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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

outfit post: The Wicked Witch of the Wild West

When I was a kid, my fashion sense meant that I wore all my favorite clothes together. I was often mismatched, but loved everything I wore. There's a joy in the simplicity of choice when you just wear what you love. Today's outfit reminded me of my sartorial style of my childhood. It's a bit mismatched but I wore what I loved. For some reason, I wanted to wear my cotton black/white striped knee highs- and once I put them on, I thought of the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. So the obvious choice for my southwestern sweater paired with my Ikat printed jersey knit dress, were my vintage Dingo cowboy booties. Not sure why, aside from the fact that I love them.





 Now Wearing: 
  • heart sunglasses
  • vintage shell/silk necklace, wooden heart necklace
  • thrifted '70's acrylic "native" print sweater
  • shortened cotton Ikat print dress
  • thrifted striped knee-high socks
  • Napalese textile shoulder bag, Krazy Mary's
  • thrifted Dingo brand '80's cowboy booties

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26 comments:

Collette Osuna said...

Awesome print mix....totally digging the knee high socks:)

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Misfits Vintage said...

Love it all - especially the knee highs, sunnies and fab print dress.

Sarah xxx

Franca said...

I very much like that dress! and the mixing it up!

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Fun outfit Bella. Love these colors on you!

E said...

This outfit combines so many things I'm crazy about right now! I love that sweater in particular! Seriously, I've been searching for something like that for YEARS.

déjà pseu said...

Great pattern mix! The dress and sweater were made for each other.

gabrielle said...

i have always said this but i love how you mix prints and always make it work. if you ask me, you still have the same ideas as when you were a kid, and i love it!

xxoo

RocquelleIsLovely said...

This such a fun outfit of mixed prints!!

Vix said...

You look incredible. If you love everything you're wearing then it must be right? Definitely works in your case. xxxx

Susan Tiner said...

It seems like you can wear anything and look great, so you might as well wear what you love!

Polka Princess said...

Although everything is mismatched, you've made a perfect outfit out of them! That's the best part of being Bella, I guess!! :)

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Another awesome mix! I love that sweater...it makes the look. Hope you are well!

Vanessa said...

This is great! I love all the components so much individually, and worn together it just ups the wow factor.

woreout said...

This outfit shouldn't work but it does beautifully! The sweater's print is fabulous and I really like how it works with the Ikat.

Lia said...

Killer job, Bella! You can pull things off like nobody's business. I'm in awe of your creativity! You look gorgeous!!!
xoxoxo
Lia

The Closet Shopper said...

You look so great. I was smiling the whole read thinking about you as a little girl, wearing your mix-matched clothes. I love seeing free styling little girls. I love when parents let girls dress themselves. That expression is like no other.

xo,
Tracy

The Daily Fashionista said...

I love it. You're so cool in your style. That sweater is so neat!

jill815 said...

You are so good at pattern mixing. I think you need to give me a lesson in that, too. And you know I love those heart sunglasses on you! Oh my little fashion Lolita, how are you? XO, Jill

theequinebovine said...

I heart, your heart and heart sunglasses!

the nyanzi report said...

i love the styling you have done here and those sunnies too.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I am so WITH you sister! isn't it a fabulous feeling when every item you're wearing is a favourite? You look beautiful in blue and I may need to charter a plane to steal that amazing cardi off your gorgeous back!!!!! I bought some sunnies in Melbourne that reminded me of you - I love your's and the necklace!! Thank you so much for your kind wishes my lovely:)) xoxoxoxo

Kitty said...

Once again you have articulated my thoughts! Reminds me of when I did the same thing as a kid and was laughed out of school-literally!

Anusha said...

You mix prints so well! I love both the dress and the sweater! I too just gravitate naturally to clothes that make me happy ... can't explain why. But I've always been fascinated about the psychology behind that.

Kara said...

That's so cool. Your socks are awesome and that sweater looks so cozy- looking forward to cooler weather!

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

The Dolls Factory said...

wearing every favorite piece should feel amazing
love the lolita inspired eyewear
Always following
The Dolls Factory

Hallie said...

Looove your mixing prints! So unexpected, yet it totally works!

Great post :)

-Hallie
www.coralsandcognacs.com

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