Thursday, July 09, 2009

Go on, take everything.


This is what I wore to work today: werkin' the batwing top, bow skirt and cage sandals. The skirt is vintage YSL Rive Gauche and the first (and only) investment designer piece I've ever bought. It's incredibly special to me, so it doesn't get worn out all that often. I know it's stupid to not wear the things you love, but it's so difficult to wear and tear the pieces you cherish.

Then I went home and changed into THIS:

Do you know what ecstasy feels like? (Not the drug). Because I'm pretty sure it feels like these floral leggings that just arrived in the mail from iheartnorwegianwood. I've been wanting to buy something from Angie's Etsy shop for ages, but I'm just not a "cage skirt" kind of girl. But when I saw these leggings go up for sale, I knew they were it!

I'm utterly in love - they were worth every penny!

On a final note, I'm going away for the weekend and will be computerless so don't expect much from me until Sunday.

50 comments:

Monikapolitan.com said...

Those floral tights are the cutest things I've seen in a long while!!! I also adore that skirt!

Have fun this weekend ;)

Malena said...

whoah! i love the leggings, they are every kind of amazing. i've only seen the cage skirts from that site, they're pretty but don't seem particularly functional. maybe now i'll give it a better look.

Claudia said...

those leggings are sweet!!

The Clothes Horse said...

That skirt is amazing. I like the floral leggings too. I know what you mean about being careful with the things you love--if it's really special you don't want to lose it (ever).

Nicole said...

lovely leggings!

Lady Stardust said...

that skirt's pattern is so darn cute!

xx

www.inspirations.co.nr

diane said...

I would cherish that skirt too, I can't believe you wore it to work.
I like your outfit for dressing down. I could never pull off leggings like that, but they look really cute on you.
Have a great week-end. xo

Isabela said...

Oh my floral leggings, I want a pair and your bow skirt I so great especially for the office

Rhiannon said...

That skirt!!!!!!

Amelia said...

The print on that skirt is so good! It definitely looks worth it for a designer piece. And, wow! Those leggings. I need something floral for my legs...

Ribby Chloe said...

STUNNING <3 i linked u thanks

Cesc said...

Your skirt is mucho cute!
Btw, I gave your awesome blog an award!

xoxo
Cesc

Owl and the Grapes said...

I found this amazing white cropped vintage jumper in Paris and I just can't bring myself to wear it. What if I spill red wine on it? I can't do it. I think pieces like your skirt just need to be hung up on the wall: You might not wear it all the time but at least you can ogle at it's magnificence all the time. Also, totally awesome leggings.

Maverick Malone said...

I LOVE that second outfit!! The top looks so fab on you :)

xox, mavi

dearilou said...

Lovely skirt, but I understand about not wearing it much. I have a couple dresses I deem my fancy dresses, and if I wear them more often they will no longer be special or fancy. Does that make sense?

Zany Style said...

love the bow skirt and those leggings i just going to have to steal them... jk.... or am i?

~tati~

St├ęphanie said...

The skirt is beautiful !

Leah said...

isabellllll i freaking love both of these. that skirt is great - i have a minor obsession with little bows, and those leggings are to dieee over

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

Lovely leggings, I've been contemplating a cage skirt for a while now!

xxx,
Tiffany

Clara said...

I loved your skirt!
xxx
http://naoqueropastiche.blogspot.com

sarah said...

those leggings are phenomenal. perfect with a plain white tee. you've inspired me to listen to hole this glorious friday morning. happy weekend!
xo s

Pansy said...

OOH THOSE LEGGINGS OH MY GOODNESS! They remind me of a pair I had in second grade-- I loved them to death but I fell down a lot as a kid (and an adult) and I fell and tore a hole in the knee. ~Memories

I think I went through like three pairs that way. D:

Lisa said...

Love the skirt, the bows are so sweet and those floral leggings are great!

Suzanne said...

lovely leggings, and love the bowed skirt!

Style Bird said...

Hi. I like the leggings and shoes. I also like Julia Frakes and I have been memorizing the looks in Teen Vogue.

Twobreadsplease said...

Lovely lovely lovely floral print! I know what you mean about never wearing the things you love, i get so freaked about tearing them or staining them. It's a beautiful skirt anyway! xx

R. said...

I love the leggings. Reminds me of what a wore when I was a little kid, except they would be paired with a matching shirt with a ruffle. So bad. But these are so good.

Daughters of Dawn said...

Yes those leggings are worth ever penny!

christina said...

I love the transition of outfits! I hope you enjoy the weekend, whatever it is you're indulging in! :)

erin said...

lovely, as per usual.
the vintage ysl skirt makes my eyes water with envy! such a stunner.
and the floral leggings make me so darn happy. wonderful outfits!

xx

Miss Woo said...

Ah those floral tights kill me, so good!

and btw your parcel ARRIVED today! I was going to tell you via the exciting medium of Twitter, but I...forgot my password. It's really the awesome though, I'm playing the CD now (why are The Pixies so amazing, why?)

Damsels said...

wow isabel you kill me !! those floral leggings are to incredible for words .
i love how the batwing top looks over that skirt . the skirt is amazing btw
and lol i dont like to wear my favorite clothes . i should probably just frame them and leave them hanging on the walls

the Big Ugly said...

Cute shoes lady.

Petite Esth├Ęte said...

oh my god that top is the most amazing thing! i looove it :)

http://petiteesthete.blogspot.com

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

That bow skirt is so adorable! I also really like your sandalsLooking great!


C.Elizabeth

yiqin; said...

OMG floral leggings!!! I want them too :) You wear them so well.

ann said...

Cute leggings! I need some floral ones.

Shelby said...

your floral tights are legendary. i'm in love.

Ashleigh said...

I really love both outfits ....but I must say,..those tights in the last pic are really sumthin'!! Love them ...
xxx

Ashleigh said...

p.s. in response to your comment: stealing is an understatement. This person created a whole blog using my pictures (all stolen from my page) ...really disturbing...so I have to watermark them now...dosnt look great but w/e...
xox

Christina said...

oh, your second outfit is just perfect!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

oh i love all of this! especially the first one. looks like you could come out of Teenvogue with that one!

ps. my comment moderation code was "pherper" i just thought that was a funny word

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

what an adorable skirt!!

kirstyb said...

I love both pairs of shoes xoxox

Jess said...

That first outfit it just amazing. The skirt & the top go perfectly together. & I shall pretend I am not too jealous of those gorgeous floral leggings. But they are making me rather envious.

Hope you had a good time away!

(PS i have tagged you...)

Chelsea said...

love your owfits!

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jessica said...

i've always loved that skirt since you scored it, but those leggings !
gosh , i love 'em !

ZombieLace said...

Those leggings are perfect! I went to the etsy shop but they are beyond my budget. Also, I am the same way about my special clothes, they spend more time being gazed at fondly in my closet than they do on my person out and about :~)

Danielle said...

OH OH OH! Those are the sweetest leggings I ever did lay eyes on.

J said...

I looooooooove your leggings!