Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rabbit Rabbit


Most of my wardrobe is made up of solid colors. More often than not, I tend toward simple-hued garments with structural shape and nice tailoring.
But every once in a while, a crazy print in a riot of bright shades will tug at my heartstrings... and not let go, this dress being a prime example.

I love everything about it. I love how a myriad of cool colors can feel so warm - the blues and greens (and, if you can see them, the tiny sprinklings of fuchsia and purple) are gorgeously vivid. I love the blousy top and billowing skirt and deliciously soft silk. And I love the length. I honestly feel prettier, more comfortable, and more confident in a flowing long dress or skirt than in some tight, tiny number.

These boots are my most recent footwear acquisition. I found them in an eBay auction with seventeen minutes to go, and it took the most stressful bidding war imaginable but I won them! They are exactly what I have been searching for in a pair of autumn boots: buttery brown leather, a low heel, simple construction, and (of course) perfectly slouchy.

Although the dress contains no actual turquoise, I felt that all the colors mixed together would probably approximate the color of this cardigan. Plus, it was absolutely freezing this morning - going outside in just a short-sleeved dress was not my idea of a good time!

Vintage silk dress, vintage leather boots via eBay, vintage cardigan, Hue tights

Tomorrow I am showing an unprecedented amount of school spirit by attending the homecoming football game. I have two motivations to attend, and neither of them have to do with football. One, that our marching band (in which my darling Sylvia plays the clarinet!) has a reputation for being absolutely showstopping, so it's about time I see them in action. And two, that a bunch of kids from the theater club are supposedly selling hot cider and victuals during the game, which means I will have plenty of nonathletic people to hang out with (and plenty of warm beverages to drink)! It might actually be a grand old time.

P.S. I hope you all said "rabbit rabbit" when you woke up this morning. You'll have good luck for the rest of October! Not that I really believe that... but ever since an elementary school teacher (it might have been third grade?) taught me that superstition, I always say "rabbit rabbit" when I wake up to a new month.

34 comments:

Emma said...

I absoloutley love those boots they are perfect. I like wearing solid colours too, they look more polished.

xoxo

Parapluie said...

The boots are wonderful!

daisychain said...

I LOVE your dress so much, and your hair is incredible.

Clare said...

That is a gorgeous dress! And I had totally forgotten about the rabbit rabbit thing! I think I learned it in 3rd grade too...

FASHIONJUNKIE said...

nice dress, dear :)

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Kaily said...

i love the boots, great outfit!

Laura Gerencser said...

I love this!!!

FabBlab said...

Lovely cerulean color!

Lilli said...

I really like this outfit and those brown boots like great!

Katerina said...

The dress is so beautiful!!I didn't know the superstition about "rabbit rabbit" but I will try it!!!


xx

Mouthwash said...

your hair looks absolutely amazing. I love black on you! It makes your eyes pop. :)

That dress is wonderful with all it's swirling colors. I wish that it would cool down over here so I could start wearing tights and sweaters...

Great photos!

Amber

ambersmouthwash.blogspot.com

Toosdai said...

i DID say "rabbit rabbit"! i was really sick, sore throat and achey head, and i woke up at exactly 3:33 am and croaked "rabbit rabbit" to myself. approximately eight hours later, i got a job!

i love the dress, and i think pairing it with brown boots works very, very well.

Molly Rose said...

adorable outfit, I love the mix of colors and styles!

Raez said...

haha! thats fine, i lvoe virgin suicides too...the book and movie was amazing!

loving this outfit too, bte. i love blue and brown together:)

xx raez

Miss Red said...

so pretty! the colors are so amazing. and i love the shoes! the cardigan is lovely.

Christen said...

That wrap dress is just too much fun and it looks awesome on you. Especially love it with the gray tights. Have a great time at your homecoming game. I hope you enjoy yourself :)

Rosie Unknown said...

Wow, gorgeous much!

The pattern is so pretty!

indigotangerine said...

I am SO in love with those boots, the colors, pleating, height, just perfect.
-indigo

Anna said...

I love those boots, I actually have a pair JUST like them, I have yet to wear them since I'm from california, but maybe in november or december :D

Valencia Lia said...

Ohhh,the print in this dress is bright and stunningly beautiful !! I really love this dress :))

With those boots and cardigan,perfect ! Ohhhh and I want to say rabbit rabbit to every new month too. So adorable

fayeee said...

Rabbit rabbit? dang it, I never knew that!
In terms with your outfit, pretty please can I have your booots, there lovely
Great combination of style, I have to say.

FAYE XX.

Clara said...

great look.
i love your dress and boots.

xxxx
http://zebratrash.blogspot.com

LML said...

love the dress - it looks great with the brown boots!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I have never hear that rabbit rabbit thing, i will have to try it! I went to homecoming it was absolutley bloody cold!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

CMA said...

this dress screams vintage, love the print

-cma
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cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Michael said...

Wow the colours are just so dashing! I love the blue commenting the brown boots. The colorus itself are just very pleasing and beautiful.

Atenea said...

I like the boots :)! I think you have a very pretty face, my hair is similar to yours but i straight it, but in you, fits well. kisses (sorry for my english)

Zany Style said...

love the color of this wild and happy little dress, Rabbit Rabbit. (heehee)

~tati~

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emily said...

hmm, i've never heard heard of the "rabbit, rabbit" thing before, but i know that i'll do it for sure next month!

Sylvia said...

I hope you had a good time at the football game! Thanks for the shout-out: I hoped we lived up to our fabulous reputation! And love the tights, by the way.

Danielle said...

I feel so much more comfortable in a long flowing dress also! Those boots are amazing too.

Talk Pretty To Me said...

those floral combat boots are gorgeous.

xoxo
J

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