Thursday, December 31, 2009

From colored skies to grey snowy mornings

Cardigan: H&M (16.90)
Dress: Thrifted (3.00)
Tights: Target (5.00)
Shoes: Tuk Creepers (hand-me-down)
Necklace: H&M (6.00)
We're finally getting some snow! By now it's really coming down, I hope we get a lot- I love snowstorms! This kind of outfit is ideal for days spent hanging around the house. I found this tent dress in New York during my travel season, I hacked off about 6 inches to make it less like a maternity-esque, I like how fluffy it is. The shoes I'm wearing were handed down to me by a friend from school a few years ago, I love how theatrical they are, they remind me of Frankenstein. There are a lot of imitation Creepers out there with lighter soles, but these are the real deal and they're actually really heavy! I wish the texture of my tights showed up better here, you can kind of see it in the first image. I layered a pair of crochet tights over a pair of plain black stockings.
Still not sure about New Years. I have a couple of Rodarte dresses that I would really like to wear to something, but I think the snow might make traveling to a party difficult.
P.S. I just realized that few people know what Creepers are, whoops! They actually have a really interesting history and are sometimes referred to as "Brother Creepers".
From the Wiki-Page:
"They found their beginnings in the years following the WWII: Soldiers based in the deserts in North Africa wore suede boots with hardwearing crepe soles because of the climate and environment. Having left the army, many of these ex-soldiers found their way to the disreputable nightspots of London (Kings Cross and Soho) wearing the same crepe soled shoes. Those became known as Brothel Creepers...In the late 1950s, these shoes were taken up by the Teddy Boys."

19 comments:

briannelee said...

Cute!

I know... I am supposed to go out tonight in downtown Boston and I am not sure what to wear. I wish it wasn't snowing :(

Dominika said...

lovely!
your hair is amazing!
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happy new year! ^^

Jasie VanGesen said...

That dress is so fun! It looks comfy!

Laura Gerencser said...

Cute outfit!! Those are really cool shoes!!:)
p.s. check out the giveaway on my blog!:)

Dani-Elle said...

I love the outfit.
We are just staying in for the New Year but it should be fun with family.

Love the blog.
Dani-Elle from
www.frivolousidlepleasures.blogspot.com

myedit said...

The shape of the dress is so nice on you...meh, NYE can sometimes be a bit of a letdown...oh well, enjoy your night and may 2010 be wonderful for you and yours!

MorA said...

You look great! I love the complete outfit. Dull question, how tall are you? cuz I havent used my creepers cuz I'm too short and they make me look funny, yours look great though

Luinae said...

Mmmm, the dress is amazing! And the whole ensemble works together so well as a whole.

Lexie said...

i have never heard of creepers ... they look like awesome disco shoes!

also i love your tent dress. the silhouette is lovely on you!

la fille dans la forĂȘt said...

That first photo is so wonderful! You look like a pretty ballerina in the snow! I love it.

Orchid Grey said...

Lexie, I just added a little explanation at the bottom of my post about what makes my shoes "creepers".

MorA, I am 5 feet 5 inches tall...or rather, short I guess! I think it's all about proportion when wearing Creepers, I think my short dress balances them out.

MorA said...

Oh that's fair, I'm like exactly 5 feet tall and a dress like yours would be a knee lenght dress for me I guess haha I need a shorter dress. Still you look gorgeous.
Best wishes for upcoming year.

Orchid Grey said...

thank you! I actually had to cut this dress so that it would be shorter on me.

Happy new year!

xo, Alexi said...

these pictures look so magical! i like what you did to the tent dress and the shoes are definitely keepers- great job!

Brittany said...

So jealous you guys are getting snow! Whenever it actually does HAPPEN to snow here, it turns to mush so fast because it barely ever sticks at the beach :/

Those shoes are quite amazing too. So unique!

Gizelle said...

i really love how you tip-toe on your poses...like a ballerina. :D

very interesting shoes...as always, fabulous hair. :D

happy new year julie!

The Village Idiot said...

omg!! i haven't seen creepers since my punk rock show days!! they look really cool on you- my feet were too big big(11) to be able to rock em!!!
really love the look!

princesspolitico said...

that is just the sweetest dress! its amazing how you contrast them with such unique footwear - i'm in love! have a wonderful new year :)

xo.
princesspolitico

Clockwatcher said...

great creepers! haven't seen these since the 90s, but these black and white ones should make a comeback.

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