Friday, December 12, 2008

Tulle Skirt

This is the first time I've worn this tulle skirt as a skirt rather than as a petticoat. Generally it's only to be seen peeking out from under the hem of another skirt, since the top half of it is actually sheer. However, this boiled wool tunic is long enough that I was able to wear the tulle without needing another layer. The tulle is really soft and drapey, not stiff and scratchy like a typical crinoline petticoat. I like the combination of the top and bottom halves of this outfit; the bottom is very feminine and traditional, while the top has more of a modern, urban flair.

These shoes weren't quite so torturous yesterday as they were the last time I wore them. I hope this means they'll continue to improve, although the fact that it took me nearly 5 months to wear them again speaks volumes about just how uncomfortable they were. They really are pretty, though.

Striped shirt: Forever 21, thrifted
Tunic: Promod
Hat: Monsoon
Skirt: Noa Noa
Shoes: Modern Vintage

7 comments:

Kate said...

So pretty! I need to find me a tulle skirt. Love the contrast between the colors too, the soft and white bottom, sharp brown on the top.

kittyscreations said...

That tulle skirt is so pretty! I wish there was a Noa Noa in the US.

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Great play on proportions, never would have thought to try this.

Sal said...

What a fantastic look, Audi! Still on the lookout for layering skirts ever since you recommended them ...

secondhandshopper said...

Hi, Only found you here a couple of weeks ago and have been lurking... thought it was time I said hello. I love your style, and this look is just gorgeous - think I'm going to see what I can do with my tulle skirt now!

Audi said...

Secondhandshopper: Hello, and welcome to the blog! Thanks for stopping by with comments.

Everyone: Try eBay for Noa Noa stuff!

Narcisse said...

hey, i just came across your blog and your comments about noa noa....my friend and i just opened a store in portland that sells noa noa....if your interested check out our blog....shopnarcisse.typepad.com....we would love to hear from the noa noa lovers.