Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

How do you like the super blown-out hair?  I kind of liked how it turned out. It reminds me of that strangely sterile, yet chic 60's housewife style. My stylist decided to go more blonde this time and, though I generally try to keep within the realm of "brunette," I rather like it.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

This look came together organically, but I love the way it channels the lingerie trend that's so popular right now. This top is simple, but it hardly required other statement pieces to make an interesting outfit. Time for it to go to a new home now. Off to the next lucky blogger on the clothes swap, jesse.anne.o! Thanks again Love Charles and Both Yellow Animals for inviting me to participate!

Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

My mom bought these shoes forever ago. I'll venture to say they might even be the first, truly interesting pair of shoes I ever owned, at least that I can remember. Glad they've lasted this long :-)


Forever 21 top via the clothes swap
Reiss skirt
Betsey Johnson shoes
Chanel purse
Hermes bangle

75 comments:

Eli said...

you look fantastic! Your shoes are awesome!!

Chelsea said...

Your hair looks great. I always love the fresh "out of the salon" confidence boost.

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FASHION SNAG said...

Love your skirt and your hair looks so cute! x

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Sarah said...

I really adore this whole look. Great outfit and I like the hair blown out.

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Natasha said...

I love that top...it may seem silly, but I thought for sure the top would have been some expensive brand..and it turns out it's from least expensive!..Just goes to prove how well it works to mix high and low together!

Julia said...

Beautiful shoes -- I used to have some like that but blue, but I lost them along the way. You know, I always think of you as blonde, even though i suppose your hair was darker. Anyway, I love this lighter look for you!

xx

the Citizen Rosebud said...

that skirt is sweet on you. you look picture perfect ready for summer.

by the way, your comment on my blog killed me! hilarious!

Anna said...

The whole outfit is fabulous. I love the top and your hair looks so good now (even though it did before too!)
Those shoes are amazing.

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Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I just love that skirt. I've been craving a style like that.

You look wonderful!

Kim said...

Fab hair E :D

Love this look!

Annie Spandex said...

Those /are/ really interesting! Love the look

HeatherClark said...

i absolutely love your new hair! definitely 60's summer bombshell...you should get one of those high waisted bikinis and you'll be all set!

great outfit too...i love all the lingerie inspired clothes they are showing nowadays

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Kimberellie said...

if you tell me where you live I will come over asap and steal your shoes. just so you know. if you ever let it slip. and then a few weeks later can't find your shoes.

also, you are so brave wearing your shirt/bra like this! It looks so totally chic! I love it. You have so pulled it off. But you have such a lovely and classy self/face/person/limbs--lovely limbs! ha, you know what I mean. That you can just pull it off. You're lithe. That's how I would describe you: lovely and lithe. Well, I love this look miss lovely and lithe.

princesspolitico said...

i have to disagree with you on the shoes... you have MANY amazing pieces of footwear! these one's certainly are in my top 5 though :)

your hair looks great lighter!

xo.
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6roove said...

your new hair-do is great! looks a little bit fresh, lighter, more energy, really I like it.
And lovely ruffled skirt! this cut and color can be risky, but your figure is just made for it.

hugs ;)

Leah said...

I love your new hair... the color and the cut... fabulous! xoxo

C said...

The top looks like Balmain, great choice. The details on the shoes are amazing.

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FashionJazz said...

Luv everything ur wearing! Have a lovely wk xx

FashionJazz said...

ur hair looks amazing too!!! Xxx

libys11 said...

your hair is looking so sassy in these photos!! love it!!

i adore your lace top!! :D

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The hair looks great - fun and perfect for the warmer weather. Ooh those shoes - divine. I'm afraid I would have chipped off a chunk of the gorgeous heel by now.

Eli said...

amazing skirt.. :)

Talia said...

the lace shirt is fantastic!

SabinePsynopsis said...

These really are artful shoes and they add a great touch to this great outfit. Lovely hair!

HiFashion said...

YOur hair looks so chic. It's a wonderful look on you! And I really love your skirt.

The Daily Fashionista said...

This is very pretty and your hair looks amazing!! Your stylist did an awesome job:)

duckalicious said...

uh oh, I'm not a fan of the hairstyle. great outfit though!

La Clare said...

Demure, with a touch of not so demure. Too pretty!

x

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Celine said...

Your hair looks fantastic - I really like it this color. And too bad you can't keep that top - it's fabulous and looks really pretty on you!

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Sal said...

The new hair is a total win, lady. Love it.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

simple and great outfit! gorgeous post!!!

Seval said...

Oh this is a very very beautiful combination! and your shoes are always so elegant! Loved so much!

style baro said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
lovely!

xx

Leia said...

You are so fabulous it kills me!

megannielsen said...

Your hair looks so great! And as someone whose hair is always windblown, I can really appreciate seeing some good windy shots!!

WildBirdVintage said...

I love the 60s hair. More please!

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

Love the hair! I was trying to come up with an outfit like this last night with a similar top I have but was not successful. You've inspired me to give it another go.

Sutton said...

the hair looks amazing. i love the blonde, its perfect for summer!!

this look is great, the lace top is beautiful! and i too have those shoes, but mine have a denim upper with a bow ~ soooo old, but so great!

Fashion Butter said...

I love this outfit from head to toe. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Did I mention ... LOVE?

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This outfit is fabulousssss!! :) I love that skirt!! And your blown out hair is gorgeous! Love the pics!

Melanie said...

You look fantastic. So dreamy. I like your hair... I'm thinking of going a little lighter this summer, too. Oh, and very cool shoes :)

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Michelle Elaine said...

I didn't recognize you at first cause of the blown out hair - something so minor made a big difference (or maybe I'm just off today). I really like the lace top and the peekaboo bra - lingerie is in!

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Christina said...

You have the coolest shoes. This look is darling.

Christen said...

I am definitely feeling the blown out hair - as I am feeling EVERYTHING else about this look. Super chic.

Yary and Sary said...

beautiful girl..
that skir is perfect.
-Yaary.

Ashley said...

Ooo those shoes are excellent! And I love the lace top! Gorgeous look, as always :)

-Ashley
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betz said...

you're hair is amazing. it gives that certain edge to your outfit. and how cool are those shoes???!!! well, you know what they say, moms know best. :)


xx,
betz
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Anna G said...

You're hair is so pretty. I like the super blown out look. I love to borrow my mom's shoes.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

The hair is super 60s and also super fantastic on you! I love that skirt!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

This outfit is so gorgeous. Everything looks perfect together. The tones are beautiful.

And those shoes are amazing. Like a work of art.

Alyssa said...

The hair looks great. Very Mad Men!

fashionforwriters.com said...

I agree--there's a really lovely subtle sixties feeling to your hair (I love the blown out bouffant flair,) and I think the shoes are fantastic! They remind me of everything that is right about taking a fun and clever approach to fashion!

xo Jenny

F i K a said...

you look soo adorable!! I love you top and skirt!! supeerrr cute :D

soooali said...

Brilliant shoes. I love the peachy glow from these photos. So fresh!

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Melissa~ said...

Love that shoes!!!
And you look s fresh, I love it.

heart charlie said...

This outfit is so delicately beautiful! I love the lace top, you look like dreamy perfection!

Damsels said...

indeed they are very interesting and beautiful i love the carved in design. also i love the sheerish lace top ive been wanting to try soemthing like this forever .. i hope ican do it in half as a sophisticated chic way that you do

Bad Taste Toast said...

I immediately thought "How 60s!" when I saw this :)
You look lovely and the hair is wonderful!

Mouthwash said...

loving your new cut/color! Looks great on you. I love how you managed to pull off the lace top with a darker bra underneath. You make this work so well!

Amber
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Sarah said...

this outfit is perfect in my opinion! I love the colour and the skirt is divine! and LOVE the new hair! xxx

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i love big hair and i think you look fine with big hair!

Mish Dish said...

I am loving your new layered do. You look fantastic. xo Mish

Kristin said...

Your hair looks fabulous...and oh how I adore Betsey!

emily viveur said...

such a beautiful and dreamy look, i love everything from the hair to the shoes!

Tasha said...

Oh I am loving your hair! I think it looks great! And this outfit is beautiful! That top is amazing!

Erika said...

Your hair looks absolutely AMAZING. I'm kind of in love with the fact that the color pairs so well with the shades of your look du jour! Gorgeous!! :)

Sonya said...

I love the neutral tone of this entire outfit, it's gorgeous!

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Orchid Grey said...

this is by far one of my favorites of yours, so pretty and light. I think your hair looks great too! aaaaaand your shoes are awesome too.

drollgirl said...

adorable skirt, and you wear it well!

Lesley said...

Love this skirt! Amazing!

MELODEES said...

you look STUNNING in the last pic!

Jessica said...

This is so pretty! I love the femininity of the lace and ruffles. Also love that you went with a black bra - very chic!

FashionAddict said...

So pretty! I love the feminine skirt, and you are having one fabulous hair day :)

Fabulously Lazy said...

I still can't believe that top is from F21! It looks vintage! Oh and your hair looks very lovely!
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