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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spin me round

When I saw Delayed Missives' new pencil skirt with an exposed zipper in back, I immediately knew I had to take my front zipper pencil skirt and spin it around to the back. It felt instantly sexier. One of my coworkers told me I looked like a Dolce and Gabbana model. I'm not sure if this look really fits in with their current add campaign, but it's a compliment and I'll happily take it.

Also, I am aware that the elements of today's outfit are identical to those of yesterdays outfit. I actually didn't realize that I'd put on a dolman sleeve top with a pencil skirt, statement necklace and thick strapped sandals until it was too late to change - but you know what we always say, when a silhouette works...

Spin me 'round Spin me 'round Spin me 'round Spin me 'round Spin me 'round Spin me 'round
The Rundown
Top TJMaxx - Skirt H&M - Sandals Onex Joan-2 - Necklace c/o Kie & Kate "Stormy Sea" - Cuff Max and Chloe Busy Bee via Style Symmetry Giveaway - Sunnies Betsey Johnson - Earrings TJMaxx

55 comments:

Orphaned Apparel said...

Love the outfit! Exposed zippers are a touch I'm a big fan of, too.

Vanessa said...

D&G model is such a nice compliment. Way to go, coworker!
I like this silhoutte that you have perfected. It does indeed work! And, I love the turned around zipper -- good idea on a way to re-wear a piece!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

You look great. Exposed zippers will always be a favorite of mine. Hey, I e-mailed about that necklace (the one you're wearing in this post and feature in your sidebar) and never heard back from the contact that you have listed :(

- TFE
http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

eek said...

Very inspired! And more fabulous photos. I hope you haven't had any more trouble with weird old men!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Hellooooo, D&G model :) The back zipper is a smoldering hot accent.

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Della said...

I think I like the zipper in the back best!

Hey, it's it not broke don't fix it! Who would have thought that something my Dad used to say would apply to getting dressed? He'd be so pleased! ;)

mary louise said...

in love with this! the shirt is fantastic

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Kristin said...

You just added to my fall wish list lady!

Mrs. J said...

Fabulous if you find a silhouette that works stick with it! Love the white version of the stormy sea necklace. You look wonderful!!

Bravoe Runway said...

OH man...you got that skirt at H&M? I am forever searching for the perfect pencil skirt with the zipper up the back! It looks hot...really.REALLY.HOT!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh looooove this outfit! You look awesome!
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allie said...

This silhouette is perfect, why mess with a good thing? I think I like the exposed zipper in the back better than in the front, honestly!

Courtney Erin said...

I love that skirt with the zipper in back! Nice work on just rotating the skirt.


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

DaniellaBella said...

That back zipper is perfect!!! I can't believe how amazing it looks!

Natasha xoxo said...

I love the black and white striped blazer you recently purchased - great choice! The skirt you're wearing in today's post is too cute...I'm a fan of exposed zippers! :)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog

Sue said...

Yes, love the zip at the back. Nice outfit!

Frannie Pantz said...

D&G don't have nothing on you girl! I love the dolman sleeves, the exposed zipper, the whole she-bang. I love this on you! And your smile shines through the pictures.

Ally said...

I really like this look together. I wouldn't change it. As always you look gorgeous.

xo veritableally.net

Mimi said...

it does look sexier with the zipper on the back! ;)

and i do find that i often keep wearing silhouettes that flatter my body. hey you're right, if it works, why not? ;)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

the nyanzi report said...

wonderful outfit.

Nikki said...

...it works! I love it :) Whenever I look at you I truely envy your feminine curves. You look incredible wearing pencil skirts! x

Madeline Quaint said...

There is definitely truth in your colleague's comment! You're gorgeous! The silhuette and the b&w... Great outfit!

Stefanie said...

The black and white combination looks fantastic but I really love your top! I think it's the texture and the sleeves that I really like! :-)

Bohemian vanity said...

Wow super nice photos and adorable outfit !!! XOXO

TaraMixandMatch said...

I'm in love with this entire outfit...totally gorgeous, you look stunning!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I wrote my post today about a consumer advocate who thinks zippers like this are a con from the fashion industry to save money...con or not, THIS LOOKS FABULOUS ON YOU and if it helps the economy, even better!! You look great!

sacramento said...

Loving that expose Zipper.
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Serene said...

What a great idea!!! It's gorgeous! ~Serene

AJ TAYLOR said...

i love your necklace. you look gorgeous.

http://myafricancloset.wordpress.com

Style Journey said...

Love zippers and pencil skirts! Take the model compliment too! You could definitely be one :)

Heather

Melanie said...

Totally gorgeous. I need a skirt like that. Like, yesterday.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Stunning outfit! the necklace is amazing!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Katie said...

Love that skirt, the zipper is such a nice touch! xo

Beck, At Her Best said...

What a cool "spin" on how to wear your skirt (har har). It is an awesome outfit and you look fabulous!

Ellie said...

LOVE this outfit. And I totally found out about the earthquake from Twitter as well..haha...even if I hadn't..my step mom called literally 3 minutes later to find out if I was "living."

-Ellie

Marisa Noelle said...

Ha, that's pretty sweet- well your are gorgeous!! Loving that statement necklace. Such a pretty piece. Also your top!! I love TJ Maxx!! They have definitely been stepping it up lately:)

Bella said...

Great idea! The skirt looks very chic like this.

Alex Elizabeth said...

I love my new back zipper skirt but I think side zip are cool as well. Mine won't work like that but yours might!

A long time ago The Sartorialist posted about the personal silhouette, and I really like the idea of that. This could be one of yours!

Olivia said...

This outfit is great, that necklace gives basic black and white an extra punch!

Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

Amber Blue Bird said...

cute skirt and I really do like that top on you. I have a love/hate relationship with dolman tops. They just look funky on me. You clearly do not have this problem.

The Closet Shopper said...

What a brilliant idea to turn the skirt around. I agree with your co-worker that you look like a Dolce and Gabbana model.

xo,
Tracy

Lilla Kullan said...

Nice photos.:-)
Stina

geetabix said...

I didn't believe it till I saw it but it IS sexier with the zipper in the back. How? Why? Looks great :)

Shasie said...

Very cute idea!! That's a long zipper even for the front!
Shasie of Live Life in Style

silvergirl said...

love the exposed zipper
i am wearing a dress with an exposed zipper to a big b'day bash for a friend in sept
can't wait
brett

Gracey said...

You're right, the silhouette just works and the back zipper is super-sexy. Love this outfit on you.

Lydia Marie said...

The silhouette definitely works perfectly for you! And that skirt looks amazing turned around, I'd have thought it was made that way!

Shopping and Spreadsheets

Alyson said...

genius move on turning it around; you look awesome!

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Ashleigh Nicole said...

pretty necklace!


www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

Shawna said...

How do you come up with this stuff, it is genius. You do look very D&G.

Jess said...

I love this outfit. I love the rough edge that an exposed zipper provides. The white dolman sleeved blouse is the perfect compliment to the skirt.

Krystal said...

I lOVE that skirt!

StyleIDnet said...

love it! top and skirt are EPIC!

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Amy said...

Gorgeous top! I keep seeing the kimono sleeve style popping up everywhere but I was unsure how to style it other than with some skinny jeans. You have totally inspired me!

M & Em said...

Everything about this is perfect! You look beautiful! I love exposed zippers; they're edgy and incredibly hot. And I could wear that silhouette every day too! I love flowy on top and curve-hugging on the bottom. Oh, and I love your necklace! It fits with the whole lovely monochromatic look, but makes a statement without any color at all.

xoxo
Em