Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dandy Doo Dah



I feel like a trillion bucks in this outfit. I've been "dressing up" more than usual lately, and my mood reflects the change. Bow ties, ascot blouses, girly skirts and heels are something I usually do only once in a while, but I'm feeling the need to be a dandy every day. Can you blame me? With spring in the air I want to frolic in an English village and drink tea and play my harp in the garden. I love spring so much -- it's my favorite season, and it seems to really have a heyday here in Portland. In Montana it seems like winter rolls directly into summer, and we never have much in between. But in Portland it's green, and rainy, and there are trees with blossoms and finches in the hedges outside my window. Total light jacket weather. I love it!









I'm wearing: Gee's blouse, F21 skirt, H&M cardi and necklace, Aldo shoes.


Yes, another new skirt! This one has hearts on! I love heart prints, I can't lie. I love heart prints. The subdued color of this skirt is perfect to me, because it has an exciting heart print, but it's not too girly or juvenile so I can still feel stately. Although to be honest I don't think I've ever once felt stately in my life.

I'm also wearing these shoes for the first time ever. They are SO GOOD. I ordered them on sale from Aldo, and holy crappity, they're the perfect wedge booties. They make me think of Robin Hood, for one; and then they've got this wedge that's not too high or too low, perfect for walking in. And the sole is weirdly soft so they don't click when I walk. Which I love! I like stealthing up on people like a rogue and then pickpocketing them... Well I would if I were a Night Elf rogue, just sayin'. Overall these shoes pass the Meg Test, and I will be wearing them much in the future!

Now I'm going to go grocery shopping with Greg, my amazing househusband, who has offered to cook whatever meals I want if I buy the ingredients. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, not gonna lie! So let's DO THIS.


28 comments:

maggeygrace said...

I got so excited when you mentioned Montana! You're right about the in between though. It's like... I dress in two coats, a cardigan, jeans, and my big boots in the morning, but by noon it's warm and sunny. And at night it's freezing again. There seems to be no transition! Oh, and I do live on campus! I live in Aber and I love it! They're making the campus smoke free next semester, too, which makes me so happy. WOOOT!

I love your skirt.

Breathebetter said...

Absolutely digging that skirt. Also couldn't help but notice your lovely cameo. I have a deep, long-standing love for cameos. Happy Spring <3

P.S. Thank you for the kind comment on my post! It got me a'smiling.

Between Laundry Days said...

Oh my gawd, Meg, SO good! I love this!! The skirt is adorable, and I love the dandy vibe. :)

The Daily Fashionista said...

Heart prints on skirts = happy happy!! I love cute prints like that and the fact that it's on a tan skirt makes it so versatile.

And how awesome your man is gonna cook whatever you want!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Hahaha I love that you wrote down the ingredients for your househusband. hilarious.
I wish spring would get it together in NY, its supposed to freaking snow tomorrow.
You look so adorable.
PS-I have the same shirt in blue, what do you wear under it?? I can never figure out how to de-sluttify it.

Louise said...

I knew that was Gee's shirt the moment I saw it! You are the cutest dandy ever, with a little bit of a hipster vibe. Love it.

Benedict Cumberbatch would so hit that.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

That outfit is gorgeous! I have a similar shirt so I am tres inspired.

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Heather said...

I'm going to need to borrow this skirt because it's awesome. You styled this shirt so perfectly, I was going to style it again but ran out of time...boo! You are awesome. Meg 1, Heather 0. But I love you lots and I'm too tired and shouldn't leave comments in this state of mind. ;)

JennaStevie said...

I saw this skirt and I loved it, but didn't pick it up, because I don't really neeeed it. It does have an ammazing print though! Sooo cute. I love it with the blouse.
In between seasons (fall and spring) are the best seasons!! So much excitment
xJennaD

29 Skirts said...

Oh, I just love this! The dots on top, hearts on bottom look very pretty together. Your photos are so cute too!

Midwest Mayhem said...

I think your new skirt and your lovely dotted blouse go so well together! The color of the skirt looks like it will be something easy to style up many different ways!

Rai said...

You are too cute every single day! That skirt o_o just lovely <3

EevvaStyle said...

cute skirt!

Dee said...

Love the skirt-blouse combo. Very cool.

lazy explorers said...

I really really like that skirt!!

Emilina Sassperina said...

Love it! This outfit is darling. The shoes are great!

Lila said...

I absolutely love that cameo necklace and your shoes!

color shows said...

Adorable outfit! I love the skirt and necklace.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

You are definitely much more valuable than a trillion bucks and any amount of money. I think you look amazing in everything. nice!!

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I love heart prints too! Those wedges look like perfection, I absolutely had hearing myself "click" when I walk so these would be perfect!

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

Good morning Meg! I'm a new follower:) I love this whole outfit! I cannot blame you at all for wanting to dress up. When it wasnt required of me at work - I ALWAYS wanted to dress up. But now I have to...and I dont mind;)

Michelle said...

Hello beauty! It's a very elegant outfit! I just love your blog.

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Michal said...

MEG this outfit is PERFECT. Every single piece of it I WANT I WANT I WANT. Gosh, and you have Greg whipping you up any meal you wish?! I. am. envious. of. you. For realz though- 100% awesome. Share some of your awesome.

jess said...

I love the print of your skirt.

Stef / Diversions said...

Lovely skirt :) Looking great!

Ellie said...

Such a fantastic outfit! Those shoes are absolutely amazing (I have a slight shoe obsession).
Have a great day!
-Ellie

.Alyspank said...

Best. Skirt and Boot combination. Ever. Seriously. Forever 21 is really blowing me away right now with that skirt- like I am now currently located 10 feet back from where I originally started from.

The fact that those boots don't make the obnoxious heel clicking noise is awesome! You can look cute as hell in heels without people giving you dirty looks as you walk on the tiled floor. Totally happened to me this last week. Heel pounding echoed throughout the hallways. It was awful!

I totally welcome the idea of more dressed up looks from you! The way you worked Gee's blouse is just perfect for the warmer weather you've been having :)

Alyssa

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Ahhh you look amazing! I adore that top and gold-ness of your skirt!!! You do look like a million bucks ;)