Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Emulating Julia

I always check out the blogs of people who comment - and such lovely people you are, don't think I haven't noticed - and I "found" Julia at Song of the Exile . Wow, such a lovely woman and such amazing and daring and creative style - and the photography rules. Check her out.

Anyway, I was out shopping on Sunday and I saw this skirt:
L hated the top half of this outfit; said I looked too grannyish. This cardigan, while a useful colour and majorly soft, may have to be replaced with one that fits better and doesn't shed whenever I look at it. Seriously, I had fluffs of pink fuzz floating in front of my computer screen all day.

Where was I? Oh, the skirt. Check out the back/side:
I love when a pattern goes all the way around!

But what does this have to do with Julia, you may ask. Well. She has this same skirt. I know, hers is styled way better, and it was 1/10th the price of mine.

But I'm in another country, on the opposite coast of the continent...and there was the skirt. In my size! The world is not so big, after all.

The stuff:
I picked out the colours in the skirt for accessories, including the skinny turquoise belt, my Audrey Scrabble tile necklace, and one my Shi Studio pendants. And of course pearls. Gotta have pearls!
Cardigan (Esprit, consignment), blouse (Espress, consignment), skirt (French Connection, consignment), shoes (Le Chateau), pearls (Eaton's, 1980s), earrings (Aldo Accessories), tile pendant (handmade, vacation), black/grey pendant (Shi Studios), belt (Bianca Nygard).


  1. I love it! I think it's gorgeous, & so felicitous that you found the skirt just a day after I did! Beautiful job shoeing the back, too--I forgot! Thanks for mentioning me, and truly, you have a wonderfully daring style. Also, the tile necklace is rockin'.


  2. Love the skirt and the shoes! You have such awesome shoes!

  3. The skirt is lovely and I agree about Julia's blog - the photography is amazing.

  4. Wow, this skirt is so cool! I love it. Styling it could be a challenge for me. I think you did a great job with the accessories.

    I need more interesting skirts!

  5. That is one very cool skirt!!! So fun to find something so pretty.

  6. Sorry to hear about the pink puffs flying around, but I love the color combo. Great find on the new skirt!

  7. Thanks so much, Julia! You are too kind.

    Thanks, Chris! Those shoes kill my feet.

    Jane, I saw that you post there too - I love her blog.

    Tanya, I think it will be a challenge for me as well, as I am not loving the cardigan. What to do? Thank you! I love fun skirts.

    Thanks, Alison! It was a great find.

    Tina, they drove me nuts - thank goodness I don't wear contacts anymore. Thanks!

  8. How funny that you both have the same skirt! I just found Julia recently too; love her style and gams. Hey, those are some of the things I like about you too! :)

  9. I also have the same shirt as Londyn, and the same skirt (only in a different colour) as Kasmira. Aw, you are too sweet, Kristen, thank you. :)


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