Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mornings in Emerald










Sweater: Gap; Skirt: Forever 21 (similar style); Shoes: Macy's

How beautiful is all of that morning sunlight streaming in? These photos were taken in the early morning, pre-work hours, and I was just delighted to sit in a patch of sun and bask for a few minutes. I've already resuscitated my spring and summer no-tights skirts, rearranged my closet to store the sweaters in a less-accessible area and have packed up the hats, beanies, gloves, and chunky scarves so that they can meet the dark insides of my clothes storage containers. Take that, warm-weather gear!

This outfit, with the swinging skirt and short sleeved sweater, made me feel a bit fifties. I think that the fact that I took these photos in the house holding a house-cat made it all the more domesticated! I would definitely not say that retro is at all a part of my style profile, but if it was, I think I'd be happy with the clean classic lines of the early-mid 1900s (yuck to the 70s, 80s, 90s). There's nothing that makes you feel more feminine than a sweet swinging skirt that highlights the waist. 

(Linking up with Random Wednesday, WIWW, and Wardrobe Wednesday)

38 comments

  1. Lovely colours in this outfit :D Also, your cat is adorable!

    - Celine
    http://indigobellefashion.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. Love the polka dot skirt! And those two colors paired together are fantastic as well :)

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  3. Emerald and polka dots... I'm obsessed. You look stunning. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'm sharing my surprise gift from Lauren Conrad on my blog today as well as a giveaway. I'd love if you'd swing by. xo

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  4. I don't really like color green but Emerald is a different story :)) Nice outfit. I like your polka dot skirt too. You look so retro <3

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  6. I have this same skirt! Now I'm going to have to try it with an emerald top!

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  7. cute cat and I love the color of the sweater

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  8. Lovely colour scheme, besotted with the polka dots!
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  9. The fit of that skirt is fantastic on you!

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  10. Such a cute skirt! I'm ready to pack up my winter clothes but the weather is telling me otherwise.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  11. OMG I love those polkadots!
    You look gorgeous - totally loving everything about this!

    xo Ally

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  12. Those photos are gorgeous! And that green top with that polka dot skirt...LOVE :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  13. I've been obsessing over stripes and polka dots lately, and I love the way you worked them here. The green top is a great counterpoint, and the whole shoot feels vintage, in the best kind of way :)

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  14. Awesome blog! Looks like we share a love for cats too:-) My baby is in today's post as well.
    I'm following now, and looking forward to your next posts.
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  15. Gorgeous! Love the lighting in these photos, and that emerald green is wonderful.

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  16. Lovely outfit! I love that skirt and that emerald shirt.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  17. So pretty! I love this photography and how the sunshine accentuates your outfit.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  18. Stunning photographs! You are so pretty!
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    x

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  19. KW you know how to rock that waistline! Thanks for joining up with WW and look forward to seeing you next week :)

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  20. Adorbs! Loving that emerald knit!! Cute combo with the polkadots!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  21. Pretty look! Love the emerald top.

    xo Ashley
    http://www.ashnfashn.com

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  22. Thanks for being my 100th follower. Let me know which item you like. I'm following you too. Lovely outfit. I love green and black and white polka dots together.

    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  23. You look absolutely amazing! I'm loving that polka dot skirt so much!

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  24. Such lovely photos! I adore green and navy together, and can't resist anything navy + white polka dotted :)
    xx, Emily
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  25. I agree with you those skirts from the 50's are the best. Most women look great in them too!

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  26. I so love your polka dot skirt, so cute!

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  27. Pretty polka dot skirt!

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  28. Gorgeous colour on you , makes your eyes pop.

    xo Meg<3

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  29. Love how you combined emerald with black and white polka dot!

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  30. oohoo...you look amazing, That polka dot skirt is to die for (:
    Love,

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  31. Super cute dotted skirt! I love the shape and length. And that emerald sweater is perfect over it! Gorgeous color. Your blog is super cute :)
    Visiting from WIWW.
    -Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  32. Very 50's! Very classic, love it.
    xo
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  33. Those photos are gorgeous! And that green top with that polka dot skirt...LOVE :)
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