22 February 2010

The Delightful Dozen

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photos by Tom b.

- BB Dakota blouse via Shop Ruche
- vintage wool 50s skirt
- Target socks
- 30s oxfords
- vintage wool beret
- 40s Bond Street bag

I was so excited to be asked to join the Delighful Dozen. It's a group of twelve gals started by blogger Delightfully Tacky (thus the "delightful" part) that will be swapping clothes from sponsors and our closets then showing all the ways we style them on our blogs. The first item I got my hands on is this blouse from Shop Ruche. I don't usually wear such embellished tops so it was a bit of a challenge to think of how I was going to wear it. After seeing the Bonnie and Clyde themed editorial from Harper's Baazar I knew I wanted to try to incorporate that 30s style.

If you'd like to follow along and see how the other gals style the top be sure to check out their blogs. So far Jen, Melanie and Julie have had their turn and now it's on its way to Tieka. After that you can catch it on Kristin, Krystal, Erin, Jessica, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Indiana.

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38 comments:

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Well, first off you look fantastic! You put together as usual a vintage inspired outfit that related to our modern world. My favorite thing about this ensemble was the chance to see your inspirations at work. After seeing your posting of the Bonnie and Clyde fashion editorial, and then to see your version of it, and you are soooo Bonnie and Clyde. Well done, well done, well done. PS: did I already say you look gorgeous?

Eleanor-Shopping The Closet said...

I too was enamored by the Bonnie and Clyde shoot, and you did an amazing job recreating it here!
What a gorgeous setting...where were you?

BaronessVonVintage said...

You just look PERFECT.

Isabel said...

You are gorgeous. The end.

futurelint said...

I love how you've styled it! The beret and socks/oxfords make it totally Bonnie & Clyde, which is so different from how the other girls wore it! What a fun project!

Rosie said...

!!!!

A Shopaholic is loose said...

Very cute look! And I love that blouse! ;-)

AlicePleasance said...

Marvellous! I thought immediately of Bonnie&Clyde :-)

But where did you take the pics? the place looks fab too!

Charmalade said...

This outfit immediately exudes that 30s Bonnie style. :) The tattoo also adds to the classy bad-girl appeal.

Toast with Charmalade

Melina said...

I love that blouse! I almost bought it from Ruche but I somehow rationalized that I needed to buy textbooks. Needless to say, I made the wrong decision.

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ainikki said...

The photos are beautiful!

kate said...

love these photos? are you at the reading pagoda? many a high school night was spent there, none ever looking this cute!

M. said...

I love that shirt so much! and I love the idea of this clothing swap I'm following everyone so I can see how they put it together!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Mousevox Vintage said...

wow. you look amazing here. that top is stunning. xo

Tilly said...

Ooh socks and shoes... I saw them on a little girl in a Japanese movie last night and was wondering whether as a grown up I could pull them off. There is hope...

BARGAIN BEX said...

perfection.

reckless daughter said...

how fun. this top actually really suits you even if your not into les establishments.

PS: totally capturing the essence of that Bonnie & Clyde Ed.

Clare said...

Absolutely beautiful images! Delightful :)

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Danielle said...

Very nice form of the skirt :)

Eli said...

Bonnie and Clyde!! love this look so much

Jules said...

You look awesome! I like your blouse, and how you wear it. So cool. ;D


Jules
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The Brown Mestizo

Lemondrop Marie said...

Gorgeous blouse, love the way you styled it. I can see the Bonnie and Clyde influence!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

gorgeous, love the socks too :)

Style Artisan said...

What a fascinating project this is going to be. How fun to see the imaginative twist that each of you will give an item.

Your take on it is perfection. I definitely see the Bonnie and Clyde references, but you still keep it grounded in the present!

Delightfully Tacky said...

It does have a very Bonnie and Clyde look on you! I love how you styled it!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Ohh I absolutely LOVE this! I don't know how I'm going to compare to all of you ladies that have styled it so far! Love it!

Gillian said...

Great blog!

megannielsen said...

I really love the way you've styled it, this outfit is gorgeous!

princesspolitico said...

the way that you've incorporated this embellished top into your own personal style makes this my favorite styling of this top thus far. you look absolutely divine!

xo.
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alexandra said...

lovely as always, miss. I LOVE that top on you. xx alexandra

Dirty Hair Halo said...

The top is lovely, I actually love the embellishment of the neckline because it draws the eye up to your pretty face and kind of frames it.

And by the way, that upward corner shot is brilliant. It's just simple yet stunning.

XO

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Juliana Gil said...

so cute!

Orchid Grey said...

you look awesome miss, love the top on you! and beautiful photos, as always!

retasroses vintage said...

Fabulous ensemble (love the blouse!) -- it suits you to a tee, and the shots are really lovely!

Fashion Tidbits said...

yay! love the blouse!

jenloveskev said...

You look fabulous!! I love how you styled the top. The photos are gorgeous as well!

BikeWorkPlay said...

Beautiful! I love the setting too.

isabella said...

in love with this pics!