Wednesday, 2 November 2011

one giant leap for my wardrobe

I spent much of last winter doing periodic Etsy trawls in search of the perfect corduroy jumper dress and concluded it didn't exist. I'm not sure this is the perfect one, but considering it was staring out at me from H&M the day I told myself I was allowed to buy one thing in celebration of getting a second job, it'll do for now! Corduroy is a contender for my all-time favourite fabric, by the way...

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And can you tell I'm having a bit of a kneesocks moment? They really suit the climate in Barcelona right now, which is still a bit warm for tights and trousers, but too chilly for bare legs.

dress and socks: H&M, blouse: vintage, shoes: ebay

48 comments:

Ki said...

I think it is absolutely fab ans looks great with socks and oxfords! :-D

The Dainty Squid said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable outfit! The blouse is so pretty.
:)

Katie said...

Oh what a lovely outfit! That jumper looks great with those socks, and your hair is amazing! <3

Virginie's Cinema said...

I'm digging your knee sock phase!

Yay for the new job and finally finding a cute corduroy jumper (so many people hate corduroy with such passion, I'm happy to find a fellow fan!).

Virginie ♥

hannah and landon said...

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xx

ana said...

I love this look!!! perfect for autumn weather ;)
happy day of the death!

KK said...

oh wow that's such a cute outfit! I love knee socks too!! so lovely!
xx
Krisitna

Chloe Trayner said...

This is such a perfect look. I've also been on a search for a cord jumper so might have to indulge. Love the knee socks as well, wish it wasn't too chilly to wear them here x

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

It looks wonderful on you, would've thought it was Etsy over H&M anyday! I must admire your facial expression considering your jumping/levitating =) xx

Tomz said...

wow..its like a pretty ghost..y dont ur yr feet touch on the ground?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rachel: Yeah, weirdly, the only pictures where I was making a normal face were the jumping ones... definitely the opposite of what usually happens!

islabell said...

AH! you found one! I've been on the hunt too! I love it lady, your jumping shot is adorable. x

Brenda said...

adorable outfit. I absolutely love the oxfords paired with the jumper.

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog dear... Now I've discovered yours.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

LOVE the picture! Fun and cute!

http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

The jumper is from H&M? I love it. Really want one myself now...

Ashley said...

Oh yes, I've noticed the knee-sock trend with you. But you often have trends :) Which is cute...it's fun to see after reading this blog for, um, over a year...or two years?? We've been blog friends for awhile now :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ashley: haha, yes, I'm a mini-trend-whore. I guess it's been a year and a half... about as long as I've had this blog. And we've def been friends from close to the beginning!

Anonymous said...

Oh gorgeous!!! I have been on the lookout too...I am definitely heading to an H&M asap ;) I wonder if they have this style in Germany too...I hope so! What section from H&M was it from, do you know? ;) Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Anonymous: Hmm, I'm not sure. The label says "Divided," so it's from that range. Other than that I don't really remember. I know they had it in a sort of caramel brown colour too though!

chantilly said...

are you floating, you're so happy with your jumper? is this what's happening? :P

it looks adorable, especially with that shirt. and i'm mesmerized at how completely unfazed you are, despite the jumping.

Arielle said...

I smile every time I see you'r header, its so cute. I love this outfit and the knee high socks are addictive. I loved reading your about me. That's so cool that you lived the nomad life. I bet you have some amazing stories :)

-Arielle
www.humblepievintage.com

Annebeth said...

WHEN did you buy this? I need it so bad! I have been looking for something exactly like this too but it's so hard to find, damn you etsy!

Julia Topaz said...

Corduroy is also my favorite! (am wearing a corduroy dress right now).

This sort of styling suits you really well. moar plz

a sip of fashion baby said...

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Shybiker said...

Wow, you're levitating. You've got to teach us how to do that. :)

Rebeccak said...

yay for finding your jumper! It is really cute!

Monique said...

Emily, love this one perfect photo, the cord jumper is just wonderful...

The Daily Fashionista said...

This is quite the cute jumper!! And kudos on the new job:)

Closet Fashionista said...

OOH! I love that dress!!! It looks pretty perfect to me ;)
I don't have any knee socks...I almost bought some from DSW the other day but they were like $15...NO
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Natalie Suarez said...

so so cute! love it :)
xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

dusanabotswana said...

good job catching that jump! You look fantastic in this jumper, so 90s cute & great w/ that pretty blouse & the knee-highs. good idea about knee highs in mildly cool weather, it's still too hot during the day for tights so this could def work.

Jul said...

I also love courduroy :) and that dress suits you so well, you look great in it! I also like your kneesocks moment ;)
Life is a romantic poem

India said...

lovely look!

Brittany said...

I love that overall jumper, and also that your jumping and cute. I look like a dork when I try to do that ;)


xx

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Corduroy. YES. I really like the addition of the ribbed knee socks. They're perfect with your new jumper.

Congrats on the second job :)

jess said...

I love the knee socks. Congrats on your job.

the young and immortal said...

thanks so much for the comment on my blog :) this outfit is adorable and i love the picture! you have a new follower :)
~niki from the young and immortal <3
http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

I too have a favorite black cord jumper. If I wore knee socks with it I would look like I was wearing a very bad Halloween costume.
You however look adorable! Especially with the heels. If I remember correctly Men like that look very much (I'm really not that old!)
Take care and I loved the pics of the fountain!

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

Great jumper! It's so nice to finally find something you've been looking for. I'm sure I've commented on it before, but the shirt you're wearing is awesome too. Congrats on the second job!

Winda Tiodang said...

amazinggg!!!
i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really reaaally appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member. 



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Winda Tiodang said...

amazinggg!!!
i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really reaaally appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member. 



and of course i will folback!!! :D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^ 
i've just recommend your post to google!u can check it! that's what u got if you keep in touch with my blog too!! hope u will do the same ^^

Stef said...

I've been looking for a jumper dress like this for AGES and I've been tempted with the H&M one more than once. It looks brilliant on you! Especially with the knee socks :)

Anthi said...

adorable outfit!!i have a similar vintage shirt:)
Is that your balcony where the pic is taken?It looks like heaven!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I love the knee socks on you and I also adore corduroy jumper dress! and that darling top you're wearing underneath it! I wish I had more corduroy in my life!

Eleni said...

I was at a vintage fair with my friend Sarah recently. It was our first shopping trip together, and it's fair to say we dress rather differently. When I told her I was afer a mustard-coloured cord skirt, she looked startled, with a hint of disdain. You understand though, right?

maggie said...

Love the look! Especially the knee socks paired with the oxfords. Super cute! Thank you for commenting, I love your blog!~ Totally a new follower now, follow back if you'd like~

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

kelsey louise said...

Hi! Oh, how I've missed your blog! I've been here all to infrequently, (I've been without internet at home for the last three plus months)so now I'm playing catch up and reading all your old blog posts on my first night with internet at home!

This makes me feel like I should stop all my restless online boot searching and wait for the perfect pair to just happen. Knee socks really suit you, and go oh so perfectly with that jumper.

It's good to be back!

xx - kelsey

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

IM IN LOVE WITH YOUR LEVITATING PHOTO! It makes you look magical and like your hair is doing some really awesome things. Congrats on the second job. What are you doing now??