Sunday, December 27, 2015

Partridge in a Faux Tree

There is often an amusing story behind many of the photos I feature on my blog. For example, while taking these pictures, at least the ones where I am not wearing the faux fur stole, my husband put the collar on his shoulders as he was taking pictures. It really was quite the sight! He looked like he was a nobleman straight out of a painting from the Renaissance. Luckily, these photos were taken in a back alley, so only a few lucky passersby had the pleasure of seeing a grown man taking pictures in a big green fur collar. This incident reminds me of an article my friend sent me titled "The Husbands and Boyfriends of IG" that was all about the men who are the unsung heroes behind women with blogs and Instagram accounts. I think my favorite quote from the article was something like, "behind every cute girl on IG there is a wall and a boyfriend/husband that is a human tripod".



Husbands as tripods aside, I wore this outfit the weekend before Christmas because the forest green color of both the dress and the stole made me feel a little bit like a Christmas tree; it's sort of a different spin on holiday dressing. Normally, I wouldn't be one to wear a faux fur collar, but this stole was reduced quite drastically after Christmas last year at Anthropologie and was featured with this dress on a manikin, so I had to give it a try. It's not a look I would wear that often, but it was fun and it made me feel like I was from a different decade due to its vintage appeal.



To give the outfit just a little bit more "holiday appeal", I also added these gold flats. It's amazing how many people will outright stare at your feet if you are wearing sparkly gold shoes, but the number is probably less than it would be if you are a man wearing a woman's fur stole.





Dress: Anthropologie/Eva Franco "Larksong" dress last seen here
Sweater: H&M similar here
Shoes: Butter similar here
Bag: Dooney and Bourke Alto here
Necklace: J. Crew
Stole: Anthropologie similar here
Sunglasses: Prada here



16 comments:

  1. This is seriously the coolest & most festive look ever. I love the faux fur & skirt. :]

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    1. Thank you! It's a nice break from all of the plaid I've been wearing lately for the holidays!

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  2. Love this look! Your sparkly shoes and teal stole are gorgeous!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elise! These sparkly shoes are my favorites around Christmas time.

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  3. You have to know that I am in love with that faux fur stole! My mouth is literally watering a little...aside from that the skirt is perfect for this time of year and those sparkly shoes are so fun! I hope you had a very great Christmas and here's to a great week leading up to the New Year! XO -Kim

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    1. Yes, after seeing your post professing your love for all things faux fur I definitely knew this would be right up your alley Kim! I hope you also had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your week leading up to New Years!

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  4. This is such a cute outfit! I love the fur collar!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I feel like the fur collar and the dress were definitely made for one another.

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  5. As usual, you look absolutely fabulous! Everything about this outfit is gorgeous. I love envisioning your husband with the stole. Too cute! That Husbands and Boyfriends of IG is hilarious and so spot on! Have a very Happy New Year, Katie!

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    1. Thank you so much Regina! You are too sweet! I hope you have a wonderful New Year too!

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  6. As soon as I seen this look I had to comment I absolutely love it! That faux fur collar is gorgeous and so is the dress, Anthropologie is hands down one of my favorite stores. And then as I read about your husband I just had to laugh because my boyfriend goes through the same struggle. I have to admit though, it's always incredibly entertaining to see him hold such girlie accessories! :)
    Xx,
    Bree
    http://www.starkravingchic.com/

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    1. Yes, Anthropologie is the best! I've loved that store since I was in college. Also, it's cute to hear about your boyfriend doing the same thing for you. It's amazing what they'll put up with! My husband often holds my purse for me and I always feel bad about that too.

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  7. I am in love with this whole outfit! I may need to get myself a teal fur aswell. Love the sparkle with the shoes and I have bought some great pieces from Antrho this year too. Looks great!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    Happy New Year, Jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you! You would look lovely in a teal stole, especially with your red hair. I would definitely love to see how you style it too!

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  8. That is soooo true about my husband being the long suffering human tripod!
    What a fabulous print that skirt is, Katie. As soon as I saw it, the colours and print immediately reminded me of the luscious and dense textiles William Morris was famous for designing in the Victorian era.

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    1. Yes, it is amazing what husbands will put up with!:)

      I can definitely see your point about the Morris textiles from the Victorian era. Perhaps I should of worn this to a Dickens' style Christmas party! Maybe next year!

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