An Experiment

19 August 2010












I did it! I have had this maxi skirt in my closet
for quite some time. After endless mixing and
matching, I have found a way to incorporate
it in my wardrobe in a way that reflects my style.
Pairing it with dots and a vintage bag seemed
to me that perfect way to do it. It is difficult sometimes
but fun experimenting with new fashions
while remaining true to ones personal style.
But much for fun than difficult :)

wearing: f21 shirt; H&M skirt; thrifted bag; Xhiliration platforms


110 comments :

Kate Maggie said...

You did it! And it looks hot! I love this outfit on you. I would never be able to pull this skirt off - but you do it effortlessly. You look amazing, truly! I love the polka dots too...and the bag (gush) x

Tanvi said...

Looking good, as per usual! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh you look great! I have been trying to experiment more too, but its hard when I don't have many clothes, haha
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Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous and classy and really suits you!

Rach said...

I love this. You are completely right, its important to be true to one's personal style when trying out new trends. You've pulled this looks off magnificently :]

Isabel said...

I really, really love this! The fit of your maxi skirt is perfect and it looks effortless. I'm lusting after your bag too. Haha.

Meg! said...

I know what you mean; sometimes I'll pick up a piece that I love, but it doesn't exactly fit seamlessly into my style or the rest of my wardrobe. Usually I just end up not wearing the item, so I'm super impressed that you worked this one in. And it looks so great! You definitely stuck to your own personal style. Love it.

Sarah Margeurite said...

This looks great, I really like the skirt. The look gives off a kind of 50s classy vibe.

Sincerely, Sarah Margeurite

chrystie the gemini said...

it looks great!! you always put together super cute outfits though :)
it's fun to do things out of your comfort zone as often as possible. i bet you felt pretty great about it!!

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Lauren said...

I haven't seen a maxi skirt like that before! I love how form-flattering this is! And I really love how you paired it with the polka dots and skirt!

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mademoisellehannah said...

So unbelievably chic. :)

xoxo Hannah

Esther said...

so classic :) super awesome! i thought the skirt was a pair of trousers at first :P

ilsteviewonder said...

awesome!!! I love polka dots and the mixing ! love it :)

eleanor said...

I don't think I could ever pull it off, but you look amazing! Your style is flawless.

X

Shelby said...

it looks like a 1940s style pencil skirt the way you have it styled! i love it!

Rio said...

Love it! Awesome shoes too! :)
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janettaylor said...

What a pretty combo! <3

Dylana Suarez said...

You look so elegant and pretty in that maxi skirt!

natale eve said...

Perfect! I'd been looking for a good maxi skirt for a while and finally found one at topshop. It's a little hard to pair with, but when something works, it really really works :)

Little Lost Treasures said...

I love it! You really pulled it off, and the fact that you remaind true to your own style makes it even a greater success!

Ven said...

u did it perfectlyy!! :)) it is so u :)) loving the tops :)

xoxo

*rachelwears said...

this looks so hard to pull off and yet you make it look effortless!!

Anthea said...

You look lovely! I love your wedges!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Style and coffee said...

I don't really like long skirts butit looks great on you!

MJ said...

You pull the Maxi Skirt off amazingly! Seriously, I've got this... and I agree the vintage bag is perfect!

Mila said...

Oh you know I am a huge fan of your looks! :)

Sara Louise said...

and it makes your legs look super long !
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you sure look elegant when you wear your outfit. :)

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Camilla said...

you wear the skirt wonderfully!


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BespokeRose said...

I hate it when I have a garment in my wardrobe that I love, but I don't feel I can wear with anything. Then one day you make it the perfect outfit. You look very chic.

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x

morena said...

such a cute outfit!

Wynne Prasetyo said...

lovely!

One Girl said...

this is very flattering to your figure. good choice!

sallyannie☆ said...

I love all the spots here :) it looks really good on you! It's a bit unusual, but very flattering.

Christina Sanders said...

You look absolutely stunning.

Christina xox

Chloe Trayner said...

Well done for trying something new because you really pulled it off. You look stunning!

Gazel M. said...

Love the high waist look on you! :D

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Nat said...

wow, amazing look!

ALEXA - ALEXANDRA said...

Shh I love the mix , very inspiring style you have..mhmmm, I will def try this mix

ahh also adore your curls, your a doll :)

irene said...

I LOVE polkadots!

Haidée said...

Lovely pics you should be a MODEL xxx

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ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

Well, you look wonderful!

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Brown and Cappuccino said...

Amazing long skirt... very elegant, you look like a lady ;)

Kiss from Portugal***

Brown and Cappuccino

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

did you actually managed to walk in that skirt? it looks too tight at the end.

xxx

Amelia is... said...

What a lovely outfit - you look simply radiant. Thanks for your comment, it is so nice to know you liked my secret.

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sara said...

I would call this experiment a success! Love the look.


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rebecca said...

i love polka dots, ergo love the shirt! you look amazing (:

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natalie said...

I love the look! :D You definitely worked the maxi skirt in well, and the polka dot top and bag are super cute, too.

Hannah said...

I also love long skirts but hardly ever wear them, looks great here.

Raquel said...

you look very pretty and very chic, as always!
x

platformshoesandwintercoat said...

you look great.

jenni said...

I love the look! Suits you really well!

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xx

vogueish said...

love this look..really like the way you paired it up..cool!!!

Jessica said...

the way you mix polka top with that maxi skirt is truly remaining your personal style bonnie!
you actually did it good! keep experimenting!

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Jessica said...

the way you mix polka top with that maxi skirt is truly remaining your personal style bonnie!
you actually did it good! keep experimenting!

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Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Love that skirt. This is such a new twist to your style, but I love it.

You look very chic, yet so perfect for everyday.

Ann. said...

You look beautiful!
Kisses!

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Kelly, said...

your hair looks lovely here, and I really do love that polka dot top!

Mikhaila said...

it's perfect and definitely reflects your personal style! love the bag too!

Rosanna said...

that maxi skirt is perfect!!! :)

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Violetta E. said...

<3

Nina said...

Really nice set. I love the top, so cute! And you have such a beautiful hair, has anyone ever told you? :D

Becca said...

The skirt looks great. I've been looking for something similar for most of the summer, but I can't find anything. I might have to start keeping an eye out online, it seems like my local stores have not jumped on the maxi skirt bandwagon.

Anna said...

You are gorgeous, and you paired everything so well! I hope to have an innate sense of style like yours sometime soooon..:)

Missy Cheeks said...

u are looking adorable with this polka dots t-shirt

Alba said...

Wow!! you look awesome! xoxo

Beverley said...

and you did it flawlessly! it's as if the shirt and the skirt came together, soo good.

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Gorgeous!! The second photo is my favorite!! You look like an actress from a classic old film! Beautiful! xoxoxoxxoxoo

Ivania said...

It looks fantastic on you! love the way you styled this skirt

Constance said...

I love the maxi skirt on you, really gorgeous!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i like how the skirt is fitted and not the boho style ... beautiful look, bonnie!

Abby said...

Looks great, and very you! Love the whole ensemble.

Damsels said...

it definitely works . .have you ever thought of wearing with some big layers ? some huge drapey sweater ? it might be cool

Tink In My Closet said...

It works quite perfectly actually! Classy too:)

Emilie said...

Well done!
Very cute!

Indie.Tea said...

The skirt works really well on you. You look so tall, and of course, so slender! And the wedges are so cute too.

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Stevia is Your Cherry Bomb said...

This one does suit you perfectly
love how u style the maxi
as lovely as always!

Fabíola Beltrão said...

i love


xoxo

"L" said...

Cute outfit!

A. said...

that skirt is a really pretty length

beba said...

God, I'm glad that you did that experiment because you look perfect, I love the whole outfit! It's so chic!

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the chirpy bird said...

You are gorgeous! You have such a beautiful strong sense of style!
Fantastic
xo tash

Nicki said...

Love your purse! The colour and the quilting is really cute.

jess said...

I love the dotted shirt.

Winnie said...

Love the skirt, I love it when you find new ways to wear things...or even new ways to wear something like this maxi skirt that you've been thinking about for a while!

Nubiasnonsense said...

effortlessly chic@=! very nice and I am a big polkadot fan

Kirstie. said...

I love the fit of your skirt..its like a longer pencil skirt.

-kirstie.

☁ christine ☂ said...

ANYTHING you wear or style ALWAYS looks good! I hardly think you ever have to worry about incorporating something and it wouldn't look nice.

Your maxi almost looks like you're wearing trousers. :)

aubrey said...

looks great!

Mae Lu said...

I feel you on this. It's always hard to experiment with things that are decidedly beyond your comfort level. I have worn Maxi skirts in the past but that turned out badly, since I'm so short, and I haven't ventured to try one since I was in grade 8 (a good 14-15 years ago!). I'm too nervous about them to try them now. I'm much too petite.

You look amazing, though. Did not realize it was a skirt until I read the post. Thought it was a very Audrey-esque outfit with cropped, close fit trousers. Oh well, still bravo for trying a maxi! I'll live vicariously through you.

XX.
Mae Lu, thereafterish.

Glenda C said...

love that skirt!

Seriale-modeuse said...

I really love the way your wear your maxi skirt, it's brilliant !

vodka latte said...

Just lovely!!! You can pull off just absolutely everything, that length of skirt and so narrow looks good on few people but you work it!!!! Fab inspiration:)

XoXo

Marie said...

I love your bag :)

stylista said...

I love the look! That is such a great skirt!

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Amber's Notebook said...

wow I just love the length of that skirt! It looks lovely!

ViCreative said...

lovely look!!

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BenchesandChandeliers said...

i LOVE that skirt! that length is perfection.

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Catarina said...

I love how you style the skirt, you created a really cute outfit!
x

aldonza said...

i love the maxi skirt and the polka dots is my favorite print thanks for comment in my blog
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daisy kate said...

This makes you look so slim and tall!

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elspeth angharad said...

This is such a cute outfit! You pull off the maxi skirt really well :) xx

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E said...

This look turned out marvelously. You look positively statuesque in that skirt.

Little Woman said...

LOVE that skirt. I want it.

 

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