Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WWD: Black Swan, The Musical

So this is something new. I'm writing my post the evening BEFORE wearing a planned outfit in hopes that it will work out. I am doing a total ripoff of this adorable ensemble worn by Bex of A Style Diary. Check the rest of her photos here.

Anyhoozle - mine is a bit different - sequins instead of tulle, but I'm keeping the grey sweatshirt along with an old belt and Frye's. And bling. Duh.

I like to think of this as Black Swan meets Urban Cowboy, where possibly cray-cray ballerina pirouette's her way into cowboy bar and morphs into ye olde electrical bull. OR DOES SHE????

I don't know where in da hail "ye olde" came from above. I didn't say this was Black Swan meets Urban Cowboy meets Shakespeare In Love, but come to think of it, that movie would be PERFECTION. No, wait - GUM would be perfection, THEN that movie.

I really can't riff on my mash up too much, having never actually seen Urban Cowboy in its entirety. Now if we were to substitute Urban Cowboy for Grease, well I can tell you this much, Danny Zuko, that movie would not only be systematic, it would be hydromatic. It would even be ULTRAmatic. One could say it would be greased lightening, old chap.

Oh sh!t. What movie uses the phrase old chap? Oliver? Anything with Monte Python? I'd better just quit while I'm ahead. Let me just ask this one question: do you feel lucky? Well do you, punk?

Uh oh. I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.

Sweatshirt: Target
Skirt: F21
Boots: Frye
Squash blossom necklace: vintage, eBay
Other necklace: Charming Charlie's
Cuff: Charming Charlie's
Earrings: F21?
Belt: Hab no ideer
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Merci!
Shan

9 comments:

Jenny said...

I lurrve this outfit! Gorgeous!

Linda said...

Gum would be perfection. That one was my favorite. Not sure about Old Chap. Lady and the Tramp maybe? Ha!
Love Bex and love your outfit! Makes me want to wear a sweatshirt with a fun skirt. Not sure I can pull it off as well as you two did, but I'm getting inspired none the less.

oomph. said...

what a fabulous statement necklace! i love the inspiration and your version of it.

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bex said...

haha you're hilarious! I love all of your movie references. your take on the outfit is adorable and that necklace, lets talk about that necklace. its fabulous! and i have boots just like those too!! ;)

blessings,
bex

CessOviedo said...

Wow! Loved the necklace, it's a great statement piece!

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this free bird said...

i'm feelin it!! best part? you didn't rip the skin off your hands while riding a bull around the living room.

xo,
c

Karen said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog post, How do you look so amazing with 3 little 2 year olds causing mayhem! It's pretty hard with twins! Great outfit, do your little ones not tug on your jewellery? Mine go mad for something shiny and end up breaking stuff! :)

Linda said...

I love how you restyled this look! I have to know, did it work posting the night before? Did you end up wearing just as your posted?

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MerciBlahBlah said...

Linda - it DID work out luckily. I may try this more often. Of course, sometimes when I'm putting an outfit together it seems okay in my head until I actually try everything on together, and I end up not liking it and scrapping it, so I would probably be more comfortable actually trying it on at least the night prior to posting!