Friday, 4 November 2011

let me eat cake

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Some days it's still warm enough for bare legs around here. Other days it has been raining like you wouldn't believe (namely on the days when I have to cycle half an hour to my 8 am class--like today, ugh). Anyway, last Sunday was one of the nice days. We bought a cake to have with lunch, one of the politically incorrectly named "gypsy's arm" cakes that are basically chilled cream rolled up in sponge flavoured with something... whisky in this case. Sooo good. Looks a bit like this, but more creme-brulee-ish.

I've just bought my flight home for Christmas, which has left my wallet a good deal lighter.... so I may have to cut down on treating myself to cake for a little while...

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This is one of my favourite scarves. My aunt gave it to my grannie years ago, who decided she'd never wear it and gave it to my mom, who decided she'd never wear it and gave it to me. Such a convoluted path to reach it's correct owner!

Photos by Albert

skirt: Snoozer Loser, sweater: H&M, scarf: gift, shoes: ebay

66 comments:

Stef said...

Love the silhouette of your outfit - gorgeous :)

shefoundstyle said...

What a lovely print on your skirt! And those shoes - any chance you know who made them? I love the shoe paired with the black laces. And talk of the cake - oi! What a great way to start my morning - considering a creamyspongeywhiskeysomething. Yum.

Xavi said...

He habit of buying a cake on Sunday. Nice habit. Not for diet, obiously. :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@shefoundstyle: They're Steve Madden. I used to always say, but I've worn them so many times I've gotten lazy. So far they've held up well, in the year and a half I've had them. :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Xavi: Indeed! Nor are my daily croissants, sadly!

Shophopper said...

I love your outfit, especially the skirt. I'm in a huge birds-and-everything-related phase. I even bought a feathered lamp. I have never heard of Snoozer Loser, will check them out!

Shybiker said...

Great scarf and pretty skirt. You have nice things!

A said...

Albert keeps doing a great job with camera :)))

gee said...

that scarf is really beautiful on you.
i love getting hand-me-downs from my family.
i am pretty sure my husband would devour that cake in 10.2 seconds. his weakness is whiskey. :P
have a wonderful weekend..!

CessOviedo said...

That's the cutest print on your skirt! The scarf is lovely too, and it being given to you by your grannie makes it even more lovely!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Tilly said...

You look so gorgeous here! That skirt is amazing. Ohh i want to eat cake too! 'Gypsy's arm' cake looks nice!

i'm so envious of your life! Are you in Barcelona again now? xx

Natalie Suarez said...

AMAZING! xx

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Katie said...

I've always loved that skirt of yours, and it looks gorgeous with that sweater! <3

I wish air plane tickets weren't so expensive. :-P I'm saving up for a ticket to visit my best friends in the spring. I had all the money I needed - and then I got my hair dyed at the salon. Oops. :D But I didn't spend any more than I knew I would be able to make back before I need to purchase the ticket, so it's all good. ;-D

Melis said...

emily! thanks for doing the guest post :) i'm putting it up later today! and i want that skirt so so so so badly! this outfit is darling.

Cat said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love that skirt! Happy weekend lovely girl!

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com

My Favourite Fashion Things said...

you look simply gorgeous

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

This is just the loveliest outfit! I adore the skirt and cozy sweater. The shoes are the perfect touch too. Happy cake eating!
XOXO

Caitlin said...

great skirt! love it paired with the sweater.

Closet Fashionista said...

That scarf is amazing! You're lucky that your grandma and mom didn't see it's awesomeness ;) Such a lovely outfit!!
And weeee for your ticket home, I'd send you some cake...but it would be all nasty and stale by the time it got there, ha ha
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Ashley said...

bahaha! Love your humor :)

Let me eat cake! Meeeeee toooo.

8am class for what?!?

Adele said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for stopping by to see me :) Adore the birdcage print on your dress & the story of your scarf's journey through the family!!
I'm now your 459th follower, would be delighted if you follow me back!
Enjoy the weekend xoxo
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SoFashionistica said...

Awesome skirt! I really like the color and the print! Oh and those oxfords,they look like ones I wanted to get from H&M, rreally nice!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Gorgeous x

Adele said...

Thanks for following back Emily xoxo
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Annebeth said...

gawgeous, I'll never get over that skirt. I love how when you follow a blogger for a longer time, you get a sense of what their favorite classic pieces are. I hate it when bloggers don't have favorite pieces!

Daisy said...

Oh my, you look lovely !!

Monique said...

wow lucky you it's pretty chilly over here. hmmm cake with lunch how decadent! adore this autumn getup...and your scarf's journey

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

Every single time you post this skirt is a bliss to my eyes. i keep seeing it in black at UO, but yours mustard is much much better! And isn't old family stuff the best things to own? The scarf is lovely!

I bought my flight back home on Christmas this week as well, my bank account got way emptier but there was no way I would spend Christmas with no family! I am filling my belly with cakes and other yummy things too, haha!

PS: I feel that i have been neglecting commenting and exchanging ideas with my blogging friends but i plan on sending you an e-mail in a week or so, so do expect it!

Dark Blue Stripes said...

I love the skirt. Great print. Looks lovely with the knit and brogues.

Christie

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Jul said...

That skirt is amazing, it looks
great on you and I love the way you always manage to style it in a different way. I also love the sweater and the scarf, and good for you for returning home for Christmas :)
Also, the case sounds delicious.
Life is a romantic poem

Anthi said...

I am in love with the skirt!

Sophie said...

Its the gorgeous skirt again! I love it pair with the brogues, what a find on ebay!
Sophie
x

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Diane said...

i love that print on your skirt! so cute!

Melis said...

your guest blog post is up! :)
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Fashion Translated said...

Beautifully put together! :)

Fashion Translated

EevvaStyle said...

amazing look!

Agnes Deer said...

Love your looks. Plus I see you're living in Barcelona! That's my hometown! Now, love has taken me to Madrid :) I love your blog, will start following. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Come and visit whenever your like :)

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Sweet Harvest Moon said...

SO cute!

The Daily Fashionista said...

The cake sounds super yummy. Especially with that whiskey. Cake with booze=happy time for me. Anywho, love the outfit!! That skirt is one of my favorites from your posts.

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Awe, that's wonderful that you are coming home for Christmas, something to look forward to! That cake sounds wonderful, the box looks lovely with your outfit hehe!

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

aw a gyspies arm sounds delicious (although the name is pretty unappealing). Also, you make me want to have side swept bangs again, they look flawless on you :)

Sister Golden Air said...

Hi, Thanks for your comment. I love your skirt! I'm following btw. Follow me back if you like:)

Paola said...

Great post!!!;D

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Belén Bohemista said...

Amaaazing skirt!
And shoes.
And sweater.
I love them!

One Picture and a Thousand Words said...

I love that skirt! Great outfit.
xx

Anthea said...

You're so lucky that you can still wear outfits without tights. I am waiting a while for warmer days to come my way for some reason!

Looking lovely as always Emily.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Rebeccak said...

I love this outfit (and the sound of that cake!) And that first shot reminds me of the pretty girls at school, who used to all stand with pigeon toes... everyone wanted to be like them and pigeon toes became the essential fashion item.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rebeccak: Haha, not sure what I think about that comparison!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I cannot get over your birdcage skirt and your skirt is just absolutely adorable!

CAITLIN said...

how could that scarf pass through so many people deciding they'd never wear it? it's amazing! i love everything about this outfit. i also want some cake.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

If given the opportunity, I would swipe this outfit from your closet. It may just be my favorite of yours to date. And the scarf story is rather amusing. I can't imagine passing on it - it's far too pretty for that!

Bianca said...

great scarf story, and such a lovely look, i love the nudes and mustards, some of my favorite combos!

Penny said...

heey bare legs- quite brave girl!I really like this skirt in all the ways you ve worn it!
and all this mention of cake has made me really wanting one now!:)

Virginie's Cinema said...

I love clothes that is given from a women to another... until it finds it's rightful owner!!

I always adore this skirt, it's so unique, and that little box got my imagination going, I'm interpreting something delicious and sugary!

Yay for going home for Christmas, boo for early class. I thought you might have a little break from school Master?

Virginie ♥

*Maja* said...

Great mix of patterns..love the whole thing! very fall-ish..

xx
Maya
http://highly-unlikely.blogspot.com/

Miki's scrapbook said...

What an amazing skirt! And you're cute!

Hope you get well soon! ;)

Miki.

lisa said...

You look so adorable! I love this outfit and covet that skirt whenever I see it online! :)

Ester Durães said...

thank you for stopping by my blog!
I love your skirt and your outfits are just lovely, I'm gonna start following you! ;)

Ly said...

OMGosh I love your outfit. It's super cute. My favorite is your skirt.

-Ly
http://www.lyzhang.com

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

this is so, so pretty. the print on your scarf is just lovely and your sweater looks so soft & cozy. such a perfect autumn look! xo.

Blesstheit said...

Love your incredible style, I love how you are wearing this look! Thank you so much your comment you leave me the other day!!! I follow you! Kisses
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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Whiskey and cake sounds like a perfect combo. Loving the layering you've got going on. Also, its been very similar weather here too. Hope all is well xo

friedenlinde said...

love that skirt, it's so whimsical! the scarf! I love the stories of your scarves..! :)

TheLovelyHunter said...

looove this outfit lady. your skirt is just lovely. glad the scarf found its way to you--it was meant to be!

Irene Wibowo said...

love it. :)

Irene Wibowo