Thursday, October 13, 2011

Victorian Revisited

If Victorian style has a season, it’s got to be fall (and maybe winter, too). What better time is there for all those heavy, sumptuous fabrics and high, lacy collars?

Jacket, New York & Co. Blouse, Newport News. Skirt, Express (thrifted). Tights, We Love Colors. Shoes, Isaac Mizrahi for Target. Bag, H&M. Necklace, Macy’s. Sunglasses, Xhilaration.

My lower half is dressed 100 years ahead of the upper.

Speaking of time warps, here’s how today’s outfit compares with the one I wore on this date, five years ago:

Same jacket and same shirt (but in a different color)

Photos by Beefy Muchacho


Ki said...

You look gorgeous! I think compared to the outfit 5 year ago, you look much more confident in this one, plus I prefer the skirt to the pants! :)

LyddieGal said...

glad you've kept such a great blazer all these years, it still looks just as in fashion today!

Jude said...

Hounds tooth and lace is a great combination! Love those shoes from Target. Oxfords and funky hose/tights are my favorite combination.

maryeb said...

How very clever of you to give Victorian style a season. It makes perfect sense.
This is such a lovely ladylike outfit, that's fun and interesting too. I love your combination of textures and the color.

RETRO REVA said...

You always remind me of things i need to wear!!!
Great color on the jacket :)
And, I just LOVE the outfit on your Dillard's ad, don't you!
I wish i could find it on a clx. rack or better yet, a thrift store!
But Dillard's things are so yummy, I don't see it in the cards.

Sarah said...

Can I just say that I adore that skirt, houndstooth is lovely! And yes what a fantastic color on the blazer. Pretty much, a great outfit.

Megan Mae said...

The updated version is much more fashion forward, and I like the contrast of the skirt pattern. That blue is totally your color.

The Tote Trove said...

Love, love, love the houndstooth mini. Why is it so hard to find that silhouette in a skirt these days?

Flight Attendant Extraordinaire said...

I love that jacket! The color is so great!

The Cheap Chick said...

Seriously? It never occured to me to pair my lace top with my velvet blazer until I saw this post. Thank you for the inspiration! I completely love this look.