Thursday, February 18, 2010

Skirt Envy

Confession: I have been lusting over this photo at the Sartorialist for the past day, scheming about how to recreate her awesome look. I love her bright green tights and that amazing striped skirt (not to mention her mischievous smirk and huge hooded coat). So I tried (emphasis on try) to recreate it.







Skirt Envy

Works Cited
blue button-up: thrifted
navy sweater: mommed
gray skirt: american apparel
belt: mommed
green tights: gap
socks: target
boots: indigo
locket (hard to see, but it's there!): from the camp lost and found

I broke out my not-so-oft worn green tights, my blue button-up and my gold locket to match what I could. Sadly, what this ensemble lacks is the centerpiece of hers--that rad striped skirt. If anyone has seen a striped skirt like this, LET ME KNOW! I am dying for one like it...but it might take a few hunts through the goodwill. Even though this copycat rendition is imperfect, it gave me some great ideas about how to wear my green tights, and about matching a heavier-weight button-up with my flouncier skirts. I am enjoying the tail-end of winter, because I know I'll miss my thick tights and wool and millions of layers come spring (even if I won't miss clumsily falling on the ice, a runny nose, and frostbitten fingers).

Skirt Envy

34 comments:

Sal said...

I love your recreation! And I'll keep an eye out for a stripy wool blanket skirt, promise.

xo, Alexi said...

i love that you stepped out of your comfort zone! and even if your inspired outfit doesn't have that awesome skirt, i still like it since it's a totally "you" version of what she's wearing.
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Emily Kennedy said...

Oooh, yeah! This is really cute. I have been dying to purchase this skirt (payday, I love you):

http://modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Shades+of+Summer+Skirt

It doesn't quite fit your bill, but it could work in a slightly different way.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

emily, thank you for the suggestion!!! i LOVE it!

tastymoog said...

kinda looks like a pendleton/opening ceremony collab skirt... or something she fashioned from a drug rug, heh.

Elaine said...

I agree. It's such a great picture! I may have to find a striped skirt soon too. I love that you snuck in the green tights! I woulodn't have known how to wear them!

futurelint said...

Super cute! I love the inspiration look and your interpretation! I really need to get a chambray oxford for spring! The skirt reminds me of Hudson Bay blankets or old Pendletons... perhaps ebay??

Jessica said...

I really like this look! Very classic/preppy chic. That's a great belt. I really need to invest in a shirt like that, that's a great thing to have in your wardrobe!

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Emily said...

I loved that Sarorialist post too!
You may not have the exact skirt, you may not have the cool hooded coat, or the exact skirt, but I think you captured the vibe of the outfit. The green tights are very cool.

Gluta Pharm said...

ooo i love the double belt!

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Diana said...

That skirt is just lovely! I like your rendition of the outfit - navy, green and pale blue make for a pleasant and calming color combination.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love your interpretation! What a cute patterned skirt for inspiration.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Chelsea said...

your take on this look is awesome! the green tights look fabulous... and I bow down to you, the queen of layering up skirts for winter. fabuloso!

jesse.anne.o said...

I totally favorited this look on my reader, too! The hood/blonde hair reminds me of an old picture of Debbie Harry by Stephanie Chernikowksi.

Charmalade said...

I think it's a cute outfit (love what you did with your hair!), but maybe you can also consider going nuts with dye on your skirts? Maybe you can find a plain one from Goodwill and test it out. Who knows? it could turn out fabulous. :)

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Shop T.O. Live said...

I think copycat-ing is best done when it's done imperfectly. I like how you injected your personal style into it - like the socks over the tights, and the double belting looks great.

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perfectionishuman said...

I love you're take on it.. it's sorta preppy looking, which I adore.

DEA said...

I love the sartorialist for inspiration, and saw this picture as well and loved her ensemble! Cute way to recreate her look- I would be so lost with green tights.

Dea
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Sarah said...

I have the same tights; they look great with brown and khaki.

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

You may not have the striped skirt, but I really like what you did with the inspiration! This looks great and the green tights add a awesome color to the mix.

Audrey J. said...

i've to say that the skirt is gorgeous. and your recreation was really fine too, keep us informed on your find!

!Tb0n3! said...

I love your version as well. The green tights are awesome!

e. said...

That *is* an amazing skirt. I do like your version though, it's very wearable. I had dark green tights once and got rid of them because I never could figure out how to wear them. It's a tough color, but I think you discovered a great look for them. :)

SB said...

very nice! love he belt the very best!

Amanda B. said...

I've totally been lusting over that striped skirt as well!!! I think you did a great job reinterpreting this look! I love the belt and the green tights!!

Liz said...

Her skirt is amazing, I think you could have good luck thrifting something similar, I immediately thought of these: http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Shades+of+Summer+Skirt
http://store.delias.com/item.do?itemID=52641&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-68epwroB3ViUWK0ZC6U/eQ
Love your sweet blog by the way!

LyddieGal said...

I love your green tights~
Your look still works really well, even without the skirt, but I hope you find a stripey skirt of your own!

Julia said...

You did such a great job! This is one of my favorite outfits of yours.

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anne said...

this outfit is super cute!

C said...

skirt definitely reminds me of a Pendleton blanket....maybe check the camp lost & found for blankies...

Clare said...

I love your version, but you're right; it would be incredible with that Pendleton-esque skirt. If I ever find it, I'll let you know...unless I decide to keep it for myself! :)

Larysse Tavares said...

I prefer the way you did it. I love the tights and still can't find them here =/
Best wishes <3

Pennerad said...

awesome. and i love her coat!

Rebekah said...

I have to admit, your boots/knee socks/tights/preppy combo inspired me to try this type of look today. I think I went a little too crazy, though, and not enough neutral as you did here. I've got on a tan corduroy skirt, purple tights, pink, purple, black striped socks, and brown boots...with a white sweater over a purple striped shirt. It's almost Mad Hatter-esque.

So anyway, what I'm trying to say is, thanks for the inspiration! The way you use neutrals with pops of color is really something I have to learn!

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