2010-04-03

Surprise Love

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Hair? not all mine...
Skirt? Zara, final sales $15
Crochet shirt? Ralph Lauren, thrifted $3
Shoes? Frye, Winners, final sales $36
Purse? thrifted, $6
Bangles? thrifted and gifted
Earrings? gifted
Belt? Fossil, consignment credit

The debut of my legs to the warm, springtime air (I'm really making a big deal about this...) did not go quite as planned. In the morning we discovered that our wild hearted cat, Stella was missing. He must have snuck out, that ingrate, when I came home quite late the night before. So instead of leisurely planning my outfit, I was walking up and down the street in half of my outfit from the night before and my faithful yellow track pants. I looked like a total crazy woman, especially when no less than 4 cats came out to me as I was calling, none of which were Stella...
So it didn't as expected but thankfully I had a back-up outfit on my mind (these are important to have... don't knock it until you try it. And no, your Uggs and leggings are not a back-up outfit... ). And then the back-up plan ends up becoming one of my favourite outfits ever! I felt pretty awesome in this outfit all day. The best part is that this whole look is the perfect merge of my shopping styles... all thrifted or bought at the bitter end of seasonal sales. A few of the accessories were gifts, worn to prove to myself that I do still have real-life friends, as opposed to just my blogging buddies.

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P.S. A neighbour brought Stella home...

46 comments :

caffeinerd said...

I LOVE this! So spring-y! The skirt ($15 at Zara? Yay!) with the brown shoes/belt is great, and I love the pop of white. Your hair looks great, too. And now I'll cut myself off from the seemingly endless stream of compliments ;)

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This outfit looks fabulous on you!!! :) Love it! And glad your kitty made her way back!

Chaucee said...

That is ONE awesome skirt.

eek said...

I love this look, especially the shoes and skirt! Have a great weekend!

Julia said...

Whew! Glad you found him (him?)! Losing an animal can be a panic-inducing experience. Anyway, you KNOW I love this outfit. It's so colorful, and your hair is like a work of art, my lady!

xx

Healthy and Homemade said...

This whole outfit is totally awesome ^_^

That skirt is killer, and I'm glad you got your kitty back!

v. said...

That skirt is awesome! Looks great on you.

I'm so glad you got your kitty back. :)

Dorky Medievalist said...

Wow. That skirt is wicked.

And how come your leg debut is not all pastiness and random bruises? You are lapping me, lady.

Nadine said...

Fantastic skirt! Also, the hair . . . wow.

Leah Felicity said...

That skirt is epic win. I'm glad Stella's okay.

PS -- great legs! So jealous!

The Village Idiot said...

killer shoes!!!
so glad stella made it home :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I am loving those bracelets with the skirt, and I covet those shoes.

I'm so glad that Stella made his way home!

Kayla said...

One of my FAVORITE outfits I've seen on you!

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Sidewalk Chalk said...

I'm glad Stella is okay.

This is probably one of my favorite sets of photos from your blog. The fun spring outfit, the columns...everything is really cool. Love the pattern of your skirt a lot.

brooke said...

wow love the print of that skirt

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A.Co said...

Haha, "Hair? Not all mine..." LOVE IT.

Great skirt and yipee to bare legs!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

victoria said...

I'm glad your kitty got home same!
I love the skirt pattern, amazing outfit. :)

~KS said...

That skirt is amazing!! Just found your blog and so very glad I did!

Kyla said...

I hope Stella had a stellar time on his jail break. Maybe he was just trying to make this outfit happen! Yay for bare legs! And I would have loved to see your cat-hunting outfit :)

Fifth Sparrow said...

well I'm glad the cat came back! And I'm in love, love, love with this outfit! seriously. I want to steal it from you... you're not too far away, are you?
xxx

Dylana Suarez said...

That skirt has a very cool exotic vibe to it. Reminds me of the latest spring Dries van Noten collection! beautiful!

sharonlei said...

Love these pics!! and I adore your outfit.. :) Yay! So glad Stella is back with you.

xx Love & Aloha.

p.s. I have a little giveaway going on, if you fancy lace!! :)

briannelee said...

Yay! I am glad that Stella made it home ok!

Love that skirt!!!!

Christen said...

I'm so glad Stella has returned safely :) And that skirt is probably my favorite piece that you own (I may have already said that about something else before but oh well)

The print is just so amazing!

Anonymous said...

I really love your ever changing hair-dos - why don't you give us some close ups of those some time? I would really appreciate it!

Kendi Lea said...

Um, if you're really my e-friend, I'm going to need you to send me this whole outfit STAT. Thanks.

PS Your hair amazes me all of the time.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I love it!

SWF_Terra said...

This is so gorgeous! It looks so expensive. I love that it really isn't though. Secrets are fun.

cocojones said...

Love the retro pattern of the skirt & also the way you've done your hair - how did you do it?

Fashion Therapist said...

Glad that you got your kitty back. I have to say that when I walk my dog it's usually half of my outfit and a sweatshirt over it.

I love the print on that skirt and your shoes are fantastic!

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Love the pattern combination of the skirt and bangle in that shot.

Also, you have an Australian counterpart to the "bitter end sales". If it's not marked down with an additional 75% off I don't want to look at it.

Celine said...

Definitely one of my favorites! Love love that skirt - especially with that blue bangle. And those shoes. Which I also have so I am partial. :)

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Sabrina said...

so glad you got Stella back. I would of been going crazy if it were my puppy.

I absouletly love that skirt!! The entire look is fantastic!

piglet said...

Oh that belt is so lovely!

Kathryn said...

These pictures are great. Hooray for bare legs! Thanks for being so wonderful. I just nominated you for a sunshine award! Come on over and pick it up.

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Linda said...

Wow, that Stella is a problematic one. Maybe he is sad because he knows you named him Stella and he feels de-masculated?
Possible, I say, possible

Unravelled Threads said...

Love this; so chic. And your kitty sounds like my pain-in-the-butt cat. Except he has yet to leave the yard and I think he would attack any and all neighbors. Haha

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A Stylized Hysteria said...

I'm so glad you visited my blog because now I know about yours and it's fantastic. You have such great style. This outfit is especially awesome. I'll definitely be back.

Eyeliah said...

Such a great outfit and that last pic is so cute.

Clare said...

The pattern on that skirt is just so totally amazing!

amanda said...

i am so in love with that top and couldn't wait to scroll down to see where you got it. %$*&@# it's thrifted!!! love it though.

| Tex | Fashion Butter said...

that top! what a find. X

Lemondrop Marie said...

THAT PURSE WAS $6? I am sorry to yell I just really loved it!
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Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

Oh my gosh, I just found your blog via What Would a Nerd Wear's blogroll and I must say you have the best style! Also, the fact that most of your outfits are thrifted makes it that much cooler. I'm sure I'll gain all kinds of inspiration here. And, glad to hear your kitty made it home safely!

Wanderlusting said...

Why does everyone find the best Winners deals except for me. FRYE? Love them! Love that skirt too, so, SO much. ARg, you are just driving me mad these days woman!

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