Friday, 20 May 2011

old hollywood

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If all goes according to plan, at the time this posts I should be presenting on my dissertation topic, and answering such delightful questions as "how would you define public space?" Given that I can't even think of a title for this post at the moment, it promises to be a good time.

Anyway, more pictures from last weekend in Bonn. Sigh, life was so peaceful then... mostly because I was procrastinating. This outfit is mostly from the same charity shop, and illustrates a point, sort of. I know a lot of people, to streamline their closet, like to determine a colour scheme for themselves, and only buy items that fit into it. I've toyed with this idea, as simplifying is always an attractive concept, but this outfit just shows why it wouldn't work for me. The skirt would have made the cut, since half my wardrobe seems to be red or orange, but the mint ice cream belt? Or the blouse... what colour is that anyway? Wimpy peach? Anaemic salmon? Not one of my go-to colours for sure. But now it's one of my go to blouses. Even anaemic salmon deserves a chance! Although I'll try not to resort to that argument tomorrow maybe....

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On a slightly saner note, I love the "Ava Gardner on vacation" way these photos turned out. By the ever-talented Albert, as usual.

skirt, blouse and belt: charity shop, shoes: Fly London, sunglasses: H&M

61 comments:

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Very cool photos! Love the blouse!

v a m p i r e said...

but i like the blouse lol
its time for me to venture into more new colors

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Lovely travel photos, they look like stills from a movie! Your skirt is amazing too, it reminds me of a bandann.

Rachelous said...

Love the photos you look very glamorous. I don't think people should necessarily stick to one pallet of colours, this proves how mixing it up can work- the belt looks lovely with the orange and poor anaemic salmon! xx

Eleni said...

ONE colour palette in one's wardrobe? I blanch at the very thought!

Eleni said...

PS: I think you've convinced me to invest in a pair of those Fly sandals - I've coveted them for ages but your photos have confirmed my suspicion that they really do go with everything! Are they as comfy as they look?

Eleni said...

PPS: good luck for your presentation! I'll go away now :)

Lee said...

The skirt is beautiful!
I think it would break my heart to limit myself to a colour scheme. I'd feel sorry for all of the colours that are left out!
x

Velvet said...

Amazingly beautiful photoshoot by Albert! You look adorable in that shirt.

Sewon said...

Wimpy peach or not, I LOVE that blouse on you. And Bonn really does look very peaceful.

P.S. Thank you for the thoughtful comment.

xx

Penny said...

dissertation time in spring? very harsh! :) good luck!
ps) i think most of the times i operate the way you described- to save some space in my closet i tend to buy only things that I know I ll be wearing a lot!but some times, it is hard to resist!

Carrie said...

True - I love the pop of color that the belt gives. And as for keeping the closet all in one color family - I would go nuts! How boring (at least to me). I'm sure you'll do just fine with your dissertation and I know you'll be thrilled when it's behind you! By the way, check the blog next Wednesday - I finished my final Campion book and... :-)

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this outfit!!! :D :D
I hope your dissertation thingy went well! :)
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Raquel said...

Hope you rocked it!! ;) Of course you did!
Anyway, I really like the gradient on this outfit and cut with the mint belt. I didn't notice that when I saw you wearing this though! Which proves that seeing thins in picture gives as another perspective.

PS: Yay, Emily rocking the Oval charity shop look! ;)

The Daily Fashionista said...

I hope your dissertation thing went well!! I am loving this outfit so much! It's very old Hollywood:)

CessOviedo said...

I can definitely see the Ava Gardner factor in these ones, love them! Your shades are so cute!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I love this shoot.. and Ava Gardner (way too much, really)! You look darling.

My fingers are crossed for you! Let me know how it went!

A said...

As usual, great shots.

How did the presentation go?

benzerj said...

I too toy with the thought of restricting my wardrobe to certain colors, but I imagine I haven't taken the plunge much for the reasons you pointed out. I too find things that may not work into a certain color scheme, but I truly fall for. I suppose I also like the option to change it up a bit.

Your blouse is gorgeous, even if it is wimpy peach!

Faff said...

That blouse is rather pretty! I couldnt do the whole streamlining thing, my wardrobe is too full of random goodies - most of which match luckily! :)

islabell said...

ohhh what?! girl you look awesome.
I love you in peach/salmon. the collar on that dress is darling.
xxx

Wangari said...

You look so lovely in this outfit, every aspect of it just works so well together. I would't be able to live by that rule either, you never know what you might be passing up (like your shirt and belt) if you only buy within your colour. Hope everything went well for you today!

Teddi said...

i am in love with your skirt, amen!

29 Skirts said...

Gorgeous blouse, and the mint belt is great with this. Colors are too much fun to be restricted!

LikeSpinningPlates said...

These pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I adore these colors. Reminds me of a creamsicle haha. The blouse and sunglasses are adorable. I really love the one where you are in front of the yellow building because all of the colors are sunny. You're the cutest! Have a nice weekend. =)

Michal said...

These photos turned out amazing!! I love your anaemic salmon shirt & mint ice cream belt. you look fabulous. (:

Amber Blue Bird said...

these photos are fantastic, each one came out great. And the Anemic salmon blouse is a winner in my book

jess said...

I love everything about this outfit. The pictures are great too. Good luck on your presentation.

jamie-lee said...

wow you look so cute! I love these pastelly colours. Haha wimpy peach... perhaps? ;)

Margaret said...

Ugh, I'm green-eyed with envy. Haha. Just kidding. But why is it that everything seems better in Europe? Maybe you should come to America and see for yourself what I mean!( not to insult America, I love it, seriously.)

Tanvi said...

Love your skirt!!! Great shots!

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Gabriella said...

Lovely pictures! I love your skirt and pretty colored belt! :)

Check out my blog post on spring fashion: Spring Outfits

Ashley said...

You really did capture that old Hollywood look! I love your whole outfit, especially your skirt. And I love your sunnies; I wish we had an H&M here:) I've always wanted to go to Germany. I hope you share more on your next post! xx

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I read this hilarious quote somewhere by some famous author that you can't really enjoy free time unless you have something else to do...that said I hope your work is going well!
I am IN LOVE with this color combo. In particular, I want to steal your belt and dance around with it like a madwoman. Its the perfect color to go with peach and orange. LIke...high fashion color combo meets perfectly styled streetwear.

Hannah said...

Lovely photos, if you ever get bored of that blouse let me know x

Closet Fashionista said...

(haha yea, I'm totally fine online but then once people are involved I freak, ha ha)

Miss Aa said...

you have a lovely look..love it
and..
i adore your skirt..it's absolutely pretty..

already followed your blog..
wish you can follow me back

http://miss-aa.blogspot.com/

dr.antony said...

As I always say,you have the perfect color sense.
But I don't see anything other than you!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

The streamlined color-schemed closet is an intriguing idea, but it would never work for me. I do feel guilty about over-consuming, but I also like to have options. And in some instances more options than I really need. Gah. Anyway, I'm completely enamored with these photos. Very Old Hollywood/Ava Gardner on vacation, indeed.

Stef / Diversions said...

Hope your presentation went well :D

You look lovely - anaemic salmon is my favourite colour right now. I can't imagine just sticking to one. This winter I LOVED mustard and tangerine and right now I am way into anaemic all sorts. I am sure I'll get back into "real" colours though so I am glad they are all waiting for me in my closet :D

Rachel Fabiano said...

this skirt is kiiiiindof great.

mitrees.

Annebeth said...

I really love the way your hair looks today, perfectly styled :) and the colors you put together are perfect! You know I won't be able to forget about that little collar :)

Ashley said...

I like the color of your top! And I like your hair, and your belt, and your sunglasses, and pretty much everything, really. I have a few oddly pale-colored tops, so I know where you're coming from...but you still pull this off so well.

I hope your dissertation presentation went well! What topic is it on? I feel like I should know this but oddly don't.

Haddock said...

Some lovely photographs and a lovely place.

PinkBow said...

beautiful photographs and i am in love with your sunglasses

Sabrina said...

Amazing photos!
x

Ria :) said...

woooow i love the pattern on ur skirt so much, i shall be coming back to your blog because its just soo lovely :)

Andria
x

islabell said...

i do! and alas no Spain :( I would love to visit one day! Dont think there is time this time.
So it's turkey, greece, italy, germany and scotland...

x

danniekate said...

love the roman holiday vibe! and your skirt :) xx

Terri said...

Best of luck with the dissertation questioning. My favorite part of this outfit would be the anemic salmon blouse.

Belinda said...

Hi! I saw 'old hollywood' and I knew I would love it. The anaemic salmon blouse is not one of my favourite colour but they look good on you. :D

Love the Ava Gardner reference too!

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Anthea said...

I hope your presentation went well! You and Albert make a rad team!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Ever talented! Lovin' these photographs- what a rare combo of candid and perfect magazine editorial. Like looking at an old delicious issue of LIFE. Only it's new, it's you and you're beautiful!

BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

love your sunglasses and skirt! :) and beautiful photos as well.

Janelle
http://barestudy.blogspot.com

summertime dreams said...

This outfit is so lovely and put together. The skirt is my fave piece. Great color, pattern, and shape. Very nice! :D

CAITLIN said...

these colors are so great together in an unexpected way. i love how the neutral blouse works so well with the uberbright skirt. and i need some colorful belts!

sojourned in style said...

my new favourite colour now- anaemic salmon! the name is quite clever. the aqua belt adds come interset to it. great look

Ashley said...

I am in LOVE with that white building behind you!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Wow oh wow. x hivenn

Anything but Bland said...

oh my god looooove the blouse!!!!!

Marshmallow Dreams said...

Oh I just loooveee your outfit! and all your pictures are gorgeous! Such an inspiration :)