clean white


Witchery silk top, thrifted skirt and belt, Alex and Ani ring, cream patent flats (not shown)

This skirt is my newest pride and joy. I picked it up at an op-shop for $7. I swear it’s made up of at least five metres of fabric. Insane. It reminded me of the full skirt from Alexa Chung’s Madewell collection. Only better (if I do say so myself). I also wore this skirt on Christmas day. It was a pretty bad idea considering I kept spilling food on it. Quite hazardous, really. It’s going to be a tough job keeping this skirt in pristine condition. Anyway, this is my last post for the year but I’ll be back next year with all guns blazing (i.e. tomorrow, but “next year” sounds so much more significant). I had grand plans of making a retrospective post of some kind (top trends/fashion moments of the noughties, looking back on the year that was etc.) but then realised someone, somewhere would have already compiled something similar. And done a much better job of it at that. So here’s to the end of 2010 and the 00s, and to a bigger and brighter 2011. If it wasnt’ 10 o’clock in the morning and if I actually had some handy, I’d raise a glass of champagne right now. Wishing you all a very happy new year!

54 Comments

  1. jess December 31, 2010

    this is beautiful! love the white skirt! happy nye!!

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  2. Brittany December 31, 2010

    I'm too afraid to wear white because I'm so messy. But you make me want to dare to wear lol. I love this, its so clean and classic.

    Have a wonderful NYE!

    http://ittybittybomb.blogspot.com/

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  3. nicole ...given December 31, 2010

    love the skirt!

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  4. gee December 31, 2010

    Have a Happy New Year love…<3
    i love the white skirt on you…really wonderful find!
    xoox

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  5. S and O December 31, 2010

    That skirt is too awesome…I can only imagine how fun it must be to swirl around in πŸ™‚
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  6. The Bambina December 31, 2010

    Happy new year to you! That ring is amazing.

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  7. sojourned in style December 31, 2010

    beautiuful ensemble! so clean. i love the simplicity to it. Happy new Year!!!

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  8. rebecca December 31, 2010

    oh, white is never a good colour for me to wear! it looks lovely on you (: and happy new year to you too! xo

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  9. Mani December 31, 2010

    Loving the skirt! I hope you have a happy new year πŸ™‚

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  10. FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION December 31, 2010

    That skirt was seriously $7?! It is so gorge! Nice find…xo

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  11. highplainsthrifter.net December 31, 2010

    Nice find. I admire your bravery in rocking white bottoms. I'd have an incident with ketchup/chocolate/coffee within minutes, I'm sure.

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  12. skeletaldreams December 31, 2010

    beautiful!
    happy new year
    xo

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  13. Erica December 31, 2010

    Happy New Year!!!! I just adore your skirt… take good care of it. I only have a glass of coke zero next to me but I'm raising it with you anyways. πŸ™‚

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  14. Briana Le & Merissa Ren December 31, 2010

    flawless.

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  15. Bri December 31, 2010

    pretty skirt! i'm not so good with keeping white clean either, but it's still a favorite of mine πŸ™‚

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  16. Carissa December 31, 2010

    I reallly love this soft look <3

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  17. Vicky December 31, 2010

    It does look incredibly Madewell, doesn't it? You always, always, always make me wish I could get away with wearing skirts this length. Sadly, I'm too short.
    Happy New Year to you too x

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  18. Style_Pursuit December 31, 2010

    I dream about wearing such outfits, but gotta wait till at least… April… :o)
    You look amazing!!!

    x

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  19. Rachel December 31, 2010

    That looks beautiful… I wish I looked good in white! x

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  20. Lisa Grace December 31, 2010

    that skirt is just beautiful! I hope you have an excellent new years πŸ™‚

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  21. Bernadeth G. December 31, 2010

    so lovely! happy new year! http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com

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  22. Mo Pie, Please December 31, 2010

    I LOVE this outfit so much!! You look great! Happy New Year!

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  23. Betsey December 31, 2010

    oh, such a fresh and lovely outfit! happy new year! πŸ™‚

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  24. diana kang January 1, 2011

    so pretty! and such a good deal! happy new year! xx

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  25. muchlove January 1, 2011

    that skirt looks amazing! I've been dying to go to the opshop and find myself a long skirt.

    Happy new year to you too xx

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  26. SAVING BETTY January 1, 2011

    so gorgeous. white is always so chic <3

    XOXO HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  27. citizenone5nine. January 1, 2011

    i love how fresh this outfit looks! happy new year xx

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  28. vint junky January 1, 2011

    You're right hon, it is better than the madewell version!
    Hope you had a wonderful NYE soph, and wishing you much happiness in 2011

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  29. curious constellation January 1, 2011

    This outfit is perfect. wow. Happy New Year!

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  30. Kaleido Mind January 1, 2011

    what a great find! gorgeous skirt and belt..and this outfit would still look perfect for spring too!!:)

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  31. Spence. January 1, 2011

    Soo pretty, hope you have an incredible new year / kickstart to the decade! (ooh I like when things sound dramatic πŸ˜‰
    x

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  32. Emma January 1, 2011

    What a beautiful skirt and what a beautiful bargain – you are good!

    Happy New Year, looking forward to more of your blog in 2011 πŸ™‚ x

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  33. Mez January 2, 2011

    Happy New Year!! I love how clean this outfit looks. Simple and classic.

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  34. E R I N January 2, 2011

    fab outfit!

    love πŸ™‚

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  35. Bijou's Style January 2, 2011

    ugh, u always have the best luck with finding such great pieces for cheap!!

    looks great on u

    happy new year!

    xx

    http://www.bijousstyle.com

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  36. Super cute πŸ™‚

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  37. Blackswan January 2, 2011

    the skirt reminds me of Marilyn Monroe!! the cut of it is amazing! simple yet classic outfit! πŸ™‚

    Happy new year to you too!

    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

    x Your Only Blackswan

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  38. christie January 2, 2011

    this skirt is so pretty and such a bargain at $7 ! well done!

    happy new year!

    Come and enter my very first giveaway if you like…
    xx Christie
    http://www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  39. thenextarrow January 2, 2011

    that skirt…wow. what a fantastic find!

    happy 2011 πŸ™‚ here's to blazing guns!

    xo Alison

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  40. heleen January 2, 2011

    Looks beautiful! I adore the overall colour scheme of this outfit, soft browns and white, mmm. Do you have a close-up picture of that ring somewhere?

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  41. Joanna M January 2, 2011

    You so, so pretty!!!
    I wish a fantastic 2011!
    xx
    j

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  42. sbot January 3, 2011

    So pretty.

    Following your blog now, hope youll like to follow mine too : )

    http://www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

    <3 Stephanie

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  43. soph (owl vs. dove) January 3, 2011

    @Brittany: oh don't worry, the sheer whiteness of this skirt does terrify me! I'm learning to deal with it though haha

    @SandO: it's VERY good for twirling.

    @Vicky: that's a pity because I think that longer skirts would definitely suit your look. You could always give it a try? Maybe it's all about proportions?

    @BijousStyle: I couldn't believe my luck when I found this skirt. It was one of those magical op shop moments haha.

    @heleen: you can find a close up of the ring on this post: http://owlversusdove.blogspot.com/2010/08/click-click-saddle-up-see-you-on-moon.html

    @sbot: thanks for following – am following yours now too πŸ™‚

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  44. stewie January 3, 2011

    that outfit looks so good…

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  45. alannah. January 3, 2011

    this look is ridiculously chic! i love the colour palette youve gone for. couldnt get much better.x

    http://thatsweetaurora.blogspot.com

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  46. GoldBlackMirror January 3, 2011

    I really like the mix of taupe and white!!itΒ΄s perfect for spring.kisses from spain.

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  47. kelly ann January 4, 2011

    that skirt is SO flattering and pretty, i LOVE it.

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  48. ZoΓ« January 4, 2011

    Love this look!

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  49. derek January 7, 2011

    Great find! and for such a great price!
    Hope 2011 has even more great finds in store for you!

    great look nice and clean!!

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  50. Matilda Niklasson January 7, 2011

    Lovely outfit!

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  51. Just a lazy morning January 7, 2011

    such a nice outfit, love your blog!
    xoxo

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  52. Jes January 8, 2011

    beautiful outfit x

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  53. Mamushka Marie January 13, 2011

    so gorgeous. so inspiring.

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  54. Tonya January 16, 2011

    Love your outfit! Simple but gorgeous

    http://www.themoptop.com

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