Wednesday, 6 June 2012

full skirts and three bows

two bows grey c two bows grey h two bows grey g two bows grey f two bows grey d two bows grey e two bows grey j two bows grey a two bows grey b
My outfit on Tuesday. We're having such cold dreary weather at the moment and it's so dark, almost all of the time. I think we are due some sunshine-y winter mornings! This is a bit more true to a typical Mlebourne winter day, warmth wise – the layers of silk, wool, wool blend (mmm, snuggly man-mades, ha!) and a fur collar was topped off with my vintage heavy wool coat – and I could have done with gloves, too! That reminds me, I must post this wool coat. I refer to it as blanket coat because it is like a soft warm blanket!

I'm still finding that I prefer shorter lengths with full skirts in colder weather. I think it just works so much better! This one is from asos, bought when I was getting frustrated with not being able to find vintage ones. So is the cardigan, and for similar reasons! The belt is from dotti, the peach jumper is op-shopped, the shoes are by Joanne Mercer and still among my all time favourites, the tights are dear gladys and the fur is vintage. Wow, these lists are going to be long for a while! I have a few full skirts that I plan to temporarily shorten for the colder weather... sewing hems is dull but I'll be happy when they're done! Typing in the title, I remembered that I have worn this skirt on the blog once before, in much warmer weather. I love having things that can be worn all year round, and I'd love to see how other people do this. I think I'll be posting about this too!

33 comments:

Girl living in Oslo said...

I love the blog layout you have here :)

have a great day from oslo

Tinacious Me said...

i love the decorations in your room! you look gorgeous!
Tinacious Me

Vintage Virgin said...

I'm always so jealous of your hair! Seems no matter how much I try I just can't get curls as gorgeous as yours .. :(

AngeliqueDama said...

Nice:)

Helen said...

Such a fun and cute outfit!

Mrs Amber Apple said...

You look lovely! I love full skirts! I like clothes that you can wear throughout the year too.

Sarah Dee said...

This is such a adorable outfit!

♥Sarah♥
etsy.com/shop/antiquepearlvintage

Natalyas Closet said...

You're so gorgeous and I love your retro style! http://www.natalyascloset.com/

Mitzi Cocoa said...

LAVENDER AND CORAL? AMAZING.

Esme, your hair always looks wonderful!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

such a pretty color palette! Love the peach with your hair.
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

Teresa said...

Adorable! I love the silver and black combo with the peach jumper.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

LOL. I was all "What? What? There are only two bows!" Then I discoevered the belt bow. Mystery solved.

Bloody hating this cold. Brrr... And how hard I it taking photos in the dark? I was outside yesterday at midday-ish and I swear it was only half-light.

Madalynne said...

Seriously... your outfit couldn't get any better!

Alli said...

I giggled when you said about the list of clothes being long. Just coming into winter in Melbourne, that list is about to get reeeeally long lol ;)
You look gorgeous! Can you please do a hair tutorial really soon....I'm dying to see how you always get it looking so cute :)

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

I love the full skirt! It's such a pretty color! Great outfit!

-Katie

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

gorgeous is an understatement for this! love how the peach jumper looks with you vibrant locks. and the cardi is very cute.

http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

ourdailydress said...

You are so good at putting together shades I would never think to pair. Looks great.

anniina said...

Are those pin curls you do? If they are, do you have a certain "setting pattern" for them or something? I feel that my pin curls are never as gorgeous, but I'd like to get better!

Gabrielle Delacour said...

Beautiful shots. It's so hard getting it right in this dark Melbourne gloom....do you mind me asking what camera you use? xx

Kristian said...

An adorable cold-weather look!

Zane said...

love the bows in your hair and the tights are cute too

lola said...

*BEAUTIFUL HAIR, AND I LIKE YOUR CARDIGAN, CUTE!*

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a terrifically sweet, fun, girly outfit! The colour palette here is stellar; at once warm and cool, classic and fresh, and all together beautiful.

♥ Jessica

Sarah said...

these are beautiful! i just discovered your blog and cannot wait to see more :) xo, new follower

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

Your cardigan is truly the sweetest! <3 I love this so much!

x
Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

Emily Baker said...

you are looking INSANE in these photos. wow. gorgeous.

i wish i could does this with my hair. just isn't gonna happen though. my hair is WAY too curly for it to be tame in any way

esme and the lane way said...

Girl living in Oslo: really, it's just standard, but thanks! :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop: haha yes a sneaky third! And I know, so gloomy, this light. All day. Boo.

Alli: haha I know, and finishing with huge coats! I'm going to film a hair tutorial tomorrow for an up do, but get asked about pin curls so might do something new with that, too :)

anniina: no pattern, joyously random. :) Maybe I should do a post on this...

Gabrielle Delacour: thanks! I know, it's been SO dark all the time this week. I use a canon eos 450D, but am desperate to upgrade...

Sarah: hello, and thank you! :D x

Emily Baker: curly hair is the BEST! :D I haz a jealous! x

AgentKay said...

I love full skirts! And you wear this style so well. Can I ask how you found the sizing especially the waist? Asos can be a either a hit or miss for me so not sure whether to go for a 10 or 12 - usually wear an AU10. Thanks so much and keep up the great work :)

esme and the lane way said...

AgentKay: I find asos skirts really quite big in the waist, so I will order a smaller size in future. Hope that helps! x

AgentKay said...

Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated :)

Anonymous said...

Holy Moley! You are so divine. Love the skirt!

Gold Stars For Tulip said...

The pink dress that is hanging behind you? I had one the EXACT same print, before I gave it to the Salvos a few years ago! I wonder if it is the same one?!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldstarsfortulip/7357852556

nessbow.com said...

I love your skirt! I'm not usually a big fan of grey, but the sheen and fullness of this piece are lovely.

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