January 29, 2009

you know it's a good day when you get to listen to andrew bird during first period

Today's outfit. Blah blah subversion blah blah breaking up patterns blah blah color scheme....yeah.The skirt is a sweater Belle gave me. I tied it around my waist and tucked the sleeves into themselves so it looked like I had pockets and it created a funky triangular shape. Yeah, I said funky. What, I'm not groovy enough?
The lace jacket has a neat story though. Yeah, I said neat. What, I'm not swell enough?
It's from Devery, and came with a plain ivory dress. She said she'd seen it on eBay a few years ago and the seller had worn it to her Vegas wedding. She thought the story was so funny she told a coworker who then bought it and gave it to her to ask her out. Quite a chain, eh? The history of lace dresses and Vegas weddings is what we should be learning in social studies, really.
I might tie a bunch of little ribbons in all the holes in the jacket. I'm thinking red. Or black. Or both! You?

thrifted pullover. gifted jacket and sweater. pamela mann tights, mytights.com. slow & steady wins the race shoes.

28 comments:

aj said...

i'm going to have to try that with some of my sweaters pronto- love the outfit. i say black ribbons.

melange muse said...

I love Andrew Bird!

hazel said...

ANDREW BIRD.
he makes me want to pluck violins and sing sad songs.
i love the skirt/sweater. excellent lace jacket!

you and belle should have a vegas wedding. with a gareth pugh themed wedding cake where the front is white icing and the back is chocolate. OH YEAH.

Mary said...

I really, really enjoy things that make your hips look triangular
and when you pull cute faces <3

Alice X said...

haha, i recently puchased a dress just like the lace thing, it's soo awesome and looks like a table clothe:)

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

i heart art said...

i think black ribbons, myself.

lydia said...

hey now, i use swell and neat and groovy and funky in everyday conversation! haha.

i would absolutely love to have a lace jacket with a history like that. or i would at least like to know the history behind my clothes. so many of them are random (yet amazing) thrift store finds.

Bob said...

Speaking of Vegas weddings, I knew someone who was married there by an Elvis impersonator minister:)

The Stylish Wanderer said...

love the sweater/skirt.


btw, can i please have those rodarte tights from the last post?

KEREN said...

The pullover looks neat and the -sweater made into skirt- skirt is wicked.
;)

ETL said...

Andrew Bird = LOVE
The skirt is great =]

lucille said...

What can I say this is so wonderful !

Lux said...

ha. was listening to simple x when i read the post title.

Isabel said...

Wow, I looooove that little lacy number. Clothes with a story are the only way to go. God, I wish I had your creativity, in respect to to sweater worn as skirt.

Caroline said...

i would actually go with blue ribbons, but that's just moi.

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the lae number--so adorable!!x

..greta said...

I LOVE ANDREW BIRD.
And yes that is the most awesomest start to the day.

I listen to Andrew Bird on the bus... ahhh. love him.

..greta said...

I LOVE ANDREW BIRD.
And yes that is the most awesomest start to the day.

I listen to Andrew Bird on the bus... ahhh. love him.

Rene Schaller said...

i love lace, and the way you wear it is great. have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

are you seriously 12???!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ps pleaaasseeeee answer that question haha im dying to no

Tavi said...

Thanks guys!
Anon-Yep.

wideyed said...

RED VELVET ribbons... or alternate black & red? Your call, really.

BillyTheKid said...

The Skirt looks amazing..
I think Rookie is evolving

Nice and Shiny said...

I'm also loving the triangulity of that "skirt". I've always wanted to try wearing a sweater as a skirt, I'm going to have to get on that after seeing this sweet oufit. I love the stripes and floral sweatshirt, heaven!
<3<3<3

ida said...

Love the outfit<3<3 oh, and black ribbons would look great on that jacket!!

Giancinephile said...

Great styling, Tavi!

I never would have thought that your skirt was a actually a sweater!

anne said...

i love this so much. i love how you would never expect to wear someone to wear all of these together but when you do, it works out so darn well. seriously, that lace jacket is incredible. call me crazy, but i think it would be sort of cool if you could get not ribbon but flowers in there...