Thursday, March 17, 2011

shamrock shake

shamrock shake

shamrock shake

I know what you're thinking: "A St. Patrick's Day-themed outfit post? Really?" I know. I know. But fate played a hand in this one. I actually found this gorgeous lace coat (?) last week and just about died and went to heaven. I suspect it originally had a dress that went with it, but we can't win 'em all, can we?

shamrock shake

shamrock shake

shamrock shake

shamrock shake

shamrock shake

shamrock shake

This is my grandmother's sorority bracelet. Nothing beats a super-delicate bracelet in my book. My jewelry box is filled with stuff like this.

shamrock shake

These shoes are really old. They've been looking awfully lonely on my shoe rack the last few years, but I couldn't seem to bring myself to get rid of them. Good thing I didn't or they might not have been able to fulfill their destiny to be part of this outfit. (Please ignore the purple toes. It was a whim.)

vintage lace coat
vintage lace dress
vintage necklace
my grandmother's sorority bracelet
Steve Madden shoes
disco nails

74 comments:

Amy said...

The details and color of the this lace jacket are incredible. I can only imagine what this must look like in person!

Cheers.

bestie said...

Breathtaking! Everything looks so dainty and elegant and just...beautiful. <3

Ooh I bet the lace coat would look awesome with more rugged pieces, too.

Delane said...

First thing that came into my mind...those shoes are kick-ass!!!!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

All the pieces sport such intricate, textural details. I love that sort of thing. Gives a piece real weight, literally and figuratively.

Julia said...

Those shoes are seriously Steve Madden? But lord, girl, that coat is a delicate masterpiece! I ADORE it; it looks so sumptuously southern and gothic and GREEN and my GOD, you must take that with you the next time you go to New Orleans. It kind of looks like it belongs there....

xo

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness I love this soooo much!!
The jacket is amazing...I'm thinking I need to make one just like it!! (Since we know the chances of finding one that fabulous in a store is quite slim)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Li said...

OMG!!! i am totally taken by this spring mint color ... and the shoes!!! gosh, i wish i have it!!1

just fantastic, this truly is one of my very favorite looks .... xx

Michelle's Style File said...

Beautiful outfit!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Dylana Suarez said...

The color is so fantastic on you!

xoxo,

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La Petite Marmoset said...

Haha I love themed posts! That jacket is so delicate looking and pretty, I think I would die if I found that while vintage hunting! And your shoes look good with the purple polish!
La Petite Marmoset

Lini said...

Awesome lace with lace combination... and the shoes match perfectly!!
And Why not have a St.Patricks Day post! I think this one is a really cute outfit fot St. P's!!! ;)
XOXO

Marianna said...

Wow!
The details of the shoes are amazing!
And I totally love the dress!

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northwest is best said...

Wow, the mixture of lace is really beautiful. My local pub is offering pints of Guinness for £1.50 (cheap) today - it's a scary pub on normal days so I'll be walking a different route home to avoid being vomitted on by a regular.

HiFashion said...

The green lace jacket is perfect! I love it. And the lace dress is gorgeous as well.

RosaLovesDC said...

Wow, the green lace jacket took my breath away, honestly, it's gorgeous.

tess said...

Wow, the alternating lace is simply stunning. I am jealous you have such amazing garments in your closet! Happy St. Patty's day!

Zoët said...

Oh my goodness, that coat is absolutely amazing! This whole outfit looks amazing on you :) xx

Fiamma said...

This outfit is stunning!!!I am a lace addict!

XoXo
Plami

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Kelly said...

Gorgeous outfit! The lace details are absolutely beautiful!!

tasty moog said...

beautiful green lace. what a great find!

Fauxshionable said...

Commentaholic over here...there's so much to enjoy about this post. I'd love to have a lace jacket like that - it's incredibly elegant. Also enraptured by grandma's sorority bracelet. Happy St Pats!

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely lace, darling!
You look stunning!

And I just adore shamrock shakes ;)

xoxox,
CC

Lydia said...

Ha, I wasn't going to wear green today either but wound up giving in. Why not? This is such an amazing coat!!! I would wear that every single day. To the grocery store. And Steve Madden made those shoes? They look way more expensive.

Sing said...

What a darling little number that green jacket is. A great find. Love the delicate nature of your outfit!

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Camille said...

i love that this is both ultra feminine AND inventive - you just don't see this kind of lace coat around, and the colour is really special. another score! you look wonderful.

Baby Budget Blog said...

Just gorgeous!

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Sal said...

Whew, that lace coat is an astonishing find! And so envious of the bracelet. Delicate and ladylike.

The Fancy Teacup said...

Adore all that lace, so pretty! So happy you did a St. Patrick's Day post, it's fun! I really love your grandmother's bracelet as well. Looking beautiful as usual, dear!

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much love.

Miranda said...

That jacket is amazing you always find the best stuff, you are so defined in your style, I admire it.

Great shoes too, they work perfectly!

~Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

Anna said...

One of the most beautiful jackets I've ever seen!

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Rebecca said...

That lace jacket is beautiful.

Johanna said...

What a great outfit. So very Jackie O! And who cares that it's a St. Paddy's day inspired outfit...I love the spirit!

Sara said...

Lace and lace and lace and I LOVE IT!!

This outfit also screams spring, which I'm so impatient for.

Your grandma isn't a kappa kappa gamma, is she? Snaps if she is! ;)

Christina said...

I was just driving to work this morning thinking, wow, I am probably a bad blogger for not doing a St. Patrick's themed post, but it's so hard to associate fashion with a holiday for which I spent the majority of my college career wearing themed t-shirts and attending kegs and eggs parties. So I applaud you! Well done. Every piece of this outfit is so intricate and beautiful. Those shoes are to die for. And is your grandma a KKG? Because that is the sorority I belonged to and one of our symbols was a key!

Pam S said...

I adore that lace coat, it's beautiful and it looks amazing with the cream coloured dress.

Lori said...

wow, the lace is so beautiful. But, I REALLY love your grandma's sorority bracelet. That's such an awesome piece of family history to work into your wardrobe.

Lorispeak

janettaylor said...

Oooh, I am jealous for Ur bracelet! So adorable!

Elaine said...

Um, absolutely LOVE THIS!!!!!!

Pixie in Pumps said...

wow that lace jacket is incredible. and I love it with that lace dress... definitely st. Patrick's day green done right!

joellevandyne.com said...

haha i am dweebishly dressed up for the holiday as well! and my outfit was also by chance- a bracelet i got in the mail recently. and at least your outfit is not over the top festive. the shade of green in that jacket is absolutely gorgeous, and i love the 2 different lace pieces mixed together.

annamargrete said...

The lace jacket is so pretty! You look fantastic, and very feminine.

http://annamargrete.wordpress.com

Nikki said...

I love this outfit. It's a pure, beutiful lace overdose! love the withe and green, the necklace is so cute... x

My Republic of Fashion said...

I am so glad you did this Patrick's DAy post. That vintage lace coat is just amazing!!! Beautiful outfit. :)SArahD

Laura J said...

What a pretty delicate outfit!! I am obsessed with your grandma's bracelet- it so perfect and delicate - and I love anything involving old keys
Happy St Patty's!
xo
lj
http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

Chloe Rushworth said...

Fabulous lace coat, so gorgeous and detailed.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/
Have you guys checked out my giveaway yet?

Kimberlee said...

Go for themed outfits! hehe I love to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and that lace coat is gorgeous :)

Marie a la Mode said...

Gorgeous! Such an elegant outfit! And you won't get pinched today ; )

hellodenj.com said...

whaaat! that jacket is an AMAZING find. i've never seen green lace before! so unique.

xo denj

Celine said...

This whole outfit is so pretty and delicate! Wow, I never thought I'd be saying that about a St Paddys day outfit :)
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styled by 3 said...

i love these textures together and you are just lovely. so so lovely.

Señorita said...

That material is gorgeous... Love the elegance too :)

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Katie said...

Gorgeous outfit!

Fashion Therapist said...

I am IN LOVE with this entire outfit!!!! Totally not St. Patrick's day, but sort of at the same time.

Carly said...

You are SO delicate in this outfit. Absolutely beautiful. I love this "ode" to St Patty's Day. Hope yours was filled with fun and green beer:)
Happy Weekend.
C

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a gorgeous and elegant outfit. I am adoring your shoes!

xo

thebohemienne said...

I am always on the hunt for a vintage lace coat--this one is gorgeous.

http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh my, this coat is so delicate. Love how you put all this lace and fine things together.

The Frocker said...

E, part of the reason I enjoy your blog is that your taste in clothing and your sense of style are so different from mine. You always give me something to think about. Like with this outfit... I love those colors, and I love lace, but would I ever end up with an outfit like this? Nope. :P

Long story short, I adore the vintage lace coat (is it very delicate?) and the dress AND the purple polish.

A Stylized Hysteria said...

geez, that coat is stunning and the color is so beautiful on you. Your nails are the perfect modern touch to your vintage outfit!

Eli said...

I am in utter love with this outfit! that lace jacket is so beautiful! I wonder if it went with a matching dress?

Kristin said...

Those shoes are gorgeous and there's no shame in a purple pedi!

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

I can't believe those shoes are Steve Madden- so cute. I love that you did a non-cheesy st. patty's day post- you look gorgeous!

myedit said...

That jacket and that dress are beyond awesome. And that you paired them together like that is genius. I am looking for a lace jacket next when I thrift...:)

Ashley said...

Awww I love how you incorporated green into your look on St. Patty's! I was boring and just wore a green top, but I wish I had been more creative like you here! That lace coat is gorgeous!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Amazing outfit!
Great pics!

http://enjoythestyle.blogspot.com/

Adrianna Traxler said...

Gorgeous lace coat, its an amazing color.

Kristin Wyly said...

that shade of blue is absolutely lovely. Perfectly romantic and sweet.

Sarah said...

Your style is so captivating and flawless, I absolutely love it.

Sarah said...

I adore this whole look, St. Patty's day or not. This dress is amazing and I love the color and detail on this coat. A perfect look.

thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

gleeps said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this outfit - truly a masterpiece. You are a genius. That it's all vintage (save the amazing shoes) and that the bracelet belonged to your grandmother --- oh yes, THIS is the way to dress! - Patrice

MARIE said...

Lovely look ! Kiss xxx
http://Marieblogueuse.blogspot.com

Vivi said...

Beautiful vintage outfit! So lovely and delicate. I just discovered your blog through Visual Basic. I found another DC fashion blogger! Woop, woop. I am now following.

kittenhood said...

I love the bracelet! It inspires me to make one for myself.

ashley said...

hi, im hoping you can help me...ive speent weeks searching for the perfect wedding shoes and nothing has jumped at me. i saw these very shoes in a mag with nothing to tell me what shoes they are or where to find. i was able to search and search online. finally finding a pic online which led me to this post...is there any info you can give me on these shoes like where i could find them or atleast a name for them?? thankyou and i love the outfit...my main wedding color is green...