Saturday, December 3, 2011

bright spot












Photos by Isla, who makes it hard for me to not laugh in every photo!

cardigan  vintage, thrifted
blouse  j. crew
skirt  vintage from hummingbird girls
knee socks  c/o tabbisocks
hat  vintage
satchel  vintage
shoes  vintage

I've been wearing knee socks a lot lately, a new habit that seems to elicit a wide variety of stares when I'm walking around. There is obvious joy from (creepy) old men, familiarity from young girls, and a general bewilderment on the faces of most women my own age. Knee socks are inherently youthful and it seems that there is no way to wear them without looking rather like a schoolgirl. Of course, with my penchant for short skirts and demure blouses, I went running with that look. It's not the first time and it certainly won't be the last, especially with this sock fever I'm experiencing. I'm sure I will get some kind of creepy email about it, much like the one I received recently that said simply: "I love jacking off to you on your blog." Er, thank you? Really warms the heart. Maybe I should change the name of the blog to Fanny Fine? ;)

31 comments:

Teddi said...

ashley you look darling! i hope blocked that psycho creepster.

Zane said...

beautiful blouse and cute bag, adore the socks and shoes too

MintJulep said...

Those shoes are THE thing, love them. I used to have a penchant for knee socks and over the knee socks when I was ypur age as well, Ashley, I thinkthe schoolgirl look is fine and dandy. And that hat makes me think of Anne of Green Gables, ah!

mary van note said...

So lovely! Sorry you got a creepy email. I almost felt like the fashion blog world was immune to those kinds of emails, too bad it isn't. I love the blouse and hat. Such great colors you put together. Somewhere I have or used to have that very same skirt.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

haha ya i hate creepy old men... and love the knee socks! and cute yellow blouse!

<3 steffy
http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

AngeliqueDama said...

I've just discovered your blog and it's perfect! Loooove it!

Dom said...

Love this look. You look so adorable. Your bag and shoes are my favorite pieces. :]

Jo said...

Your top is such a beauty - I seriously can't get enough of yellow at the moment! And the burgundy socks go oh-so perfectly! <3

x
Lost in the Haze

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Ah success! You know you've arrived when you start getting those emails! :D Charming, anyway.

Rosie said...

I get creepsters who add my photos on flikr to their stocking fetishest favorites. I feel ya.... CREEPY! Don't let it stop you, knee socks rule.

Christina said...

You know, in merry ol' England, Fanny means pussy.

Knee socks are the jam! I'm dipping back into them after realizing bare legs are a no-no up here most of the year : /

Emily Rose said...

whoa, creepy, cant believe some dude emailed you that! and personally, i love the knee socks. what with wearing pigtails and braids all the time, i look 15, i might as well run with it too!

Nathalie said...

What a lovely and cute outfit! The colors look so great together.

Irene Wibowo said...

love your bag,is pretty. :)

Irene Wibowo

Emily Baker said...

love the yellow blouse!

Helga! said...

OMG,that's hilarious!Complimentary,but in an icky way.
Um,fanny means quite something else in our part of the world,stick to Fancy!!!
O,love this look,I think you'll rock it well into your twilight years!

Hummingbird Girls said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got the email I sent. haha. JK. You are looking supremely lovely in these photos. The curls are totally doing it for me. And those colors are an autumnal dream.
XOXO

Jenni said...

Love the skirt, and the socks are adorable. I can't believe anyone could be as creepy as the guy who sent you that email--seriously, did he really think you'd want to know that?

Dulcie said...

So sorry to hear you received such a revolting email. What a depraved individual he must be. Your blog should be for us vintage and style enthusiasts only, it feels like a violation for him to infiltrate and use it in such a grotesque manner. I'm so cross he felt he had to inform you of his masturbation.

Besides, I adore your hat and shoes in this picture. I think heaven would be to curl up in your wardrobe :) xx

Aliya said...

This outfit is stunning! I love everything about it! You're an absolute vision!

x Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

gabrielle said...

ewwww! grossest comment ever!!!

xxoo
www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

Karen said...

I love the blouse! Great style!

jannakristin said...

it's a little too cold for knee socks here, but i was all about them in the fall! they do get a lot of weird responses though, someone yelled "NICE BOOTS" at me one night. :S

i also love the colour of your blouse! such a great shade of yellow

http://high-socks.blogspot.com/

tiny dancer said...

Completely adoring your style! You must have such a lovely wardrobe - I totally wish I could raid your closet :P

Tasia
http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

Maria Elyse said...

Ish, creepy old men. Bleh. :P

Anywho, I think knee socks and the schoolgirl look are thebomb.com. ;D

xo
Maria Elyse
First Impressions
Flying Ships Vintage

Jenni Wells - Stop Making Sense said...

Wow, people are so creepy....

anyway, you look lovely as ever. Your bag and shoes are darling.

esme and the lane way said...

Supercute – I love the socks! Creepy email is gross. I hope you don't get any more of those!

thevintageblues said...

I vote no to fanny fine ;)
Love the outfit and the socks too!

Célèste Brott of Fashion is Evolution said...

Wow. I admire your ability to take the creepy emails in stride. I try not to let stuff like that bother me too much, but it can be hard to ignore. The school girl look looks adorable on you, btw!

Julie said...

Lovely outfit. your bag is so cute!

Kell said...

adorable blouse! love this.

kelly christine