2.08.2010

Circus Chic










Circus Chic




Can anyone guess where my inspiration for this look came from?

If you guessed Erin from Cali Vintage, you're right. I fell in love with her "Kurt Cobain meets Mary Poppins" look earlier this year (with it's lacy collar and self made hem) so much so that I couldn't get my mind off it. The grunge element thrown in with something so girlie and sweet was perfect to me and the fact the dress could be remixed made it even better. I kept my eyes out for a similar silhouette, and when I saw this dress at Charlotte Russe for $30 I knew I had it. Instead of taking it down the 90's highway, I thought 'd change it up and send it to an older era. Goodbye Doc Martens, hello mini top hat. I felt like a circus star in the 30's, like I should be balancing myself on one leg while juggling bowling pins and standing on a horse! I guess the bubbly skirt and mini top hat really entertained that idea, but it's always excited to be a character for the day.

Dress: Charlotte Russe $30
Cardigan: Thrifted $6
Tights: Walmart $2.50
Shoes: Rue 21 $30
Hat: Forever 21 $8
Vintage Purse: Thrift $5

And just for fun, look at that frilly skirt from a 30's circus.
1930's Circus

26 comments:

Amy said...

Oh Starr, you are the only one I know that can make a mini circus hat look so glamourous; and make anyone want to go out and find one. This outfit is simple amazing...can't believe that dress is from Charlotte Russe. Love it!

Hugs,
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Twila said...

love the outfit. I now want to look like a circus queen. I really like your shoes surprised they are from Rue 21.

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

M. said...

so pretty, I love the draping on that dress, it looks gorgeous on you :)

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Pierrot le Fou said...

really great look and fun pictures!

Harlow Darling said...

Ohhh wow, I love how you've put this outfit together and the best thing about it is that it's so practical too!
The little hat is fabulous :)

The Cat and The Cow said...

Hello! I am new to your blog and I just adore it! This outfit is amazing! I love the bubbly skirt! And the old circus photo is endearing!

fashionforwriters said...

Oh deer, I mean dear, this is the cutest. I actually squealed a tiny little bit when I saw the little top hat!

Jenny

Marta Castellanos said...

L0ve this!Do you know how cool is your bad andthat dress-skirt!!I know you know it!Lovethe look!
And your eyes looks amazing in the first pic!!
xoxo

www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohhh i lOVE your dress!! This photo shoot looks so much fun!! You look so pretty!

LyddieGal said...

Cute look, the dress was such a great find!

Kelley Anne said...

You look amazing. I love hat hat and the hem of your dress.

Clare said...

These are beautiful photos (as always. I kind of think I don't even need to tell you that anymore, 'cause they're always SO awesome!). Aaannnyyway, I love the calivintage inspiration!

Amanda said...

I love this look! The little hat is so fun! I would never be brave enough to wear it out though :]

Orphaned Apparel said...

Man, that dress is a-maz-ing. Fab outfit!

The Daily Fashionista said...

These were very pretty pictures. I love how you styled your dress and the hat is fabulous.

Django et Coco said...

Beautiful photo and outfit! This look is gorgeous on you! The last circus picture is too cute for word!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Sher said...

Aww, I think you would fit right in a 30s circus! The mini top hat is so precious!!

xx

tess said...

love the little hat! amazing!

princesspolitico said...

you did a fantastic job recreating this look and making it your own! my favorite part of this outfit is your oh so adorable mini top hat!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Valencia Lia said...

Starr,you've pulled off this look so so well and I do love the mini hat you wore in your hair:)

The ruffles on the dress is perfect and you did make this look your very own<3

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Love, love, love the dress! The shoes are killer! And, girl, only you could pull off that pill box hat! Darling!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

Fashion By He said...

hot heels!! love the blog

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elle s'ennuie said...

What a dress! I -love- that draped look! And it's plaid too, perfect! Great outfit, very whimsical yet sophisticated :)

Audrey J. said...

je'taime your style, your outfit and your blog! I'm following you, hope you could check out mine!
I love the little hat reminds me of alice in wonderland...

Maria Confer said...

I want your teeny tiny hat and pretty plaid dress. So fun.

Lulu Letty

Kass said...

You look darling!
I too, have that tiny hat...but i'm just not certain on what to wear it with, but you've given me inspiration =]