4.05.2011

Glamorous Gloom

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Outfit Details:
Moz shirt: a gift from Grant
Red leather belt: thrifted
Black accordion pleat maxi skirt: thrifted
Kork Ease sandals: thrifted


So I put my money where my mouth is and took this spring's maxi trend (that I wrote about for R29!) for a spin and the verdict? I loved it! I found a great floaty, paper light accordion pleat skirt on a thrift spree and thought that this Morrissey shirt would be the perfect match. I guess this is as romantic/brooding as my style gets which is to say it's actually not very romantic or brooding at all since I had to liven things up with a red belt. I feel uncomfortable if there isn't any color in my outfit, anyone else get like that too?

Oh yeah, I think my somber room photos are also Morrissey approved--at least i'd like to think so.


On a different note I just wanted to say thank you to all the terribly nice people (you!) who took a moment to leave me such sweet comments regarding my Refinery29 win! You guys are too dang awesome. I vow to keep things real forever and always. Trust.


P.S. Do you have a favorite Smiths or Morrissey song? Let's hear it!
P.P.S.: Diana aka Miss Moss gave me a shout out on her blog! I'm honored since her blog/tumblr rule and she is a lady of discerning tastes. Thanks girl :D

34 comments:

  1. I love how you paired this lovely skirt with that shirt! It gives that balance and the belt added up to make it even more chic!

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  2. nice nice. i have a couple maxi skirts and dresses but im self conscious about wearing them cause i feel like i'm too short, but we're about the same height so i might give em a try :) hangout soon yes?

    hammocksandtrampolines.blogpot.com

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  3. Oh wow I'm behind on the news, congrats on the win, you deserve it!

    My bedroom walls are painted a similar color to yours. I liked the framed butterfly print and stamps on your wall too.

    I like the pleated skirt with the printed tee, it's kind of punk rock meets church lady.

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  4. eep! i didn't leave a comment on your other post because i was at work, but i just wanted to congratulate you on your win! that is absolutely amazing!!!!

    also, i love the look! the skirt is awesome!

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  5. you are so lovely Ashley! LOVE the outfit and your bedroom/space :) I have been keeping my eye out for a skirt like that but I can't seem to find one in the thrift store! Well, the goodwill thats 5 mins away from my house at least....oy I need to go to a bad part of town and do some serious damage...on my wallet, of course :)

    love that you're keeping it real, dawg!! so happy for you! <33 gonna go check out your r29 article!!

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  6. Lovely outfit! I just sold a very similar skirt because it was a bit too big for me, sadly. Here in Manchester I found myself sitting next to Johnny Marr in a cafe on Saturday. I played it cool. But my favourite Smiths song is How Soon Is Now?, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I like the Tatu version as well.

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  7. Girl, you are so cute! I'm kinda hesitant with the maxi trend since I'm only 5'2". I feel like a maxi skirt would make me look awfully smaller than I actually am! Any advice for that? I kinda just purchase dresses/skirts that are above my knees since I feel so self-conscious about my height.

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  8. And yes, please keep things real forever! 4ev3rrRRrrrRRRRRRrrr

    paperwhales.blogspot.com

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  9. You are so pretty, lady. I love all the maxi skirts I've been seeing around too, but I'm too much of a shorty to try to pull that look off. I love how you wore it with a chill tee shirt and sandals!

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  10. You look great! I was trying on maxi skirts in the thrift store the other day and they were definitely not working for me, which is a shame, because I'm loving how they look on other people. Somehow a maxi skirt is way classier than a maxi dress...

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  11. You look amazing! I still haven't tried the trend as I'm so short but I'm sure it could work somehow.. love the Mozza t shirt! My fav song is probably Bigmouth Strikes Again. Love the shade of your walls btw, and all your frames! xx

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  12. I wish I could pull off the maxi trend, but I am far too short! You look great! :)

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  13. Really love your take on the maxi skirt. You look lovely! Congrats on being featured on Miss Moss's blog. You should do a 'Things I Like' guest post on her blog :)

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  14. My husband's birthday was yesterday... I bought him The Queen Is Dead on vinyl. He was so excited; he opened it and put it on immediately. We love The Smiths at our house.

    p.s. I love your tee & maxi skirt. I've been eyeing the accordion pleat maxi skirt at American Apparel. I love it in emerald. xoxo.

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  15. adorable, love the accordion skirt. and miss moss is my favorite :)

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  16. I just bought a thrifted skirt just like this... thanks for the outfit inspiration. You look lovely!

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  17. I was hesitant about this trend, but I'm embracing it now too, haha ^,^
    love the pop of red on the belt!

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  18. THAT SKIRT. So incredible. I love your tee too! I don't think I can decide on just one favorite Smiths song, but Frankly Mr Shankly is one of 'em. :D

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  19. Love your blog! You have such amazing style and I love the fact that you can dress up all sorts of thrifted finds! Congratulations on winning the contest too!

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  20. Love the maxi skirt, pretty awesome stuff. As for favorite Smith's/Moz? Hm.....Asleep, There is a light that never goes out, and above all You have killed me. Love!

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  21. that maxi skirt is fab! ive been trying to find one!

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  22. Great skirt! My fave Smiths song is Bigmouth Strikes Again. Congrats! i am so glad you won, I voted for you!

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  23. love that maxi skirt! fave smiths songs: there is a light that never goes out, please please please let me get what i want (i think thats what its called!)

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  24. Hey - congrats on winning!! Love the outfit too, though I would say that's like a level 2 on the Morrissey brooding scale-Hahaha.

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  25. I love the accordion pleats of this skirt! I've been keeping my eye out for one similar to it that I won't have to blow too much money on. You must take me thrifting with you! I really don't know where you find all this stuff! Of course dig the shirt. ♥

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  26. You are my favorite person in the world right now for that Moz tee. :)

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  27. LOVE your skirt its really beautiful!
    Lovely outfit and blog!

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  28. I don't know how to say this but...you're kind of ridiculously awesome. I mean, seriously awesome. Love your blog! Can't believe I hadn't come across it earlier, following :)

    http://www.seren-dip-a-tea.blogspot.com/ Please follow me :D

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  29. I love the skirt, and I love your blog-I'm here thanks to miss moss!
    & my favourite Smiths song is Reel Around The Fountain

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  30. i want that skirt!!! It looks gorgeous! love the way you styled it!

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