11.04.2010

The French Spy


Blouse & Cardi: Saver's
Skirt: Hannah's
Shoes: Old Navy
Hat & Purse: Estate Sale

Big thanks to my friend Hannah for letting me borrow her skirt today! It's been hanging in her closet for a few months now and she was so sweet to let me carry it home after a visit on Friday. She's got some of the best taste in clothes and furniture of anyone else I know here in Little Rock! Though her sartorial choices tend to land more on the vintage menswear side of things, it's certainly a style that I can appreciate.

Occasionally she stumbles upon girlie pieces that she loves and can't stand to leave behind. There were two skirts in the batch of clothes that she showed me, and no surprise, I love them both.  The one in the photos above is the first and quite possibly my favorite. I felt so very French in this outfit, though it was probably just the silly hat! I think a couple of people even told me that I looked like a French spy. I always love hearing all the different interpretations of my outfits.

I'm afraid the other skirt I borrowed is a tad snug for my hips. What a shame too! It's such a great 60's knee length skirt done in a wool, chevron print fabric. Maybe I can convince Hannah to put it on for some pictures one of these days!

Congratulations to Midwest Mayhem! You won the Designer Apparel giveaway.

28 comments:

Jess ♡ said...

Absolutely adore this look. So simple yet it has so many dimensions to it :) I love the little ruffle-pleating details on your shoes. PS- You have amazing eyes. Actually.

Penny Dreadful said...

I agree that it looks a bit French, I think it is the mix of cream and black, such a classic combination. And I just love your little pill box hat with the nobble on top, so cute!

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/

Harlow Darling said...

Loving this monochrome look and your mysterious expression in the photo, French spy indeed!

vogueish said...

i love the skirt....and the cute beret....you look snug...and pretty...!!!!

Christy said...

I am crazy about this look! I love that you let the skirt be the star by pairing it with really simple, chic black pieces. (And you're lucky to have a stylish friend like Hannah!)

Shallow Mallow said...

Love it :)
Cool beret, great skirt and I love your snuggly looking cardi

nancy : The Sway Report said...

Starr, you really are just adorable. Let's play dressup!

x
nancy

ps. Giveaway still going on... Pop by if you have a chance, everyone!

Paloma Vintage Giveaway!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

ohh la la! so pretty!
Love the tire usage!

Crystal Lee said...

very chic! great photo locations too! it always seems like you're having fun.

nancy : The Sway Report said...

Bahahaha.... Starr, as promised, here is the post on the 2nd Annual Creepy Cabin party. Photos are not as plentiful as I'd like, but use your imagination!

xoxo
nancy


http://swayreport.blogspot.com/2010/11/2nd-annual-creepy-cabin-party.html

Emma said...

Love the photo beside the pile of tires Starr! That hat is awesome too!

Rhiannon said...

Black and white polka dot skirt--you need to steal it!

Well not really. It's that cute though.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

I have a similar hat that always makes me feel very French as well. Though, I think your entire outfit leans toward a very vintage French look. Polka dots help, too. :)

Carys said...

I love this outfit, very french indeed!! Your skirt is just lovely!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Tanglewood Baked Goods said...

This outfit is lovely, but I'm seriously feelin' your hair the most. It looks so good!

Amber Blue Bird said...

very cute skirt but I love that chunky cardigan, it looks very snuggely

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

the sweater is really pretty.

Liz S said...

Gosh! I adore your outfit and the photo backdrops are great! I also love your hair.
Great blog

Rebecca said...

You look very chic. You always use such original compositions. The contrast with the urban enviroment and the tyres looks fab.

Michal said...

You look awesome. What a great skirt!!

The Queen of Hearts said...

Very darling eyes -- captivating.

The Black Queen

A Little Brighter said...

Ah! This skirt is adorable! Looks perfect for you too. You pull off the long skirt so well and the hat i'm so envious of! I can't stop dreaming about hats lately! I want a million different kinds!

Ayesha x

Meggstatus said...

That hat is so perfect, I love to dohicky on top, it reminds me of a hat a little monkey would wear while entertaining on the street. Which seems like a weird compliment but I've always wanted on!

Krystal Lee said...

awww i love that look, i love anything frenchy, but i never thought of french spy! thats so funny :)

thanks for the inspiration as usual!

krystal
http://krystalleeart.blogspot.com/

BaronessVonVintage said...

that is one adorable hat. LOVE the skirt, too (made something similar one year in my home economics class back in the 80s!)

Rachel said...

You look so darling! Love polka dots!

Melanie's Randomness said...

aww I love the pic with the tires!!

meghan said...

The pillbox hat is so perfect, I love this outfit