Thursday, 13 October 2011

andrews sister

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I think everyone loves dressing for fall except me. The colours! The layers! I'd be lying to say I didn't like the colours and textures, but layering fills me with a fair degree of dread. I think it's when my schizophrenic attachment to a rainbow of colours comes back to haunt me... Oh, you thought it would be a good idea to have basics in red, yellow, and army green, did you? Now try layering with that without looking like Jackson Pollock puked on a Miró....

Nevertheless, I'm quite enjoying my only fall purchase to far, this skirt. It was originally £115, bought on sale for £24! I find it a winner on two counts... it reminds me of the 1940s, one of my favourite eras for fashion. I can imagine being an Andrews sister belting out flawless harmony in a London canteen in this skirt (a not very historically accurate image, perhaps). And it's also rather kilt-like, which is always rather fun!

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skirt: Boutique by Jaeger (sales), blouse: vintage (gift), shoes: Clarks, socks: American Apparel

30 comments:

Ki said...

This skirt is adorable - there is something so old fashioned and gorgeous about it! :)

CAITLIN said...

i love that skirt! definitely perfect for fall, and so versatile!

also, my a cappella group in college sang 'boogie woogie bugle boy', complete with dance moves. so... yeah. that's only semi-embarassing :) (but mostly awesome)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I've been the WORST blogfriend, I've been reading your posts but not commenting. FIRST OF ALL, happy very belated birthday. I love your balcony space. Its beautiful. Also, that skirt is perfect, its such a lovely staple piece.
xo

Rebecca said...

The skirt is awesome. It does have a bit of a uniform look to it that I like. Also I have those boots, I've never worn them though because in my head they are really high heels. Might have to wear them now!

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

Yay, a khaki skirt! I think it looks great with your colorful shirt. I wear my khaki skirt a lot. It's one of my favorite basics, for sure. I also like how you paired frilly socks with boots!

Carrie said...

That skirt ROCKS!!! LOVE the pockets - totally practical! Re: the Andrews sisters - one of my favorite groups since I was a little girl. We might disagree about financial pie slices and Miss Allingham's mystery writing, but we come back together over the Andrews sisters (and that original Sherlock Holmes coat that made me comment the very first time). :-)

Carrie said...

Just in case you're wondering how I got hooked on the Andrews sisters as a kid, I blame Disney:

http://youtu.be/_3lAztMhIWI

CessOviedo said...

Lol you are so funny, video was great! Love the socks and heels vintage look!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

love the skirt, definitely reminds me of the 40s! And those socks are perfect! xx

Amber Blue Bird said...

what a score with that skirt. I really does look like cute on you. Oh and I'm on my second listen of Bugler Boy. Such a great song.

amy said...

You look stunning. I love how you've worn the socks- very enchanting touch!

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Virginie's Cinema said...

Very cool skirt and fabulous socks Emily!

Your fear of layering is very imaginative my dear. And your terrace is fabulous.

Virginie ♥

The Daily Fashionista said...

Love that song!! I remember my grandmother would sing that sometimes:)

And the skirt is fab! Good for you for getting a fall piece!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

That is a great skirt.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh my...I looooove that skirt!!! :D
Haha yea, I like layering but a lot of my stuff doesn't go well together so I have to stick to the same combos :/
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Oh, B Wyatt said...

Love the skirt and the blog! I'm in the midst of transforming my travel blog into something more like a travel/style/DIY blog, it's lovely to see other ladies have taken the same journey!

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Bronwen

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fashionsastranger said...

Your outfit here is perfect for autumn, so don't you worry! The skirt is absolutely gorgeous, what a bargain. xxx

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

it totally has a 1940s vibe to it and I think it's perfect for every season :) and hollaaa for getting it on super sale!

Jul said...

Such a score! It's a beautiful skirt and you look great in it. I also love how you wore it with your cute colourful shirt!
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Raquel, Black Sheep said...

That skirt was a total bargain! How lucky of you to get it! I really like khaki skirts, don't own any, but I do like them.
Ant the skirt with that shirt and the socks with the shoes are an unexpected combination but it totally works!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I love the 1940s vibe of this outfit. I love the 40s in general. And you, of course.

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

your vintage top is awesome. It's like...retro and rainbow colored graph paper? I love it.

Marisa Noelle said...

Aw loving the 40s feel of your outfit and those socks!! Call it consumerism, but I totally want to buy them right now in the worst way. Trying to stick to my guns and resist:)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Your 40s inspired outfit is oh-so-perfect. What a great bargain on that skirt. I'd love to have one myself and wear it to death.

The Andrews Sisters! :)

Monique said...

Emily, the structure of that skirt is awesome it looks so high fashion. I will certainly check out some 40's fashion images since you said it was your favorite...happy weekend!

Diana said...

i feel the same way!! i feel like everyone loves fall dressing but i prefer the carefree-ness of summer/spring :) but you look gorgeous! love this top xo

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riotersbloc said...

Haha your post made me laugh! Partly because I can relate to your fear of layering, and the crazy colours. It's really necessary to layer in Sydney even in winter because they're so mild, and I just haven't learnt how to do it yet :(

Annebeth said...

you should just layer up like silly, more is more! :-D and this is adorbs, those socks are killing me.

Rebeccak said...

HAh! I am so with you there... I hate hate layers for the first few weeks of Autumn. Always. I never get it, I sit around wonder what on earth I wore last year... but slowly it all seems to start working. That said, I am very happy to be home in the beginnings of summer and peeling off those layers now!

Love this skirt! And pockets too? Winner.

Quinn Bell said...

SHOOOES! <3 I love your skirt. The colour is lovely. This is adorable.