10.28.2009

Crisp fall morning


My inspiration for todays outfit is my new favorite shop Great English Outdoors, discovered via Frolic!. Ever since watching Miss Marple I've had daydreams of the English countryside. If anyone ever invited me to their rustic yet elegant English estate I would know exactly what to wear :) These boots would be in my suitcase, so perfect and sitting in my basement the entire time I was searching for a pair just like them. I thought they would be too big, and was going to sell them in my shop. Sorry guys ;)

A couple of weeks ago I picked up this Pendleton scarf (Wrap? Tartan?) at work and have fallen in love with its versatility. It's small enough to wrap around my neck, and big enough to belt like a dress! I'm sure you'll see it often ;) I just love Pendleton, vintage especially. When I was in school I got to take a trip to the wool mills and saw how the wool gets dyed and woven, and thought the old, small factories with aged bricks and wool fluff everywhere would make a terrific setting for a photoshoot.

Dress-Proenza Schouler for Target

Seamed tights-Macys

Boots-Thrifted

Plaid scarf-Pendleton via The Urban Eccentric

21 comments:

katrina said...

i've grown pretty crazy about tartan, too, lately -- especially in red.

love your hair!

Mel said...

You look terribly chic for an English countryside! I'd love to go to one in the future! Actually I love pretty much everything English :)

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I love Miss Marple and the English countryside so I shall have to check out that link! xx

Solanah said...

Thanks Katrina! One of the few times just rolling out of bed works for it ;)

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Adorable outfit, love the tartan. Your dress is so cute and I love the seamed tights.
Miss Marple is the greatest. All things English are fabulous in my opinion though.

Personal Development Magic said...

Great outfit, fantastic composition (photos & blog post) and well written.

I have been following your blog for some time. In my view you have extraordinary and unusual talent across a number of areas - world class in fact.

And yes, you got the English part right. Being an Englishman, I know.

All the best and keep up the great work.

Alex Webley

Corinna said...

great outfit! i really like how you added that little something to the black dress by wearign that scarf

Scientific Housewife said...

Love the scarf wrapped around your face, it looks awesome.

hasoon said...

Consider this a suspended invitation to stay in my country mansion; just as soon as I get my hands on one I'll let you know.

Rambling about stylishly amongst the woods, hedges and village shops looking for murder is one of my favourite passtimes.. You'd fit right in. :]

Vanessa said...

This is gorgeous! I think one of my favorites over all...

sarah louise walker said...

This is a darling outfit, I can't decide which piece I like the best. And, please don't get offended cos I mean this in a good way, it looks so modern for a Solanah outfit! Tres chic.

Fleur de Guerre said...

I so want a country estate so I can invite you! :D

Ms. B said...

I love the plaid wrap! The close up shot of you looks very much like Cyd Charisse in Brigadoon!

mary van note said...

I love this outfit! I want those boots! It's so hard to find the perfect pair... sigh.

calivintage said...

i absolutely love this outfit. very beautiful styling. and i too have a strong affection for vintage pendleton. they're the only shirts my grandpa wears! and always in the most perfect colors.

She Can't Decide said...

what a LOVELY outfit! Your boots are kickin and that dress is great!

::jealous swoon::

~Jolene'sMemoryKeeping said...

Absolutely love this outfit!

ElMoogums said...

I've grown terribly addicted to Chanel handbags. Vintage ones especially.

I've got about four or five in my collection. :]

I bought them all from here They've got so many great things.
I swear by them.

other than that you look amazing.

emma wallace said...

Oh my goodness! What a perfect outfit! I love the wrap and the dress sets it off wonderfully.

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VestedBeeVintage said...

I love this look on you but you pull any era and still look classy and chic!

amber Apple said...

I love your outfit! You look lovely and ready for your English countryside!