Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sorry for my absence yesterday; I've been sick and have gotten a little behind with my posting. Nothing is worse than being sick in the summertime, although with the sudden onset of cold, foggy weather, it feels just as wintry outside as I felt on the inside all weekend. This outfit is from last week, when it was significantly warmer in the Bay Area.

For this outfit I started with the contrasty combination of teal and red, and offset all the bright color with accents of gray. I just love the look of the funky, well-worn cowboy boots with the precise, boxy skirt and tailored, belted jacket. This skirt, by the way, is the perfect length to reveal my Memento Mori tattoo exactly the way I intended: barely peeking out when I'm standing, but fully visible when I'm sitting with legs crossed. According to my tattoo artist, girls in the 1920's used to get tattoos in the same spot just above the knee for that very same reason. And here I thought the placement of the tattoo was sort of original.

Tank top: American Eagle
Jacket: Crystal Candy
Belt: from an F21 top
Skirt: Anthropologie
Boots: vintage


Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP said...

Love the colour combo!

Anonymous said...

Huh! What an interesting tattoo history fact.

Sheila said...

I love the combinations in this outfit!

Have you read "Till I Found You" by John Irving? It's sort of about old school tattooing (amongst other things).

I hope you feel better soon!

Ashe said...

I love how tattoos look when just above the knee... a girlfriend of mine got her Hurricane Katrina memorial tattoo there... I love the idea, I just worry about how much stretch there would be myself with weight loss/gain...

and god, that skirt is ADORABLE!

Kimberly said...

excellent tattoo placement! I have been thinking about a tattoo for years but for a variety of reasons I've never gotten one. You've now given me something else to sway my decision to "hells yes, get the tat!". Thanks!