Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yet Another Example of Sal's Awesomeness

Even though she lives far, far away in the frozen tundra of the Midwest, beautiful blogging buddy Sal still manages to be in my life pretty much every day. On this particular day it was because I was wearing this gorgeous jacket that she sent me just because she's awesome (though she claimed it was because the jacket was a little too snug for her). Check out how the little buttons and puffed shoulders fit so perfectly with my love of Edwardian styles. Does Sal get me, or what?

This jacket gave me the perfect opportunity to wear this never-before-seen-at-work ruffled top; in fact the only time it's even been seen on this blog was in the outfit I wore to the Edwardian Ball. The jacket covered the super-fancy ruffled bust and let just the bottom ruffle peek out at the waist, as well as the beautiful high collar, which protruded elegantly at the neckline.

The suede skirt is one I've had for ages and rarely wear, but for some reason keep hanging onto. I like the textural similarity between the velvet jacket and the suede; to me the bottom half of the outfit needed to have the same richness as the top but without so much detail. The skirt worked wonderfully, which I guess explains why I've kept it all this time.

Thanks again Sal, I adore the jacket and plan on giving it tons of love!

Top: Sequioa and Gita
Jacket: Gap
Skirt: Anne Taylor Loft
Shoes: Tsubo
Necklace: sadly, I don't know; it was a gift

15 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

Beautiful detail in the outfit, I like your plan of pairing velvet with suede, I pair them too sometimes but this is an exceptional duo.

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Clare said...

That jacket is perfect, and perfectly you, and it goes so well with that skirt (which, in a totally awesome way, reminds me of this one character from the original Star Wars trilogy...the one with gills. Gawd I'm a nerd.). In any case, I love this!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful, subtle outfit! So rich in texture. I just want to pet you (sorry, velvet and suede do that to me).

Lesa said...

Such a gorgeous, romantic looking outfit, very beautiful!

Lulu said...

you look super in that .Hats off to you .Keep up the good work ,keep us happy.

Emma Clark said...

Another perfect outfit. I love how beautifully you layer the items in your wardrobe.

Sal said...

Hooray! That jacket was MEANT to be yours. And I absolutely love how you've styled it with all the rich browns. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

The Cheap Chick said...

I adore this outfit! It WAS meant to be, and is perfect in fit and color and contrast and so forth.

I, too, also appreciate the awesomeness of Sal. She's an inspiration, AND she's local (for me!) so I get to emulate her shopping/style prowess!

Jessica said...

Beautiful, elegant!

A-C said...

I'm also a big fan of Sal, and am a really big fan of the ruffles on this shirt. They provide the perfect segue between the jacket and the skirt. :)

Emily Kennedy said...

Oh wow. That jacket is so you! And it was gift? Huzzah! Yay Sal!

fröken lila said...

both jacket and skirt are amazing - i do hope to see both of them more often, in different combinations!!

Poppy Buxom said...

Wait a minute--that jacket was from the Gap??? How come every time I walk into a Gap it's nothing but jeans and t-shirts?

Jane W. said...

Yum, yum, yum. Love the forms and textures together!

kanishk said...

What a beautiful,
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