Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chi-chi Stripes


For the last few days Atlanta has been blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather: 70 degrees, sunny, low humidity (a rarity in Hotlanta), a gentle breeze. Spring has not yet sprung. We'll still dip down below freezing and curse the cold a while longer, but this respite is dreamy.

I figured this was as good a time as any to fold up my mostly-black winter attire and put on some color. So...hellooo bright red skirt and blue and white stripes... and most importantly, the basket! I've always wanted to use a basket as a purse ever since I first laid eyes on Dorothy and Toto, but I never found the right one. This is from a lovely thrift store in Athens, GA called Dynamite- though originally I believe it was made for American tourists in Mexico (the rafia spells out Pueblo Nuevo around the sides). I've always been a fan of kitsch.



This entire outfit actually reminds me of a present-day Dorothy. All I'm missing is Toto and my ruby slippers.

Earrings: Heliotrope, Shirt: H&M, Skirt: AA, Basket: Dynamite, Shoes: Rainbow

LL

52 comments:

hiking in stilettos said...

I love it, Lar!

Sal said...

Well, Toto, ruby slippers, and some pigtails. But glad you didn't take it that far. You look stellar, and the basket purse is a riot!

Lesley said...

Dorothy's got nothing on you!!! You look great! Now click your heels and say, "there's no place like home, there's no place like home" :-)

tanya said...

Lauren that whole outfit is perfection! I'm loving those shoes and that adorable basket. Gorgeous!

Fashion Therapist said...

Awe I love this outfit and those shoes are killer! As Kelly Kapur from the office would say, "It's Ammmmaaaazzzing"

oh lady e said...

Cute basket! I'm a fan of all things kitsch, too.

I have that AA skirt in the same color, but I always wear it lower on my body. I'll have to experiment with the higher-waist look when I get home.

Fell4fashion said...

im lovin the red and the stripes!! thanks so much for the vintage shops info, i will let you know how they go! :)

Ace said...

I love the stripes! I'm such a sucker for a striped top. And the red skirt is perfection. I love it.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-you look gorgeous my dear, that red skirt is hot!!

Amie said...

Aw I love that! ♥

Diane said...

i'm loving this look on you! that skirt and shirt look amazing together!!!

Ediot said...

you look so good its not even fun :p hehe- i dig the outfit. and the bag adds the extra inch of style. and the beautiful smile on that!
have a great week!

Devin Dwyer said...

That tone of red looks fab on you, L. And I particularly love the shoes...

Ediot said...

btw. i finally added you to my favs. thought i'd done that a year agoo.. take care

First Lady of MADE said...

i love love love this! such a cute summer outfit...and with your 70 degree weather why the heck not!

saray said...

great color combo.. ADORE the shoes and the bag is so cute :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

i love love your shoes. i need a pair now. you gals are bad influence for my wallet.

Mrs. R said...

No offense to Cath, but this may be my favorite out of all the many gorgeous, creative outfits that you and your beautiful sister have posted. Maybe it's because I thought I WAS Dorothy when I was 4...or maybe it's because I love stripes and Gladiator heels in equal measure...or maybe it's both! Thanks for the ongoing inspiration ladies...love it!

XOXO

lisa said...

You look amazing!! I love the nautical-inspired colour scheme and stripes, but you made the look so unique with the beige lace-up heels and the basket. Sheer perfection.

TheSundayBest said...

Hello sunshine!

greenjeans said...

Although I do lament winter every year, it does make for a great event come early spring-everyone is so happy that they don't have to wear a coat that they dress in really fun and cool stuff. And how come sailor stripes always look better on girls than sailors?

ana b. said...

Your ruby slipper alternative is so fierce, I can't stand it!!! The high waist action and stripes of this outfit is so fab.

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The Clothes Horse said...

That outfit is absolutely aborable! I especially like your shoes.

miss a. said...

Awwww, your shoes are TOO CUTE!! Lurve it.

Hot Bot said...

Cuuuuuuuuute. Love the kitsch basket.

Mustafa Şenalp said...

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[Tara] said...

Oh, I am insanely in love with your nouveau-Dorothy look. That skirt is so sexy on you, too!

j.wi said...

i really love this look.

GoldDustGirl said...

Really like the combinations here, the colors and stripes and shoes all work so well. Nice!

♥ fashion chalet said...

I fancy that!
greatttt outfit =]

xx

xs said...

what a hot outfit! i love the colors and you look so long and lean!

EternalJade said...

I love the outfit. The combination is awesome.

ambika said...

So envious of this awesome outfit--who doesn't love a sailor look? & that purse, what a find.

Maeko said...

I so dig!

Though, I think you'd elongate the line of your body if you wore the high waist at least 4" below your bust line. I think it will create a more fluid line. DIG the nude shoes!

we wear things said...

Lar you are super adorable!!!! i absolutely love this outfit.. the colors are perfect!

-issa

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

Super cute basket!

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ZombieLace said...

The basket is perfect, I bet it makes a great purse too! Easy to find all your stuff!

Danz said...

Oh that's a great outfit. It all works so well! I really like the shoes and the bag.

Take care and have a great weekend dear :)

FashionCappuccino said...

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*Lady D* said...

First time commenter on your blog! I'm charmed by the fact that you're carrying a picnic bascket as a purse. Great outfit :-)

wrennybird said...

Having grown up in Kansas, I'm weary of hearing "Dorothy and Toto" references. But you just gave it a whole new association for me. Cute!

...love Maegan said...

ah, you're so lucky! It's raining here and yucky! You look adorable! so cute.

Shen-Shen said...

That basket purse is BRILLIANT. I love it.

Ingrid Alise said...

What a qute basket =)!
Love it <3 ;)

Hippie Frou Frou said...

the weather hasss been great lately! I too have added color into my outfits, and I love love what you have assembled with a Dorothy/Nautical/Tourista look in mind :))

Fashion Tidbits said...

you look totally gorgeous!!!!

MIRANDA'S said...

Hello!!! I am charmed with the very original and entertening purse these very handsome ( pretty)=)

Hanako66 said...

This is ADORABLE!!

Üdo Ümami said...

the red skirt is SMASHING!!!! Love the coloür!!! How the devil do you stay so svelte?! SPILL THE SECRETS!! xxoxo <3 Üdo

sam. said...

this look is so cute! i like your blog lets trade links yeah?

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