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  12. I know what you mean about copying other bloggers. But if credit is given where it is due-why not. So many inspiring ladies out there.

    You're one of them ;) I hope we get to see that cute dress in more detailed shots in the future!

    B from A plus B"

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  13. That's a great skirt!
    And your hair is always so lovely :)

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  14. 50's era skirts are always soooooooooo tiny in the waist! and the dresses are so big in the bust!

    both of these looks are just perfect for summer! you look so pretty as always.

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  15. i love everything about that first outfit. so gorgeous!

    xo Alison

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  16. Oh yeah, I have been barely wearing my belts and my electric blue is my favorite, need to rearrange my room I think so they are more accessible to throw on right before I go. :-)

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  17. Ohmygosh, I love the way you dress. Totally adorable!

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  18. I love your skirt. You are so gorgeous! Both of these looks are so pretty on you.

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  19. Very cool butterfly skirt. It's a wonderful summer look.

    Dress Rehearsal

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  20. Very beautiful. I love that skirt. Great print and length. It looks perfect.

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  21. Ooo, I love that skirt! And the colours in the dress too. Your hair is just so pretty. How do you style it?

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  22. I love your skirts , you always look so put together but in a casual way that I find crisp and refreshing at the same time love the skirt and the tank
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  23. I love both of them!
    your so talented. !

    ♥emily
    http://emulatingemily.blogspot.com/

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  24. love all your outfits. i'd wear that blue belt to death too.

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  25. I love that skirt! Best print ever. And I'm loving the dress with that bright belt.

    Thank you for your lovely comments :)

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  26. wow that outfit looks great, what a fabulous skirt

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    CHeck if you want
    Sara C.
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  28. wow, sally janes skirt certainly is amazing - love how you both decided to let the skirt commander the outfit, its so striking with the plain white tank. a perfect summer look!

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  29. I love your sweet new autumnal dress, and electric blue belt!! :D A very lovely outfit to be sure. I also like the butterfly skirt, but I am biased as I love butterfly's in general!! :D LOL

    - A Victorian Cowgirl

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  30. I ove the belt! It is perfect with this pretty dress

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  31. i totally love both! but the skirt is amazing.

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  32. nice skirt! :) I have one just the same lenght and fabric, but it`s dark blue with small white dots all over it. :)

    this outfit looks so great! :)

    hugs

    http://lemontartsweetheart.blogspot.com/

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