Monday, 7 January 2013

Silky and Jacquardy

This is what I wore.
I liked it very much.
The patterns are splendid.
Silky and jacquardy.


Olive Oyl boots
Not a toe box but a toe cave
Aaah.
I capped the patterns with my dark beret, gloves, and shoes.
Otherwise, these patterns would have been leaking down my limbs.

Inspired by Megan Mae and her Mori Girl styling.

Details:
silky dress, thrifted, homemade (that neon lime at the hem is the dress lining)
jacquard jacket, thrifted
beret, thrifted
Olive Oyl boots, thrifted
tights and socks, retail
gloves, retail
seafoam underskirt, thrifted
dark brown turtleneck, thrifted

Going to Visible Monday. Thanks, Patti. Hostess with the mostest.
Going to check out the lay-deez.


46 comments:

  1. Fun colors together! The jacket especially is beyoootiful, and the silk skirt? scarf? is intriguing and gorgeous!

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  2. Brilliant combinations and I've ANOTHER case of boot lust, between you, Amber, Pao and all. I just have to breathe and let it go, you know? I love the proportions on this ensemble, too. XXOO

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    1. Look who's talking, dolly-with-the-fab-boots!

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  3. You do totally look splendid. I love the combo of the different textures, rich patterns, and color palette. Jealous of all those layers :)

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  4. Tee hee you can't have pattern leaking down your limbs, it would be a travesty!!!! But I do just love this outfit very very much the tapestry jacket is so beautiful and just sings with the floral silk skirt.
    You really are so very stylish Miss Melanie.
    Oh oh the wonderful Mr Furry black cat hat is amazing in the last post too!!!!
    Love v

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  5. Great patterns - wish I could see more of the dress it looks lovely. The layers look wonderful.

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  6. Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if you didn't cap off your ends in black... Where would all that colour and pattern end up? Dare you find out?!
    Love the prints and the textures and the kickass boots, just brilliant! xxx

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  7. I think that wonderful jacket was my grandparents' couch in the early 70s...

    Looking so chic and fab, Melanie! You could chase away the clouds!

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  8. What a gorgeous coat. I love the patterns.

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  9. There's never too many patterns! Your coat is simply stunning.

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  10. The layering of skirts is fabulous, and the pop of colour and patterns blow my mind and make me want to get up and create, ahhhhhhhhhhh
    My dear Melanie you are such a rich source of unique inspiration in my life.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

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  11. Love the pattern clashing and the zing-pop colours at the hem! Fab!!

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  12. And it would have been beautiful pattern anarchy! Splendid-and-like-it-very-much-to-wear must be an understatement, I'd be floating about three feet off the ground - thank goodness for Olive Oyl boots with their sweet grounding caveyness. Just gorgeous, my friend.

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  13. Perfect patterns and colours mix!Those skirts form a natural continuation to your silk dress's hem and the colours live in a heavenly harmony!
    I love this stunning tapestry outfit!!
    xxx

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  14. Glorious prints! This is making me smile as I have the first coffee du jour. Love the tapestry sooooo much. Thanks for linking it up to Visible Monday.

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  15. That jacket is heavenly - good thing you got those boots to weigh you down! I'm all about the toe cave as well, which is why I love my shiny blue boots so much. The floaty sherbet-y colours of your many underlayers are soooooo pretty!

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  16. Besides the so attractive silhouette, and the engaging mix of patterns, I'm really taken by the blend of textures. If people are staring at you in this outfit, it's good staring! Super ensemble.
    Enjoy all the potential that the New Year holds!

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  17. I love the green ruffle bits at the bottom. Nice combo of color and patterns

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  18. I wish I had some silky things in my closet. I'm just going to have to acquire some somehow. It's a good reason to go to the Goodwill store at any rate! You look lovely.

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  19. Classic Melanie! I would not hesitate to think for a minute that you were an artist if I saw you on the street. And a super fun and witty personality on top of all that. I would love to have a coffee table book filled with your photos! Oh, and your paintings!

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  20. Olive Oyl..now there was a gal with style. Tho I must say you've got her beat!

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  21. But the argyle sox are the best! ooo, a bag and a beret calendar is what I'm waiting for. I'll pay anything for one! or a weekly planner... or a melanie a day...

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  22. Fabulous outfit ! Love it all...the mix pattern,colours..very nice :)

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  23. Love the colors and pattern in your jacket. And the boots....
    I saw a pair similar at the thrift store months ago in both brown and black...picked them up...and though "no, I don't need those", and put them back. How many times since have I wished I'd bought both pair of those boots? Too many to count. I tear up thinking about how I could have been so dodo brained as to pass up the perfect boot.

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  24. splendid indeed, the jacquard pattern and fabric are just fantastic, like something from an 18th century dandy's waistcoat. The skirt is so floaty and summery and the boots are indeed very Olive Oyl. It's all wonderful!

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  25. What a gift you have! You are a chameleon and able to weave magical stories with your outfits. Parisian diva one day, and fairy tale forest girl the next.

    Very cool use of colour with the hemlines. Just what we need on these gray days.

    Sue xo

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  26. This is like a mash up of the best every season has to offer. I love the skirt all flowing and girly poking out and the fit on that jacket is fab~ I love how tailored it is.

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  27. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, I love the mix of colours and patterns, looks like you've thrown the outfit together with effortless ease and it suits you perfectly.

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  28. Fabulous!!Love the interplay of the patterns and textures!!

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  29. This is what you wore.
    Arabesque and rose whispered
    To swishy silk hems.

    My haiku to you!
    xo

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  30. I did a little SQUEE! when I saw that divoon jacket!!!!
    Love love LOVE it!
    Only you could wear it so fabulously! I would never think of mixing those colours, those patterns, and O how they work!
    Yumcious! XXX

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  31. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I gasped at the pattern on your jacket. The colors are so rich and vibrant. I love the triple splash of color from the underskirt. Thanks for the shoutout too. ;)

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  32. That jacket is beyond fabulous! Wow, lady in a beret, you are the coolest ever!

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  33. Totally in love with the ultimate skirtlayers. May I ask you to undress so I can see more ... ehum.

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  34. loving the boot/sock/tights thing........ so on trend and so warm and cosy!!!

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  35. I like the boots Mélanie
    Love the mix of pattern as well, i have seen Meagan's outfit, i love that style, so funky and comfortable

    Ariane xxxx

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  36. It is great to see that you're starting off this new year as stylish as ever. Here's to having a splendid year filled with fun and fancy :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  37. Breathtaking I must say! You put a spell on me with this gathering of colors. Your eye never ceases to amaze me.

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  38. Wonderfully executed! I love the melody of pattern and colour layered together. Great outfit! :)

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  39. Great looking outfit- and what a good inspiration!

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  40. Hi Melanie, It was so nice to hear from you . . .

    In regard to the comment you left:
    It was a good time . . . our daughter refers to it as one of our "Geezer Parties", but she has been calling it that for 20 years, :)
    Wishing you sunny skies or a great umbrella.
    Oh my, I'll bet you have a collection. Have you ever done an umbrella post?
    Sounds fun to me!
    Have a marvelous day and thanks so much for stopping by.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  41. I love all the colours and layers and patterns going on here. Amazing! I want to be you when I grow up!

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  42. I like it very much, too. YOU are splendid.

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  43. Oh I love this so much. The jacket is just so beautiful and it is an exquisite topper to the lovely layered textures and gives a comforting weight to the floaty underskirts. Did I mention that the jacket is divine? Sarah xxx

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  44. Fantastic outfit! Lovely unexpected colours, and divine jacket! I can't wait to see what you've been up to while I've been away!

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