Friday, January 06, 2012

Reducto


I woke up this morning with a groove in my heart and so I decided that I care about being fashionable again. This is a bit like my old Miss Cross outfit, updated with a sprinkle of Scarlett O'Hara thrown in, mostly because this skirt spectacularly resembles a curtain. Then I decided I didn't look quite frumpy enough and paired the skirt with argyle tights and crocodile Doc Martens. Frumptasticness achieved!

Also, I know I've posted it before but whenever I put this coat on it's like a stick of dynamite goes off and BOOM! instant glamour is achieved. The leopard (maybe ocelot?) fur paired with a dark lipstick makes me feel like an Old Hollywood movie star who wears pin curls and smokes and says "dahhh-ling." Also, how cute is the bottom of the curtain skirt peeking out beneath the coat like a petticoat? Adorable.

I think it's only appropriate to replace the lyrics of Elton John's Crocodile Rock to "crocodile Docs," don't you?

28 comments:

mouse said...

sooo cute. love the coat. x

kyrie said...

Loving everything about this.
Also, I'm glad you're back (at least for now).

Lauren said...

Love love love the skirt and jacket.. are they vintage?

Lauren
mildmediumhot.net

Rachel said...

oh my god. I die. that skirt is PERFECT peeking out of the coat. so so good.

owlinalarkworld said...

I am SO very glad you are still posting.
I follow you because I don't like everything you wear. Fashion should not rely on the quality of your camera and the money you spend.
Ingenuity, thrifting and weirdness are attributes that should be encouraged. Please keep blogging my dear!
Independent media needs your flavour.

Bobby Blue said...

You definitely look like an old hollywood moviestar.

Kb said...

Glad you're still posting, that skirt is amazing!

Rachel Phipps said...

Oh, I love those boots!

Samantha Manzella said...

That coat is AMAZING. WOW. I agree about the skirt peeking out under it, too: it is like a petticoat! So awesome!

- Samantha
http://www.nerdysam.com

Hvit said...

Coat is obviously perfectness in coat form. As is the hem poking out! I like this outfit very much. :D

Anonymous said...

A clear, independent mind with a sense of humour - that is my impression when looking at this outfit.
Eva, a regular reader from Vienna, Austria
PS. The price of independence is distancing oneself from insider status; the price of being an insider is forgoing indepence?

tukru perkele said...

that coat is perfection. i need one like it one day.

Maya said...

that's really pretty coming out under the coat, very pretty indeed. Don't see argyle tights as equalling frumpy, they match your jumper anyway!

meagan said...

the skirt literally took my breath away. it is INCREDIBLE. and the way the hem peeks out from under your coat! applause for you, my dear.

those dreadful children said...

them tights is nice, awfully nice flow to your blog.

Born for Joy said...

Your crocodile docs are out of siiiiIiIIiIight.

Meagan said...

I loooooooooove your curtain skirt.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Isabel

glad you are back on track. I love reading you. just put a donate button on your site and I will donate you from time to time (... and fuck that fashion thing and the adverts) :)

loving you
Istvan

Magnet said...

Absolutely love the way the coat looks on top of the skirt. Without the coat, the outfit kind of has a grey gradient. Nice.

Justalazymorning said...

looooove the coat!
xoxo

Rebecca Jane said...

That is a pretty glorious coat I have to say. And the matching boots/song made me laugh.. awesome.

alexis monty buell said...

oh god, elton john back then was (and still is) impeccable.
btw, happy belated birthday!

SymbioticLife said...

i can't tell you how relieved I am you decided to continue blogging. This outfit is the best I've seen all day. I especially love the skirt paired with the argyles and doc martins.

hila said...

hello there, I hope this isn't too off-topic, but I couldn't help noticing you mentioned writing a thesis for university in your last post. As someone who has just 'discovered' your blog, I'm curious: what's the thesis on?

Space Cadet Betti said...

This is bloody brilliant. Your outfits are contanstly inspiring in their originality and slight strangeness. Like pretty much everyone else who has commented so far, I'm glad you're back!

Lucija said...

Ohhh, so gorgeous!!

XO,
Lucija
WLL

Ulia Ali said...

Love the skirt! It's gorgeous

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Sean said...

cute. dying. love.