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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

When The Wind Is Southerly I know A Hawk From A Handsaw

the clothes horse, theclotheshorse, fashion, retro, vintage, blue dress, green coat, lavintage, purple tights, spectator pumpsI ought to rename my blog: Rebecca and her traveling wind machine. I swear I can't seem to take pictures lately without getting completely blown around by the wind and thus my dress flies in all directions and my hair tangles. Sometimes I like to mention the messiness of picture-taking and life because I always choose the images where it isn't too awful-looking (if you've seen my outtake posts you know it can look rough!). It's just a good reminder that things aren't always as perfect as they might appear, but life is the wind in your face; messiness is a good thing.
I'm pretty excited about this color combination. People always talk about color in the spring, but fall is the perfect time for color-mixing because you have so many layers to play with. The stripes in this dress really made the green of the coat and the purple in the tights come together nicely. I also seem to be on a vintage kick lately; I've even been hunting down new (to me) pieces on Etsy and eBay...the clothes horse, theclotheshorse, fashion, retro, vintage, blue dress, green coat, lavintage, purple tights, spectator pumpsthe clothes horse, theclotheshorse, fashion, retro, vintage, blue dress, green coat, lavintage, purple tights, spectator pumpsthe clothes horse, theclotheshorse, fashion, retro, vintage, blue dress, green coat, lavintage, purple tights, spectator pumpsthe clothes horse, theclotheshorse, fashion, retro, vintage, blue dress, green coat, lavintage, purple tights, spectator pumps
Outfit details:
vintage dress
Target tights
customized Girly-Girl shoes

38 comments:

bee said...

i love that shade of green, and i love the little buttons on your dress. today there was a windstorm where i live, too.

beba said...

Beautiful! Your shoes are so lovely.

I'm glad you think that fall is perfect for mixing colours. Lots of people thinks that is in autumn and fall cool to wear dark colours, but why, if is the sky already gray..

Peace and love!

Penny Dreadful said...

The dress is such a gorgeous vivid blue - it goes really well paired with your burgundy tights, great way to jazz up a summer dress for autumn.

Penny Dreadful Vintage

à la Modest said...

The shade of blue on that dress is eye-popping! Thanks for reminding all of us that imperfection can be beautiful :) I don't think I can put any outtakes of my photos yet. They're not only funny, but they need to be edited rigorously to make them half decent!

By the way, I think the wind adds to the appeal of your photos!

Julia said...

I love these colors and the wine colored tights with your hair. You manage to make these springlike colors perfect for fall. I enjoy your honesty about your process, too. Very refreshing.

xo

Amy said...

Your colour combination here is beautiful! I agree about colours in the autumn - I'm having fun playing with colours, too: nude, cranberry & black - grey, orange & navy - camel, black & green... yum!

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Sophi said...

I love the split down the back of the coat! Really shows off your dress :)

Pictures can definitely make it seem like everything was just soooo lovely and beautiful. It always blows my mind how some bloggers go outside in super cute little outfits in the snow! That's devotion right there...

Sophi
ohsosophi.blogspot.com

javiera isidora said...

your tights match with your hair, looks so good!

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Rosa said...

I love love that blue dress!! super cute
xx
Rosa

http://mystylishlittlesecret.blogspot.com

Verena. said...

Wow, what wonderful colours!!!!

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MISS D. said...

lovely outfit and colour combination!

militantcupcake said...

i love the green coat, and that beautiful dress!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Ah, the wind has been traveling around with me as well lately! But I think these photos turned out wonderfully.
I love all the colors in this outfit, and that coat is lovely :)

Roo said...

I love the windswept photos, they are very atmospheric and very autumnal

Artfully Awear said...

The color scheme here works so well--I especially love the tights with the dress!

Eli said...

that is too funny, your own personal wind tunnel :)

love this outfit, those shoes are fantastic!

Mae Lu said...

... the blue and maroon are such a wonderful color combination with the spectator pumps...

LOVELY..

I agree with a la Modest that the wind really adds to the movement and style of your photos. It's as if it's a character in and of itself, the sort of way sounds and dialogue style can be an additional character in a show or movie.

XX.
Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

Dany - fashiontowear said...

stunning outfit!

Pansy Lane said...

Oh I'm with you, I LOVE that color combination! I swear that coat is pretty much perfect with everything.

Finders Keepers Boutique said...

HA you must have been in Decatur, Georgia last week while we were trying to shoot a picture for our December ad in Jezebel magazine. I wanted to make an army of boots "marching" behind one of the girls down the back alley but the wind kept knocking them over as soon as I had them all just so! *sigh* your windy pictures DEFINITELY turned out better than ours. Love the dress!

Finders Keepers Boutique said...

p.s. i've been hunting nature-themed wall decals on Etsy for my nursery (baby girl due in March!) do you have any favorite stores/sellers on Etsy for decor? Thanks!

reckless daughter said...

hmm...I think the clothes horse is a tad more catchy for a blog title but I could be wrong ;)

I love that coat! and the wind gives the photos a little more of a narrative. I love them ;)

LuLu said...

Amazing dress and coat! =)


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Q's Daydream said...

Great combo! Love.

Sarah said...

I adore the white and black pumps, they go with absolutely everything qua tights or sock-age! O, the inspiration!

Sarah xx

http://sockmyshow.blogspot.com

tess said...

those heels really make the outfit pop

Michal said...

Wow, that dress is just perfect!

Maria Confer said...

I'm in love with your custom heels.

xx
Maria
Lulu Letty

Brittany at Home Ground said...

I love this outfit! You're totally right about the stripes pulling everything together. It's been really windy here, too. Makes me want to hide under a hat!

fröken lila said...

today oslo was so windy that whenever i went outside my skirt created that lovely marilyn-effect which i don't mind come spring and summer, but considering the temperatures it was more cold than sexy today..

Malicious Mallory said...

I love the tights with that dress, and the tights with that coat, and the coat with that dress, but for some reason they don't all seem to go together for me... I can't put my finger on it.
But anyway, I love those shoes! And your hair still looks good, even if it was windy! Especially in the last shot.

WendyB said...

Can I borrow your wind machine? I would look so much better with it.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Malicious Mallory, I guess that is why you wear your clothes and I wear mine...we have different tastes and ideas on what "goes." That's life. :)

libys11 said...

aahh i love the wind action in the photos!!! :D

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Heather Lynn said...

Oh gosh, I love it. I desperately want to steal that dress & those tights. I have such a hard time actually buying fallish/wintery dresses.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh my it's all so gorgeous - I think I'm going to faint. The dress is aborbs with the tiny white collar, the coat is my favourite shade of green which I swear goes with everything and the tights and white shoes - sigh, so yummy. I love windswept pics, I prefer the energy that comes across, swishing clothes and hair around:).

Rakel said...

You're name's Rebecca? My favorite book's Rebecca. :o :)

Laura said...

This dress, I love too much. Way too much. It reminds me of Disney book from the fifties where you see illustrations of Victorian dresses, but longer of course.

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