Sunday, March 21, 2010

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

I've been biding my time for the weather to finally warm up so I could bust out this skirt.  I've always been a sucker for vintage Ralph Lauren and I couldn't resist the wonderful French nautical print on this piece.  Oh and I'm also quite enamored with these white mesh leggings I just got from American Apparel.

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

B and I were so lucky to have a visit from my good friend, Aj, and her fiance as an excuse to finally try out Corduroy last night.  It was fabulous!  I am rarely this satisfied by a meal from a DC restaurant, because too often it seems that they don't deliver on the whole meal (especially the entree).  All of us strategized to order differently so we would be able to try as much of the menu as possible and I was not disappointed by a single thing that I tried.  I ordered the tuna tartare with crispy onions and the roasted guinea hen with leeks and mushrooms, which even B, who is generally anti-poultry, enjoyed.  We were also impressed by the wine list.  We had the 2000 Château Mirebeau Bordeaux blend with dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to find a decent Chinon by the glass, which I usually have a hard time finding in the States.  Overall, I would highly recommend this place and will be returning in the near future.

vintage wayfarers
INC tank top
vintage belt
vintage Ralph Lauren skirt
American Apparel mesh leggings
Finsk shoes
Hermes bangles


PS Thank you so much to the Trendy Fashionista and Razzle Dazzle for the awards!

81 comments:

legalstyle said...

WOW, girl. I am kind of speechless. This skirt is beyond fantastic. I love the shade in your pictures, too.

I'm glad you had a nice meal at Corduroy! From that vintage, you sure know how to pick your wine! (I worked for several summers as a quasi-sommelier at a very fine dining restaurant on Martha's Vineyard.)

Lindsay

Leah said...

Oh E, I would definitely wear that ensemble here in the Tropics... you are gorgeous. I love your vintage skirt. xoxo

Daphne said...

I can't possibly express how much I LOVE that skirt!!! I love vintage Ralph Lauren, too. That piece is such an incredible vintage find!!! WOW. I would have snatched that up in an instant! Enjoy! It looks really good on you.
xo

bestie said...

Ohmygoodness. That skirt is fantastic!! Plus your styling is beyond chic. <3

And now I'm hungry. Haha.

Phyllis said...

oh my goodness E - so beautiful!! this is stunning!

tess said...

amazing skirt!

I don't tend to eat at the higher end DC restaurants like you do, but I will admit I rarely am fully satisfied with a meal

closet365 said...

Holy cow, I love that dress. It looks fantastic on you too!

Ernest B. said...

AMAZING!!! That skirt is beyond fab and I love the entire look. Very patriotic, and makes me miss my HOME DC more and more. Must try Corduroy as soon as I get home for Memorial Day. Thanks for the review.

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Ernest Bee.

libys11 said...

you look amazing! :D that skirt is fantastic! :D

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Audrey J. said...

lovely! that skirt is so unique, love the weather right now! Well it's actually kinda chilly but :)

Hannah said...

Best mixing of prints ever!

I hate ordering wine in the states, everything tastes so different to back home - I usually just let others do it for me...

Meg said...

I love the skirt and top combo!

The Owl's Closet said...

wow, gorgeous, E! ur vintage skirt is stunning and i love how u styled it with the striped blue top!

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grace said...

that is quite a silhouette!

Dylana Suarez said...

This is striking!

Kim said...

Fab looking menu. Nice to see lamb on the menu, its not too often on the menu in the US. I had a root around in the on line wine list. there are some gems and at not too over the top prices.

My picks would be (from the old world) along side the red you guys had....

The second wine of Le Pez (1640) AT $61 is not bad, as is Pontet Canet (1605) at $81. I recently had the very same Givry they have (220) and its stunning value at $54, I paid more than that in £'s

Now... importantly,... wonderful look E!! I do love those shoes so much, you amaze me with what you think to pair them with, and they always works. In this case I think for me its all about angles! :D

Talia said...

I am not sure about the leggins but besides them the whole outfit is so goregous to me ! ;) I feel the summer already ;)

Nadia Kamballa said...

Am loving all the prints and color.. So pretty!

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A Shopaholic is loose said...

What a nice look! Loving the belt and your shoes! ;-)

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A Shopaholic is loose said...

What a nice look! Loving the belt and your shoes! ;-)

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What Was I Thinking? said...

Bonjour madam, this outfit is very, "I'm-vacationing-on-a-yacht-in-the-south-of-France-eat-your-heart-out"!

fashionjunkie said...

Your skirt looks amazing, gorgeous! Love the striped vest and shoes too.

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Clara said...

lovely skirt
your look is great!!
xxx

Christina said...

This is quite a gorgeous look. Where did you find that skirt? It makes you look extremely long.

Mish Dish said...

I love the skirt. Looks like you are ready for a cocktail cruise on a lovely ship. xo Mish


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Celine said...

Love that song and love that skirt. You look amazing :)

C

FASHION SNAG said...

I love the skirt. What great colors together. xo

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Jill said...

Love this look! I am fairly new to your blog, but I am really enjoying your classic sense of style with a modern twist. Kudos!

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Kristy said...

i have no words to describe this other than SENSATIONAL! that skirt is bad ass!!! :D

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Taylor Sterling said...

seriously amazing print skirt! I love it!!

Ruta said...

I'm in love with this outfit, more specifically the skirt. You pull it off so well, it screams summer by the beach.

M. said...

dying over that skirt, its gorgeous...ahhh I love it

lovelove, M.
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Ash Fox said...

you look stunning. i LOVE the way you put this look together. the skirt is incredible. I want one!

x

Kansas Couture said...

That skirt is incredible! The print is so eye-catching.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

That skirt rocks! It's very French! :) You look awesome as always!

chicfaced said...

that skirt is out of control! i love it! you need to buy a yacht to go with it, I think.

I've heard good things about Corduroy... will def have to try it now! We'll be going to Potenza this weekend - have you been? and did you like it?
-Megan

rosalita fashionista said...

this is so perfectly coordinated! I love your belt and skirt! fabulous

freeteyme said...

lovely vintage skirt! the colors are perfect for spring/summer!

emma said...

love your skirt!

Leia said...

Awesome skirt! :D

Melissa~ said...

Oh G! That skirt is amazing!
You look stunning!

Kisses.

Lottie said...

this is adorable!

Berta said...

really Love ur style!=)! xoxo


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Vicki said...

I love this skirt!!! the print is fabulous! :)
vicki xo

Christian Castillo said...

Hmm Ralph Lauren. I can't even comprehend that skirt or you right now. I'm so in aw. Classy classy.

Elizabeth Marie said...

That skirt?! What a fucking gem.

Now I want some wine, thanks :)

anotherfishinthesea said...

that skirt is super sweet - it makes me want to go on a european vacation!! happy monday!

Couture Carrie said...

So gorgeous, darling!
Love that skirt!

xoxox,
CC

Anna said...

All I can say is "WOW". The skirt is simply amazing.

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Clare said...

That skirt is simply MARVELOUS.

WendyB said...

It's rainy and cool here tonight...I'm jealous of your summer look.

emilypanda said...

I'm jealous you are wearing such a summery outfit already!!!

Anna G said...

E, I wonder how do the leggings look with short skirt or dresses? I need to check these mesh leggings out.

lkfeely said...

wow! that skirt is so amazing!

Romany said...

Love it. Nautical is the most wonderful style.
Such an impressive skirt!
Romany
xx

daisychain said...

I have no words for how much I love this.

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

I like long skirts.:-) Stina

Audrey Allure said...

What a lovely skirt, I adore the print & it looks wonderful on you! I also like the mesh leggings :)

Haute World said...

That is one gorgeous skirt. I'm such a sucker for the nautical style and this is the most creative version I've seen in a while. A great way to pair that Breton stripe tank as well!

English Rose ♥ said...

That skirt is absoultely amazing - you look fantastic E!

Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment - sorry for the late reply!

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
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Dream Sequins said...

Mesh is my thing right now! Love the peek of it under that long, graphic skirt. :)

janettaylor said...

Incredible skirt, sweetie!

Miss Madeline said...

fabulous print indeed!

Cindy Whitehead said...

Love the colors! So fun. Just realized I didn't have you on my blog roll )-: Adding you now.

Erika said...

Can I just say that I am overwhelmed with the urge to go yachting - while wearing this ensemble, of course! Wow! You look amazing in this outfit, E - the colors are absolutely perfect...so nautical and fun! I think I may need to pick up a pair of those AA Mesh Leggings myself - I adore all things AA!! :)

yiqin; said...

You are always so effortless chic.

myedit said...

That skirt is all kinds of fabulous... some severe covetting happening right now.

Amy said...

E, that skirt is out of this world BEAUTIFUL!!! O, WOOOWWW!!!

xoxo
Amy

SabinePsynopsis said...

Beautiful blues, beautiful outfit, and I love the leggings!

* Reena Rai * said...

Wow what an interesting look! I want to see more of those mesh leggings, they look amazing

HeatherClark said...

cool skirt...really like that belt too. i love mixing prints. dinner sounds fab too! tuna tartar is one of my fav things in the world

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City Girl Chicago said...

I am so very envious that you got to bust out this beautiful skirt and tank duo ~ Chicago hasn't quite made it to Spring yet, so for now, I'll just live vicariously through you :)

Sonya said...

I love this outfit! I could never pull it off but it looks amazing on you!

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kirstyb said...

cute skirt x

Fashion Therapist said...

This piece is bomb - it's so adorable!

Savvy Gal said...

You look so fresh!!!!

Susan said...

I am sure no one but you can pull of this skirt! :)
love your shoes so much.
xoxo

princesspolitico said...

you are a VISION in ralph lauren! americana colors and a nipped waist – nothing could usher in springtime better.

xo.
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gleenn said...

wow! i so love the first photo. how perfect is the skirt for the stairs? I love the concept and the designs :)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

fantastically fresh! i see you have a love for strong geometric prints, and it rocks! the whole look is sublime, very modern and chic. xo. -Bella Q