Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sophisticated Edge In This Space

Zara Leather Studded Skirt, Great Grandmother's Blouse, Zoe Lynn & Co. headband, Tory Burch Pumps from summerbird, Blinde Sunglasses, JJ Winters Clutch from Lipp Boutique, Rings from Tiffany and Diamonds Direct

Zara Leather Studded Skirt, Great Grandmother's Blouse, Zoe Lynn & Co. headband, Tory Burch Pumps from summerbird, Blinde Sunglasses, JJ Winters Clutch from Lipp Boutique, Rings from Tiffany and Diamonds Direct

Zara Leather Studded Skirt, Great Grandmother's Blouse, Zoe Lynn & Co. headband, Tory Burch Pumps from summerbird, Blinde Sunglasses, JJ Winters Clutch from Lipp Boutique, Rings from Tiffany and Diamonds Direct

Zara Leather Studded Skirt, Necklace by Boe, Great Grandmother's Blouse, Zoe Lynn & Co. headband, Tory Burch Pumps from summerbird, Blinde Sunglasses, JJ Winters Clutch from Lipp Boutique, Rings from Tiffany and Diamonds Direct


Zara Leather Studded Skirt, Great Grandmother's Blouse, Zoe Lynn & Co. headband, Tory Burch Pumps from summerbird, Blinde Sunglasses, JJ Winters Clutch from Lipp Boutique, Rings from Tiffany and Diamonds Direct

Zara Leather Studded Skirt, Great Grandmother's Blouse, Zoe Lynn & Co. headband, Tory Burch Pumps from summerbird, Blinde Sunglasses, JJ Winters Clutch from Lipp Boutique, Rings from Tiffany and Diamonds Direct

Zara Leather Studded Skirt, Great Grandmother's Blouse, Zoe Lynn & Co. headband, Tory Burch Pumps from summerbird, Blinde Sunglasses, JJ Winters Clutch from Lipp Boutique, Rings from Tiffany and Diamonds Direct

Blouse: My Great-Grandmother's. Skirt: Zara. Shoes: Tory Burch from summerbird, similar pair. Headband: Zoe Lynn & Co. last seen here. Purse: JJ Winters from Lipp Boutique. Sunglasses: Blinde, similar pair. Necklace:  Thanks to by boe. Earrings: Pier 1 Imports (so old). Bracelets: My Grandmother's and Great-Grandmother's, Stella & Dot.  Rings: Tiffany and Diamonds Direct.

First; if you live in the Queen City, I hope you visit this precious newly built space on the Greenway next to Metropolitan.  It is what I call Charlotte's answer to Bryant Park.  Next; I've had my eye on this skirt from Zara for the last couple of months.  One of the things I was most excited about for my trip to NYC was going shopping there.  I had so much fun putting together this outfit.  The vintage blouse and bracelet belonged to my Great-Grandmother.  I don't normally wear anything with a logo (except my Chaney), but I think these Tory Burch pumps from my favorite high end consignment boutique are just so good looking with the quilting, cap toe and gold detail on the heel. I am in love with my Zoe Lynn & Co. headband hand made by a college friend, and of course, my favorite going out bag.  Back to the skirt... I think there is an age threshold for short skirts, and this skirt is definitely on the mini side.  I will be 36 on my next birthday, but I don't FEEL like I look too old to wear it.  What do you think about women wearing short skirts as they age?  Do you agree about keeping things more conservative?  Could care less about age?

Thanks so much for reading!!
xx-Whitley

PS--Love headband too?  Stay tuned for a Giveaway, or if you can't wait to have one, get yours for 20% off using code QueenCity20 at the Zoe Lynn & Co. Etsy shop here!

37 comments:

  1. My philosophy is... If ya got it, flaunt it!! I'm 39 and still wear dresses and skirts that are on the short side! Love the outfit and it looks great on you!!

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    1. Thank you Jen, and thank you for taking the time to comment!

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  2. I definitely don't think that skirt is too short, but I think it is always about balance..crop top and short skirt..hell no.. billowy top, long blazer.. balance...it is the key to fashion and life in general :)
    xoxo
    Sheree

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    1. Well, coming from you whom may quite possibly have the best legs on the blogosphere.... ;)

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  3. You look great in that skirt!! I absolutely love this entire outfit on you. Definitely want to visit Summerbird next time i'm in Charlotte!!

    Katherine

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    1. Katherine, Thank you! Next time you are in Charlotte you have to let me know, and I will take you to summerbird!

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  4. I love your headband - it's too cute! And I really can't get over those fabulous heels - they are AMAZING!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  5. that headband is so great!!!!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Meghan!! So proud to be wearing something a friend designed!

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  6. love that zara skirt! you look fabulous!

    xx amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  7. Dying over the details: the skirt (are you kidding me with the ruffles and studs???), the gold cap toes, and the vintage blouse - duh. Flawless.

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    1. I feel like the entire outfit is you, quite actually.

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  8. Personally I figure if you've got the goods, or feel you can pull it off, wear it. You've definately got the gams. Wear what you want.

    I am friggin' in LOVE with that skirt! How could you pass it by? The fact that you've paired it with your Grandma's blouse is divine. I won't even talk about the shoes...

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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    1. Suzanne,

      Thanks so much for this and for taking the time to comment! Going to see you now!

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  9. That Zara skirt is HAWT. It looks fantastic on you, and paired with that blouse it is just perfect.

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    1. Thanks girl.. Fun to wear something that is HAWT ;))

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  10. You know I love this outfit. I put tights on under shorter dresses.

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  11. Love those shoes! Like Chanel with an edge!

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  12. That skirt looks awesome on you! I love the stud details! Love this sophisticated and edgy outfit Whitley!!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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    1. Thanks girl.. Yes, the skirt was a must have ;)

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  13. Love this floral top!! Cute look!

    Kal

    www.kalleemae.blogspot.com

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  14. I love your necklace and the shoes are fantastic!

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  15. I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago, went through my grandmas closet.... Never imagine what gems can be found there. Love this top!
    Mal

    Www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

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  16. Now I know where you got your awesome style....this top is seriously sooo FAB I was read twice to check if it's really from your great-grandmother!! It's so well-preserved & too stylish even in today's standards. Also, dont ever stop wearing minis cuz you got the killer gams for it!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Rebecca,
      Thanks you SO much. You are thebomb.com!

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  17. thank you so much for your lovely comment! i totally adore your zara skirt. those golden details are so lovely and the cut really suits you. so beautiful!

    xoxo
    lilly

    http://lostinseptember.blogspot.com/

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  18. I can't believe this is your g-ma's blouse (I mean I can, knowing you, but at the same I can't, ya know? ;)Is this one of the Zara pieces you bought in NYC? SUPER cute and what an awesome find for the shoes! I have my eye on a pair like these but now I may look to consignment seeing you were able to find a pair.

    As far a short skirts go or age appropriate items I keep going back and forth on a decision. I think there are certain items that probably need to be retired as we age but with legs like yours you'll be able to wear short skirts for years to come!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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    1. Yes, girl, one of my several purchases at Zara--really the one I was after most! The shoes are def. an awesome find... will have to take you to summerbird when you come visit :).

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  19. Whitley, I am so in LOVE with this outfit, it's not even funny! That top is gorgeous, and would look perfect for so many different occasions. You are one hot mama in that skirt. Your legs are gorgeous, so I would definitely flaunt them. I don't believe there is an age limit for short skirts, as long as it looks appropriate. I fight with my Mom about that all the time. She is 62 but has an adorable figure. She won't wear anything that's above her knee, because she says she's too old. I always tell her she looks great in skirts and a few inches above your knee really won't make that much of a difference. If you've got it, flaunt it!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Jenny, you are so dear, as always. I love you sharing that about your mom! I am with you.. my mom's got great legs... she actually wore a short dress (and jacket suit) to our wedding, so she could dance the night away. Your adorable mama needs to go for it!

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