Spinning Around

31.8.10

When I saw this photo on the Sartorialist, I immediately knew it would serve as inspiration for one of my outfits. Below, is said outfit.  I received this bespoke maxi skirt as a gift from my dad a couple of weeks ago. I love the full skirt, print and colours; such a nice change from my plainer maxis. It makes a nice swooshing sound with every step I take, and all I wanted to do was twirl around just to hear it swish swish. There's something to be said for maxi skirts and dresses, that makes me want to stand taller and walk with a straighter back. Do you find that?




I spent the most part of last night watching the US Open. Roger Federer played against Brian Dabul, and the highlight of the game was by far the between-the-legs, cross-court win by Federer. This man plays with such skill and ease, making the game of tennis look effortless especially when compared to his opponent (sorry Dabul). I love the way he moves with such grace and fluidity across the court. Whatever it is I end up doing in the future, I hope I am to that field, what Federer is to tennis. 

Anna Wintour was in the stands, with her sunnies of course. I am so amazed by her hair, and how it is ever so consistent, with not one single strand out of place. Now that's true dedication, and I aim for that too ;) 

Are any of you following the games? Your thoughts?


Hope you are all having a fab week so far.


Bisous, 
Abs

86 Contributions:

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great outfit! Love that skirt. :)SarahD

Trishna said...

I love your maxi dress, Abi. Especially how you layered the top over it. :)

Love

DebbieJ said...

Maxi dresses do something to your self esteem, as you said; you stand more straight and walk more feminine.. It's crazy! Maybe because it's such a victorian feeling :)

I love the pattern and the combination with the fringe top.

Thanks for your comment babe

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Chiara TheMinette said...

Hi dear and thank you very much for your sweet comment! You're really nice, love love love your ripped top!
xoxo

Jason laucht said...

wow! owesome maxi! love it! u look great
xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

wow! What a great pattern!! :D
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Edith said...

Cute, I adore it

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pancakeSTACKER said...

This is a delightful skirt! The print and colors are perfect. On another note, tennis is my absolute favorite sport to watch! I was able to catch some of the LA Men's Tennis Open because it played on our campus courts! I scored a peek of Andre Agassi! I'm only bummed that I won't be able to catch the US Open live. I'm flying to NY once it's over! I guess there's always next year!

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keeping_it_fierce said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful and interesting! Great locations and gorgeous outfits! :)

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Jennifer and Sherry said...

what a lovely outfit! the Satorialist is always such a great inspiration!

love,
Jennifer & Sherry

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Wow, I love how you styled this. You look amazing. That skirt is an amazing cut - fitted but flowy too.

Robbie said...

That photo on the Sartorialist is an excellent source of inspiration. Your skirt is gorgeous, I love wearing such long, floaty skirts, for me it's the feeling of summer!

I would love you to stop by my blog.

Robbie xox

http://www.theothersideofthepondmydear.blogspot.com

Amykay said...

Beautiful Dress!!!

and flowers pick themselves said...

stunning!

xo Alison

tywo said...

I love how you wore it. I have so many skirts that mom gave me. It always seems too hot to wear them.
Thank you for that wonderful comment.
I adore you.




LOVE!

Sharon said...

That skirt is adorable!!!!!!

Ster n said...

Great outfit, I love it!

xoxo,
Ster.
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Briana said...

love the colors in your skirt!

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MT Days & Nights said...

That skirt is stunning on you! and how cool that you got to see THE Anna Wintour in person!

Abi said...

@pancakeSTACKER: Lucky you have spotted Andre Agassi!

@MT Days:Oh no, no. I wish! It was all on the tele I'm afraid

v a m p i r e said...

wow the skirt is simply AMAZING, the details and the print , if its me i will spin non stop in it lol

L'Amour et la Paix said...

That skirt is so so pretty. Great outfit! xo

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Jen said...

Hello there! Thanks for visiting my personal blog, Sprinkled Dreams! You are absolutely lovely, and I adore this outfit you're wearing!

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Becca said...

Oh man, I have to say I really like your outfit better than the inspiration. It's so incredibly dramatic in the best possible way.

Monica said...

The skirt is stunning Abi! Very elegant and love the colours.. not too bright but not dull.

thanks for the comment! Carnival was amazing :) you can go next year hopefully! i'll have pictures up in my next post :)

Monica xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful!! I love the skirt.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Princess Feef said...

very pretty ,, and fashionable =)

style-haus said...

sooo sweet that your dad gifted this. love the fit of this skirt. the print and the colors are pretty spectacular too!

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Fashion Tidbits said...

yeah me too.i end up standing up straighter because i don't want the hem of my dress scraping on the floor ;)

SAVING BETTY said...

lovee the print on that dress; the colour is so vivid!

FashionJazz said...

You look amazing!! Love your skirt! xxx

charlotteauzou said...

I've never worn a maxi skirt. I'm afraid it will make me look smaller but you convinced me with your "swish swish" !

Ahmed said...

You have done a marvelous job! I am really inspired with your work.

Serena said...

lovely skirt, I love too that picture of the sartorialist! It's always a good inspiration!

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Liliana said...

I loved this outfit with great colors...
kisses

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THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

wow! amazing maxi! love it! u look great
your post is always interesting...you have style
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julia louise said...

Great photos :-) Like the outfit.

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naomi said...

i love your outfit. so cute! <3

Isquisofrenia said...

that skirt is just amazing on you ,love the cut and the top is incredible fits you like a glove!

Diana said...

ok. i think this skirt was MADE for you! you look so stunning!! and i think i like it even better than the girl in your inspiration picture - gorgeous !!

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Gets said...

You look beautiful and gorgeous as always!! Loving the skirt so, so much, and the top is super unique! :D My favourite photos are the first and third, they look straight out of a magazine I swear. <3

Love,
Gets

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Fashion Queen said...

You look great, as usual. Love your style

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I don't understand tennis at all, but I lovvve the proportions of your outfit. The intense colour with the black, the drapey bits of the top, it's great. If you're interested, head over to my latest post, I tagged you in a blog award-type-thing. (More of a share-yourself thing, but anyway) ; )

Denise said...

like your blog!
x
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Nicola said...

That skirt is gorgeous! Love the colours, looks great:)

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antonia said...

OMG!!!AMAZING SKIRT!!!!
U LOOK WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE IT!

Abi said...

Awww thanks guys...and ladies :)

@Robbie & Jen: thanks for stopping by. I'll most definitely be stopping by your blog soon

@Monica: I would love to see some photos and live vicariously through you!

@Fashion Tidbit: lol! I agree with you.

@charlotteauzou: I read somewhere that maxi skirts are for all shapes and sizes. As long as you find the right style, it makes you look taller. Do give it a go ;)

@THESTREETFASHION5XPRO: Thanks kindly for following :) I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon!

@Gets: Although I doubt these would make the cut for a mag, I'm extremely flattered! Thanks :)

@Emily: Oh, I'll most definitely stop by. Thank you! :)

bravegrrl said...

you skirt is unbelievable! and you paired it with the perfect top! love this outfit!!!

xo

annamargrete said...

Wow.. creative and bold ;)

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Anthea said...

Lovely outfit! Great skirt and top. I was actually thinking about that picture today and thought maybe a fuller maxi dress would work for me.

Caroline said...

First photo is lovely, the skirt looks great for swishing around in :o
xxxxxx

Meg said...

That's such a great gift from your dad! It looks amazing on you! :)
& I totally agree about the maxi skirt/dress thing, they make me stand taller too! I love wearing them!

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...Iww... said...

I wasn't so convinced to this maxi skirts but when I saw your outfit I just wanted to buy one :D

jade♥ said...

great outfit!
& beautiful pictures
x

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Ashley said...

love ur blog!! following you!! follow me back!

ASH! Xoxo

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Amandita said...

Gosh u are just so chick, I love your style so much =)

fashionfamous said...

Funny outfit!!!

xoxox
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Ddays Of Our Lives said...

Your top is perfect, love the way you paired it with this maxi dress.

TOPCOAT said...

Omg Abi, this is gorgeous! I love the way your styled this! xx

sallyannie☆ said...

You look so statuesque! How amazing.

Vicki said...

Love this skirt!!! fab print! you look gorgeous! :) x

MarchMusings said...

Great inspiration and great outfit. You look regal!

Britty said...

you look wonderful i really like that skirt! the print is awesome and i didnt watch the tennis match but yeah anna wintour does look out standing

BenchesandChandeliers said...

what a BEAUTIFUL skirt! love how it's so billowy as well...

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simplychic said...

wow!!! good job dad! that skirt is beautiful, and the top is pretty cool too :)

Fashionably Black said...

Simply beautiful. You have SUCH an eye for style!

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JadeRose said...

That skirt is absolutely divine. Love love love this post :)

jamie-lee said...

thank maxi skirt is divine on you!

No I haven't been following them - I don't have the sports channels :(

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Kendr▲ said...

Wow your blog is so cool, very inspirational :)
I'll defiantly be coming back!
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ViCreative said...

great outfit!!!

Vicky
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catti said...

Yeah, they are super cute : ) actually, those two bags.. They are the same! : D

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

That maxi dress really is fun. You wear it very well.

By Ellie Rose said...

I know what you mean about standing taller and straighter... just feels more ladylike. Love your nail poish with the gorgeous skirt.

Ellie Rose xxx

Coralie said...

Wow that skirt suits you perfectly ! I can't wear long skirts, I look ridiculous, I'm jealous !

Thanks for your comment on my previous post :)

xxx

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kaitlyn said...

i must say i like your interpretation better than the inspiration. you are so lovely! xx
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kaitlyn
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Zarna said...

i saw that photo on the sartorialist and LOVED it as well, you look amazing!!

stayfabulous,
zarna
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devilishlypleasurable said...

you look so stunning in maxis!

Anything but Bland said...

very beautiful! Love the print on the skirt! :) thanks so much for your sweet comment! :)

love, polly

Grace said...

AMAZING skirt.

Love Grace.

Elena Vasilieva said...

i love that maxi skirt and the print is absolutely gorge

vasilieva
http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/

xx

brunatreme said...

looove the shirt <33
Nice pictures.

xoxo,Bruna

Sweet Confessions said...

I was watching it too!!! lol nice blog..




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michelle_ said...

gahhhhh ! this outfit is drool worthy !
i love the maxi skirt !

many thanks for the comments as always ..
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Abi said...

@Anthea: you should do it! I would love to see some photos ;)

@Ashley: thanks for following :) I'll be sure to stop by you soon

@Jamie-lee: oh pooey! Online perhaps?

@Kendra: I'll most definitely stop by. See you at your blog soon ;)

Ms K said...

love the top! and lovely skirt to pair it with

do follow my blog if you like=)

xoxo
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Abi said...

Oh, thanks Ms. K! :)

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