Saturday, May 1, 2010

no more coats and wools and knits and furs








vintage trench coat: thrifted
vintage scarf: thrifted 
silky crop top: american apparel
chambray full woven skirt: american apparel
flower tights: thrifted
black satin bow heels: thrifted

i watched an incredible pbs documentary on the life and times of frida kahlo last night.  what an inspiring life she led.  i think some people are just born artists, while the rest of us have to slowly learn how to make the most of our imagination.  i wish i would paint more, and plant flowers, and put them in my hair everyday!  the weather is beautiful today and boston has come back to life full force.  who knew there were all these people living here?  i guess we really do just hibernate in our apartments all winter long.

48 comments:

diariodeunacouturier said...

I love this look it is so fresh!!!

Jada C. said...

It's sad to say goodbye to wintercoats, but I do love wearing spring dresses. You and your outfit are absolutley lovely!

I think we are all born to free all the imagination from our minds. Artist or not, were all creative and intresting people. I have to check out that Frida Kahlo documentry...she's an inspiration to me.

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kathy said...

Oh i'm so jealous, it almost felt like summer here a week ago but now it's cold again and hailing too!



Love the outfit too x



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Ancho Poncho said...

you have an incredible sense of aesthetics in both your outfits and pictures!

Pauline said...

I'm so happy you're back, you're inspirational and this is my favourite outfit from you

April said...

I love everything about this, your words and your pictures.

Caitlin said...

Frida is one of my favorite artists. She is/was spectacular. Even the way she was injured was a work of art.

le pearl said...

Very cute, your hair is to die for. I have been trying to grow my hair for 5 years now and it is only getting shorter (major split ends and dryness)


;~;

my bat lightning heart said...

Gorgeous! Yes Frida is very inspirational. Planting flowers & wearing them in your hair...sounds lovely. We are heading into winter here in Australia so I am very jealous of you!

Kelly Lauren said...

your'e so dreamy and frida kahlo is soo wonderful. I saw an exhibit of her work in San Francisco last summer and she made my heart hurt - in the best ways, you know? Ahhhh spring just has a great feel to it, doesn't it? Winter is weird...


xo, glad to have you back to the internet world, seeing as how that's the only way I can have Kennedy!

Kelly Lauren said...

PS I have been really drawn to bows lately and those shoes are SO wonderful! Exactly what I've been looking for/browsing on the internet but don't yet have. =(

Tayler said...

Love this look, the tights are so cute and your legs look miles long! <3
Would you like to swap links?

www.bighairandbikinis.blogspot.com

DuckyGirl said...

Your look is gorgeous
Understated, but flawless.
And the hole in your tights is charming :P

Sophiemei said...

love the tights!!
it's really lovely look!

Jessica Sue said...

You are so incredibly beautiful! I'm glad you've been blogging again lately.

xoxo
-Jessica Sue

Eli said...

she was an amazing artist right? got to see her work at the MOMA in San Fran and it was so wonderful. She was such a tortured soul

grace said...

wah i had that same skirt...it was gonna be my main summer skirt but then i threw it in the dryer and it came out soooooooo teeny. didn't even go past my crotch. bequeathed it to plato's closet, must get another one asap!

Eunice Yooni Kim said...

you photos are gorgeous! i like your tights a lot.

Lucy said...

Beautiful tights!! You look fab.

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

you look so gorgeous and fresh, love that you guys are having some nice weather now... its thunderstorming in Aus :( love your tights and shoes!! gorgeous..

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this is just gorgeous. i love the bows on those shoes, and i'm super jealous of your gorgeous hair.

i'm definitely an apartment hibernator in the winter. i barely leave house except for work (especially when we have 23+ inches of snow!).

Leah said...

your scarf is a gorgeous colour! suits your skin tone and everything.
i actually kind of got the idea of book lists from you! i saw your end-of-year wrap up of all the books you'd read and i wished i'd kept a list of my reading list last year... i think it would stagger even me!

heleen said...

Everything about your outfit is so beautiful :) Oh and what was the name of that documentary? I've only seen 'Frida', but that sufficed to make me extremely intrigued with who Frida Kahlo was as a person as well as artist.

ps; Thank you for the compliment on my necklace! I made it myself, actually

Rosie said...

Soooo beautiful! Come to She & Him @ the House of Blues. It should be an amazing time!!

Glamour Bbey. said...

Hay girl!
How are you? It's my first time on your blog and I really love it! You have a great style and beautiful pictures.

Please, check out my blog and maybe we can follow eachother!

Love, Cindy

Lexie, Little Boat said...

my sister did a project on frieda kahlo and from the summary i read, she sounded fascinating! i agree with you ... some people are just born artists! some people are also born beautiful -- like you! :)

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

These are beautiful!

I spent some time in Boston over the holidays and absolutely loved all of the snow and colder weather that we don't often get to experience in the south. Though, I can see why in large doses it may lead one into hibernation.

M. said...

gorgeous as usual. those tights<3

lovelove, M.
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B r i said...

we have got the same last name, but i don't think we're related because you've got the prettiest straight hair and i've got curls, and you got away with long, long legs. lucky girl.

your blog is quite lovely too!

B r i said...

we have got the same last name, but i don't think we're related because you've got the prettiest straight hair and i've got curls, and you got away with long, long legs. lucky girl.

your blog is quite lovely too!

peperontie said...

Hi Kenndy!
Your posts are always cute!
I love your all posts too!
And i like your tights. (and a little snag cute too.)

I'd like to draw more illustrations of you as a model of my artworks.


I like your style and rhythm of fashion!
I'm various make artworks using my illustration.
Recentry I made artworks use a screen printing.
So I'll make artworks of screen printing anymore.
So would you be a model of my next artworks?
:)

-peperontie

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

cute tights! ahh yes, some people are just born extremeley talented and the rest of us have to try extremely hard to try and be half as good.

Jess said...

Oh I totally know what you mean. When I read about people so passionate with what they do I get pretty jealous wishing I could feel even half of what they feel about something. So happy that the weather is getting warmer now though :)

My stylediary said...

I love your outfit ! I like the flower tights and scarf!
I'm following you


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Jamie said...

love these photos. the hair the flowers and the torn tights mesh so well.

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Bianca said...

i missed ur posts i a so glad u are back:)


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anne said...

lovely photos! same goes for the previous post :D

Caroline said...

pretty flowers!

lavelle said...

these photos are lovely

you should plant flowers and wear them in your hair, it sounds beautiful xx

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

i just love that little flower in your hair :) caroline did sucha good job with these photos!

disarming darling said...

frida is my absolute favorite... her color palettes have inspired and continue to inspire me.
lovely post, those tights are adorable.
xx
http://disarmingdarling.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Your outfits are beautiful and complement you wonderfully.

Gio Goi T shirts said...

Your tights are so adorable! Fabulous outfit

Nicky said...

LOVE the picture with the skirt, ripped tights and beautiful pink blossoms on the tree! (and the last one too!!!) cute outfit!

Miy said...

ooohh..I love it! I love your hair and your style and your blog..

*smoochies*
The Picnic Girl

Marie said...

i just found your blog. it's tres chic. i just really need those black satin bow heels.

Miss T said...

beautiful. :)

Lena said...

What a cute outfit! I love all your photos, so refreshing and original, especially the shoes, awesome!

Im doing a vintage wristlet giveaway on my blog, would love for you to check it out and join to follow for a chance to win. Cant wait to see you there!

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