Sunday, February 19, 2012

that old black magic














Photos by Isla!

hat  thrifted
cardigan  vintage
beaded top  vintage, flea market
skirt  vintage from female hysteria
shoes  vintage, thrifted

My wardrobe is a sea of cream, beige, mushroom, mustard, burgundy, rust, navy... but hardly any black. It has always seemed like a safe color to me, which translates into rather boring. But sometimes I find a piece that is dreamy enough to make me forget about that, like this 1960's cropped top that leaves a trail of beads whenever I wear it and makes me feel like an off duty burlesque dancer. And this skirt, a 1950's piece from Female Hysteria Vintage (a favorite Etsy shop) that couldn't possibly be prettier with it's sheer fabric and pleated hem. Two black-hued treasures that are anything but boring.

17 comments:

Nikki said...

love this outfit! and beautiful pictures xxxx

http://nikkibeulen.blogspot.com

Lady Moriarty said...

I love this combo, you look fantastic. Love the shoes too of course

See U !

Gwyneth said...

Love these photos. So pretty! Definitely makes me want to photograph during the day's magic hour to get such pretty lighting!

I adore your styling of that dress. So simple and cute!xo

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

couldnt agree more about black being "boring" but ive been craving it lately too! i love the perfeeect lighting!

Xo,
steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Four Eyes said...

Amazing light.

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Stephanie said...

These photos are absolutely gorgeous. The light and mood are perfect.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Um...these photos are just ah-mazing!!! So in love with the details of that skirt and that top. Great vintage pieces :)

amberly said...

Stunning....and the shoes are so on-trend for spring!!! <3

Hope you had a lovely weekend, doll!

Q's Daydream said...

gorgeous!

Kitsune-kun said...

how gorgeous! love all the intricate details, and the overexposed look is so pretty!

Grace said...

What a stunning photo shoot! The lighting is spectacular and that dress is so dreamy!

xo
http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

MaMMaMoon said...

beautiful photos. you look lovely!
MMxoxo

Zane said...

you look gorgeous, just perfect

Sparks In Spring said...

Vintage dresses always have the prettiest details, love the lighting!

Caitie said...

this outfit and photos are incredibly dreamy!!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Purrfect Kat said...

you look fantastic!!!!!

http://purrfectkat.blogspot.com/

Dylana Suarez said...

What a beauty you are!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com