Sour Grapes

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As a kid, I got hooked on a random Strawberry Shortcake movie.  Thinking back it was a peculiar cartoon, with different shortcake friends bobbing their oversized heads and playing guitars.  This of course was after a fairy came and made their hair grow.  In the end, the antagonist (a purple fellow the shade of my top) was destroyed by the titillated follicles.  I was an odd little thing.

I finally found a belt that’s a keeper and have been experimenting with different methods of wear.  I usually stray away from voluminous silhouettes, but using the belt cinches the waist and allows the top to flow into the lines of the skirt.  Sometimes volume is a good thing.

credits: Rachel Comey top, Rachel Comey double buckle belt, Elizabeth & James skirt, Spanx tights, Rick Owens motorcycle jacket, Rachel Comey Penpal boots

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50 Responses to “Sour Grapes”

  1. April 2nd, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Annie Spandex says:

    Your photos are always sooo fab and I’m crazy about those boots!!

  2. April 2nd, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    D-Lirio says:

    I love this color, and your outfit!!

  3. April 2nd, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    janettaylor says:

    I love Ur jacket with purple top! So chic!

    xoxo: Janet

  4. April 2nd, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    modejunkie says:

    you just amaze me every single day. :)
    lovely outfit, perfect poses, amazing pictures! PERFECT BLOG!
    sorry for not bein able to comment on your last posts. but do think that i am always reading.

  5. April 2nd, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    momazpe says:

    I absololutely love the whole look!

  6. April 2nd, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Emy Augustus says:

    i really like ur photo style. passed an award onto u.

  7. April 2nd, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Brigadeiro says:

    OMGosh, love the drapey-ness of this outfit, and the lush yummy purple colour! Gorgeous! And yay to the Purple Pie Man reference, brings back fond memories :)

  8. April 2nd, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Snapshot Fashion says:

    this look is fabulous!!! :)

  9. April 2nd, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Air says:

    i am in love with this outfit.
    The purple top is gorgeous on you!

    you are amazing. SRSLY

  10. April 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    freeteyme says:

    Nothing in this look spells sour at all. Gorgeous!

  11. April 2nd, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Montse says:

    Volume’s sometimes such a great ingredient for the best looks.. I love your outfit, great blouse and boots ! :)

  12. April 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    alyssa says:

    i love your blog. recently ran across it! it is just the type of pure inspiration i need to clean up my own!

    <3 <3 <3

  13. April 2nd, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    jacquie says:

    great post title, and great colour on you. plum, violet looks superb. i was a strawberry shortcake girl too. i still remember what that bad purple pie man toy i had smelled like.

  14. April 2nd, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    mayk says:

    amazing color and a great silhouette.
    love. * * * *

  15. April 2nd, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Juliet says:

    you look so pretty!
    I like very much your shirt with this different and beautiful colour it’s perfect with black!

    Love your outfit!:)
    xoxo sweetie!:)

  16. April 2nd, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    phuong says:

    love the outfit, everything seems so perfect,
    how you layered it and the colors.
    i also love the sheerness!

  17. April 2nd, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    The Stiletto Effect says:

    Beautiful outfit, fabulous last photo!

  18. April 2nd, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    najeema says:

    As soon as I read the post title, I thought of Strawberry Shortcake. I still love her! You look fantastic!

  19. April 2nd, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    hanako66 says:

    ooooooooooooooh, I love this! amazing photos as always too:)

  20. April 2nd, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Joanna says:

    Volume is DEFINITELY a good thing, especially when its been so sensibly reined in by a skinny leather belt! I love the drapeyness and color of your top and the Rick Owens jacket is obviously to die for!!!

  21. April 3rd, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    stefanie says:

    very nice! I like it a lot! The belt is great, especially the double buckle =)
    Oh and about those paper bags, I think they’re acutally functional! The paper doesn’t rip so that’s a good thing I guess :) They’ll be available soon here: I’m still awaiting the price though…

  22. April 3rd, 2009 at 12:35 AM

    elsa-bille says:

    Great outfit! Your purple top is beautiful.. and I love Rachel Comey 😉 xx

  23. April 3rd, 2009 at 1:05 AM

    eden says:

    thanks for dropping in my site!

    this look is absolutely great–the draping, the layering, the tones– its just so right! i can’t wait for fall again so i can do something to this effect.

  24. April 3rd, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    la couturier says:

    I absolutely love your top; I’ve never seen such drapery! Gorgeous!

    La C.

  25. April 3rd, 2009 at 1:29 AM

    Emily says:

    That color purple of your shirt is just amazing! I love this look.

  26. April 3rd, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    mare says:

    luv your the pics and all the creative poses!

  27. April 3rd, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    Whim says:

    Great shoes, and I love the layers of everything

  28. April 3rd, 2009 at 5:12 AM

    Lexie says:

    you look beautiful! i concur with the previous commentors – the color of that blouse is great!

  29. April 3rd, 2009 at 6:32 AM

    sharon rose says:

    Hi there-what a fabulous, drapey outfit, looking so stylish and chic my dear!

  30. April 3rd, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    Life In Technicolor. says:

    this whole look is amazing. tough yet girly. loving the layering AND THAT BELT.

    andrea xooxx
    Life In Technicolor.

  31. April 3rd, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    magda says:

    thank u.
    u look amazing as always.
    i adore u

  32. April 3rd, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Couture Carrie says:

    Love it! That top is incredible!!


  33. April 3rd, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Mariona says:

    I love the Rachel Comey Penpal boots, so lovely, thanks baby for the comments as always, kisses

  34. April 3rd, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    tanya says:

    this plum color is just divine on you. I loved the way you styled the outfit to really showcase the draping!

  35. April 3rd, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    froufrouu says:

    The purple looks amazing on you and your layering is always awesome.

    – frouu

  36. April 3rd, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Isy says:

    Amazing look, I love how you belted it !

  37. April 3rd, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    emma says:

    love that top, its a great color and it drapes amazingly

  38. April 3rd, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Song of Style says:

    that jacket and purple top is gorgeous.

  39. April 3rd, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    alice says:

    i adddore this outfit, the silhouette and the blouse…so great.

  40. April 3rd, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    The Minx says:

    I love your elizabeth and james skirt, it’s too cute. This whole outfit is gorgeous. Oh, and I saw your “samurai pants” from the post below, and they are amazing, you’re such a natural designer :)

  41. April 4th, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Carolina Botelho says:

    really cute!

  42. April 4th, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Sasi says:

    Love your skirt and jacket.

  43. April 4th, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Fashionology says:

    I really love this look! <3

  44. April 4th, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    cassie says:

    i love it!! the skirt is my fave and the boots are killer!

  45. April 5th, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Julia says:

    I love the colour of the top and the outfit in general! :)

  46. April 5th, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Amee says:

    I just found your blog from Chictopia and I must say this is a phenomenal look! Love the pop of plum. And your poses are so creative!

  47. April 5th, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    Chekka Cuomova says:

    gotta link your blog now!! ;D

  48. April 6th, 2009 at 3:16 AM

    LaMimi says:

    Hey darling!
    I love, love, love, how you used the belt for this outfit! Very gorgeous color combination too :)


  49. April 6th, 2009 at 5:13 AM

    Marta says:

    Amazing outfit :)

  50. April 12th, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    styleseeking zurich says:

    i LOVE your jacket! it has a very unique shape!
    and the belt is lovely~


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