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Monday, December 20, 2010

outfit post: The Black Elf

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world
         & behold, everything is softer & more beautiful.  
   
     
            - Norman Vincent Peale
Here's my subtle nod to holiday spirits. I found this monstrous fur helmet at Thrift Town last week, and pretty much wear it whenever possible (read: when it's NOT raining.) Celebrating Christmas spirit by wearing my thrifted candycane striped tights, paired with a black cotton Victoriana-style dress, and a cobalt/black striped sweater. I thought I resembled a shadowy Xmas elf. 
Happy Holidays, yo!
Speak into the flower. Black Elf reports back to the North Pole
My neighbor Lori took this full body shot of me so you can see the total effect. God bless 'er.
Now Wearing: 
  • Thrifted vintage fur hat (Thrift Town)
  • Target, Merona Black cotton dress w/ eyelet hem
  • Target, Striped sweater 
  • Thrifted candycane striped tights
  • Dr. Scholl's platform wedges (from years ago, and now I wish I would have bought 10 pair!)
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31 comments:

Joy said...

Very cute!!! I love the tights! They match the elfish shirt I'm wearing today!!

sacramento said...

In the distance I have recognice in you a soulmate. I know,well I hope one day we shall meet, and hug.
Merry Cxmas and all the best for 2011.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@ Joy. Thank you! I look forward in seeing a pic of your tights. And a Xmas sweater?

@ Sacramento: your comment truly touches me. I am honored to have you recognized me as such. You are a great soul, so it is also a tremendous privilege to be considered as such. xo. xo! Q

Marta said...

you are the cutest elf i have ever seen!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

: )

love ya, girl! <3

Terri said...

Love the hat...think there must be one like it deep in the recesses of my mother's closet. Now, I'll have to look.

polka dot said...

Oh Bella that outfit is fabulous! Not just the hat but those great stripey tights. Stripes on stripes, love it!

I don't comment nearly enough but I just want to let you know how grateful I am for your virtual friendship and support. Hope you're well. xx

Cloud of Secrets said...

I love the bright wrist rose echoing the red of the tights...adding some cheer to the dark elfness! I do definitely see the Santas's (Stylish) Helper in the full-length picture. I want to give you a black basket filled with candy canes to hand out at whim.

Now get back inside with a hot beverage!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you Jill! You know I'm a big fan of your blog, and it gives me great pleasure to see your kind words. xo. -Bella

@Terri! I hope you find that hat. I am having so much fun with this one, it is super warm without overheating my head. I might have to convert and turn into a bear...lol.

RETRO REVA said...

You look adorable and the perfect Black Elf ;)
I too am feeling a bit elvish....
Someone stole on of my Christmas toys the other night, the buggers!
For reals.........
I left it on the bottom of a cart in a dark parking lot. The rest is history. i hope it went to a needy child.........
I hope you have a great week, my love and i will be leaving Weds or thurs for a few days.
Tell the Fat Man to send me something naughty!
xXx
Reva

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@ Clouds: lol. you are a (hot cocoa) girl after my own heart! <3

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Ah, Reva! I wish you a warm and wonderful holiday and safe trip. I know Santa will be generous with you as we both know YOU'VE BEEN VERY GOOD! lol.

Be safe and stay warm! xo. -Q

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

hehe super cute!

Meg said...

I actually think you suit being a mysterious gothic christmas elf :)
Really like your clever mix of stripes and accessories!
xoxo
Meg

Grit and Glamour said...

That hat...GAH! Love. And the tights are ace. I used to have a black and white pair like that when I was 15. I think I might need another pair!


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fashionfarmsandfreedome said...

Love the new hat..and I totally wish I had a pair of candy stripe tights. so cute!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@Megs: love it! gothic elf.

@V: i say you're due for some new stripes. now they're "classic"

@FashionFarm: thanks, Kerry! You can get some stripes from Prevues!

Glocal Girl said...

That hat is just TOO cozy! So not monstrous. Way to stay warm and look cute doing it :)

Happy Holidays!
www.GlocalGirl.com

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Ah you look awesome Citizen- an edgy Christmas elf! Very cool - loving the tights. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's and thanks again for all your encouragement, much appreciated! xxx Comtesse xxx

The Daily Fashionista said...

I love your tights! I need a pair, like, pronto! I'd probably get fired from my conservative job for wearing them, but it'd be worth it:) And your hat is simply amazing!

centersage said...

Aha! So that's how elves communicate with Santa. I have always wondered! I love your striped tights. They are fab. And you look adorably mysterious behind that hat! xx

Claudia Paola. said...

I love festive fashion, especially festive fashion that makes a statement! Your candy cane stockings are adorable, and you definitely rock them!!

Congratulations on your feature on IFB! That is really exciting and cool! :D

Claudia from Molto ❤ Fashion

A BRIT GREEK said...

I love this super fun and cute outfit! The skirt is beautiful Bella!

It feels like you should be skipping along the yellow brick road in glittery pumps too!

x.o.x.o

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thank you Comtesse, "Daily" & Brooke of CenterSage! Hello Claudia! Thank you for visiting my blog. I LOVE IFB and am stoked whenever I get a link featured! And dear Brit: you know I want ruby red slippers!

Isquisofrenia said...

you look very christmasy and i really like the hat your waring i want one too!!!
this rain wont stop utnil tomorrow!

ABIGAIL NY said...

love the head piece on you!

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Vanessa said...

The tights are so festive! And I love the big hat/hood! It looks mighty toasty inside there!

Beautifully Invisible said...

You are just TOO cute.

Love the tights, love the sweater, and that hat looks so warm and cuddly I could just reach through my monitor and steal it from you.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

This outfit is just AMAZING. I love the mixed-up stripes and that bracelet - oh my, scrumptious! xo

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks C, Abagail, Vanessa, Beautiful and Socks!

JTWisdom said...

You look so cool in that outfit. Those tights take the outfit to another level. I love tights because they make your whole outfit look so hip and chic.

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