Sunday, December 19

Never quite awake



Remember when I said I prefered the other way I wore this skirt? Well, this is that other way :)



This skirt is really a little bit longer and much too lovely for me to really mess about with but thank imitation inspiration: I've been seeing a few of you guys sporting paper bag waisted skirts recently so when I stood in front of the mirror that morning I had myself a lightbulb moment. I pulled the skirt up like some old men do with their trousers, turned the hem inwards and belted it. Aaaah. Much better than my previous attempt. :)




A few weeks ago I went to Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair (this is what I wore). There were no perfect dresses my size waiting to be found by me but lots of beautiful brooches and bracelets for the taking and they weren't joking when they wrote "affordable" either. I'll be sure to wrestle my way from stall to stall again next time they're in town. :)
I got these buttons and belt buckle with the dress pattern I posted about in January in mind. I think I might go for fabrics in similar colours to what I am wearing in these shots. Pastel blue with pale green collar detail. Or the other way round..



One morning earlier this week I woke up, unwillingly wriggled out of bed, trudged into the bathroom bleary eyed and started to clean up and put some slap on and then - then I woke up. Imagine how grumpy I was that I'd have to do it all again. Well, nothing as grumpy as when I realized that one was a dream too. Can you say disoriented? Well, I sure didn't clean behind the ears third time around.
There were many references to Insheeption made by the other half and me that morning ;)

Cardigan: Superstore
Top: elderly EC Star
Felt brooch: Present
Necklace: Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
Belt: H&M
Skirt: Vintage
Tights: WeLoveColors (pastel mint)
Spats: DIY
Shoes: Clarks

Post title & image text: from Blinding by Florene and the Machine

54 comments:

  1. I love what you have done with that blue skirt ( I am mad about skirt, any skirt, all skirts...)Love especially the way you blend textures and blues with a touch of pale green.
    Wonderful.
    Looking forward to moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. Love this outfit! The high waist looks great with that skirt, and I love the ankle warmers.

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  3. I love that all of your outfits are color coordinated ♥ And the feetwarmers are so incredibly cute !

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  4. And I think the way you wore the skirt in this outfit is better than the previous one ♥

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  5. Belted! I love it. You are a vision in blue!
    xo
    Laurel

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  6. Oh, you're awake! or you would not be able to put together this beautiful look. The skirt is gorgeous and you styled it beautifully! I love the way you do your pictures.

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  7. Ok I have had an eerily similar experience where I got up, looked out the window, saw it was pitch black outside, and then said, "Oh better wear a coat, looks like rain," and then woke up a few mins later :D

    "Put some slap on," is that a British phrase or a you phrase? Either way it's fantastic and I'm borrowing it

    And finally, the skirt looks so natural like this! Never would've guessed it was semi-DIY. Love it with the socks and your windswept hair :)

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  8. oooh, I love all the colour matchiness, even with the background! the skirt is wonderful this way!

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  9. I love those leg warmers! cute!

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  10. that's a really darling skirt. :)
    you look beautiful.

    xx elanor

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  11. It looks brilliant! I love those light-bulb moments.

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  12. I love these pastel shades on you! Just perfection :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, what a strange dream! I would have been so annoyed at my subconscious. Thanks for your comment about my outfit reminding you of His Dark Materials, I kind of jumped up and down a little. The American movie is called The Golden Compass and is one of my FAVORITES. I'm actually watching it now, and still devastated that they haven't done the sequel. Anyway, your skirt looks beautiful on you, that length is so in right now, and the colors really suit you!

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  14. That skirt is so lovely! Beautiful color and shape!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  15. perfect outfit and i am in love with the baby blue.
    the high waist in the skirt looks lovely on you.
    ALSO...the ankle warmers are the perfect touch. :)
    xoox

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  16. All of these blues are amazing together! I love that jacket. It looks AMAZING with your hair color!

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  17. adorble glasses and blazer! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  18. i absolutely love the pattern at the bottom of this skirt - it reminds me of snowflakes.

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  19. i love this all blue... so wonderful. the pleats are really gorgeous!!!
    btw.. your style is so eclectic.. i've never seen anything like it before! awesome!

    xx

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  20. Ooh, I love your pretty skirt! You combined blue in such an interesting way! xxoxooo

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  21. Love those buttons and buckle, I hope you can find someone to make the dress for you - it will look stunning ^U^

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  22. I'm going to have to remember this trick about the waistline...I love the buttons you found.

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  23. Pretty--I really like this monochromatic look. The blues are perfect for winter.

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads
    Follow @UnraveldTreads on Twitter!

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  24. Ooh, what a nice dress pattern. So very sophisticated. It will be lovely in pastel blue and pale green :)

    "I pulled the skirt up like some old men do with their trousers" Haha! I like the belted look. It works so well for this skirt.

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  25. Stunning! I love the baby blue and everything about this outfit. Your outfits are always so whimsical, like straight from a magical story book. Gorgeous as always:) xx Marisa

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  26. I once dreamed my whole school day and then woke up to find it was 7:30 am. Pffff. Awful.

    Really like this look, with the old-man-trouser style belting. And all the cool blues and greens!

    Well, if you're semi-offline... Merry Christmas I guess!

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  27. I love your blue socks things =)So cute!

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  28. I love your blue socks things =)So cute!

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  29. I once dreamed my whole school day and then woke up to find it was 7:30 am. Pffff. Awful.

    Really like this look, with the old-man-trouser style belting. And all the cool blues and greens!

    Well, if you're semi-offline... Merry Christmas I guess!

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  30. Stunning! I love the baby blue and everything about this outfit. Your outfits are always so whimsical, like straight from a magical story book. Gorgeous as always:) xx Marisa

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  31. Ooh, what a nice dress pattern. So very sophisticated. It will be lovely in pastel blue and pale green :)

    "I pulled the skirt up like some old men do with their trousers" Haha! I like the belted look. It works so well for this skirt.

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  32. Pretty--I really like this monochromatic look. The blues are perfect for winter.

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads
    Follow @UnraveldTreads on Twitter!

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  33. I'm going to have to remember this trick about the waistline...I love the buttons you found.

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  34. Love those buttons and buckle, I hope you can find someone to make the dress for you - it will look stunning ^U^

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  35. Ooh, I love your pretty skirt! You combined blue in such an interesting way! xxoxooo

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  36. i love this all blue... so wonderful. the pleats are really gorgeous!!!
    btw.. your style is so eclectic.. i've never seen anything like it before! awesome!

    xx

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  37. i absolutely love the pattern at the bottom of this skirt - it reminds me of snowflakes.

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  38. adorble glasses and blazer! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  39. All of these blues are amazing together! I love that jacket. It looks AMAZING with your hair color!

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  40. perfect outfit and i am in love with the baby blue.
    the high waist in the skirt looks lovely on you.
    ALSO...the ankle warmers are the perfect touch. :)
    xoox

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  41. That skirt is so lovely! Beautiful color and shape!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh my goodness, what a strange dream! I would have been so annoyed at my subconscious. Thanks for your comment about my outfit reminding you of His Dark Materials, I kind of jumped up and down a little. The American movie is called The Golden Compass and is one of my FAVORITES. I'm actually watching it now, and still devastated that they haven't done the sequel. Anyway, your skirt looks beautiful on you, that length is so in right now, and the colors really suit you!

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  43. I love these pastel shades on you! Just perfection :)

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  44. It looks brilliant! I love those light-bulb moments.

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  45. that's a really darling skirt. :)
    you look beautiful.

    xx elanor

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  46. I love those leg warmers! cute!

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  47. oooh, I love all the colour matchiness, even with the background! the skirt is wonderful this way!

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  48. Ok I have had an eerily similar experience where I got up, looked out the window, saw it was pitch black outside, and then said, "Oh better wear a coat, looks like rain," and then woke up a few mins later :D

    "Put some slap on," is that a British phrase or a you phrase? Either way it's fantastic and I'm borrowing it

    And finally, the skirt looks so natural like this! Never would've guessed it was semi-DIY. Love it with the socks and your windswept hair :)

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  49. Oh, you're awake! or you would not be able to put together this beautiful look. The skirt is gorgeous and you styled it beautifully! I love the way you do your pictures.

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  50. Belted! I love it. You are a vision in blue!
    xo
    Laurel

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  51. And I think the way you wore the skirt in this outfit is better than the previous one ♥

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  52. I love that all of your outfits are color coordinated ♥ And the feetwarmers are so incredibly cute !

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  53. Love this outfit! The high waist looks great with that skirt, and I love the ankle warmers.

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  54. I love what you have done with that blue skirt ( I am mad about skirt, any skirt, all skirts...)Love especially the way you blend textures and blues with a touch of pale green.
    Wonderful.
    Looking forward to moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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