Tuesday, June 22, 2010

spy vs. spy

spy vs. spy

spy vs. spy

spy vs. spy

This blouse was originally part of my mom's "going away suit" for my parents' wedding. I had no idea what a "going away suit" was until I was planning my own wedding and my mother inquired if I had one.
 
"Going away suit?"

"For when you leave the reception to go on your honeymoon. And wave goodbye to everyone. You need a traveling suit."

"What is this, the 1920's? Do I need a steamer trunk, too? I planned this party for months. You better believe I'm not leaving early."

Mother, clearly appalled, takes a deep breath. "Well if that's what you want..."

Scene.

This would be a point of heated debate well up until the wedding. Anyway, not too long ago, when rooting through my mom's closet, I found said suit (a beautiful light beige blazer and wide-pleated skirt go with this blouse). Of course I had to have it. Oh the irony.

vintage Joseph Picone blouse
vintage locket
Hermes bangle
Urban Outfitters leather skirt
Jeffrey Campbell clogs
KMRii bag
vintage sunglasses

84 comments:

  1. Love it! The sunglasses are so fabulous.

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  2. I've never heard of a going away suit before! lol It's nice to learn something new and I love how that blouse looks with that skirt! I wish I was as tall and thin as u! U look great!

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  3. I LOVE the blouse. I am really into these vintage plaquet front blouses. Looks fresh. xo Mish

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  4. Like I've said before, you wear clogs so well!

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  5. I liiike. that blouse is so beautiful, and also those sunglasses...

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  6. hahahahha what a great story! You an your mom are a hoot!

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  7. that is one STUNNING blouse

    i always get mad at my mom for not saving her old stuff!

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  8. Haha, that story is great. I never understood why people left weddings early. I'd plan for my honeymoon to start like the next day or a couple days after so I could fully enjoy my wedding party.

    I love your outfit. That blouse is so pretty.

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  9. Lol funny story.. I've been lusting after your JC clogs! You always pair them up so nicely

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  10. love the blouse.

    P.S. I still love your locket. ;)

    xoxo, Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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  11. I'm glad you like the vintage finds. :)

    I really love this blouse, and the story that goes with it makes it even more special. I treasure any little piece I have that was my mothers, because when I wear it I somehow feel like she is there with me. :)

    Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my goodness, I just went vintage shopping last weekend and found a blouse just like that. Love your style ;)

    xo Lynzy

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  13. Amazing blouse. It looks so soft and luxurious!

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  14. so classy in that blouse!! i really love it!!! :D i really should invest on more of those for my closet

    Animated Confessions

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  15. Ahh you look so beautiful!

    The blouse is simply divine, what a wonderful find! I'm always rooting through my mother's wardrobe for treasures.

    xxxx

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  16. that skirt is amazing! and i loved how you paired it with that blouse!
    Haha. your little story made me laugh. :) haha. i never heard of that either! i guess you learn something new everyday! haha.

    <3chelsea elizabeth

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  17. sooo chic!!! I love the shoes!!!

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  18. This outfit is gorgeous! Love the sunglasses especially x

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  19. Haha! You have me giggling over here over your convo with your mom! So glad you found this shirt, i adore the number of "special" pieces with history that you share on this blog. And, the shirt is fab - good taste never goes out of style! Go Mom!

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  20. He he love the story. But do you really want to leave early? not for me I would stay just until the party is over and leave the next day. But leaving for honeymoon at the actual day of the wedding isn't our tradition anyway. :D
    Love the blouse, your mother had great taste! :D

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  21. we love your shoes!
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  23. But admit it, that's a very beautiful "going away" blouse!!! :) I have a very very similar one, from Mango... And this outfit gives me so much inspiration!!! I may try wearing it tomorrow! :) You have a wonderful style!
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  24. wow. love your outfit! so chic gorgeous!!

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  25. That's amazing, love that your mom is so traditional. That blouse is fantastic.

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  26. Love the glasses... so cute...

    xxx
    CEO

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  27. The blouse and the clogs are just fantastic!

    I didn't leave my wedding early either!

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  28. loving this look! you look fabulous!

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  29. that is too funny about the post-wedding suit. i'm going to start harassing my engaged friends about getting their own. but your mom should be happy that at least you've worn part of it, nevermind if it wasn't on your wedding day. the beige color is so pretty on you! ~joelle

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  30. I've never heard of a going away suit either. So you're not alone! Lol.

    I'm loving this look. The leather skirt is perfect on you!

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  31. Gorgeous blouse...I Love your style!
    Great blog...

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  32. You ALWAYS look so sophisticated! I love that blouse - and those Jeffrey Campbell Clogs!! :)

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  33. I love the idea of a 'going away suit!' and you look amazing!

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  34. The blouse is so gorgeous! You AND your mom have amazing taste ♥

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  35. ha ha great story! Lovely blouse!

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  36. Such a great outfit. Love that blouse.:)SarahD

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  37. beautiful blouse. will you wear the matching skirt soon, please? :)

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  38. Those sunglasses are awesome!
    You are gorgeous!




    LOVE!

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  39. hahaha! I guess moms are always right after all! I love the shirt with the pencil skirt though, so chic!

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  40. HAHAH I just had this EXACT conversation with my grandmother this week. She was horrified that I haven't planned a going away outfit, but trying to hold the horror in and be "cool". love it.

    and you do totally look like an awesome spy.

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  41. Absolutely love that story, and the blouse

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  42. love it.... the outfit is gorgeous, the clogs and sunnies are perfect!
    xoxo

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  43. Clogs still scare me haha but I absolutely love your Mum's 'going away' blouse; such a lovely colour and the pleats are pretty. Like how you juxtaposed it was the leather mini. Hot :)

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  44. Haha, such a great story. That shirt is lovely!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  45. My mother had a going away suit for her wedding too! I kind of wish that was still the fashion...not only would you get to pick out a wedding dress but a cute outfit for after too!

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  46. No worries, I had no idea what's a 'going away suit' either, until I came across your blog :)
    Lovely impeccable style, love the demure vintage blouse you had on, great choice!


    <3

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  47. Learn something every day! I wasn't ware of and didn't have a 'going away suit'. I love your outfit btw, everything comes together perfectly and it gives me ideas for styling a blouse I have like yours.

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  48. I love the leather skit! The zipper is such a fun quirk!


    Aaaannnd, those clogs - :) I'm loving them.



    Amber
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  49. LOL 1920s... thats a great idea ive always thought..to have an occasion for every item of clothing

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  50. The leather skirt is wonderful! And I adore your sunnies!!

    Thanks so much for your comments. I love them!

    <3 Kelly
    sourtang.com

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  51. Haha! I had no idea! But if I do decide on a "going away suit" for my wedding (in the far, far future) I'd definitely pick something equally pretty and chic. (;

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  52. You look fab!
    Love the blouse and the clogs!

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  53. I always see you on chictopia, so I thought I would head over and check out your blog! :) I love your style!

    ~Sara

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  54. loving the shirt; it's very polish looking hahaha


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  55. love this look. and love your description of that convo! lol

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  56. I feel as if my mother knows what my wedding will be like more than me. I love your anecdote about the top.

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  57. You are rocking those clogs! They look amazing with that leather skirt.

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  58. totally awesome girl! lovee the shirt..the color is perfct.
    and those clogs too ;)

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  59. pshhh I'd leave my wedding party with my heels in my hands and my dress trailing all over the ground. no doubt it's a sweet blouse though!

    ps. killer glasses....

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  60. My lil' sis and I were just talking about that the other day. I think it's rather charming...but I wouldn't want to put it on until the wee hours. Gotta party at the reception!

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  61. Which surely gives you the option of a second honeymoon!
    This is such a beautiful blouse and I love how you balance it with a leather mini skirt and clogs.

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  62. I've heard of a going-away suit but I didn't know it was something that people still do. It is a lovely blouse tho!

    xoxo, Ashley

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  63. Really loving that skirt on you. And of course the Km Rii bag!!

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  64. The blouse is gorgeous on you~ what a sweet story, I always loved the idea of a going away suit. I just wanted to shop for one I think...
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  65. Love the outfit! Your style is so amazing.
    When you get a chance,
    I sent you an email for suggestions of shops in D.C.
    Please get back to me soon!

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  66. this looks lovely on you...the proportions and cuts are so flattering!!!

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  67. LOL, that's too funny b/c I thought the same thing. You pay so much for the party and so much for a dress you will only wear once, who would want to leave early, right?

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  68. Bahahahahahaha! I love your mom's insistence that you NEEDED a going-away suit. I'd be closing the banquet hall! That, or pass out...I can't possibly fathom why you'd want to deal with all the excitement of getting married and then board a train or a flight the same day.

    But I suppose it's all just as well, as then your future daughter can end up with a fabulous blouse. I love this combo -- it's prim and proper yet super-tough! :D

    nat // juxta-posing.tumblr.com

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  69. HILARIOUS!!! I had the exact same discussion with my mother!! I think it was just an excuse to buy an extra outfit personally! (and I actually wear the jacket from my grandmother's going away suit quite often!!)

    oh, and you look perfect, as always!

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  70. RAD!!! Your glasses = OBSESSED!!! Love your style girl!! Keep rockin it!!! xoxoxo
    Beckerman Girls

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