Friday, April 17, 2009

Ruffled

Remember how yesterday I said I was lacking ruffles in my wardrobe? Well, I lack them no more. After I decided to steampunk up my wardrobe a little, I also decided that I needed more ruffles in my life, and that I needed to do something about it pronto. So the other night Mark and I checked out an awesome store in the Mission called Five and Diamond; I wanted to buy pretty much everything in the place, but limited myself to just this skirt and a waistcoat. I also custom ordered a truly phenomenal denim jacket, which hopefully will be here in about a month or so.

Selecting this skirt proved to be quite an ordeal. It also comes in black and gray, neither of which the store had in my size. So the choice was to either custom order one of the other colors and wait for it, or to choose the olive green and have it right away. I did my utmost not to let the option of having the skirt right away influence the selection of color, but I have to admit it was tough to be truly objective. However, just as I was on the verge of ordering the gray because I thought it would go with more things, I reminded myself that: (1) I like my outfits to be colorful, (2) black and gray are 'safe' colors, whereas green is a little more unique, and (3) when have I ever had a tough time making things go together?

Waistcoat: Promod
Shirt: J. Crew (thrifted)
Skirt: Skin Graft
Shoes: John Fluevog

Incidentally, thanks everyone for all the compliments on my new haircut. I got my hair bobbed last time but couldn't quite put my finger on why it didn't look as dramatic as Louise Brooks' style. Then I looked at a few other photos of bobs, and noticed that the really striking ones have 2 things in common: they have very heavy bangs (aka fringe), and they seem to divide the face equally into thirds, from the crown of the head to the bottom of the bangs, from the bottom of the bangs to the bottom of the hair, and from the bottom of the hair to the chin. Hmm, I'm sure there's an equation in there somewhere...

17 comments:

Honeybunches of Roses said...

I always considered olive to green to be neutral (at least in my world) You rock the ruffles!

gosia said...

wow :):):)

notSupermum said...

Oooh, the new look of the blog was a shock! I also love your new hairdo, very striking. And isn't Jean such a cool name :-)

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

cute skirt!

i_b_erin said...

How awesome this skirt is, and of course in one of my favorite colors. I love how fitted it is at the top, so flattering and the ruffles..to die for!!
I fringed my hair about 3 weeks ago, and couldnt stand it, so I too went back to my basic bob, heavy straight bangs. Its just me, and I think it suits you wonderfuly also.
New blog layout..wow..

Linda said...

OK, I gasped aloud at that skirt. Want want want.

eednic said...

that skirt is hardcore fabulous. !!

becca said...

I love the skirt!

Herbee said...
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Herbee said...

Love the new look of your blog! And that skirt.......*jealous*!!

Alison said...

I love the new bob. Looks great! And that skirt. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is. I love it.

Lmac said...

That skirt is amazing!

rubybastille said...

Wow, that is a seriously awesome skirt! I've only just started reading your blog, but this is one of my favorite outfits so far!

Jane said...

Great ruffles - they don't suit me but are perfect on you.

wardrobeexperience said...

this skirt is amazing!
hmmm, there is a brother of your lovely waistcoat living in my closet in germany... ; )

http://www.wardrobexperience.blogspot.com/

Sheila said...

I meant to comment on this outfit, too. Gosh, I love this skirt. It just looks amazing with the tailored shirt and waistcoat. Not a fan of the white tights, but hey, that's just me.

Work With What You've Got said...

I adore steampunk, and you did a great job of making it everyday wear. That skirt is just stunning!~ Great choice.