Monday, May 30, 2011

a proper lady


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photos by leonard
(vintage sunglasses, vintage linen blazer, vintage crop top, vintage silk skirt, american apparel tights, sam edelman clogs)

i've always wanted to be the kind of girl that looks flawless and put together everyday but i'm generally much more haphazard.  that being said now that i'm on the other side of my 20's i do tend towards dressing up more.  i think the idea of becoming a proper lady has been creeping into my subconscious for years but recently i've been trying out makeup, buying heels, and getting my nails done.  i'm nowhere near "refined" just yet but i'm having lots of fun being a female and into fashions! 

29 comments:

Stevie said...

that close up of you you beautiful, you are so natural! You most certainly look refined here! :)

Natalie Suarez said...

that skirt is so beautiful! :)

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Meggstatus said...

That's how I feel! There are so many girls that always have their hair just so, nails done, matching purse and shoes. I'm so not that person either. But it's fun to pretend sometimes.

<3

Emily Rose said...

me too! i have always been a fan of getting dressed up, and the whole "id rather be over dressed than under dressed" kinda deal. but recently since i got a vanity table, iv really been into sitting down and putting on makeup. and lipstick i only started wearing in the fall. you look lovely here, i love when you do your hair like that. you really do have the best hair!!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I like haphazard, but also being on that side of my twenties, I know what you mean. It would be nice to feel groomed sometimes. I think you look pretty much flawless here. : )

Elizabeth said...

so so beautiful! i love these photos. you look wonderfully ladylike.

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pattersonovsky said...

i know just what you mean; i haven't touched make-up since junior high, and i've always favored flats and keds, &c. but as i'm nearing 25 now, i find myself looking at eyeliner and nice heels! it's amazing how those nuances change one's attitude..

Jada said...

I know how you feel! I'm a mess -__-, but I really doubt you would be haphazard. You always look so perfectly dressed and flawless :)

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Christy said...

I know exactly what you mean about wanting to dress a bit more refined. I really think you've done an amazing job here. You remind me of a super stylish professional gal. Like an editor at a magazine. So chic, but with plenty of personality. <3

angela said...

Kennedy!

You're beautiful, and I love that orange peeking through!

gee said...

well first off, you look beautiful. <3
i am the same way..at 28 my style is def. more about covering up and becoming more ladylike..and i actually enjoy it!! i kind of cringe when i see teenagers walking around half naked but then i realize i was the same way.. haha! :)

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look so glamourous and pretty!! Being lady like every now and then can be so much fun.

Caitlin Rose said...

You look absolutely lovely!

Victoria said...

love the colors in this outfit!

anabela / fieldguided said...

You are the prettiest and I have no doubt that you look amazing every day!

arnique said...

An outfit I love seeing on you because I sure can't pull it off myself!

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zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

you are truly just as beautiful and ladylike in your haphazard outfits as you are in this beautiful number! i kind of think the best part of being a lady is that we have the freedom to experiment and switch things up all the time - which you do flawlessly! don't worry about fitting into someone else's idea of "ladylike", you are a gem in any look! :)

larissa said...

you go girl.
it's been a couple of years, and it's the first tme i'm commenting. i think it must be what i know what you're feeling. ill post an outfit in twentyeleven

Miss Moss said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

What a beautiful outfit! Love it :)

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Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Really lovely! Beautiful skirt!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

As beautiful as ever. You've got such a classic look,. x hivenn

Jo said...

The colours of your outfit are so pretty! I love your top especially!

x
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lauraa said...

I agree- it is basically my style aim to one day be a polished, chic woman. Think you are a good few steps ahead though! This looks lovely.
I also have major hair envy. Its gonna take another year or so before mine gets to your length!
xxx

Amelia said...

love this. walks the line between sophistication and youthfulness. i think you nailed it girl :)

ps. following you now!

Lady Moriarty said...

I love this outfit and yes you are a very ropoer lady here !

See U !

Jenni Wells said...

I notice myself dresses up more and more as the years go on as well. This vintage skirt is lovely! It really lengthens your body.

islabell said...

This proper lady outfit is perfection. Funny how midi skirts or juste longer skirts can make you feel all fancy. I love the colors in this outfit and of corse that linen blazer is amazing. I've just started with high heels lately, i'm still a litle timid but when I'm in the right mood there is nothing better....these heels are killer.

X

Just a lazy morning said...

love the skirt!you look amazing!
xoxo