dressed up like a lady: Wool blanket. I mean skirt.

Jan 7, 2014

Wool blanket. I mean skirt.


70's vintage plaid wool skirt: Etsy
Bamboo tights: Sockdreams
Platform maryjanes: Miss Mooz via Ebay
Turtleneck: Target
My weird giant vintage glasses: Thayereyewear 

This snowpocalypse thing is no joke. It's -15°F/-26°C as I write this! I've been wearing my giant sweater coat over variations on this outfit a lot. Wearing a wool skirt this heavy is not unlike going around with a wool blanket on your lap.
 





Our house doesn't get the best natural light, let alone in the midst of a Michigan winter, but I made-do with a slow shutter and a subject who was willing to pose fairly still. Quite a feat for the hyperactive Cammila. There's still a little motion blur in her skirt, but needless to say, the implied movement conveys personality. And there's no better setting for shots of a sexy 70's woman like this one than our dining room. -MC


19 comments :

  1. I am just so in love with this outfit! Those shoes might actually be my favorite part.


    Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I have to admit that they might be mine too! :)

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  2. I give you major kudos for wearing a skirt, heavy wool or not! I'm loving the current term for Chicago during this weather: Chiberia. I love how color coordinated this outfit is; I am a bit of an obsessive color-matcher.

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    1. I realized just how much I loved this outfit when I found myself scouring eBay for the "perfect" long plaid wool skirt.

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    2. There is NO higher compliment than that! Thanks, Alana!

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  3. C'mon....in Poland where I live -26 C is like nothing...We used to have temperatures like this every winter. Last year we had snow in late april :) You can do it! I mean...you have a great skirt!
    Btw. I've never left comments on your blog before because I'm so overwhelmed by your style! You're like my stylish hero! Cheers :)

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    1. Oh Astrid, you've put me to shame! I really don't mind the cold that much, the temperature is just unusually low at the moment. ;)

      And I'm so flattered by your sweet words! Thank you for reading and for truly making my day! :)

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  4. Happy New Year!! all the best for 2014!
    Love the skirt...and I have the same ceramic tree, my mom used to paint them back in the 80's in ceramic classes. Just can't find the little bulbs as there are a few missing.

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    1. Monica, that's awesome! I think my mom got this one from a friend at her work who was taking a ceramics class! It had a little star at the top, but it's been missing since I was about four! :)

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  5. The shoes and the skirt with the tights are in such color-harmony, I love this outfit! The glasses remind me of Jamie Lee Curtis in a good way. :) Stay warm, kids!!

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    1. Oh girl, I totally take that as a compliment! Heehee, thank you! :D

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  6. Beautiful! I love your blanket... I mean skirt! :)

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  7. I just love this pair of glasses on you! And I have been reading about the "snowpocalypse" and can't even begin to imagine what it must be like. I have never been in below 5°C all my life.. and that is cold enough for me. So -26°C I don't know how your nation is surviving! Hopefully it gets better!

    Love,

    Swati @ The Creative Bent

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    1. Well in fairness, it does get way hotter where you live than I've ever experienced! I'd bet if you visited Michigan on the hottest day of the summer, you would be fresh as a daisy while rest of us would be sweating and complaining. ;D

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  8. I love this whole outfit so much! The colour of the sweater compliments the skirt perfectly. And skirts that look like blankets are always the best type yes? :)

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    1. Thanks, Nicola! I think my favorite garments have got to be heavy skirts in the winter and light skirts in the summer. :)

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  9. Amazing look, love it.
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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