Sunday, January 24, 2010

Irene Adler Made Me Do It...

Friday night we went to see Sherlock Holmes with some friends. I grew up watching the BBC version with Jeremy Brett and reading the collected volumes of stories and was a bit skeptical when I first saw the previews online. But I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Guy Ritchie's version for the action-packed thrill ride that it was. I was also quite taken with Irene Adler's costumes and distinctly remember the moment when I thought to myself, I must find a way to wear my vest tomorrow. I found this piece on deep discount at J Crew a few years ago and really love it. Being me, I had to add lots of vintage pieces and its a bit quirky and I kind of felt like a circus clown when I looked back through the photos. But I did get to wear my felt cloche hat and thrifted black swing coat, so ultimately it was all worth it.

Today, I felt a bit more tropical...well, you'll see...




Pvested 1

Pvested close


Pvested 2

Pblue bag

Hat: La France Vintage, Swing Coat: Thrifted, Pin: Gift, Vest: JCrew Sale, Blouse: Vintage, Belt: Church Thrift Sale, Skirt: Thrifted, Purse: Thrifted, Tights: Target, Shoes: Born

trenched pic

tropical 1 pic

ring pic

tropical close pic

trenched 1 pic

tropical light pic

pin pic

tropical sitting pic

Trench: Thrifted, Scarf: Flea Market, Shoes & Tights: Target, Pin: Gift, Shirt: Target, Dress: Vintage, Ring: Church Thrift Sale

...oh and I was listening to Springtime Can Kill You by Jolie Holland when I started taking photos. I forgot my earplugs were in:) Its one of my favorite albums. I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend!


  1. jolie holland is wonderful as is that checkered skirt!

    thank you for your kind comment on my final blog post. I am trying to not let my mistake of oversharing completely derail my life. and a major part of my life is blogging and I really need it back again. so I have started a new blog under a different url obviously and am now posting with my real name. please stop by! thanks again.


  2. Lovely outfits! So bright and girly but also classic. That giraffe pin is marvelous.

    I love the Jeremy Brett shows too! That was why I hadn't watched the Guy Ritchie one either. Maybe I'll check it out now.

  3. Oh I just adore the hat and swing coat, gorgeous. I think that is the cutest photo #4 you look like you're a little girl.

    Fabulous outfit in the second love the ring, pin and trench too. Looks so great on you.

    I've read the Sherlock volumes too, so was wondering how the movie would go. I loved it, I thought Watson held his own with Sherlock which was good.

  4. Love your swing coat and giraffe pin!!

  5. You are very fashionable lady. I love the giraffe pin and that skirt is very pretty. I saw the Sherlock movie a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed the costumes too.

  6. gorgeous photos!! really inspiring background choices too :)

    fall in love with a shooting star...

  7. I love love love that checked skirt! Your outfit photos are getting more beautiful each day :)

  8. wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i love that giraffe friggin awesome!!

  9. so much stylishness, I don't know where to begin. Thanks for the film and music recommendations. Hoping to check out both asap!

  10. Super awesome - I would KILL for that giraffe!

  11. Oh, I have been wanting to see Sherlock Holmes!

    Your outfit are adorable! I especially love the beautiful details...the ring, brooches, everything!

  12. The deadline is a week this friday, so you just need to make a secret (roughly A6 size, but it doesn't really matter) and you can either scan it/take a photo of it and send that to me via email OR post it to me (I will happily post it back if you want, it feels right for the secrets to stay with the creater). Let me know which options works best for you and we can figure it out. I am so glad you want to get involved!

  13. I adore the brightness of the checkered skirt, and Jolie Holland was my well kept secret for quite some time. You look moody and delightful in all these shots!


  14. The skirt is so fab... I love the colors. And the hat, it just made the whole outfit. I love that look.

  15. The first outfit is so gorgeous. I love it head to toe from the cloche hat to the fun printed skirt to the little giraffe pin, the styling was spot on. I really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes too, it was a good smart action movie.

  16. You are as a cute as a button! Your ensembles are lovely! I really adore that rainbow colored skirt in the second pic & the brooch in the second to last pic!

  17. Great colorful skirt, love how it ties in with the hat...those shoes in the last outfit too are ADORABLE!

  18. I've never seen any version of Sherlock Holmes on the screen: shame on me! I particulary like your hat. I have one of nearly the same kind I hope to show on my blog one of these days.

  19. Giraffe pin is the cutest thing ever! I like the bursts of color everywhere too.
    Sorry I haven't emailed you back yet--super busy at work and then w/just "life" in general. I will write you back--promise!

    PS_I want to see Sherlock Holmes really really bad! Not so much for any reason other than I kinda have a thing for Robert Downy Jr. (I'm hoping its a good movie on top of that).

  20. Beautiful outfits as always. I really love the hat and the colorful skirt. Just looking at them makes me smile and happy.

    Anna from

  21. Please let me know about the movie The Women and if you dont have it I would be more than happy to send it to you! Thank you for the lovely comment. I just noticed how amazing that Giraffe pin you were wearing in this post is!! WOWZA!


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