Surprised By Tristan

14.10.10



Looking at these photos send shivers down my spine! Shortly after they were taken, there was a drastic drop in temperature, and this here get-up became anything but appropriate. (Note to self: Fall is here to stay, and a light jacket at the least, is mandatory).

I tend to do most of my shopping online, or in vintage and thrift shops. When I do venture out to the shopping centre, Tristan is not one of the shops I would really think to enter. More often than not, I'm trodding down the halls with a pretty clear idea of what I'm looking for and where I'm going to get it; while trying not get shoved and bumped. I was extremely pleased when I managed to walk back out one blouse richer. I love the sheer fabric, puffy sleeves and lace trimmings. Paired with nothing other than a cobalt blue maxi skirt.

Am I the only one loving the fact that hemlines are getting longer these days? It dawned on me today that my wardrobe is rather disproportionate. I have all these blouses and shirts, but not enough bottoms to pair them with. Do you find the same thing with your wardrobe? I'm definitely looking forward to stocking up on skirts of varying lengths and colours- maxi, mid-length, knee-length; and a few fun trousers just for kicks.

A huge thank you to every single one of you for stopping by, and taking the time to leave a comment. You've all been kind with your words and I very much appreciate it. I'm a tad behind with responding, but I'll be stopping by your blogs sooner than later.

Hope you're all well! Have a terrific weekend, and I'll see you soon!

Bisous,
Abi

70 Contributions:

Fifth Sparrow said...

Love the outfit, I agree, longer hemlines are so chic and gorgeous. And the exact same thing happened to me with Tristan too! I was bored and went in... then came out with a new lace vest that I never thought I'd find there! Great blog! xx

style-haus said...

love everything about this top...the lace detail, the sleeves, the sheerness. a great buy!

http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

The Suburb Experiment said...

Just recently I realized I didn't have a variety of bottoms either! I never mind an excuse to go shopping though. :) I like the blue of your skirt - beautiful! And the bag is great.

Jenn

Monique said...

Love this look your bag ties the solids together perfectly. Totally know what you mean about the whether change...this fall weather is tricky. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Bisous,
Monique

Jen said...

You look so great! Your top is lovely and I adore the sleeves!

simplychic said...

the color blue is slowly working it's way back into my wardrobe. it's such a pretty color.

Anthea said...

I find the exact same thing with my wardrobe! Mostly because I can't find the kind of bottoms I am looking for.

Love your blue skirt!

Anaivilo said...

I have a problem with shirts. I seem to have only one! Which is bad. Haha:)) I also have a problem with my pants. I hate them all, dunno what's wrong with me. I love this look of yours, very inspirational :D

Natasha said...

Cute outfit! Love the colour of your skirt xxx

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Agitarsi said...

Great outfit!

http://agitarsimonroe.blogspot.com/

Abi said...

@Fifth Sparrow: Thanks! I know. Tristan is sort of like that hidden cove full of surprises! Of course, only when you go in not expecting to find anything

@The Suburban Experiment: Any excuse to go shopping right? ;)

@simplychic: Mine too! I'm particularly loving cobalt

@Anaivilo: Well, perhaps you know how to work that one shirt in a variety of ways? Or maybe we're all looking for an excuse to shop ;)

Shanna Maren said...

You're such an inspiration: I love your outfit, again and that blouse is beautiful!

www.m-4-l.blogspot.com

Jasmine Lee said...

I love this look! :)

xoxo, jaz
fashionstatement101.blogspot.com

...Iww... said...

This blouse is beautiful the sleeves are stunning^^

Kisses

Jasmin said...

Hy Abi :)

The clothes you see in the pictures are mostly from Switzerland. Here is a link where you can see they are from:
http://www.20min.ch/friday/fashion/story/She-s-A-Lady-28599273

Sadly its all in german :(

Courtney Erin said...

I love the color combo of that brilliant blue skirt and the soft cream shirt!

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

HippThingz said...

Nice outfit! It look gorgeous on you (:

Lots of Love xx.

Isquisofrenia said...

oh the sleeves are beautiful, that skirt is so femenine on you too!

Ria said...

Love the blue of that skirt and you totally shop like I do. I can't stand malls and stuff. When I go it's with a specific purpose/thing in mind.

Trishna said...

I personally love longer hemlines , just gives you more of a freedom to personalize it. If something is long I can bubble hem it using pins, chop it off, fringe it whatever but if something is short to the point of skimming my rear end, what do I do????

Funny to see I am not the only one who goes to the malls with a clear agenda and specific stores in mind. I can not stand the long wait for the fitting rooms and the rush of people. Especially now that christmas is coming up.

Loved the blouse Abi. Are you going to attend any of the shows in LG fashion week?

Lindsay LeBoyer said...

love your blouse! thanks for the comment!

http://thestyle-child.blogspot.com

dennicapearl said...

im so in love with that skirt. the solid blue is so striking.


<3 dennica pearl
- through the eyes of a pearl
- vintage shop

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love the skirt and new top. Great find.

I have the opposite problem to you - too many bottoms and not enough tops. I'm weird like that.

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

While this does make me cold just looking at it, you also blow me away each time. Great outfits with simple pieces, just like I like! And the sleeves on this top are just amazing!

Roadrunner said...

I love that white shirt!!

Britty said...

great skirt i love it! that blouse is sooo pretty man!

helena said...

It's a really nice outfit!
I always edit my photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Audrey Allure said...

Love the pretty blouse!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, your hair is so natural and healthy looking. I appreciate that so. That brush of blue looks so good against your dark skin. The blouse is also very pretty. Have a sweet weekend;-)

Debora said...

Hi dear,
thank you for your comment in my TokyoBlondes :)

Nice outfit, I love this skirt, it's really particular.
well done

kiss
www.tokyoblondes.blogspot.com

Ro said...

oh honey! your blouse is so naïve, i love it!
XOXO

Heels lover said...

Thank you so much for stopping by to check my blog.I like your style, you look really good, chic and comfortable!

http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

agatheloff said...

beautiful blouse!

kesi said...

what a wonderful shade of blue!

-j said...

hey:) thanks for your lovely comment!! :)
yes, i love the chips woith salsa too haha :D
kissss

and flowers pick themselves said...

love the detailing on the blouse. gorg!

xo Alison

Fashion Fabrice said...

Wow that blue looks beautiful on you! I wish i had darker skin. So many colours look awful on me.. I could never wear that blue unless I would've spend a million hours in a tanning studio haha:)

Great blog! You have great style!
Im gonna follow you:)

love

FF

nookie said...

it's gorgeous dear!
the detailes are amazing

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this!!! I love the color of the skirt!! :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

I think long skirts are tricky to pull off, but you look beautiful and statuesque here.

---
Jessica
Style Obsession

lady sélénite said...

this bouse is beautifully romantic !
http://selenite.weebly.com/

Kata said...

Thank you for your comment to my Silver Branches post. You have such a nice style :)
Really inspiring.

Kata

sheshotta said...

aww cute blouse! the maxi skirt looks good on you, you have the perfect figure for it :)

btw i think you would look good with deep red lipstick or even bright red!

xoxo

My Own Strange Little World said...

That blouse is sooo pretty!! And you look so great in that cobalt blue!! Good match! Thanks for your comment, you're so nice!!

http://myownstrangelittle-world.blogspot.com

Heis said...

wow, the colour of your skirt is fantastic, lovely outfit!

johanna said...

I love your shirt SO MUCH

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

I really like the sleeves on that blouse. Very puffy yet understated. The blouse is simple yet eye catching. That has to be the very best kind.

I have the same problem with bottoms. Or rather, when I think I have enough decent blouses and sweaters I realize I'm missing decent trousers and skirts. And, oddly, it tends to work the other way too. It depends on the season for sure!

Marinka said...

Lovely look I like your bag a lot

Breanne said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! So sorry for the late reply!! I hope you continue to view it and enjoy it :)

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TOPCOAT said...

another great look by abi! i love the skirt esp xxxx

Erica said...

You look so pretty. I love your necklace, your shirt, your hair, everything:)

Jessica Mura said...

really ethereal ! You have a beautiful face, I like this post :) I hope to see you in my blog and if you like it we can follow each other :D
http://onthemarry-go-round.blogspot.com/

Monique said...

P.S. I have awarded you the Stylish blogger award!
Cheers.

xxjetjj said...

ahhw thank you for your compliments!
very very nice outfit!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Such a gorgeous outfit! Love your blouse so much. :)SarahD

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I definitely find that I have way more tops than skirts/trousers to wear them with. However, one of my all time favourite skirts did come from Tristan, years ago now. It just never ages!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Gorgeous outfit- that top is totally worth the hectic shopping experience!

syd vicious said...

That is a beautiful top!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I gotta be honest, dropping hemlines do nothing for me. I'm short, so the longer the hemlines, the shorter I look. I do love the blue of your skirt and the victorian romantic feeling of your blouse!

xoxo, Ashley

Ashley McConnell said...

you are so gorgeous in these photos! great skirt

daretounravel.blogspot.com

Fernanda Lucila said...

I've found that I do not have enough tops for the amount of jeans and skirts I have. I always go to the shops with the mentality of buying nothing but tops, but then I leave with three dresses and two skirts... oops.
And speaking of skirts, yours is beautiful! I love the rich blue color. So, so pretty (:

1060xo, Fernanda Lucila

Fatiha Faulzi said...

I'm glad you got the top without the online shops! And i love the skirt too.

Xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

betsie said...

the colour of this skirt is so striking, it feels refreshing to see some bold colouring as opposed to the tans/ camels of this season (even if i am in love with them) .
fabulous post abi .

betsie

Abi said...

@Jasmin: Thanks! The pieces are gorgeous! The pictures do a lot of talking, although it'd be nice to understand the text as well

@Trishna: Hahah! I know right! Definitely more versatility. LG fashion week is not in my blooks this season. There a few shows I'm interested in, but the conflict with classes. Pooey! There's always next season ;) Are you going to any shows?

@Fashion Fabrice: Thank you! Although, you're beautiful as you are!
Thanks for following. I'll be sure to stop by you again soon!

@sheshotta: Thanks for the recommendations. I'll give those 2 shades a try ;)

@Tastes Eclectic Fashion: I agree! I think I fall short in the fall/winter attire department

@Jessica Mura: I'll be sure to stop by for sure!

@Monique: Thanks for the award! :)

@Emily: Seems like Tristan has delivered for 3 of us now! If your shirt never ages, I hope this one never will too!

@Ashley [Free Honey]: Yeah, I think you either like it or you don't! Although I did read somewhere that maxi's are supposed to give every shape and height an elongated silhouette. Perhaps they were fibbing?

@Fernanda: Hahah! The opposite happens with me. End up leaving with tops and dresses instead of bottoms. Trying to change that!

Josie said...

I love your shirt! So pretty and chic.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Nicola said...

Love this outfit, the skirt and blouse combination lovely! And yes, I'm the same, too many shirts/blouses/tops. x

www.golden-indigo.blogspot.com

Princess Feef said...

gorgeous as always <3
something about the royal blue color ,, that always makes me go wow <3 love it ,,

ShoesForDessert said...

I love that blouse and bold, blue skirt! You are stunning - great facial features!!

Abi said...

Thanks! :)

NinaSafada said...

very very inspiring! :)) you look beautiful abi! as always... :))

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