Tweedlee Dee

4.10.10

When I think of tweed, I think of menswear in the countryside. The image of someone horse riding in their tweed trousers, vest and hat often comes to mind. Coco Chanel's design of tweed suits and collarless jackets in the 1950s and 60s took the fabric from countryside menswear to classic women's apparel in towns and cities. After seeing the J. Crew Fall 2010 ready to wear collection a while back, I gained a new found appreciation for tweed, and I've kept my eyes peeled for different pieces since then.

I was quite pleased when I found these shorts in a thrift shop a few weeks ago. Paired with a vintage blouse. I love silk fabric and the narrow pleats running down the front. And I never truly saw what was wrong with mixing black and brown, which is why I've paired the shorts with black cut-out leggings and pumps.

Past 32 hours in summation: Toronto was terribly cold and crowded for nuit blanche, my brain is saturated with interior design ideas for my new flat, and my heart goes out to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. How was your weekend?!

Happy Monday!

Bisous,
Abs

89 Contributions:

Monique said...

I love Mad Men. I'm holding off to rent the whole season on DVD. Those tweed shorts are amazing what a great find. They are so flattering. Also love your necklaces.

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I love the color palette of this outfit! And those shorts are a fantastic thrift find!

Jodi said...

The color of that top looks amazing on you!!

20 York Street said...

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fashion junkie said...

Love your hair, love the jewelry, love those shoes!! love the whole outfit! Need I say more!? you are so gorgeous. Love your blog. :)


xoxo,
MelRod

ari said...

your vintage blouse is beautiful! the color is gorg.

simplychic said...

somehow you made brown and tweed very interesting. i really love this look.

amorim gabriela said...

Congratulations on your new apartment! Tweed? I love your shorts!

Amo ♥

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Amo %♥

Jason laucht said...

u look stunning!u even have halo on ur head on the last pic :D

Natasha said...

Great shirt and shoes!!! Stunning as always xxx

www.fashiondevotion.com

La Petite Anglaise said...

Beautiful, classic look. I love the combination of simple separates, luxe fabrics and rich, autumnal hues, timeless yet very now. Coco would be proud. X

ella-lapetiteanglaise.blogspot.com

Marta said...

such fabulous and simple look. great job! :3

Serena P. said...

Love your shorts darling, i want it!
S.

Shanna Maren said...

Great blouse!!!

www.m-4-l.blogspot.com

Castor Pollux said...

WOW, you look tres chic! Love the outfit so much! :D

Castor Pollux

Agitarsi said...

Amazing outfit!

http://agitarsimonroe.blogspot.com/

Abi said...

Merci!

@Monique: Good thing I didn't ruin anything for you!

@fashion junkie: hahaha. That's a lot of love, and I love you for it!

@amorim: thank you! I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon!

@Jason: haha! I didn't think of it that way but now that you mention it....

@La Petite Anglaise: you think so?!

♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

the tweed shorts are a great find.
Nice look Abi!

C.W. said...

Great look-- I love the shorts and the color combo!

thanks for stopping by

KIO
www.originalprototype.com

keeping_it_fierce said...

LOVE IT! Possibly my favourite look from you :) Very anydrogynous but still feminine <3

http://keeping-it-fierce.blogspot.com/

TOPCOAT said...

Beautiful as always, great top!! xx


http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

Fashion Queen said...

Gorgeous outfit. I really love it.

Ashleigh said...

I love your pairing of brown/black - so chic!

Jasmin said...

thanks so much for your kind comment :)
i loove the light in the last picture and the brown shirt, seems perfect for autumn!

Debora said...

hello dear, thank you for comment !

omg I love this outfit, this blouse is wonderful !
kiss
www.tokyoblondes.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

I love shorts and tights and you pull it off so well!

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

Miss*Kimmy said...

Love those shoes and the necklace!

Youri said...

i love your outfit and the pictures are gorgeous!

Elena Vasilieva said...

loving your shorts and the whole look is totally gorge

vasilieva
http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
x

Jen said...

You really pull off the black/brown look. Also love that necklace :)

Ginta said...

J. Crew's fall collection also made me want to find some tweed shorts or anything tweed. No luck this far! :(
I've never understood too why you can't wear brown & black or navy & black together. It looks so good together!
Last but no least :) love your blouse! :)

Nicola said...

Love your blouse, and the shorts look great!x

www.golden-indigo.blogspot.com

My Own Strange Little World said...

You always make anything you wear to look the perfect item!! how do you do that?? Great mix!

http://myownstrangelittle-world.blogspot.com

CAITLIN said...

i am a tweed fiend! and i love the mix of soft silk and heavy wool... lovely!

BlueVanilla said...

That blouse is awesome! Great styling with the tights!
xx
http://hotpinkday.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous outfit! I especially love your blouse. I think this is the perfect fall look! :)

...Iww... said...

I like this outfit and you have sooo great legs :D

Grace said...

That blouse is so beautiful!

Love Grace.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit! Especially the top
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Ashley McConnell said...

just discovered your blog. love your style!

daretounravel.blogspot.com

mica the coffeebaby! said...

weekend was superb! had a weekend getaway, away from every1 else, just the 2 of us relaxing in comfort. will upload pics soon, hope u'll visit :)

i love both brown n black so i absolutely love how u matched those 2 colours together!


love, mica

Ebony said...

I so dig the stirrups with the suede heels.

http://xoxoebony.blogspot.com

Rachel.Glable said...

I love the first picture you like "a gril of 80-90's" (hope my english is good ^^).

Bisou
Rachel

Isquisofrenia said...

the color of the blouse is soc ool!!

NinaSafada said...

Hey Abi! Stylish and amazing as always! :)) I love the unique tights!! :))

antonia said...

love your look in previous post!!!
this one i like also :)
great heels!!!

kisses from Poland :)

http://blogwbutach.blogspot.com/

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

If there is anything wrong with black/brown I'd be hard pressed to find it in your outfit. So lovely. :)

johanna said...

The necklace? Something to die for

Sally said...

Shorts in the fall are always one of my favorite looks. Love the color of your blouse!

bravegrrl said...

these colors look great on you :) i love your hair :)

Jes said...

LOVE your hair hun. Great shirt too x

Ryan said...

Great outfit! I am in love with your shorts!

Violetta E. said...

Great outfit!

jolaa said...

thanksss for the comment!
haha indeeed as long if your having fun with your friends;) that's all that matters :D
I like the blouse :D great, great!

xoxo

Anthea said...

Those shorts are an awesome find! Your outfits are just getting better and better!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Keeping up with Kristy!!! said...

Wow, I must say I love your style!!! I love the way you can mix fabrics and pieces together to look so effortlessly chic!!

Simona said...

darling, I know I am saying this again but you really look beautiful. animal prints and dark colors look so good on you :)

xx
Simona
http://thepicnicwithzebra.blogspot.com/

vulnerablee said...

ou, ou I love your blog <3

Abi said...

Thank you all :)

@Ginta: I think the vintage/thrift shops are your best bet. If you're not into that, I think Zara has a few pieces!

@My Own Strange Little World: Oh, thank you! Although I would have to say that sometimes I look back and wonder what I was thinking when I put some things on

@mica the coffeebaby!: Sounds like a lovely time! I'll definitely stop by you soon.

@Rachel Glable: your English is fine! Thank you :)

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful shorts! You look gorgeous!

rouli said...

u look great!

lovely shirt!

kissuland

www.thebeautifulandthehard.blogspot.com

My Republic of Fashion said...

Such a great outfit, as always!!:) Love that blouse. :)SarahD

kesi said...

the shorts look comfy and are a great transitional piece. :)

Ninjagaiden78 said...

It feels good to see a sista rocking her hair natural. Good job.

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dennicapearl said...

i LOVE the last photo.

you look absolutely beautiful


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

Britty said...

you look lovely as always lol love that top soo autumn like!

A.n.E said...

I've never paid much attention to J Crew until that collection- its such inspiring styling. bringing tweed back into the light for me.

Jess said...

Loving your shorts/leggings combination. Great look!

~jess
http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I agree with you on J.Crew, it's been making me consider all sorts of things lately. Their styling is just absolute perfection. I love that you got the look for less, the shorts are just as good as the J.Crew catalog! And I love those stirrup-ed leggings.

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Now this is one PERFECT outfit, you look drop-dead gorgeous seriously! Saved to my inspiration folder :) I can't stop looking at it!

MarchMusings said...

I go to the J Crew website to feast my eyes on their lookbooks! You've styled this really well and those colours are so Mad Men and Autumn!

Diana said...

so chic as always! i love the color combination - great vintage finds

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

Fatiha Faulzi said...

Ooooh gorgeous! Love the blouse.

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

Ria said...

Great vintage finds!

Josie said...

You look gorgeous! That blouse is such a gorgeous color and I love the shorts paired with leggings!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jonathon Pedrozo said...

GORGEOUS!!!

xx,
JON
http://jonathonfashionvictim.blogspot.com

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Outright brown & black is something I've never mixed, but this is a little softer, so it definitely works. I really love your shirt, been looking for a similar rust-coloured one like that for aaaaages! jazzy ♥

FashionJazz said...

I adore the colours of your outfit hun! Hope you are well! xxx

Isquisofrenia said...

that sux but you have such an awesome shoes all the time, like you dont need those boots=)

Trishna said...

I tried to comment last night from school for some reason it did not go through But just wanted to say Abi, I have never seen brown on brown look so chic as it does on you.

Love

Abi said...

Many thanks guys! :)

@Trishna: haha! Thanks for coming back again :)

@claire (jazzpad): Thanks :) Try your local vintage/thrift shop. If that's not your scene, Zara has a few pieces I think

@Rebecca from See you in Sweden: You're too sweet! Thanks doll :)

@Becca (Free Honey) & A.n.E: I'd never paid attention to J.Crew until now. Perhaps because we don't have one here in Toronto or maybe their styling just got better! I find their Fall lookbook really inspiring

Anything but Bland said...

I LOVE that blouse! perfect!

style-haus said...

tweed is such the classic fall fabric. these shorts are an amazing find! beautifully paired with the blouse

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

sallyannie☆ said...

The pleats running down your shirt are really nice :)

Little Hannah! said...

Perfect silk blouse!!!
Thank you for your comment!!
;))

Trixie & Fifi said...

I doubt you need me to say this BUT that outfit really suits you - you look so chic :D And that blouse looks wonderful on your complexion! I want that blouse!

P.S. thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Abi said...

Thank you!

cinz said...

i am soooo loving that blouse of yours! the color, texture and look is amazing!!!!!!

Thx for stoppin by my blog and leavin lovely comments:)

Cinz

http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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