Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Catch-Up

Sorry to go MIA on all of you; it's been a crazy couple of days. I'll spare you all the details and get to catching up on the last few days' outfits.

If there's one place that has influenced my style more than any other, it's Copenhagen, Denmark. In my opinion Danish women have the perfect balance of femininity, playfulness, and sophistication. Tuesday's outfit, with the slouchy knitted snood, tulle skirt, short boots, and ethnic scarf is my version of the Copenhagen style I love best.





The snood, tights, and skirt are from -- you guessed it! -- Noa Noa, which is of course a Danish company. The top is one I brought back from Paris; it also has a removable cowl that's held on by three leather straps and buttons. I got it at a small boutique in the Bastille neighborhood; the brand is called Just Angels. The boots are by Reiker; after a long internal debate I decided that it was okay to wear them with a skirt because the knitted cuffs are too cute to keep covered up all the time. I got these last year in Prague when my feet were absolutely killing me after days upon days of walking in the same pair of shoes.

Wednesday's outfit featured my big splurge purchase from Paris: this gorgeous aubergine leather jacket from Zadig and Voltaire. I saw it at one of their stores in the St. Gervais district and decided it was just a little too expensive to justify. As I continued in my travels I regretted not buying it, so when I came across another of their stores, I went in to take another look at it. Not only did they have the jacket, but it was 100 euros less than it had been in the other store! Well either that, or I'd mistakenly thought it was more expensive than it was. Either way, I of course snapped it up and do not regret it one bit. The leather is soft and buttery, and the fit is perfect.





The trousers are from Anthropologie, the blouse is thrifted, and the boots are by Jo Ghost.


Finally, on to today's outfit. I've had this sweater and skirt for quite some time; why I never thought to pair them before is a mystery, since the plaid and the argyle together make the perfect unifom for a nerd such as I. The turtleneck is from H&M, sweater and tights from Noa Noa, waistcoast from Last Kiss, skirt from Stefanel, and boots from Bata.

12 comments:

Mervat said...

Audi, you look terrific as always. As far as the jacket is concerned, it was made for you! The colour is perfect and alot more interesting than brown or black! I have been in two minds about going to Spain and leaving the kids for a week (with loved ones of course!) but I think seeing all your super buys has nailed it for me. I am going to go and I can't wait!

notSupermum said...

The first two outfits are totally different styles, and yet you nail both of them perfectly. I love the leather jacket - you were right to buy it!

It's interesting to hear about your European trip through the clothes you bought!

Kimberly said...

Another week of stunners, Audi. I love top with leather straps - hmmm, maybe I could attempt a DIY since I won't be in Denmark anytime soon. Also, the leather jacket is AH-MAZ-ING! You won't ever regret the decision to by it.

Leslie said...

OMG I love, love, love your leather jacket! I've been on the hunt for one like that but havent been able to find the one that is just "perfect" yet. Maybe I should just go to Paris!

WendyB said...

I love that purple top.

Sal said...

You're kind of my hero, Audi. That leather-trimmed top is astonishing, as is the aubergine jacket. GREAT travel picks!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

thanks for catching us up!! Lovelyness. Huge similarity in your color paletts here. :-)

The Paper Doll said...

Oh, cute outfits, I especially love the last one :)

Cal said...

Oh I love, love, love the top outfit. So much so that I've actually put pen to paper (well fingers to keys) to write you my first comment after months of lurking.

I have a Noa Noa store near me (I'm in the UK) so I'll have to go and check them out. Normally I love the styles but the colours are often wrong for me - but that colour is fab.

Great outfit, great blog. Thanks.

Audi said...

Welcome, Cal! I always love to see new commenters cropping up. It's such a nice little boost when someone takes the time to write something.

Mervat, have a wonderful time in Spain, and I hope you don't feel one little bit guilty about going. The kids will be just fine, and anyway I'm sure you'll bring back something special for them too, right? ;-)

As usual, you ladies are wonderful with your kind comments. Thanks to all!

ShopDownLite.com said...

I liked the skull & cross bone detail - was that on shoes or a purse - hard to see?

Stef
http://www.ShopDownLite.com

Audi said...

Stef: The skull detail is from the boots. They are discussed in more detail in this post: http://geekthreads.blogspot.com/2008/08/steampunk.html