Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Knot Necessary

I thought of Une Femme when I wore this outfit, since it was she who originally clued me in to this type of scarf ring; not to mention the fact that the scarf ring itself has a fleur de lis on it. I found it in a touristy shop in Buenos Aires, of all places; had it not been for one of Une Femme's foulard de la semaine posts, I wouldn't have even known what it was. It worked perfectly to secure this oversized square scarf into a loose, casual shape; I just criss-crossed the ends through the ring and voila! Tying it was, if you'll pardon the pun, knot necessary.

I borrowed this strapless-dress-over-shirt look from Sheila. Actually the dress is not a dress at all but a skirt; everything from the bottom edge of the belt on up is actually the waistband, which is meant to be folded over. But I've never really been able to wear the skirt that way and so I often unfold it and hike the whole thing up. Here I've layered it with another skirt and belted everything to keep the layers in place. These skirts have often appeared together; you can see some other variations on this pairing here, here, here, and layered in the reverse order here.



T-shirt: H&M
Scarf: a gift brought back from China
Gray skirt: S
Teal skirt: LA Made
Belt: Red Dress Shoppe
Shoes: Tsubo

10 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Love it! That's a great scarf ring, nice find. The colors in the scarf really look great on you too!

Deja Pseu said...

And thanks so much for the link!

WendyB said...

Une Femme is always inspirational!

Sheila said...

Yay! Here's to strapless dresses that are also skirts!

Love it!

Sal said...

How cool! Would using a regular finger ring work, too, I wonder?

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Ingenious re-use of basic pieces!

Alli said...

Sally, as of today I can personally attest that using a regular finger ring DOES work for this!

Audi, I was so inspired by this outfit, and particular your scarf ring, that I decided to do the same thing today. My ring is actually a lightweight finger ring with a big, round, frosted glass man-in-the-moon face on it. It works really well, and looks so cool! Thanks for the idea. :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

This is genius! I love the skirt as dress, and the color palette is lovely and unexpected!

Audi said...

Alli: Cool -- I hadn't thought of using a regular ring! Thanks for the tip!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Awesome color block look! You are truly the queen of layering.