Saturday, August 23, 2014

Jagged Justice

It's been a long time since I've been able to wear nice clothes.  Work has been too demanding and I woke up Tuesday feeling sick.  At first I thought I had a cold but, after consulting the Internet, I realized I have Ebola.  Oh well...

During the week, I conceived an outfit which turned out well.  Its centerpiece is a skirt.  I've never built an outfit around a skirt before.  Have you?

The skirt's print is chevron, which is often used by Missoni.  I'd love to say I bought this skirt for a thousand dollars from a haute couture designer but, truth be told, I snagged it for $12 at Charlotte Russe.  I spotted it on the rack and pounced.  The shoes are from Torrid, also $12.  Both steals, in my opinion.

Your thoughts on these pieces?

BTW, this outfit reminds me of the funniest blog-post I ever read, written by my dear friend Ashley.  She posted it here.  The story is worth a visit.  Ashley has the best sense of humor.  At the time (2011), I gave Ashley an award for Post Of The Year (POTY).  With that award, Ashley retired from blogging and is now living in leisure on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by handsome man-servants and ripe coconuts.  :-)


 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

31 comments:

  1. So glad you are feeling better, and that you didnt end in up in quarantine..lol Haha... Pictures are looking good, love the skirt!!! totally lengthens your look.
    Keep it up girl!

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  2. This is a fabulous skirt, Ally. Fits you so beautifully and is very flattering. Great length and colors too. The other items you've chosen to wear with it are all just perfect.

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  3. Oh no, poor you, re illness! Hope you improve soon. The shirt and shoes are gorgeous!! I love chevrons! I thrifted s cardigan like that too, recently. x

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  4. So relieved you don't have ebola!!!!

    That is a super cute outfit ... well done!!!

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  5. Such a cute outfit..LOVE the shoes!

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  6. That skirt is wonderful! I always try to base my outfits around one standout piece.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  7. Fabulous shoes and I love this whole outfit overall.

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  8. Awful cold here for the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Can I trade my island for another one?

    Love the skirt, so glad you nabbed it! And you match your blog's background perfectly!

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  9. um, you are SO good at coordinating outfits. im jealous! (i sorta cheat and just match black with black most of the time)

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  10. Oh no! Not Ebola. :( I hear there's an experimental treatment for that. It involves endless shopping sprees and oodles of cute shoes. Feel better soon! I think this is one of my favorite outfits yet. How could I not love the pink. :)

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  11. I LOVE this outfit! I love that chevron is so popular now, and that you can find it in cute skirts such as this for $12! And those shoes! *SWOON* I am sorry that you are feeling ill, I really hope that you are feeling better now.

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  12. Great skirt! I'm a huge fan of chevron stripes---particularly from the 70s. That POTY award seems very prestigious. I'm very into her new island situation with the man-servants and coconuts.

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  13. the outfit is amazing! I adore the skirt, the tights and the shoes... so vibrant and totally made me smile! :) you are beautiful!

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  14. I want to be surrounded by handsome man servants and ripe coconuts!

    I really like this outfit. The colours, the stockings, the shoes. Super cute.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  15. Your hair looks extra awesome in these shots. I love the idea of starting with the patterned item like a chevron skirt. It gives you lots of options with all of the colors. Given my proclivity for black these days, I'm sure I'd go with a black top of some sort, but you matched the pink perfectly!

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  16. I love both the skirt and the shoes, and they are paired so sassily with those fun tights!

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  17. I've seen you in a lot of outfits over this years, but this by far is my favorite. Everything about it says "Ally". The sexy fishnet, the obvious bright pink Ally color, and the sassy heels.

    I think this skirt is super cute and very you. Also extra points for finding designer inspiration at a lower price!

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  18. SKULLY CAMEO!!!

    I love this outfit, Ally. You look tough and gorgeous and rocker and beautiful. I love it.

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  19. That skirt is very cute. And I'm loving the shoes. You look radiant in these photos. Pink is your colour my friend.

    Lisa.

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  20. Those shoes!!!! Heavens to Betsy (why, yes, I am busting out the vintage exclamations :D), they look as though they could have pranced straight out of the 1920s/30s. It's really cool to see them styled in such a modern direction, with this beautiful chevron skirt, as I myself would have (not surprisingly ;)) taken them in a much more classic direction. Your fusion of eras is all kinds of fabulous!

    ♥ Jessica

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  21. Hee! Hee! I'm laughing at you, sorry, your post! And Ashley's! People who like zigzags are clearly crazy! I mean, dedicated followers :-)
    Anyway, loving all the little touches...the necklace, the tights and of course the shoes! And the zigzags fit beautifully. XO JJ

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  22. I am all for that Missoni like skirt ! I think I would have bought it too.

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  23. Tasty shoes!!! Hope you're 100% better by now!!

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  24. i love how the outfit came together. i am a huge fan of chevron, although i don't own any clothes in the print!! hope you're feeling better.

    [oomph.]

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  25. Hope you're feeling better. Those shoes are killer! They totally work with this outfit. Love it!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  26. Hope you're feeling better by now Ally. LOVE the skirt, it's awesome. Love the pairing with the top, you look pretty and very happy. Amazing shoes, so cute with the bow.
    xoxo
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  27. While I probably wouldn't choose it for myself, it's still a great outfit. I was never a fan of the chevron, but that doesn't mean I don't like it on other people.

    HOWEVER.

    We need to talk about the shoes. I'm tempted to drive to Huntington and steal them.

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    1. You're welcome to borrow them... if you fit a size-12!

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