Outfit Of The Yesterday: Roses + Moto Jackets + Pearls


♫: You’ll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden Remix) – Santigold

A prettily embellished skirt. Oh how I absolutely love them, but oh how difficult they are to wear (I am pretty sure there are still feathers from my Haute Hippie skirt floating around in Vegas from a romp earlier last year)–and the skirt that I am wearing below is no exception.

I first wrote about this skirt over here as being a fantastic “inspired by” of a gorgeous Balmain suit inspired by a  Fabergé egg that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor–and it really is just about as pretty in person as it looks online. Heavily-embellished and jewel-encrusted items are set to be a big trend for this coming fall, since fashion rarely stomps its (5-inch) heels in any sort of comfort or reality. 

But like anything made of a polyester chiffon and topped with hand-sewn beading, the skirt is incredibly delicate, and I am not going to lie:  3 pearls fell off as I was shooting these pictures. I will also be honest and say that I am surprised more didn’t fall off as I wore it, and more haven’t fallen off since, but still–if you don’t like suffering through your own needle pokes & pricks, or worrying if you’re leaving outfit-crumbs in your wake a la Hanzel & Gretzel–then this skirt is not for you. (But if you do think this skirt is for you–it runs small, I sized up one size in my usual Zara bottom size, and there are rows of pearls running down each side which might make pear/hourglass shapes look extra-hippy.) (And if you do want the look, but without the added headache, check out this Balmain-inspired manicure over at Miss Lady Fingers–beautiful!)

On to things that don’t fall apart! I had originally purchased the floral collar necklace that I’m wearing below because I thought it would match my old J Crew fluffy clutch {real name: flutter floral clutch} pretty darn well, and it does! But even though I loved how that clutch looked with the outfit below I had to settle on my Chloe Marcie crossbody instead, as I needed something bigger to haul all my loot. Have a good weekend, you guys!

Jacket: Emerson Made/Emerson Fry, old (similar here) (similar here) (one more option here) (last worn here)

Blouse: Tibi bodysuit, old (similar here) (similar here, on sale) (similar here, on sale

Skirt: Zara (buy it here)

Collar: LAB by Laura Busony – Etsy (buy it here) (last worn here)

Lilac Purse: J Crew Flutter Floral Clutch, old (similar here) (similar here) (last worn here)

Cream Purse: Chloe Marcie Crossbody, old (similar Marcie here) (similar under $300) (similar under $50) (last worn here)

Shoes: Zara Gold Flats, really old (similar by Steve Madden – love!) (similar under $25)

Nail Polish: Chanel Le Vernis in Black Pearl (buy it here)


Will you be rocking the heavily-embellished look this fall? Share in the comments!



Chloe, Colorful Colorado.
5'2" on a good day. 30's. A wearer of many hats. Likes fashion, good music, anything cinnamon flavored & pretty, pretty shoes. Loves her two chihuahuas, tickle fights with her husband, traveling, digging around on the internet for fun finds, Colorado, and always lugging around a camera or two...(more)


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