Monday, October 26, 2009

Garage Antics


Sylvia and I at it again! We have deemed our tradition of snapping outfit shots, scarfing down pasta, and scurrying off to rehearsal Photoshoot Monday.

My mom snagged this coat for me at the thrift store. I am so in love with the color, it's the perfect vibrant shade of pumpkin orange. So right for fall! Now I match all the lovely trees.

This shapeless silk dress has surprisingly proved one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. With the help of one measly safety pin, it becomes the most chic blousy top imaginable. I got lots of compliments on it today, but it was relatively embarrassing changing for gym when I had to unpin the thing and pull off my potato sack dress in front of everyone. Ahem. The process of putting together a complex outfit should definitely remain behind closed doors!

Finally, a pair of high-waisted pants! These are so comfortable and fit perfectly, and rolling them up gives them the most retro fifties feel. I love the volume of the top juxtaposed with the slim cut of the bottoms. As you have probably discerned, I love balancing silhouettes like this.

Normally when we take outfit pictures together, Sylvia and I never match. Not only that, but we usually clash horrifically. By some sartorial twist of fate, our colors complemented each other flawlessly today - at least we thought so! This is just a little sneak peak of her outfit, but hopefully she will blog further about it soon!

Vintage wool coat, Forever 21 cardigan, vintage silk dress worn as top, vintage Ralph Lauren pants, Converse sneakers, Urban Outfitters necklace

I wish I had gotten a chance to blog this weekend, but I was insanely swamped with a U.S. history project that counts for twenty-five percent of my first quarter grade. Yikes! I literally spent twelve straight hours on it yesterday, and I think it turned out alright.

Tell me, what are you all dressing up as for Halloween? Dressing up any other day of the year never gives me problems, but when it comes to Halloween I am always disturbingly uncreative!

P.S. I had a delightful time looking at all the inspirational blogs you guys mentioned! I really love knowing what inspires everyone.

44 comments:

CMA said...

LOVE the red coat
gorgeous darling, thanks for sharing
love the blog as always!

-cma
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Clare said...

What a fantastic blazer! I love the bright color and long cut.

princesspolitico said...

just started following your blog - absolutely love your sense of style! lovely draping on that orange coat :)

xo.
princesspolitico

Lexie said...

you two are adorable!

and you are so lucky to find a vintage/thrifted coat that fits! all the ones i find swallow me up!

Zhcsyra hp said...

lovely that red coat and adorable leopard skirt :))

Camilla said...

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aubrey said...

like the outfits!very matching:)

Pani La Mome said...

Nice coat :D

Georgie said...

I just might have to steal that coat.

Helen said...

uh i feel like boycotting halloween this year. i was thinking of going as a zombie librarian but i dunno.

daisychain said...

wow that red coat is utterly amazing

Little Monarch said...

high waisted paints with low top chuck Ts look great together. I can imagine you going out to play ball or something. Im always buying potato sack dresses - they can look really good with a bit of ingenuity and the humble safety pin or a simple belt x

toxic disco boy said...

really cute coat! ^^

Clara said...

wow! realy nice red blazer!
love your blog and all the photos.
xxxx

Melinda said...

oh, you looks so great :)

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

love your outfit! great blog!

kirstyb said...

cute red jacket x

Mouthwash said...

lovely outfits! I love that shade of orange. And her skirt is flow-ly and beautiful.

Amber

Amber

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The Fashion Tape said...

Love the slouchy silk dress,I really adore anything shapless, becuase of the surprising versatility it holds. Kinched in with a studded belat and sharp blazer. Or worn with dreamy cardignas and flats and sixties sunnglasses.mmm.Also, silk, material of the Gods!
Sorry I'm rambling,
H
xo
The Fashion Tape.

kimi said...

This outfit is close to prefection! Love the rolled up jeans. It really gives you a 50ies feeling. I'd wish my mother would also buy such great cloths for me!

Maria Confer said...

You both look gorgeous.

Love your jacket and silk dress/top!

Ha, I always hated changing during gym.

lululetty.blogspot.com

this wheel's on fire said...

The process of putting together a complex outfit should definitely remain behind closed doors!

Definitely :)

The Fashion Seen said...

I like the shade of the coat!
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Tamara said...

Love the red coat paired with the black Converse, and that blouse is amazing!

Rosie Unknown said...

I adore this outfit!!!! it is so perfectly amazing.

Jessica Ly said...

love the statement jacket!be sure to check out my blog and leave some love hehe x

Miss Red said...

such a great outfit! amazing coat. gorgeous color. and the dress is really pretty. the pants are such a cool staple. i want some!

Sylvie said...

I love this! You look so fabulous, like you could fit into the autumn college scene in Mona Lisa Smile or something! I don't know, but you got a wonderful color thing going on...and YAY NO HORRIFIC CLASHING OF US THIS TIME!

Niviarsiaq said...

This is orange? It totally looks red!! I love this outfit. Something I would totally want to wear! haha.
And by the way, I so agree about complicated outfits being kept a mystery. I always wear things inw ays they aren't supposed to be worn :)

fayeee said...

The skirt, oh how I'm in love with that skirt!
Gorgeous peopleee xx

Fashion Chalet said...

FUN!!!

love that red jacket =)




x

la petite fashionista said...

the high waisted pants have a perfectly retro feel and i'm definitely guilty of turning vintage dresses into tops in unconventional ways haha.

love your photo shoot!

xoxo

p.s. im being charlie from top gun!

C.Chico said...

i love the coat and the leopard skirt!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Great jacket. I don't think I'm dressing up for Halloween... :(

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Lemon said...

you guys look great together. love these photos. and that satin-silk-dress thing. fab!

emily said...

i love the color of your jacket!! and for halloween i'm planning on being a flapper. :)

Anna M. said...

Love this outfit

Markét a Tereza said...

Oh I love your red coat! I really want to find the similar one, because I´m so bored with all these black winter coats

Raez said...

seriuously love thispost, your red coat and her leopard skirt are a great duo!

have a great weekend;)

xx raez

Danielle said...

Those are some cute clothes right there!

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