Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Artsy Cousin



While Jess was in town we made a trip to Anthropologie. I pretty much only shop there on the rare occasions I make it downtown (which is about once a year), because I feel like many of their clothes are often WAY overpriced for what they are. They unquestionably have some gorgeous things, but if I'm going to spend Anthro prices for fairly basic pieces, I want to make sure I try them on and that I really love them. This skirt, along with the top and cardigan I posted yesterday were the 3 items I brought home from there, and I love them all.

I felt like I was headed out for a picnic at The Hamptons in this outfit. In fact I wondered if I could pass as LPC's Artsy Cousin. What do you think LPC, can I be your Artsy Cousin? I promise I'll bring plenty of champagne for family picnics at the beach.





Black top: Asos
Tank: not sure, just a basic layering tank
Scarf: Express
Jacket: Tulle
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: BC Footwear
Bracelet: Nicole Miller Jewelry

17 comments:

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I have been coveting that *exact* skirt from Anthro for months! Now that I see how fab it is in real life, I have to get it. I think you'l be able to wear it a lot, both weather-wise and style-wise.

You do resemble the Artsy Cousin!

Audi said...

Patti: The skirt is luxuriously comfortable -- both in softness of the fabric and fit of the waistband -- and it moves beautifully as you walk. I'd definitely recommend it!

Megan Mae said...

I bet this whole outfit looks amazing in motion. Swishy godet skirts are awesome. Love the way you pulled in color with the tank and scarf.

LPC said...

You are the Goddess of Artsy Cousins. I bow before you. And you can even bring some kind of godawful tea that's good for my aura:). I'll bring gin. You know, I am in San Francisco a lot. Maybe someday we can say hello in person. I promise to bow;).

laniza said...

This is such an awesome outfit. I love your use of textures and proportions.

Gina said...

Nice! I like the black top. I put you on my blog roll on my nerd blog (www.tipsfornerds.blogspot.com) so I can distribute your sartorial genius.

Cel said...

I'm just in love with the scarf, lovely colours, and nice and long. Awesome skirt, too.

Audi said...

LPC: Tea? As if! This artsy cousin thinks gin is better for the aura. And yes, let me know if you're coming to town; I'd love to meet up! No bowing necessary. ;-)

Gina: Thank you! I'm happy to see I'm up there with the likes of Hyperbole and a Half.

Leslie R. said...

I love that skirt!

Carmen said...

This outfit is awesome!That whole deal is perfect. Shape of skirt, stripes, cropped top, scarf. LOVE.

BTW, my mother-in-law and I both read your blog. I'm wearing a plaid shirt dress today that felt too revealing for work so I added a black tool skirt (my MIL actually picked up for me from and estate sale!) to lengthen it (thanks for the rad idea) and I've gotten a million compliments. I texted a pic to my MIL and she said "looks very Fashion-for-Nerdsy". Thought you might like that :) Two random strangers in KS love your blog!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Lovely layers. I love the turquoise and the back of the skirt is wonderful.

Splenderosa said...

You're adorable. Absolutely adorable.

Mardel said...

I've been eyeing that skirt as well, and you have just put it all together in the most perfect way.

Abbreviated said...

What happened to your red hair ?

Audi said...

Carmen: What a great story! I'm glad you've been able to put the skirt layering idea to use.

Abbreviated: My hair is a kaleidoscope of color; I rarely stick with one specific shade for very long. But I don't think it's been truly red in quite some time.

24 Corners said...

You and your blog are a gift from the heavens! I just popped over from LPC and am so happy I did! Your looks & style are fantastic and I'm so in need of fantastic right now. After building a house for five years, my wardrobe is shot and I'm trying to piece it back together again...bit by bit, your blog is going to be such a great help!
xo Jessica

Audi said...

24 Corners: Welcome! You might find my Breaking Out of a Fashion Rut series helpful if you're trying to build your wardrobe -- the links are in the sidebar in the How-to's and Tutorials section.