3.19.2012

Spring is far away

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{photos by Josh}

The second season of Downton Abbey just wrapped up here in the states (and Sam bought me both British seasons for my birthday), and the Christmas Episode had me absolutely crazy over the tweed covered shooting outfits and Edward Gorey-esque cemetery scene. And the beaded deco dresses and felt cloches. And men in hats and suits. I actually should watch it again so I am up on the story instead of the wardrobe...

Anyway, I have a weakness for British country/hunting wear, and often buy items with that look in mind. Because I totally go to the English countryside and hunt pheasants aaaaaaalllll the time.

So I was pretty excited to find this skirt at a local thrift store, it's an Evan Picone from the 1970s, made of really fine wool, a perfect shape, and I adore the length, I've seen some longer skirt looks lately that I've been loving! Specifically on Harriett of Bright Young Twins. Note to self: Make Edwardian/Victorian skirt for everyday wear. 

 Burberry trench-Brown Bag Vintage

Hound vest-Buffalo Exchange

Skirt-Thrifted

Blouse, gloves, and hat-Urban Eccentric

Purse-Michael Kors

Boots-...Astoria?... 

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18 comments:

Peachy Keen said...

Great outfit! It would be great if we all dressed like this back in Britain.

Jade

Carrå Åsgård said...

I have a hat like that one, looks so good on you :)

helen @ thelovecatsINC said...

amazing outfit, you look lovely!

helen @ http://thelovecatsinc.blogspot.com

Kristian said...

Love the look!

Everyone keeps talking about Downtown Abbey. i feel like I should watch, if only for the outfits!

Pippy O Hara said...

I'm just gonna say: WONDERFUL!

art deco dame said...

It's a toss up if I like the plot or the wardrobe better on that show,both are fantastic!

MrsAmberApple said...

Love this look, especially your boots! I can't wait for the second season to come to netflix so i can catch up!

StanwyckFan said...

Coveting the boots...and the coat...yeah, pretty much your whole outfit. :) Love it!

Beth said...

I love the boots!! great outfit, it looks great on you!
Beth

Dakota said...

Gorgeous!!! I love Spring, but oh, tweedy wool looks are just the best. You look so charming, like you're on your way to a 1940s hunt breakfast :)

Miss Maple said...

Like the cap and the shoes. They give the finishing touch. Beautiful!

sweet harvest moon said...

What 'Downton Abbey' does to women :p
Can't wait for season 3

Love your outfit!

Aimee and Harriett said...

You look absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for the mention I'm really glad you like my skirts.


Harriett xx

casey said...

Love this!!! I'm dying to pull out some of my Edwardian blouses and lingerie to wear this summer and put together some Downton-inspired outfits. ;)

Hila said...

Oh you look adorable - especially your hair, I love it.

Teresa said...

That skirt is such a fabulous find and it look great on you.

I adored the Christmas episode of Downton Abbey too and I've watched it several times since. It's so heart warming!

bespokehome said...

Fantastic outift. Tweed is always a good idea, whether styled this way or a la Annie Hall. I recently bought a tweed jacket with elbow patches from asos.com and am picking it up from the tailors this weekend. Had to take the sleeves up. Can't wait to get it back!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

always so wonderful to see the outfits you wear. Definitely make an Edwardian or Victorian skirt!