Monday, 6 December 2010

in a gilded cage

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This is definitely one of my favourite outfits of the fall (shame it had to happen right at the end). I've been loving red and yellow so much on other people, but I didn't quite manage to unite them in one outfit myself until now! This skirt was my birthday present to myself, and like most purchases I hummed and hawed and wondered if maybe I shouldn't get the more sensible navy blue colour instead. As always, I ignored sense and went with the brightest option possible, and as always I'm really glad I did. At the end of the day, I don't think I'm much of a "basics" kind of person. I greeted with horror the news that the autumn collections for this year were supposed to be all about minimalism and camel coats. Blechhhhh. Grace Kelly and her tribe are definitely not my style icons.

I guess that's as close to an apology as you're getting for my assaulting your eyes with my fluorescent legs!

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El fotógrafo fenominal! I'm a bit bad about giving credit where credit is due. Credit is kind of due all over the place, but basically, recent fantastic photos have been by this wearer of excellent sweaters, summer's fantastic photos were often by my sister, and other photos where frequently I'm missing feet are by me and my tripod.

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blouse: Zara
skirt: Snoozer Loser
tights: boots
bag: stolen from my mother
shoes: Camper

53 comments:

tastymoog said...

Great skirt! Snoozer Loser has some really lovely + unique items.

Shanna Maren said...

Nice!

A said...

Third from the end is the best picture. If you could number your pictures, we can rate it easily. :)))

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh cute! I looove that skirt :D
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ana said...

Your outfit is absolutely beautiful! the skirt is sooo pretty!!!!
you look very pretty!

Terri said...

What an excellent print on the skirt! I'm going to have to check out these Camper brand shoes. You and Franca (Apples and Oranges)both like to wear them.

But Grace Kelly I like.

Catita said...

great outfit! love your poses!
xoxo
Catita

CAITLIN said...

oh my gosh!!! i love this so much! that skirt is amazing and i always approve of red tights. i'm not a basics person either--last year i had to force myself to go into a store and buy some regular old boring shirts to pair with my more oddball items. well played :)

Shallow Mallow said...

You look amazing. Love the skirt - the colour is so beautiful with those tights and the print is to die for! So cute :)

Carrie said...

Cute shoes - they look comfortable! :-) Love the shirt too!

Amber Blue Bird said...

those tights look brilliant with that skirt, great outfit

Diana said...

i'm so happy you chose to get this skirt over something sensible ;)! its so lovely and quite stunning with those tights!! amazing styling xo

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Shannon said...

The skirt is so lovely! Such a cute print, you definitely made the right decision buying it!

WALK THE SAND said...

That building is beautiful. I love all the colours.
And your skirt is wicked, especially with the blouse. Awesome.
x

Alicia said...

You look absolutely darling! I also think yellow is a surprisingly versatile color - you'll find lots of ways to wear it!

Jan said...

That skirt is incredible!!! And the pairing with the almost-clashing bright tights is genius!!!

Kayraheart.fashion said...

OMg!! That skirt is so unique and gorgeous...love how u styled it with that red tights and adorable shirt...U look Gorgeous hun...love it
xoxo

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

When skirts like these arise for sale it's always best to ignore sense! The colors and print are absolutely gorgeous. And you did an amazing job styling it! It's fresh and inspiring and so you. I can't wait to see what else you do with this beauty :)

eagle-eye-cherry said...

I like the red dresses, I have a pair like yours and I am very happy when I wear them. i like the combination you made.

A Little Brighter said...

BEAUTFUL! I adore this outfit! I ams eriously falling all over myself trying to save your pictures to my inspiration folder! You pull this off with such ease and of course I adore the little neck tie!
Following!!

Ayesha x

thegreenpoet said...

beautiful skirt!

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Amber Rose said...

Oh how I adore your style! Your style is such an inspiration, as are you! :)

ching said...

the red and yellow combo is divine! i really like it!

Emily said...

Thank you for the kind words on my blog! I love love love your skirt - so cool. Also, I'm majorly jealous that you have Zara where you are and I don't. Haha.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Wonderful photos and a girl after my own heart- the brighter the tights the better! The skirt is divine!

xo Emily

NRIGirl said...

Love the skirt!

Marisa Noelle said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. You look darling here...I absolutely adore your whole look! That skirt with those red tights is gorgeous!! I'm following you now:) xx Marisa

SMASH said...

Aw you look great Emily! I love when girls wear brighter colors during Fall and Winter, it seems like everyone is resigned to wearing black or darker earth tones during these seasons which is so boring!

p.s. give me your bag. thank you.


xx
MILK TEETHS

yiqin; said...

Yelloow and red goes well together:)

Raquel said...

This is going to my outfit favourites for sure! I am all about minimalism sometimes, but others the more the better, and this outfit is a win! The skirt is perfect in colour and in print, and the mix of red tights makes me miss my own ones that are at Madeira waiting for me till January... I also really like that blouse and ribbon and your shoes look much alike to some I've been coveting from a shoe shop in town haha! Though shopping ban still on!

PS: I also really like your stylish photographer's jumper!

Anthea said...

Gorgeous skirt and I think going with the red tights paid off. Looks great! I seriously want a skirt like that!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Albert said...

Thanks for the credit ;)

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

This outfit is so fantastic! I especially love the skirt.

Ashley said...

I am all about that skirt!!! It's pretty much to die for!!

plentyforpennies said...

Really love that skirt and love that you paired it with those vibrant red tights!

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SMASH said...

Me again! Just letting you know that I nominated you for a little award at my blog ;)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Sewon said...

a fellow traveler! where do you live now? i lived in mexico city earlier this year and now i live in shanghai. :] i'm following your blog!

Lenne said...

You look amazing luv (:

Krystal said...

I love the photos lots!! and the colorful tights and skirt...so cute.

Jess said...

LOVE all the color!! Especially those tights.

FASHION ICE said...

this is one of the cutest skirts ive ever seen, love it!!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Loving your red tights!!!

Liesl :)

Giovanna ♥ said...

I love your outfit! Your skirt is so cute!
xoxo
Boho Market

20 York Street said...

Oye guapa! Me encanta tu palda chicka and its just the perfect colour!

Meh navy!

CoCoon said...

That skirt is absolutely amazing. You look very European chic. Reminds of the silk screens from a great company out of Victoria BC called Smoking Lily. Very whimsical yet elegant. Great combination to get right. You look great!

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chichichic.wordpress.com said...

oh i love your skirt! so pretty!

Michal said...

I love this outfit!! The skirt is awesome!

Brittany said...

gorgeous outfit, love mustard and red together! You wear it will oh and yay for that bag being your mom's!

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I love the golden yellow with the red tights! Must try this combo myself.

xx, Katrina
http://sparkleisacolor.blogspot.com

tanvii.com said...

Love this combination! Looking really nice.

Dara U said...

love that skirt and blouse!

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Oh, My Darling said...

Super-duper jealous of your skirt!!

Jenna Maree-Kipling said...

FANTASTIC outfit :)
I love the pictures.
Really enjoy your blog, am following
x jenna
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