Friday, March 5, 2010

Minnie Mouse



Sometimes you've just got to take an idea and run with it. An outfit of entirely black and white polka dots and stripes was on my mind, having thrifted both these polka dot items in Oregon and then having gotten this gorgeous black and white wrap cardigan as a gift from my mom. So I mixed 'em all up, threw on my white ice skate-style boots and my red coat, and felt very Minnie Mouse. Minnie Mouse at the Ice Capades, perhaps.

The top part of this outfit is a minidress, probably from the 80's or early 90's. The fit is absolutely perfect and really flattering, so I'm looking forward to wearing it without an additional top layer once it gets warmer (it's short enough that it will always need a bottom layer!). The skirt was floor length, but some quick cutting and sewing turned it into a much more flattering length for me.

Dress, skirt: thrifted
Cardigan: a gift from mom (thanks, mom!)
Belt: Red Dress Shoppe
Boots: Dr. Marten's
Coat: Tulle

11 comments:

Ashe Mischief said...

Are those the Dr. Marten Darcie Boots? I've been wanting them for AGESSSS.

Your reference to the 80s/90s kind of made me imagine this as a 90210 refreshening...which I mean in the best way.

angie said...

This outfit is so trendy! Mixing spots and stripes is so "now" and your masterful mixture works very artistically. You really rock that hair do!

(Waving at you: I have white Docs too).

notSupermum said...

I'm disappointed. I was expecting to see you wearing the mouse ears.

Emily Kennedy said...

That is way cute. Marie over at The Joy of Fashion this past week has done five days of Disney character inspiration. I don't particularly dig Disney, but she too has come up with some really cool mixes:

http://thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com/2010/03/disney-challenge-day-5-beauty-beast.html

WendyB said...

I want those shoooooooooooooooz!

mistie said...

oh wow. I think I need the doc martens now. Love them! Have you seen the red mary janes? Awesome. Thanks for the great post and inspiration. I just love to visit you!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love the outfit - so striking. I used to wear almost entirely black & white... now I wear mostly pink, purple, red!

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Audi said...

Ashe Mischief: Yes, they're the Darcies! I love 'em!

smilla: Thanks so much! I'll be sure to stop by.

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Aaaaa I love your boots! I've never considered going heeled for my docs but you make them look so good. Much chin-stroking ahoy! xo

Empress said...

oo cute outfit, you've work those white Dr. Martins in beautifully.