Monday, November 2, 2009

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

Did you guys have a fun Halloween?  It always makes me a little sad when it's over and people start taking their decorations down.  As for the outfit, I was recently drawn to this quilted jacket at H&M because the the leather is one of those magical faux leather compositions that's so soft it feels like lambskin.  And the skirt was a piece that had collected the appropriate amount of dust to justify my stealing it from my mother's closet.  I'm pretty sure it's from the 80s, solidifying my love for things made in past generations, by the way that the fabric holds it's pleats so nicely, yet allows for absolute unrestricted movement.  This confirms my long-standing belief that great design never goes out of style, though I lament the fact that, while mainstream fashion continues to break boundaries, quality construction is not as prevalent as once was.

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

One of the many trees B and I have seen in Rock Creek Park with homages to past love affairs carved in it.  RW + PH from 1968 was super-high up on the tree, which kind of puts in perspective the passing of time.  If I was a jerk who carved stuff into trees, then maybe B and I could see where our mark would be in 40 years.

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

Maybe everyday is Saturday morning, two daughters and a wife.

vintage skirt
Target v-neck
H&M "leather" jacket
Forever 21 belt
Givenchy boots
white amber ring R got me in Lithuania
vintage turquoise necklace

66 comments:

hannah elizabeth said...

i love reading old graffiti carved onto trees and little huts etc.

your skirt looks awesome with the modern jacket and boots. so rad.

xx

Phyllis said...

the skirt is so beautiful, i love it. great photos!

piglet said...

That skirt is lovely. I love the contrast with the more tough leather jacket.

Ine said...

OMG! Love the shoes!!

S.Elisabeth said...

The skirt is gorgeous; I agree the quality definitely just isn't the same.
And the tree is so adorable!

Zhcsyra hp said...

adorable jacket,awesome ur skirt and lovely ur shoes,very nice location :))

Christen said...

I am wearing a really similar skirt from the 80s that was my mom's in today's post too! I especially love the length of the skirts - and you are SO right about the quality.

You look fabulous, as always!

Rosa said...

Great Jacket, it really looks like real leather.

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princesspolitico said...

like how you justified stealing a skirt from your mother's closet as "it's gathered enough dust" haha! love how structured that skirt is...

and the location of this shoot is beautiful! gorgeously crisp fall leaves underneath givenchy boots = <3

xo.
princesspolitico

Liya said...

gorg skirttttttttt

and that tree is pretty fantastic

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janettaylor said...

Hi beautiful,

I love Ur whole look! WOW! PERFECTION! soooo inspirated for meeeee!

X♥X♥

Jacqueline said...

i couldn't carve up a tree either! i agree with you that quality construction was probably better back in the day than it is now. I love your booties =)

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Amy said...

Your skirt is beautiful and I love how your styled it! The jacket and boots give it an updated look which I think makes the skirt stand out so great.

I love seeing the old graffiti carvings on trees- I feel like it tells an unknown story, but I agree I don't think I could do it myself.

xoxo
Amy

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Lini said...

soooo pretty pretty pretty!!!

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful I love the shoes!!!

Jamie said...

Skirt is gorgeous, it's really something you first like at and go like 'riight' but when you see the details you see how truely gorgeous it is!

Angela said...

I love this look! Maybe I need a leather jacket? I'm still trying to figure out how to live in a city with an h&m...not doing so well. The carvings in the trees are just too cute.

Melissa~ said...

Love your skirt!

drollgirl said...

i am crazy for that jacket!!! and lucky you with the fall weather. it is hot here! i keep ordering more and more clothes for fall, and it is just too hot to wear them yet. ugh!

Leah said...

Lovely skirt and awesome jacket to match... love your ensemble.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look and fall photos, darling! Love your skirt so!

xoxox,
CC

F Blog said...

your skirt is beautifullll!

allthingsnyc said...

im in love with the paisley pattern of your skirt! and what makes it special is that it was your mom's!

i will definitely raid my mom's closet when i go see her soon (she lives oceans away). i know she has pretty amazing 70s custom made clothes made for her. hope they will fit me!

Christina Dee said...

The tree carvings are beautiful in an adolescent way, I love it.

The skirt is quite amazing; can't believe its been in such prestine condition over the decades. I love how you have it paired with more hardcore pieces like the faux leather jacket and the belt. Love.

xx.

Eva Internazionale said...

If I wasn't a jerk who carved stuff into trees, then maybe B and I could see where our mark would be in 40 years.

Oh, you. :D

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

beautiful pictures - love the autumn backdrop

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

beautiful pictures - love the autumn backdrop

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

beautiful pictures - love the autumn backdrop

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

beautiful pictures - love the autumn backdrop

Hanako66 said...

the jacket and shoes are the perfect complement to that skirt...fab!

Dylana said...

That is a beautiful skirt! Love it sooooooooooo much! You are so lucky you snagged it from your mom's closet! Genius the way you wear it!

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Julia said...

That skirt is so amazing; it's like a miniature symphony of fall plaid and paisley! Gorgeous choice. As always, you're killing me with your beauty!

xx
Julia

Rosa said...

the pattern on that skirt is great!

Suzie said...

Love the way you wear that skirt...looks so good :)

Marie-Louise said...

this skirt is AMAZINGGG

chicfaced said...

man i wish i could have seen your costume! it sounds awesome. i love that jacket--it's like a chanel bag in clothing form. and i'm with you on the fall foliage--this is the best time of year!

The Voguette said...

i love the shoes. i need themmmm!! fall looks so awesome in DC. All the leaves are already on the ground here.

utter sadness!

<3 The Voguette

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

That jacket is so Chanel, i ooove it.

@ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

Jillian said...

great boots <3
hope you've been well my love
and had a great halloween!!

e.l. said...

Those shoes are just amazing. Beautiful skirt too. Those trees make me think of going out at Scotts Bluff and seeing all writing people left on the Oragan trail.

Thanks so much for the note. I try to make it real. I suppose we all have those almost surreal moments in life wondering what in the world have we got ourselves into.

Valencia Lia said...

The skirt is such a great one:) I really love love the perfect pleats and the bohemian vibe to it <3

So so beautiful:)

And the jacket is beautiful as well,and yeaa Halloween is over so fast!
But there's Christmas to look forward to now<3

Love love the markings on those trees too. Esp the 1968 one

Elizabeth Marie said...

I could never wear a skirt like that, so again...living vicariously though you. GORGEOUS you model-esque creature!!!!!

Nubia said...

I love that skirt its gorgeous, you look stunning.

That tree is so adorable it looks like it came out a movie.

Sylvie said...

LOVE THE SKIRT! Beautiful.

Adri said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...this outfit. That skirt is so amazing. I love the detailing on the bottom of the skirt

FashionJazz said...

This is such a different look that I totally adore on u sweets!!! I luv that u took pics of all the trees etc Have a stunnng day my friend : ) xx

Kristin said...

Yet again I wish there was an H&M near me. That jacket is gorgeous!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Can't believe that jacket isn't real leather, but H&M is pretty good at doing faux leather stuff. Gorgeous skirt... and the colors are so perfect for Fall. I do believe that items back then were better made and used superior fabric than what you find these days. I went shopping last week looking for some knits and about 90% of what I saw was made of acrylic or some other man-made fabric.

kirstyb said...

love that skirt xxxxxx

beckyxoxo said...

beautiful photos dear ! and i love your outfit . the jacket is so cool and i love the skirt . can't help but adore your shoes . haha . hope you had a nice halloween !

yiqin; said...

The long skirt is damn fab!! :)

Erika said...

This look is fabulous! That quilted leather jacket paired with the floaty, feminine skirt is such a divine coupling.

J'adore the carvings in the trees. I have always found something so whimsical and romantic about reading the names cut into the bark. It makes you wonder if any of them are still together, or not. :)

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

the skirt is gorgeous!! i love the print, and the almost-to-the-floor length. ~joelle

VersaStyle said...

i love the skirt with the boots and jacket... looking beautiful..

Tasha said...

You put together such an amazing outfit, as always!

Susan said...

you rock that skirt, girl! :))
xoxo

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You look so sweet and innocent!! I adore your skirt! xoxoxoxo

thesydneygirl said...

you look gorgeous and i like how you changed the colour of your banner :) x

dy of ghost said...

great skirt, so beautiful!

rani said...

i want your boho skirt!!! it's beautiful

Emily said...

I love Rock Creek Park! Nice to see a fellow stylish Washingtonian :)

Timeless Fashion... said...

Those trees with hearts, names and dates carved on them look amazing. Although I agree with you about carving stuff into trees; it's wrong...

The Owl's Closet said...

i LOVE ur jacket! the quilted detailing is very chic indeed. just stumbled on ur blog today. gorgeous pics!

Danielle said...

That's such a cute skirt!

gleenn said...

so pretty. i am usually not a fan of vintage round plates skirts but yours is totally fabulous. i wonder if it's all about how you wear it? that jacket complimented your skirt a lot ;)