Monday, June 23, 2008

Sweetest Decline - Beth Orton

"Stripes on stripes?"
As the words rolled off her lips, I realized, I was disheartened by the fact that they came out more puzzled and confused, than anything else.

"Uh huh. I like it", I replied, picking up my handbag and walking towards the door.
She then shook her head, rolled her eyes and went back to reading her paper.

And wait for it. . . wait for it. . . and there's that judgemental frown which I've come to love so much! Mission accomplished. Mum is throughly disappointed.

But I love this look. I've been lacking in the outfit inspiration department. It's amazing what a quick jaunt to Target can do. This skirt's a bit preppy looking and had I not been looking for something of this nature, I probably would have overlooked it. . .Herve Leger, it is not. But styled properly and you'll live in this skirt (as have I). And have I mentioned it looks smashing with a blazer a well?

(Photos: and . . .apologies for the blurry outfit photo. My photographer had just drank his after dinner espresso. Next time I'll get the photo in before the coffee goes down the hatch)


Chubbs said...

I can't see your shoes! They look fab (and i'm sure they are), but I need a close-up :-)

p.s. i was in a store on 14th and T on Saturday--it's called Mango--and I saw a bunch of Marimekko (sp?) bags, and thought of you.

ambika said...

I love stripes & stripes and just spotted a lesson on wearing it in...'InStyle' maybe? Looks awesome.

laia. said...

you look great!

etoilee8 said...

Chubbs, they're the orange ones from the shoe posting. I love them, love them. I know of the store you speak of.

Thanks Ambika and Laia (Laia, I should have mentioned, you were the first of us to comment on stripes on stripes so I owe this one to you).