Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brightly Wound

Top (dress): Cosette via Delightful Dozen Swap
Skirt: Target (16.00)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
Shoes: Mia (very old)
Necklace: Leviticus via Adored Austin giveaway
Monday has been a cruel, cruel mistress lately. No matter how early I go to bed, or wake up, I'm still not with it. Case in point: the original plan I had for this Cosette dress from Delightfully Tacky was way more interesting, unfortunately, it just didn't work. So I went the simple route and added this ruffle skirt for some length. The priority was to just get out of the house on time, sometimes getting to work takes precedence over outfit bliss!
Below are the three other Delightful ladies who have already styled the outfit:
Mel of IdeeGeniale, Tieka of Selective Potential, and Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky

Thank you to those of you that left me questions in my last post, I'll be answering them further into the week. My beau just got home from a long day in Vermont, time to make pizza!

Have A Great Tuesday Night!

36 comments:

Juliette said...

Love the colors. I like your tights the best!

:]

And who doesn't hate Mondays?

WhereForArtThouRomeo

Jessica said...

I can't believe that skirt is from Target, it looks exactly like the UO skirt! Awesome deal.

Tiffany said...

Aren't you in the Northwest? Where's your snow?? It just blizzarded here in IL :(

Laura Gerencser said...

Cute outfit! Love the hair!!

Orchid Grey said...

Tiffany, funny you should notice the lack of snow, it's been in the upper 40's lately, which has melted almost everything. I think we'll be getting your snow tonight though!

M. said...

I love seeing how all of you have worn it already, it looks great on you! :)

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

caffeinerd said...

Definitely think this is interesting! :) Love the colors in the blouse/dress paired with the great ruffles and tights.

Desiree said...

I looove the color of those tights. They are great!

Taylor Sterling said...

you all look great! I love the colors and the hair do!!

Sabrina said...

I love what you did with the dress! you look great. I love the color of your tights.

Lara said...

I love this top! It is such a pretty pattern. I really like the Delightful Dozen idea.

Little Ocean Annie said...

You did an awesome job with this! I love that the red on the blouse part of it pops so much with those tights!

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

even if the outfit was put together in a hurry, it is still amazing!
love the shades of red in the outfit!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I so love your take on the dress, although I'm sorry your original idea didn't work out.

Again, your hair is amazing!

kate maggie said...

i LOVE how you styled this one! :) I was excited to see it on you. Love the skirt and your tights especially - that is my favorite color! You look great

Leproust Vintage said...

I love the color of the tights that you paired with the dress...it really brings out the tones in the dress! Super cute!

Clare said...

Well, I think you should be VERY happy with this outfit. It's just stunning! And I'm excited for your next hair tutorial...this particular style is totally working for you!

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

don't tell the others...but i love your styling the best.
i love the ruffles layered over it and the scarlet tights.
and your hair, as always, stunning.

tess said...

looks great for being last minute love the skirt

ANA said...

Love it!! You may think this is a simple route, but it looks stunning. That skirt is super cute, and the way the tights pick up the maroon in the dress is great! I hadn't really noticed that touch of color when I saw the dress on the other girls!

- Ana
http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

♥Lola said...

I love how you styled it :) The cranberry tights look gorgeous!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

That top is so pretty -- I knew I had seen it somewhere else, and it was from Delightfully Tacky's outfit.

Love how you styled it - that skirt is so romantic and pretty.

Hooray for pizza!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Lexie said...

i love that top! and i agree, great deal on that target skirt!

Lucy Marmalade said...

Looooooove that the color of the tights pick up the maroon in the top. Excellent.

Delightfully Tacky said...

I love how the color of the tights matches the little flowers in the top!

Anna M Blanch said...

I love that top! beautiful!
And Your hair, you pull off that top knot better than almost anyone i know!

futurelint said...

I think this outfit turned out great! I love the maroon tights to bring out the color in the top!

The Village Idiot said...

love the blouse!!! very vintagey!
your hair is adorable- it reminds me of the little harajuku perfume figurines!

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i think your outfit looks great! i would never guess that it was thrown together in the dreaded monday rush. the ruffle skirt is so cute with it, and i love the tights too. ~joelle

hello birdy said...

Interesting that you all styled it with a skirt! Is it quite short? I love the ruffle skirt, such a pretty texture.

Orchid Grey said...

Hello Birdy: Yes the dress is very short, the bottom of which can be seen in the other girls photos. I was the only one to cover it with another skirt to add length, since I wore it to work I needed a couple of extra inches. I had originally planned to wear it with shorts, but that plan failed miserably!

Emily D. said...

Love the colors of this outfit. And good call on re-skirting! I often do the same. You didn't lose the beauty of the dress at all, and the flirty skirt you wore is so fun with the lovely, subtle colors of the dress.

Neekoh said...

Your hair rocks like that!

And I'm really enjoying watching the traveling pieces make their way around your wardrobes :)

LiveLoveLA

Julie said...

Love the top and the tights! i just bought maroon tights and will use the colors in this top for inspiration :)
thanks!
xox

stealthnerd said...

I always love what you do with your ruffle skirt. After seeing some of the ways you styled yours, I was brave enough to buy one of my own.

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