Wednesday, May 26, 2010

watching shadows within shadows within shadows

watching shadows within shadows within shadows

watching shadows within shadows within shadows

My friends and I had our last non-long-distance wine club for a while since one of the founding members is selling his soul to Wall Street. I don't support the decision, but at least it will give me a good excuse to go shopping in NYC. The theme was Amarone in honor of our fallen Italian soldier. I'm usually more of a French wine kind of girl, but I can't say I disliked the ones we tried. Oh and we were treated to an equally exotic and delicious meal of grilled squid, parsnip and fennel puree, prosciutto-wrapped scallops with pesto, and blueberry sorbet! Lovely evening, if not a little bittersweet.

watching shadows within shadows within shadows

watching shadows within shadows within shadows

I found out this gem of a blouse whilst perusing Market Publique the other day. I don't usually do a lot of vintage shopping on the internet because I like to be able to closely inspect the items and vintage sizing can be so tricky, but this was such a pleasant surprise, I might have to do it more often.

vintage blouse
vintage locket
vintage belt
H&M snakeskin jeans
Finsk shoes
KMRii bag
Hermes bangles

58 comments:

  1. you are absolutely beautiful!
    you look like snow white!

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  2. Love the shoes! But how do you deal with DC's cobblestone streets in them? You must have skills =)

    -Sweet Dee

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  3. There is great wine from all over the world. But French is my favorite for big Cabs, Chardonnay and Pinot Nior wine.

    I once had a sommelier tell me, finding great wine is like finding a great man, you must kiss a lot of duds to find a great one.

    Pretty top too.

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  4. Oooo I loooove the top Miss Chic. It is FANTASTIC. And you are perfectly lovely as well. Your wine and dine sounds delightful. I can just imagine you sitting all elegant like sampling the vino. Of course you could also be dead drunk and dancing on a table (what do I know?) but I am sure you would be dancing ELEGANTLY on the table...if that were the case. ;-)

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  5. Looking good E! I love vintage shops but I've never bought anything vintage from an online store.

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  6. This is such a beautiful blouse! You look so serene, love the shadows within the shadows :)

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  7. You eat and drink well. This I admire in a women. And good fashion sense, which of course we all know you have in COPIUS amounts, haha. Beauty!

    xx

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  8. Lovely! What a wonderful bright blouse! Bold florals are so much fun.

    -Kelly
    Sequins & Shadows

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  9. lovely and classy as always

    beautiful blouse, this pattern is so romantic :)

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  10. Looking effortlessly fabulous as usual :) The blouse is very pretty.

    New Zealand style
    sophistokat.blogspot.com

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  11. The blouse is magnificent! So Dolce & Gabbana spring 2010!

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  12. those blouse it a great find! and you dinner description .............. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  13. yeah, vintage shopping online is so hard. you did good though!

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  14. this is quite stunning!! that blouse is so gorgeous!! :D looking so posh and feminine! :D

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  15. I really like the vintage blouse. it's so romantic and kind of specific... It reminds of the fashion in the past which I really like

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  16. Those shoes are ridiculous- feed me them! You have the most amazing shoes collection girly.

    <3

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  17. your comment just brightened up my day :)
    thanks sooo much !
    you look chic as always !

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  18. what a lucky find, I think i'd be wary of shopping on the internet for vintage as well, but this blouse is so lovely! I love the color explosion you have going on here!

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  19. Good job. I have not been brave enough to venture to online vintage shopping, but I have wanted to try it out. I think I need to keep in mind that sometimes things just need to be hemmed.

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  20. LOVE that top! What a find! And your hair looks great (just cut?)
    xoxo

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  21. aww I'm not a fan of bittersweet as well. But I am a fan of your blouse.. shoes omgosh, the shoes.. and you, yes you, I'm a big fan of you! :D

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  22. What a glorious print. No wonder you snapped it up!

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  23. Love marketpublique - I've found a few great dresses there. The top is an awesome find. Sounds like a fun night - but sad too.

    flnw.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your belt and that blouse was a great find. x

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  25. wow you guys are such a sophisticated group! wine tasting nights, I love it and wish I could participate :)

    really love that wonderful floral top paired with the rocker esque jeans

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  26. that's such a gorgeous blouse!you did the right thing by pairing it with all black pieces to make the blouse stand out :D

    hey, any reason to go shopping in NYC is good enough ;)

    www.monochromachic.com

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  27. Your blouse is gorgeous! Love how you've modernized it with black jeans and platforms. So chic!

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads

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  28. What an amazing blouse! My mom used to have all of these poet blouses with big wonderful sleeves that I would steal from her when I was in high school. I still love that style now too! And wine club sounds so fancy especially when you throw in prosciutto and olives and cheese! Best of luck to your friend! About half of my friends work insane 100 hour workweek schedules because they did the same thing!

    xo Jenny

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  29. This looks like the perfect blouse for a sophisticated evening with good wine and delicious food. (Personally I am finding Australian wines more and more convincing). Good luck to your friend!

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  30. I'm crazy for those shoes and blouse too. Nice as usual, darling E!

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  31. That blouse is sooo pretty. And I just have to say; your eyes are really beautiful!

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  32. that meal sounds fabulous!!! isn't grilled squid the best??? i feel lucky that it's one of my hubby's specialties.

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  33. simply beautiful! you must have an amazing collection of beautiful clothes ;)
    and shoes, love ones you have on the photo :)

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  34. That top truly is a gem! Wow, you look so beautiful!! (But, you always do)

    xoxo
    Amy

    P.S. If you ever need to unhoard some things you know where to find me.. lol ;)

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  35. Cute top and shoes! Very Happy Spring! xo Mish

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  36. Beautiful is the word! I love everything in this outfit!

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  37. How do you ALWAYS have the coolest shoes?

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  38. ADORBS. love it with the studded belt. It's perfect!

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  39. very nice top. it's a secretary blouse? with a pussy bow but you didn't tie it? genius.

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  40. What a beautiful blouse!

    Incredibly gorgeous!

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  41. i love the vintage blouse! and the lines of this ensemble are so classic and flattering.

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  42. adore the print of that blouse and it sounds like you had a fabulous time out!

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  43. your legs look a million miles long in those pants and i adore that blouse of yours. it's perfect for summer! :)

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  44. You look gorgeous! Love the vintage blouse. :)
    Xx

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  45. Hey E you look so stylish and beautiful! Love your blouse and shoes :D

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  46. This outfit is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors of the floral & the floral pattern :) And gorgeous shoes!

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  47. I love Amaraone--and that floral print!

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  48. love the floral pattern blouse!

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  49. That blouse looks fabulous on you!

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  50. you look awesome !!



    xoxo.
    bloo.
    http://www.bloo90fashion.blogspot.com

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  51. You look so cute and the shoes are just off the hook! :D

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  52. I love this outfit! And I love mixing vintage with modern, you look so lovely!

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  53. This outfit is amazing. What an amazing blouse, I love the shoes too...so beautiful!

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  54. I think I could actually kill for this shirt.

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