Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ani Will Like It


Top: thrifted, Finesse
Skirt: Cynthia Steffe
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: belonged to my grandmother
Shoes: Target
Bag: thrifted

Ani, I know you’re obsessed with black and white, so of course I thought of you when I decided to wear this! This Cynthia Steffe skirt is a favorite of mine for sure. The quality is amazing. If I didn’t feel the need to wear more of a variety of styles for my blog, I think I would wear this skirt a lot more often. I bought it back when – okay, I’m just going to come out and say it now that the company has officially gone out of business – I worked as a copywriter for MyShape.com. We had a 30% employee discount, and I either got this on sale with the discount on top of that or bought it when they were offering an extra 40% off sale items.

It’s lame, but I bought these gray tights months ago, and this is the first time I’ve worn them. I bought them to replace another pair like them from Urban Outfitters that had gotten giant holes. The other pair were also gray, but they were a slightly different gray. Every time I looked at this new pair, I didn’t want to wear them because the gray was different and seemed kind of purplish or blueish. They just weren’t the SAME! But I finally wore them with this black and white outfit since there’s no other gray for them to clash with.



Aren’t the colors and teardrop shapes of this necklace cool? I don’t know how old this is. It belonged to my dad’s mother, and it came to me several years after she passed away. I don’t even remember who gave it to me, but I know it was hers. She was only in her 50s when she died, and I was six. I used to call her “Cookie Grandma” because she had glass jars in a line on her kitchen counter that were always filled with various types of treats, from Fruit Roll-Ups to Pixy Stix to, well, cookies.


This photo demonstrates why I’m usually smiling at least somewhat in my photos. I was trying to take a serious photo for Chictopia here, and as you can see, I can look pretty scary, like an evil child, when I don’t smile. My siblings like to tell me I look like the little girl in Orphan.


7 comments:

  1. You just remind me so much of a woman out of the 1920's. Your overall look is so fabulous. Thanks for commenting on my blog post. I really appreciate the support.

    Gabrielle
    www.thegiftofgab-gabby.blogspot.com

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  2. That necklace is gorgeous! So unique, what a nice piece to have, and a great way to remember your Cookie-Grandma!
    I love that skirt, it looks absolutely fantastic on you. I've been trying to figure out if I want to wear certain pieces more often, But I want to give all of my clothes a chance! Haha.
    Sometimes when I do serious faces for Chictopia I look crazed too ;) Lately I've just been going with the smiles, haha! I usually end up liking the smiling ones better than the grumpy no-smile ones, and I usually take about 30 pictures! I need to with all the weird faces I end up making :P
    M xo

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  3. Your serious picture is too great! I love it!

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  4. As predicted I LOVE this outfit ;) also I could not help adding a black drawing of a butterfly to your top in photoshop. Check your email ;)

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  5. So cute, love the tights!!! :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  6. You look like a really PRETTY evil child, though. ;)

    I love your necklace to bits, it kind of makes this outfit for me! The skirt and shoes are amazing too, though. I love your elegant, simple style so muuuch! And I loved your comment about all the Meyers-Briggs and personality type stuff, I find it super fascinating as well! It's almost unsettling how accurate my boyfriend's and my types are to our actual personalities.

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  7. My mom and dad love that story about your siblings telling you about the Orphan resemblance! BRILLIANT film, that.

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