Wednesday, November 10, 2010

end of days

end of days

end of days

end of days

I actually bought this skirt at Goodwill with the intention of using it for my Halloween costume. However, when faced with the prospect of possibly ruining it in a bar on Bourbon Street, I freaked. It's in such great condition and I have such great plans for this skirt - how could I place it in the line of fire like that? When I took it to the tailor to have it fitted, she even commented on the fact that it's actually the right length for me (she's usually letting hems out on whatever I bring in). Needless to say, another, less fortunate skirt stood in.

end of days

end of days

end of days

I got this bag in an antique store in Annapolis waaay back at the beginning of the summer and I've been biding my time for velvet season to come back around again. What can I say? I'm a sucker for tassels.

end of days

end of days

H&M blouse
vintage pocket watch necklace
green amber ring from a market in Biarritz
vintage sweater
vintage velvet skirt
vintage velvet tassel purse
Betseyville shoes

67 comments:

FASHION SNAG said...

That velvet skirt is gorgeous on you and I love all the photos!

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Daphne said...

Skirt was a keeper for sure. I wish I could get my maxi black skirt that slim fitting. May be I should take it to the tailor as well. LOVE your shoes.

Dylana Suarez said...

It really is an amazing skirt! Perfect for your long and lean shape!

xoxo,

Dylana

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I don't think I can make the long skirt look work for me, but you did it beautifully here. And I love the drawstring bag!

Anna G said...

I was going to say that skirt fits you perfectly. Not to short but long enough to wear heels. Oh your bag is cute. I'm loving the velvet.

Anna G said...

I was going to say that skirt fits you perfectly. Not to short but long enough to wear heels. Oh your bag is cute. I'm loving the velvet.

Anthea said...

That is such and elegant feminine skirt. I think you made the right decision.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Good job with the skirt and the sweater - vintage, furry, chic heaven!

duckalicious said...

I dig this so much! a perfect silhouette.

Eli said...

these photos are so pretty! gosh the one of you with your eyes closed is so lovely!

janettaylor said...

Great shirt!

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Wall of Fashion said...

Great photos! The long skirt looks good on you!

xx Marije

CoffeeBlooms said...

now that I've seen this post I definitely want a long skirt too! you look gourgeus :)

FashionJazz said...

Love how everything goes so well together! xx

I Don't Wear Jeans said...

You really are quite chic. http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

LyddieGal said...

Hooray for velvet season!
I've thrifted things for costumes I've later regretted cutting up - I'm glad you saved the skirt!

WASH MACH said...

LOVE THE PICTURES! BEAUTIFUL! AND THE OUTFIT IS GORGEOUS!

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petrina said...

what gorgeous pictures!

Christina said...

I love your shoes. And I have been wanting a velvet maxi skirt.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That maxi skirt is almost as fabulous as that vintage pocket watch necklace!

Novelista Barista said...

very nice outfit :)

Sal said...

SO glad that skirt was saved from Halloween antics. It's utterly lovely.

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

that skirt looks so lovely on you! i love the slit in the back and the length is perfect for you!
:)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Cindy Whitehead said...

loving the tassel purse - so chic!!

Tasha said...

I absolutely love that sweater! I like my cardigans to be long and slim looking! And most importantly comfy!

You look amazing! And what a great find at goodwill! :)

Anna G said...

Awesome photos! Love your jacket!

La Petite Marmoset said...

lovvee the skirt and bag!


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Anna Jane said...

glad you decided to preserve the skirt--it's definitely worth it and looks amazing on you.

xx

hannah, heart city said...

lovely proportions

A. said...

such gorgeous lighting in these shots, you look stunning!
xx

Nina said...

so want your bag, very pretty!

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The Fancy Teacup said...

So glad you kept the vintage velvet skirt from possible getting ruined at halloween, it's gorgeous! so are the other vintage finds, the tassle purse and the adorable jacket. lovely!

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franca maisha said...

so pretty!

xx

kileen said...

i love the slit in the back of the dress and it makes it so sexy and stylish! what a great find at goodwill!!

kileen
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Jay said...

great skirt! love this :D

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stylefyles said...

LOVE these photos...the outfit, the setting. Nice!

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

I love the maxi skirt.. I wouldn't have ruined it for halloween either! & that's such a good find with that purse.. nothing beats velvet season! :)


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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Great skirt!
xoxo

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Great skirt!
xoxo

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Thrive on Novelty said...

Gorgeous outfit! great skirt xx

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Nana Sánchez-Dopico said...

I love that outfit, and the photos are too nice! Kisses:)

Puck Litaay said...

I love your maxi skirt and the shirt, totally pretty.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Wow the skirt and purse are amazing! You look so pretty, very nice classic chic!
And I love the light in the photos! :)

Marina e Camilla said...

Love this post... Cool, cool pics and outfit!!

Melanie said...

Your long skirt is gorgeous. And I love the slouchy cardigan!

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VersaStyle said...

loving long skirts and dresses right now... can't get enough!

you look great!

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libys11 said...

so regal and stunning.. such a flattering look for you! :)

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chaoskontrolowany said...

Great sweater!!

Katie said...

Loving the outfit!

Aissata said...

simple and chic, love it

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Ali said...

Ahh! The light in these pictures are so amazing, how ever do you get that effect? So lovely!

I adore your shoes and your slouchy cardigan. :) Suits you perfectly. <3

Lori said...

You look amazing! I'm jelly of your height and figure. The long skirt and long cardigan are so effortlessly chic on you.

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Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I love the unexpected slit in the back of the skirt! Great look girl, keep it up!

The Owl's Closet said...

The skirt is beautiful, E! Another great find:)

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hiven said...

lovely
x hivennn. enter my giveaway? six whole miss patina dresses to giveaway.

Ana said...

I agree, this skirt is absolutely amazing. In fact, I'm having a hard time picturing an outfit in which it wouldn't work!

Mariana said...

great shoes :)

the gorgeous said...

love that skirt.. nice pics :)

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

These shoes kill it E! I love the shot where the wind decides that the skirt has had enough time to shine and it helps show of the shoes. Thanks mother nature!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love the simple black maxi skirt. It just looks so flattering on you! And those shoes are so funky!

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Laureen Uy said...

I love the art direction, the lighting, the photography, the clothes. You look gorj. xx

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nastahamid said...

the long cardigan is awesome! :)

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Jessica said...

You are so chic, as usual! I really love your outfit!

xoxo Bibijess

Stef said...

Great bag! Another reason to go to Annapolis, love it there.

FashionAddict said...

You wear long skirts so well! I'm afraid I would look dowdy in them...but you just look so chic, I may have to give it a chance.

oomph. said...

What a great find. I'm still in search of a full length skirt, can't seem to find one anywhere.

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Li said...

great take on several key trends right now .... love, xx