25 December 2009 – Happy Holidays!

December 25th, 2009 § 8 comments

25 December 2009 – Happy Holidays!, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:
All remixed except for bolero:

  • Bolero – gift from my Romanian Santa
  • Purple beads - F21
  • Fuchsia top – BR Outlet
  • Batik skirt – was my grandmother’s
  • Woven belt – F21
  • Boots – Dillards

Endnotes:

Happy Holidays!

I’m spending Christmas and New Year’s in Romania, eating lots of my grandma’s delicious food and catching up on some reading for pleasure. For Christmas Day yesterday, I decided to dress up wearing a skirt I stole from my grandmother’s closet a while ago and my new bolero from my Romanian Santa. Clearly, this Romanian Santa has a good sense of style. This little shrug is going to gets lots of rotation in my closet.

Bolero, originally uploaded by academichic.

I love the juxtaposition of slightly delicate and dainty pieces of clothing like this crochet bolero or a full floral skirt worn with a pair of sturdy and somewhat rugged boots. In general, I’m really finding myself increasingly drawn to outfits that are made of unexpected pairings and juxtaposed aesthetic sensibilities; tough and delicate, formal and casual, modern and vintage… and so on. I anticipate that this kind of approach to dressing will increasingly characterize my style in the coming year.

Whatever you’re doing (or are wearing) today, I hope you’re having a lovely Holiday Season with your family and friends! La mulți ani! S.

25 December 2009 – Happy Holidays!, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 8 Responses to 25 December 2009 – Happy Holidays!"

  1. Leia says:

    Happy holidays to you! I love your outfit! :)

  2. Ann says:

    Love the juxtaposition, and the pop of color in the top too. You look fab, happy holidays to you too :-)

  3. Love your skirt!! I have a couple of them packed away waiting for summer. I think it might be time to take them out :)

  4. The skirt is beautiful, and I really like the way the beads peek out from under the bolero. Happy holidays!

  5. Vanessa says:

    Happy holidays! Love the bolero!

  6. Jane says:

    A loveky outfit – now I know what I am going to wear today – my long skirt and tan boots.

  7. Diana says:

    I love that bolero! Your Romanian Santa has good taste.

  8. Chelsea says:

    you have the best handed down pieces ever! that skirt is just fabulous… and I love the brown boot with it! unexpected, and that’s why I love it. And the bolero is gorgeous… perfect length!

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