2011-04-24

Peace and Epidermis

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Silk blouse and wool skirt? Thrifted Shoes? French Connection sample sale Purse? Tignanello, thrifted White necklace? Thrifted Crazy necklace? Banana Republic



Maybe if I were wiser, I wouldn't have worn the tightest skirt to go out for breakfast at my favourite place. The tiny waistbands of vintage skirts have others gasping for breath as well. I'm pretty sure, the waistband was the only thing that kept my internal organs from shifting that day. Usually my epidermis holds everything together but it was a holiday weekend, so it had the day off and the waistband took over and kept me together.


Ha. That last paragraph veered very quickly into silly talk and to top it off, I just wrote the word epidermis. Never thought I would have the opportunity to do that on the blog. That word reminds me of being in Grade 1, when a bunch of Grade 8 kids went up to us and asked what we would do if our best friend's epidermis was showing. Obviously it was a trick question (especially difficult for me because I had recently immigrated and I was still learning English...) because we had no clue what an epidermis was and it sounded... kinda dirty. My best friend told them that if she saw my epidermis showing, she would laugh and run away. My tender feelings were hurt but I got over it just in time to be her maid of honour 16 years later. After all, it is my organs that are shifty, not my loyalty to friends.

48 comments :

Haute Muslimah said...

I like the length of the skirt! I'm also excited that you've used the word epidermis. I think yours is the first blog that I've read to have used that word :) And that's why I love it..

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

heee i still remember that episode of the simpson's where nelson makes that same joke...playground humor never gets old.

Lissy said...

The vibrant color of the skirt is just gorgeous and I love the necklaces!

Lissy
www.agirlinboston.com

Hayley said...

Such an extra amazing outfit. love the colors and cannot believe that bag is thrifted! Hilarious about the friend

basiccravings said...

I love the double necklace and skirt! I also thought the word epidermis was dirty and panicked the first time someone told me it was showing.

Daily Desirables said...

That epidermis story was hilarious! Where did you immigrate from?

Michelle's Style File said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love that skirt on you!!!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

bettec said...

I really like this. The photos are great, the colours are great, the necklaces are really great. And I like the % of thrifted items. You done good! xo betts

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Lauren said...

That skirt is the most gorgeous color - and it has pockets!! swoon

Monica Whitney said...

Oh wow. I'm so glad I found your inspiring blog. This outfit is superb and you are beautiful.

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myedit said...

Daily Desirables- I immigrated from Korea. My dutch parents went there for a 10 year contract and I was born there but my passport is still Dutch!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

And the skirt has pockets...a little waist but it redeems itself with pockets!!

Savannah said...

haha a similar thing happened to me when I was 11 this boy I liked asked me if I was a homosapien...I panicked because it had the word homo in it. So I said no...then he made fun of me because I wasn't human :)

Natalya's Closet said...

HAHA, I love it! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Fifth Sparrow said...

Well, you might not have been wise to wear the skirt to a yummy breakfast... but you sure do look damn lady-like! And I'm going to have to steal these tricks from you: wear a longer length skirt= class. Tell little kids that their epidermis is showing = a great saturday at the park.

i kid. honest! xx

Natasha said...

I love this! For some reason I always think to colour block with 2 bright colours, but I love this bright skirt with the light neutrals...it's perfect!

Terri said...

The skirt flows like it is silk. I first admired the skirt and then the shoes and then the necklace. And then I saw your epidermous and I gasped!

LyddieGal said...

how can you resist those fantastic vintage skirt though? the color of this one is simply gorgeous!

Chic on the Cheap

Manecoarse said...

Oh, that skirt is such a fabulous color, and I am drooling over those shoes. Love them.

Jo said...

Goodness! What a beautiful skirt! The colour is spectacular!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

Eleanor said...

So true about vintage skirts.
The waistband thing has always been a mystery to me since it can fit perfectly everywhere else.
Are we misproportionate, or were the ladies of the past.....???

Lyosha said...

fab! this skirt looks great on you! and the total outfit is so shiny. and you are shiny!

P.S. your blog is simply great! totally love it!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside blog

sugarhoneybaby said...

Great outfit!Lovely skirt!:)

Taylor Marie said...

I was always tricked by that joke too! "Your epidermis is showing!" So obnoxious.

I love this outfit, you look stunning as always!

Prissy said...

I love this outfit!! That skirt is AH-mazing!!! The color is sooo vibrant. You have a great eye for thrifting

Prissy

briannelee said...

Ooooo, I love the color of the skirt!

FutureLint said...

I love the saturated color of the skirt and your "crazy necklace". I remember that epidermis joke too!

Elaine said...

Ha! I totally remember that. I'd do that to my sibs a lot...

LOVE THISSSSSS. As always you're the bomb.

Sierra - Closet Full of Happiness said...

You are so great at thrifting! It's also hard to get rid of stuff when you found it hiding in a thrift store because it represents such an accomplishment!

This outfit is DA BOMB! haha :D

MONKEYFACE said...

Oh my goodness, those eighth grade kids sound evil/awesome which are adjectives I tend to get confused sometimes. Totally on a mission to work the word epidermis into my daily vocab from now on. Hehe. Epidermis.

sharlyn emily said...

LOVE this outfit!

Ann @ SoberFashionista said...

Great outfit! And love those shoes - how I wish I can comfortably walk in high heels like those!

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Marie a la Mode said...

You're a thrifting MACHINE! I love your skirt, the color is beautiful. I'm not gonna lie, I had to look up the word "epidermis" online. I admit it. I thought it was a type of skin treatment, like electrolysis or botox or something! But I was wrong.

chelseasgirl said...

That fuschia skirt maakes your outfit. Great choice!

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Half Dressed said...

The colour of that skirt is absolutely gorgeous!!! And I love how you paired it with neutral colours :)

L x

Renee said...

siiiiiiiiigh! i just wish that skirt wasn't thrifted... so i could go out and buy the same one!! darn. :)

Fashion Therapist said...

This is why I hate pants. The constraint that makes you feel like a sausage in casing that's about to explode....mmmm sausage. ;)

Lexi said...

Such a lovely skirt - the color is perfect!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Santina said...

The color of this skirt is stunning, and you really let it shine by pairing it with a neutral shirt and neutral shoes.

Vanessa said...

Great color! So gorgeous!

the other emily said...

I freakin' love this tan-purple color combination, and will forever envy your collection of silk blouses. I hear you on those vintage waistbands too, although I make it a rule not to buy any clothes that prohibit eating delicious food - a girl's got to have her priorities! :)

Megan's Profile said...

You're rocking that skirt girl- your epidermis will have to deal!

Anja said...

This is my favorite skirt on you. I love it since the first time you wore it. The color is amazing and the length so flattering! Very nice pairing as well. I would have never worn two so big necklaces together, but this looks great, I will have to try it out :)

Anja
www.aheartandsoulstory.blogspot.com

Rene Braun said...

Beautiful outfit!!!!

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Kisses!

cat said...

that skirt is amazing!!!

cat x

audrey said...

aaah, we've all been there with the almost-fitting thrifted skirts. i very nearly bought these amazing vintage camel stirrup pants that i had to take a deep breath in to zip up this weekend, but decided i didn't need one more thing that would only eventually end up in the "donate" pile. such a beautiful skirt, though, and you look lovely!

*chameleon* said...

gorgeous shade of the skirt,and shape as well!:) u look lovely!!!!amazing necklaces!
xoxoxo
Jelena
http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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