Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Daily Outfit






Outfit Details: Top - Stella, Skirt - Made by Me, Purple opaques - Voodoo, Shoes - Urban Originals, Earrings - from my first boyfriend (when I was 14!), Purple Scottie dog hair clip - Sanrio shop.

Today's outfit began with a blue and purple combination. I thought that the chill in the air needed the opaques, but their texture caused them to grip on the skirt and made the skirt ride up all over the place. Sort of a 'Fuzzy Felt' effect. So I decided to give this colour combo a miss and went for pale legs, which in the end I think is the winner. The monochromatic look allows the whole thing to pop, rather than becoming too bogged down with colour. Do you agree?

The shoes are one of the pairs that I ordered online and I really love these. They aren't very practical for chasing around after Miss four, but I think they make up for that with their fun factor and making me feel oh so glamourous all day.

My recent blue obsession just sort of sprang out of nowhere. I found this gorgeous Stella top in the stocktake sales (when I was meant to be out buying milk, but I took a short cut through Myers - Damn those department stores and their labyrinthine layouts!). Once I had the top, I needed the shoes; and then I needed a skirt. In the absence of this colour in the stores at present, I went on a mission to make my own. I had a pencil skirt sized hole in my wardrobe and I thought a blue one would be a more cheeky version than black. I found an old skirt pattern from the early nineties which was a nasty calf grazing length, and with a few adjustments, I turned it into this. Given that my lifestyle involves a lot of bending around, the skirt needed to have a lot of movement and not be too revealing. So I chose a cotton elastane fabric that has some stretch and added a godet at the back, rather than the traditional vent. I think it gives it quite a sexy look without actually showing off too much leg.

I think this shade of blue was missing from my wardrobe for quite some time as it was a predominate colour in my school uniform. With (quite) a number of years between school and I now, I think it is time to bust it out and maybe even find the school girl within. ;)

29 comments:

Imelda Matt said...

VA VA VOOM!!!! What a show stopping look!!!! Mama YOU ROCK MY WORLD!

Francis Girard said...

I can't tell you how many times i pop out for milk and come back with tops, shoes, bags, dresses, coats ectectect........ more often than not I forget about the milk and have to have black tea instead. Cobolt is your colour girl. xf

karen said...

Love the blue and purple combo! I also had a blue school uniform and apart from jeans, I still can't touch it.

Mel.J said...

Gorgeous! And the colour looks great on you, especially lovely in Winter. Personally, I prefer the monochrome outfit (nice skirt too). Blue & purple are fine together but I think in this outfit the tights muddled the full effect.

Fashion Hayley said...

I love the cobalt blue on you, its my fave colour right now. I forgot to comment earlier and say you kids are super adorable and they dress cute too, just like mummy. Oh and yes Hachiko is a papillon, everyone always stops us to ask what breed he is because he is so funny looking, do you get that with yours too?

rujing said...

i thought you were wearing a dress at first, i love it! i love how you paired it with purple stockings, fun!!! i wish more people were daring with their colour co-ordination! xx rujing

Times of Glory said...

That top and skirt match perfectly - fitted like a glove! Those earrings are gorgeous - I cannot believe it, since you are 14? That's brilliant! Guess what? Now, you made me so want a pair of blue shoes xxxxxxx


P.s. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for the award and I feel extremely honoured! I will do it in the next post :)

Iheartfashion said...

That shade of blue looks fantastic on you! Great outfit.

The Collector said...

Wow, that blue is amazing on you. I especially like the purple tights in combination. So on trend.

Heather said...

Oh! Cute cute cute!!! I LOVE those shoes! hehe thats so funny that it is cold over there this time of year, its 90 over here in the states!

K.Line said...

A) This outfit is awesome and looks fantastic.

B) Why wasn't my school uniform electric blue? That would have been so much more flattering!

enc said...

I could use all the typical adjectives to describe your look: stunning, fantastic, beautiful, fabulous, superb, but none of them is sufficient in this case.

You defy normal descriptions of beauty this time, SKM.

I love the blue either with or without the purple!

MHBass said...

that blue is my absolute favourite colour and it's so hard to find in clothes because it has to be so rich and intense! you look fabulous.

Tizzalicious said...

You look so great in this color!

trend de la creme said...

you rock that blue dress, skm!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Imelda: Why thank you. Happy to be of service. ;)
Francis G: I think I forgot the milk on this day too.
Karen: I guess it depends on how many years you put between yourself and school.
Mel J: Yes, a bit muddled is what I thought too. I like it as another option but the detail of the shoes got lost.
Hayley: Thank you, they are super cute. No one really asks about my dog as I don't think she has ever been out on a 'walk'. We live on an acre so for a tiny dog that is plenty.
Rujing: I thought the colour match of both was great. I had to pick the skirt fabric from memory and it was pretty spot on.
Times of Glory: Thank you. I'd love to see how you'll wear blue shoes.
I heart & collector: Thank you. I'm getting quite addicted to it I've discovered.
Heather: Isn't that part of the fun of this international blogging thing? Living vicariously through other seasonal wardrobes.
K.Line: Thank you, and I hope you weren't one of those poor unfortunate children whose uniform was baby poo brown. :(
Enc: You are making me blush with all those effusive compliments. All I can say in return is Thank you - So much, it means a lot.
Mhbass: It IS very difficult to find, unless it is having one of those short lived fashion moments. The skirt in particular is so intense and it has a slight sheen to it which adds a nice iridescence.
Tizz and Trend de la creme: Thank you my stylin' friends!

makemoremistakes said...

love love love the color combo! Also I featured you on my blog ;)

PorcelainBlonde said...

Very sexy yet still chic :) The colour really suits your complexion too.

The Clothes Horse said...

I love this! Blue is awesome, I've had an obsession with it forever. Your bright dress really rocks with those purple tights.

Rebecca said...

Love the blue, outfit looks great!

Lady Melbourne said...

You know I read in Bazaar yesterday that head to toe all the same colour is coming in for winter 09. I'd love to see that worked, but I have to say this is superb! I admire anyone who can get away with cobolt blue because it's so hard to wear- you gorgeous skin and raven hair certainly help. You look beautiful.

Rowena said...

Amazing shade of blue. I'm a mother of two, too! (2 1/2 & 12 weeks)

Hammie said...

fAB-A-Lous!
And I love the blue pencil skirt. A black one has a tendency to turn waitressy...

Nadine said...

Girl - I think blue is totally your color.

Shady said...

Wow you look STUNNING in blue! I adore monochromatic outfits, and blue is my favorite color, so I adore this. You look amazing! And the godet in the back of the skirt- brilliant, I love it. Kudos!

WendyB said...

Fabulous color on you.

london girl said...

I would love to wear that blue, not sure it would suit my 'milky tea' complexion. Looks great on you with the purple.

Leah said...

How many whistles did you get in that outfit??!! Wow! I love it!

Leah

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Make more mistakes: Thank you, I'll check it out too.
Porcelain Blonde: I thought so too, sexy doesn't have to show everything off. A great silhouette can work wonders.
clothes horse & rebecca: It is my favorite shade of blue too.
LM: So I'm ahead of the trend then. That always seems to happen to me.
Rowena: Yay for fabulous mamas!
Hammie: Exactly my thoughts, although I am thinking of doing a black one and adding a few funky details.
Nadine: I never realised that until now. Thank you.
Shady: Thanks so much, I think that godet does the trick and makes it extra special.
Wendy B: Thank you M'am
London girl: You should give it a try. If it is too strong in this dose, you could always try it as a highlight in a scarf or some such.
Leah: Actually I went to the dentist, and was told I had sexy teeth! I'm in this outfit thinking, "and your looking at my teeth?"