Wednesday, 29 October 2008

back in black... big black... bow!


Well, today I am starting to feel a bit more like myself – a last! Honestly, head colds are dull... when will it end?! And after showing my recent purchases (and being very excited about getting to wear them), todays cooler weather and important appointments (that's a mouthful!) saw me in clothes I've already shown here... so it might be a little bit longer before it is warm enough for my summery things... but soon, I hope! Soon!


witchery cardigan, zu shoes and arrabella ramsey dress worn as a blouse
thrifted skirt, tights and belt
homemade cotton bow (from part of an old dress)

I can't help it – I have to add that my skirt was ironed and wrinkle-free this morning, but thanks to it's deliciously soft fabric (silk and linen, yum) it creases during the day... ah well, the price you pay for luxury. It's worth it :)

music great lake swimmers song sung in blue

47 comments:

Amelia said...

The skirt has a lovely shape and the detail of the bow is wonderful. Great outfit.

niki said...

i love how white collars and black bows look together! you look great!

Nita-Karoliina said...

somehow those pics screams romantic! love it! you look great!

Ms Unreliable said...

Love the skirt and belt combination, and who couldn't love a bit of Arabella Ramsay?

Annie said...

So femme. Very pretty. That second photo belongs in a frame!

loou said...

gorgeous outfit. love the bow.

StrikeMatch said...

Awesome mixing. I have trouble with linenish skirts too - beautiful but not practical.

Q's Daydream said...

Glad to see you back! You look great, I love this outfit! :o)

left hand endeavor said...

lovely posts as always, oh and you've been tagged in my blog!!!!!

Martha Joy said...

This is a beautiful outfit!

The Clothes Horse said...

Gorgeous outfit. The peter pan collar with that bow is perfection.

*indie_queen* said...

I love your outfit so so much. The bow is super and you look so chic

Styleseeking Zurich said...

I like your highwaisted skirt and the bow is very cute, too!
Nesli

Mirthe said...

Love the bow!

Maggie May said...

love your haircut, so pretty!

Nadine said...

What a cute bow! It's perfect!

a cat of impossible colour said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I need a big black bow! And now you have confirmed it. You look gorgeous. :)

P.S. The word verification word is 'wings'! That hardly ever happens - it being a real word, I mean. Well, I was excited.

Mila said...

Beautiful and sweet!
<3

Ashleigh Rose said...

Head colds. Grr. Mibe always last weeks and I look so disgusting.

Your skirt is such a nice shape... just so jealous

Hippy Chic said...

what a lovely combination of all, the bow is such a great DIY project. well done.

Sal said...

Totally worth it - that skirt is divine. The whole outfit is - especially the bold bow. So glad you're on the mend, lady!

Anastasia said...

Wow Esme! I love that outfit! And that bow! You look very adorable and the flowers are gorgeous!

Saorise, the Irish nymph said...

just beautiful!

Miss Karen said...

Oh you look so beautiful here! I love the photos :)

♥ Thyen said...

the bow is adorable!

A dreamer said...

oh the bow is the highlight of your outfit. i love it.

Louise said...

I really like the shape of that skirt, and what an idea to wear that dress as a top! Well executed!

The Öbergs said...

Beautiful bow - any tips on how you tied it?

OH - and Cat of Impossible Colour - my word verification was bless. Something's in the air, don't you think?

Maybe 'hope' will happen soon....

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

never wore a dress as a top, must try.

enc said...

A sweet bow—in black! Unexpected.

yulanda said...

Your outfit is perfect. :)

gemmabear said...

ahh, you look so cute! as always :) and i love the bow.

thevintageyear said...

Absolutely jaw dropping. I love that the dress looks so dressed up as a dress, but so soft and casual as a blouse. Lovely!

esme and the lane way said...

Amelia: thanks very much! :)

niki: thanks!

Nita-Karoliina: thank you!

Ms Unreliable: thanks! I know, I love her stuff.

Annie: thanks! Oh, I'm just trying to hide my sick-puffy face!

loou: thanks very much :)

StrikeMatch: thanks! I know, but they're just nicer than always-smooth polyester... :)

Q's Daydream: hanks – I hope to be back proper soon... :)

left hand endeavor: thanks! I'll check it out...

Martha Joy: thank you! :)

The Clothes Horse: thanks very much :)

*indie_queen*: thanks!

Styleseeking Zurich: thank you :)

Mirthe: thank you!

Nadine: thanks very much :D

a cat of impossible colour: thanks! Yeah, I had a 'real' word recently, too... it made it so much easier! :)

Mila: thanks!

Ashleigh Rose: me too, I get a swollen face! Attractive! :) Thanks :)

Hippy Chic: thanks, (though it was an easy one, sew two bits of material together!) :)

Sal: thanks very much :)

Anastasia: thank you! Flowers are everywhere at the moment, it's really nice (smells really nice too!)

Saorise, the Irish nymph: thanks!

Miss Karen: thanks, but I have bouffy-face haha! Hiding it!

♥ Thyen: thank you!

A dreamer: thanks! I've been meaning to do it for moooooonths, eventually got to it :)

Louise: thanks! Small wardrobe fun, but I kinda like that :)

The Öbergs: thanks! It's quite a wide piece of cotton that I ironed really flat, so I just tie it normally and it holds it's shape. :) Real words are good :)

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com: newish for me too, it def helps my lack-of-blouse crise!

enc: yeah! Sorta spriny, sorta dark :)

yulanda: thanks very much :)

gemmabear: thank you :D

thevintageyear: thanks! I'm so chuffed with the dress, and now it's putting in overtime... yay!

esme and the lane way said...

Maggie May: thanks, it's just short growing out... I can't face hairspray and pin curls at the moment :)

Miss_Red said...

Beautiful as always, the colours look lovely on you. I think that dress looks great as a top and the bow is a very pretty touch...I may just have to pop into Lincraft and try that out myself!

Sam said...

You look so incredibly cute!

Tara Diane said...

I've been loving bows too too much lately, and that one is really great!

Martha Joy said...

well, the leaves are fake, so I can wear them forever! I'm thinking about adding an acorn or something...I don't know what!

PorcelainBlonde said...

Beautiful! I adore that dishy big bow and the pencil skirt suits you so well and is so shapely on you :)

The Paper Doll said...

Ooh, I love that big black bow - especially against the baby blue. Adorable as always!!

Rachael said...

Perfect outfit, I love enormous bows.

Saorise said...

oh this is stunning! That bow is adorable!

I also wanted to let you know that I deleted my previous blog (The Mystical Gardens Of Fragile Creatures. (i got tired of it!)), and began a new one today. I have not posted much yet, but will very soon.
Let me know what you think!

xoxo, Saorise

Brigadeiro said...

Too cute & gorgeous! Hope you're back to feeling 100% ;)

What's the weather like in Melbourne? I'm coming down this weekend, can't wait!

Lady Melbourne said...

Perfection as always! I love big bows, I think they make every outfit look 'finished.'
I'm sorry to hear you have been unwell, when I'm make I think we should have a tea party to catch up and chase away the winter!
LM
x

esme and the lane way said...

Miss_Red: thanks very much! It was really easy, but really fun, I do recomend it :)

Sam: thanks!

Tara Diane: Me too! Thanks very much! :)

Martha Joy: cool! And the acorn sounds great :)

PorcelainBlonde: thanks very much! :)

The Paper Doll: thank you!

Rachael: thanks!

Saorise: thanks! Oh, I'll miss your old blog, but will def check out the new one.

Brigadeiro: thanks! Oh, so sloooooowly :)

Lady Melbourne: thanks! Ooh, tea would be wonderful – great idea! :D

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