Drapes All Around

26.7.10

There is nothing quite like shopping in a well organized and de-congested vintage shop. One doesn't have to dig through pile upon pile of rubble just to find that one hidden gem...if you're lucky. Such was the case with this blouse. I found it right at the entrance of the shop just staring at me, and I knew I had to have it. It has the most beautiful bead work all over, and the ruffled sheer sleeves helped seal the deal. I paired it with a denim skirt from Mango. Now, I'm usually not too keen on jean skirts, but this is a little bit more than just a  skirt. This skirt gets me. It's a fun little wraparound with a braided belt along the waistline, and drapes down the front. All disinterest for denim skirts out the door....



Yesterday was the season 4 premiere of Mad Men. As if I hadn't waited long enough for the premier, I was too busy having a sushi eat off/ coldplay sing off/ lady gaga dance off to watch it during the regular time slot. I ended up staying awake till the early hours of the morning so I could catch the re-runs. At the risk of ruining it for those who are yet to see it, I'll refrain from saying all I want to. But I would have you know that secretary-turned-copy-writer Peggy is looking better than ever. She has a new haircut and is looking ever so lovely in her new clothes. The decor is also amazing with pops of vibrant colour everywhere. Love it!


So...was anyone else as excited about the show as I was? What did you think of the episode?

Hope you had all had a pleasant weekend. Thank you for your sweet comments, and a very warm welcome to my new followers :). I'm slowly making my rounds through all your blogs. Bear with me.

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Have  a lovely week ahead!


Bisous,
Abs

96 Contributions:

Becca said...

So, I've been over denim skirts for a while now, I just feel as if I'm too old for them, but I love this one. It's such an interesting twist!

itahl said...

Wow.. the top was really meant for you.. It looks good paired with your skirt.. :) love it.. thanks for dropping by at my page..

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Valerie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I adoooore your outfit! <3 You are beautiful!

I fell in love with your blog, I am officially a follower! <3

Jenni said...

I love the top and the skirt--I'm not usually a denim skirt fan either, but that's because most denim skirts don't look like this one!

In preparation for the season premiere last night, I watched every episode in all three seasons on DVD... Let's just say I'm a big fan. :D I keep wanting to call out, "John! Marsha!"

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Now aren't you pretty! I do love wearing a charming denim skirt. Must agree with the ladies above - I adore your shoes; the colour is so unsually chic, too. Have a lovelx day;-)

minnja said...

Beautiful outfit, very pretty:))

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Estefania Lovelifefashion said...

I loooooooooooooove the outfit. it suits you!!! The denim skirt is lovely and you look good in it. I just discovered your blog (thanks for visiting mine), so I'm going to take a look at all your entries :)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That skirt is so cute and I love your the detailing on your top.

Fashion Queen said...

I love your top! It is amazing. You are beautiful.

Kari said...

I love the outfit, and the photos look amazing! :)

Lo Alario said...

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Rebecca said...
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Rebecca said...

I have to say, this is one of my favourite blogs so far... and I think I follow waaaaaay too many!
That beaded blouse does look great and I know what you mean, I bought this denim skirt last week but its so tight on me I have no clue where I would ever wear it!! Oh sometimes I forget to turn my brain on when I shop :)

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Lili said...

I loved your style.
This is an amazing outfit with this colors it's perfect!
kisses
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Jen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that skirt on you! It's like it was made for ya!!

Happy Tuesday Dearie! xo

sU said...

Love the outfit, the skirt looks beautiful.

kiss, sU

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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice dressing!

Anthea said...

Oh Wow! You're right, that blouse is beautiful!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

{ I V Y } said...

pretty shoes!

Closet Fashionista said...

Pretty! I love the skirt and shoes
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RG said...

Beautiful top :)

Chris @ tinytines.com said...

Ahh I'm in love with the way those shoes look on you. And fabulous top indeed. I should shop vintage more often. I need to talk myself into just going in to LOOK.

jemina said...

What an amazing outfit and I LOVE your confidence, you are fabulous!!! and thank you so much for your wonderful comment, your sweet comment makes me so happy!!!! Wishing you the loveliest day!!! xoxo

and flowers pick themselves said...

that 2nd to last photo is beyond lovely. i adore that pose!

xo Alison

SaraG83 said...

I like this style, simple and really cool ... and I love your shoes!

tywo said...

oh wow, I love your outfit.
Idowu is now in Peoria! I can't wait for us to come visit you and mo in Toronto. :)




LOVE!

Emmy said...

Lovely outfit!!! You know I keep hearing about his show. Now I'm gonna have to check my local blockbuster.

Sarah said...

you look so adorable! i LOVE this outfit- the blouse is perfect especially with that skirt. overall, amazing xxx

Martha said...

Lovely! I really like that blouse, definitely a vintage gem! It's gorgeous. I'm not overly keen on denim skirts but if I was to buy one it would look something like this! It's a nice twist on the classic design.
<3

Fear is a Dirty Word said...

Wow, I love the one of you sitting by the ramp! It looks like something straight out of Vanity Fair or Vogue!
xoxo
-Sam
http://fearisadirtyword.blogspot.com

julia louise said...

Lovely photos, and cute skirt :-)
Kisses.
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StuddedLilly said...

what a fresh way to wear denim! its gorgeous! i love the design takes away the stiffness of denim and make it look so soft and feminine!
xx

Courtney Erin said...

Love the skirt!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Oana R said...

Vintage shops are fascinating.You never know what treasures they hide.It's delicate.I like the shoes.I think they work nice with the skirt.

Shanah said...

I've been looking for shoes like yours for ages and still haven't found any! Where'd you get those?

& thanks a lot for your comment by the way :) I hope you'll get to see Portugal too one day :p

xx

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Diana said...

you look beautiful as always girl :) i really like this denim skirt great find!

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SAMM said...

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Val said...

love the skirt and shoes xx

Morning Cloak said...

I love a well curated vintage shop! I like how you can see the cool beading detail in the last pic :)

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Dolls Factory said...

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But I don't like fans of blogs I want to exchange style&fashion tips.

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

That blouse is so lovely! What a perfect find! It goes very well with that gorgeous draped skirt! I love this whole outfit. :)

Kendra said...

LOVE that blouse.

.Alyspank said...

Thank you so, so much for your comment Abi. It really means a lot to me :)

The detailing on your blouse is absolutely to die for! Gives a little extra flare to your already stunning outfit!

-Weezy from http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

style-haus said...

now that blouse is such an incredible find! so pretty! i totally hear you about vintage stores...i LOVE vintage shopping but don't have as much patience as i used to so it's a much more pleasurable experience when a place is somewhat organized.

Zabrinah said...

Love your outfit! So creative and unique!!!

You look amazing!

And you're right, there's nothing like shopping in a de-cluttered vintage shop!!!

:)

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

You look splendid. I love that skirt. It's so pretty, really unique too.

I have yet to watch Mad Men. I want to, but I keep putting it off.

Wynne Prasetyo said...

you look so sweet. I love each of the clothings :)

Emily said...

Lovely shoes! And yes, I'm happy about Mad Men, but in my case, Season 3, which just finished downloading! So don't say annnnnnything about what happens in Season 4!!! ; )

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www.majormusthaves.com said...

Love your skirt. Nice blog.:)

My Republic of Fashion said...

This is a great outfit. Love that skirt.:)SarahD

Lottie said...

stunning!

duckalicious said...

great skirt (and top, too)! I think I'll start following your blog =)

Diogo Sc said...

OMGGGG AMAZING LOOK!

i will follow you. follow me also :))

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Shop T.O. Live said...

Wow. Gorgeous outfit! You look so pretty. My favorite part of the look is definitely the skirt. What a great find. (And actually the shoes are pretty awesome too!)

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Dyche Designs said...

What a great find, you're rocking that combo.

My husband is a huge Mad Men fan but we haven't had the chance to watch it yet . . . hopefully tonight.

sallyannie☆ said...

The embellishment on your top is so pretty :)

Audrey Allure said...

Loved Mad Men too :)

And cute skirt!

Merlyn Macella said...

love your skirt and you look stunning

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Fashion is a Playground said...

You're lovely! :)

Gets said...

Your outfit's really pretty! :D I love how the skirt drapes so prettily, and the detail on your top's super amazing! The heels match so well too. (: Love your outfit, you look stunning <3

Love,
Gets

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t said...

Cute skirt!

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Meg said...

you look lovely :)
xoxo

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Constance said...

Beautiful skirt!x

Spence. said...

Cool outfit & photos :) That skirt is adorable and it suits you so well!

I get pretty frustrated when thrifting through endless pyramids of clothes in vintage stores, I usually grab the first thing I find and call it fate, tehe.

www.simplyspence.blogspot.com
x

Sonia said...

I love your outfit - agreed I'm not normally a denim skirt fan, but yours is really lovely!

Jolie said...

That skirt was made for you! The design of it is unique and fits you well! Great blog!

Katie said...

What a great outfit!

Isquisofrenia said...

yes i agree sometimes its just there waiting fo you to take it home
and this top is so gorgeous on you
and i really like how you paired it with the blue skirt
very vivid colors too!

MarchMusings said...

Can't tell it's denim -it drapes so softly.

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i want those brown wedges :)

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

You look SO chic. I love the idea of a draped denim skirt - not something you see a lot! But you definitely should! It's so CHIC AND FUN. Yeahh!

And I've never seen an episode of Mad Men :/ Oh golly, now I feel so uncultured..

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michelle_ said...

i like the draped denim skirt very much !! im seeing alot of chiffon and floral ones. but rarely denim versions :)

xx
glisters and blisters

Cristina @FujiFiles said...

I agree best denim skirt I've seen in a while! Love those shoes too.

xx Cristina

menina raposa said...

love love your shoes and blouse! you look stunning in this outfit!
gorgeous!

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

the beading is gorgeous! and i love how you complemented the outfit with the denim skirt...

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Serena said...

I love this outfit!!!
You are always amazing!!

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notjustmedical said...

I love the shape of that skirt, it looks great on you and with those heeled brogues!

I watched the premiere of Mad Men as well, it's one of my favourite TV shows! Peggy is definitely a lot more confident than the last few seasons.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Heather Yarnell said...

Man, that 5th photo is amazing! Gorgeous top. :)

Lady Vanished said...

Thanks for your comment! wow you looks gorgeus!*__*
I follow you now:)
xoxo

Christina said...

i looove your outfit! your chirt is so cute, i love the beading!

Laura said...

I really love the outfit. All fits with the other clothes so perfectly!

I haven't seen Mad Men ever, but people says it's a good show..

xxx
- Laura

Tinja said...

Your top is pretty and I like the skirt, because it's a denim skirt with a twist, and it looks great!

Simone said...

the photo where you are sitting down is really beautiful!

Caroline said...

Pretty pretty top! The sleeves are really lovely! Thanks for your kind comment!
xxxxxxxxxxxx

costra y ampolla said...

Love the color pallet of the outfit!!!

La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society said...

That blouse is exquisite!! as is the skirt. This is my ideal look for summer/fall.

xoxo
www.TheFashSociety.com

Ebony said...
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Ebony said...

Your shoes are super cute. I keep saying I'm so over the Oxford look, but then I see something a little funky like yours and I'm back on the bandwagon.

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Abi said...

Thank you for your lovely comments everyone :)

@Valerie, Lo Alario, duckalicious, Diogo Sc & Lady Vanished: Thanks so much for following. Means a lot :)

@Jenni: ahaha! That is true dedication. I was a little baffled by the John, Marsha dialogue. But it all made sense after some time on Google

@Rebecca: Thanks :). You could create a little diversion by wearing it with a very loose top! I often end up with pieces I can never even wear.

@Chris: I find the most beautiful and unique pieces at vintage boutiques. You might be pleasantly surprised

@Emmy & Ruta: I do recommend it...highly ;)

@Shanah: I hope I get to see Portugal too! I got these from a boutique in Paris. I forget the name, by I believe it was in the Latin Quarter :S. I'll let you know if I spot something similar online somewhere

@Alyspank: You're very welcome hun. Anytime!

@Emily: I'm remaining tight-lipped ;)

@Spence: I know! It can become a little tiresome. I love that you call it fate. Might have to go with that attitude too actually

Lorraine F. said...

What a skiiiiiirt! Amazing!

simona said...

very nice outfit <3
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Abi said...

Thanks girlies!
@simona: I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon. Thanks :)

Car`s Closet said...

Hey! Love your Outfits and the Photos!!!
You look great! ;-)

Car

TiMod'Elle said...

love the denim skirt

Art.in.the.eyes.of.a.monster said...

i adore your blog! great photos and i like how you had a lady gaga dance off haahaa love GaGa!

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