Sunday, January 3, 2010

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

I have an affinity for all things Fair Isle.  I used to have a few of my mom's sweaters from the 70s that I wore to death in high school (literally, or I'd still be wearing them), so I always keep my eyes peeled for similar pieces.  I saw this sweater at Old Navy a couple years ago and couldn't resist the cable-knit detail on the collar and the wonderfully puffy short sleeves.  This skirt used to be another staple of mine and I was delighted to rediscover it the other day.  It kind of feels like wearing an evening dress in the way it flows when I walk.  Glad to have you back, old friend.

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

Somewhat crazed by the holiday sales and shopping, I sprung for this KMRii bag that I had been drooling over for months.  I don't regret my decision, though my wallet might.

I could take this in doses large enough to kill...

I'm not very kind to handbags, so I was immediately drawn to the rough and tumble personality of this bag.  It's kind of refreshing to find something studded that's not so "in your face," too.

Old Navy sweater
Target t-shirt
Illig skirt
KMRii bag
DKNY boots
H&M "leather" jacket

PS I want to thank her armoire for the award! She has a great sense of style and picked some of my favorite looks from other bloggers that I check on a regular basis.

69 comments:

-h said...

cool bag.

Erika said...

You are truly, truly too stunning for words, E - as is your wardrobe! You look six-feet tall in this ensemble; and I'm absolutely loving the quilted jacket and boots. I too have an obsession with fair isle knits!

Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

Savvy Gal said...

snazzy bag. i do have pieces old and new that i wear to death. ; )

Phyllis said...

you look great E! maxi skirts have been everywhere lately... i need to dig mine out - perfect for the winter.
and i like how the bag is studded in more of a "i can weather through anything" way than "rah rah im so badass"
hahh, if that made any sense..

Jacqueline said...

I love the long skirt and the handbag was a great snag! xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

mom & son said...

great outfit, E.
long skirt works for your but i don't think
will it look good on me. maybe will try one of these days.

happy new year!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I adore that sweater style too! I found one at target a few years back and wear it every winter- so cozy. This outfit is gorgeous and chic indeed! Lovely, happy New Year ~
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Julia said...

G-damn, I love a long skirt on a tall girl. One of my favorites, here. The black and white, the bag, the stomping boots (holy mother, I envy!) -- it all comes together to form AWESOMENESS.

xx

Taylor Sterling said...

so beautiful!! I love the jacket!

fashionforwriters said...

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! This post has two of my favorite things: long skirts and fair isle. I used to have a red fair isle cardigan that my best friend's mom bought me in seventh grade and I wore it all through high school and college until it was just moth bitten, cheesecloth cardigan. I want to find a replacement after seeing your outfit post.

xo Jenny

Jen said...

you're one of the few people i know that can really pull off the maxi skirt. and that old navy sweater is so cozy and lovely :)
oh, and your bag is fantastic. i love it!!

Nubia said...

Happy New Year E!! Love the detail of your jacket

www.Nubiasnonsense.com

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You look so adorable in long skirts!! I love your sweater too!! Perfect ensemble! xoxxoxoxo

Meg said...

Glad I'm not the only one to steal clothing from my mom's wardrobe!! Meanwhile, I think that bag is gorgeous, and I can't imagine you'll regret it at all!! As a side note, how is it that you look so chic in a long skirt and whenever I wear one I feel like I look like a cult member? hehe xoxo

princesspolitico said...

AWESOME! i love the length of your dress.... your confidence truly shines through :)

xo.
princesspolitico

Leah said...

You look gorgeous in that long skirt... you can just wear absolutely anything and still look great.

Blue Note said...

cool look

Rica said...

i agree with ericka, you look taller than you are (i don't actually know how tall are you, but you do look taller) i love your skirt and the right choice of clothes! you look fab.

xoxo,
sassy rica ^_^

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You do look really tall! I love the neckline of the sweater!

kirstyb said...

loving this look - lovely and warm xxxx

Valencia Lia said...

The sweater and long skirt looks so beautiful on you!

And wow,I wouldn't regret buying that bag too,so stunning.

Etrapar said...

you're right about that bag, it's gourgeous darling ^.^
kisses

Sal said...

Love it! I just adore casual looks with floor-length skirts.

MissNeira said...

I love that jacket, looks great with the bag

janettaylor said...

Woooohooooo!

Love Ur new bag, E! Gorgeous find!




X♥X♥

WendyB said...

Love that skirt!

la petite fashionista said...

i love all things fair isle as well. it's the perfect winter piece! and you have the perfect build to pull off a long skirt, i'm so envious-- my 5'0 frame makes me look like a little girl playing dress up.

Pierrot le Fou said...

ooo edgy and fierce! bag is gorgeous

Dream Sequins said...

I like the cozy look of the Fair Isle sweater.

Brittany said...

I just have to say, your hair is MAGICAL here. Yes, magical. I love it. I've always wanted a hair style like yours but my wavy locks would never allow it.. trust me, I've tried :)

You truly can pull off anything and make it look so chic! The jacket, the skirt, the boots.. everything is wonderful.

Amy said...

Ooh so jealous of your bag! I love the detail!!

Happy New Year! Hope amazing things continue to happen for you in 2010.

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

i'm still kicking myself for getting rid of a 1980s ralph lauren fair isle sweater that i found at a thrift store when i was in college. it was tans, reds, and pinks, had puffy sleeves, and buttoned up one shoulder. what was i thinking?!?!

D. said...

I am lusting over this bag. I agree, the studs are amazing.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous, darling E!
I am drooling over your new bag too!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. I'd love it if you checked out my new blog and maybe we could exchange links!
http://couturecarrieloves.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

how cool! I love that bag so much.
have a sweet day, xoxo

Ramune said...

I knew I recognized that skirt!
I still have my Illig skirts too. :-D

-Ramune
www.everyseven.com

Ruta said...

This look is gorgeous. I really wish I had that coat. It's beautiful.

Iva said...

I love your sweater!! Fabulous! and I love the long sleeve underneath, I do that a lot too ;) Happy New Year!!

Fashion Court said...

that bag is absolutely amazing! i'm not kind to my bag either haha :p i definitely put too much stuff in them too

ps: i TOTALLY watched the simple life religiously back in the day, so don't feel bad :P

Hanako66 said...

gasp!

that bag is amazing...the whole look is fabulous, but that bag is a stunner!

Melissa~ said...

Thanks for the detail of the bag, is so beautifull-
That boots and that skirt look amazing together.
Great look for the winter.
Thanks for your comment!

Chicago City Girl said...

I'm also a big fan of fair aisle, always was ~

ps ~ thank you so very much for adding me to your blogroll :)

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

Love your jacket!

www.smalltownchic.com

Christen said...

I am officially obsessed with full, long skirts. Love this whole look!

michelle_ said...

such a lovely maxi skirt ! and i love the details on ur leather jacket !

marvelous blog post !
keep me updated with ur new posts :D id love to check 'em out !

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Clare said...

I used to have a skirt just like that. This is bringing back all KINDS of memories!

JMay said...

LOVE this bag and you have such a cute blog :-)

Following!

libys11 said...

i can't beleive it's just now that i stumbled upon your blog!!! oh geeshh!!! totally following you now! :D

stay chic!!!

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Jasmine said...

ah! there's something so quaint with fair isle prints! i need to get my hands on some now! :D it's the perfect print for winter!! and you look lovely in it!! i wish i could pull of long skirts like you can, but then again i don't have your amazing legs!!!

hannah elizabeth said...

that long skirt is a different look for you and i LOVE it!

x

FashionJazz said...

Hello hun! I have really missed ur posts, being on holiday made it really difficult to keep up to date with everyones blogs, but im back now and I am now off to read all your other posts I missed! Happy New Year, hope 2010 is going to your best year yet! xxx

yiqin; said...

The details are rad :D

CC said...

The bag = fabulous!
The jacket is super cute too. :)
Xx

Lorena said...

This is some kick ass bag.
oh, and it is soo true what you say on the studs not being in your face... !

chicfaced said...

I have been trying to figure out how to rock the maxi length in the winter for awhile now and I love how you did it w/the cream fair Isle sweater with a darker bottom...thanks for the inspiration, dear!
-Megan

Kristy said...

i love how you mixed high and low end brands :D and i love how you labeled the boots as million dollar! hahaha... great warm fuzzy yet chic outfit :)

www.monochromachic.com

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice outfit. Love the long skirt! <3

Blicious said...

you take the BEST pics!!!!! gorgeous!

XOXO

Panda said...

Hiya there!
These are such cute photos, love the last one :-)
Oh and thank you so much for your comment! I really appreciate it.
Panda xx

English Rose ♥ said...

I LOVELOVELOVE that jacket!!

Thanks so much for the lovely comment

Happy New Year!

Stay safe and chic darling
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Bella said...

that bag is AWESOME :]
thanks for the comment xxx

Fashion By He said...

great dress...really love your style

link exchange??

come check out the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

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UnoCosa said...

hi, darling!!! love love love the outfit!!! can not get over how you pair the leather bomber with the cream white cow sweater!!! amazing,

happy new year, a belated one!!! xx

amalie said...

you have lovely hair! and cool baag

Leproust Vintage said...

I have quite an obsessoin with fair isle as well! I love how you paired it with the leather jacket to give it more of an edge!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

YOU LOOK SO CHANEL, I LOVE IT GIRL!

@ MAISONCHAPLIN.blogspot.com

The F Word Online said...

ouu ! pretty look. i adore that bag ps. then again im biased because i love studs of all sorts

xx lue

Elizabeth said...

i LOVE your bag! tat skirt is pretty amazing. and i love your sweater. :)

Little Bow Prep said...

I like the jacket!