Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Everybody Everywear, Breton(?) Stripes(!)



ETA: OK! Totally going to add it, but it won't be until tonight, for some reason EBEW is blocked at work. <3

I don't know. I googled, we chatted over Twitter...and I still don't know if this counts as a "Breton Stripe". Seriously. Google was zero help. Google images was even less help. Some said it needed to be navy and white. Others said it could be any color combo, but must be evenly spaced. Some said it must be a shirt to be Breton Stripes and others still said it must be a boatneck shirt. Well. This garment is none of those things. It's a skirt, it's black and white and the stripes are not evenly spaced. It is obviously not boatneck, since it has no neck. But I am with you in spirit. Should I upload this to the Everybody, Everywear page? Or did I miss the mark so much I ought to pass and give the next one a go? What say you, dear readers?

Regardless, it was a marvelous outfit.

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Both comfortable and flattering.

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I finally bit the proverbial bullet and shelled out the "big bucks" for some quality tights from We Love Colors, and I can absolutely tell the difference. They are warmer, thicker and more opaque than any of my other tights.

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And this is another little body con skirt. I can't believe I avoided them for so long. I thought they would be unflattering on me. And I could not have been more wrong. This one actually looks nice enough with good tights under it I could have tucked the shirt in and felt totally fine about the ol' pooch. And my butt? Looks AMAZING. For reals.

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I leave you with this outtake, which I have titled "Drunkface McGee", for totally obvious reasons...

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Hoodie, American Apparel, customized by me
Tee, Target (men’s section)
Skirt, Forever XXI
Tights, We Love Colors
Boots, Doc Martens
Bag, LUSH

39 comments:

Bombshell Beauty said...

You look awesome! I am seriously...in awe over that skirt.

Collette Osuna said...

You are rockin the stripes girl....it COUNTS:)

Sal said...

Definitely Breton - and SO cute.

Between Laundry Days said...

Couldn't define it if my life depended on it, but I think I know it when I see it, and that is definitely Breton. This is a GREAT outfit. You look hawt.

The Cheap Chick said...

Do they still have those types of skirts at F21? I've been looking high and low for a flattering black skirt, to no avail. This one looks PERFECT.

And yes, that outfit does rock the house!

LIZ said...

Friend please get your cute little bum over to EBEW and upload this! We're an equal opportunity stripe supporter.

Oh and hey, I almost forgot to say how awesome you look! Awesome. There I said it again.

Heart Evie said...

BEST outfit yet!!!!!!!! I love!!!!! I want to copy every single element of it, all the way to the tippy top of your hair! Gorgeous!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I kinda love the DrunkFace McGhee pic the most! HA!

ANd that skirt...amazing! I am totally confident that your tush rocks in it!

I am so embracing stripes too.

And I swear to you I was going to text you last night because of my DIY. You know that pic of Cheryl Cole that we love? The sweatshirt, cargo skinnies and pumps...yeah I've been dying to wear that look but just didn't have the right top.

Then I was looking in the ESSENCE magazine this month and they featured the perfect "flashdance off the shoulder sweatshirt" from AMerican Apparel for $48! FOWTYATE DOLLAZ....HELLS TO THE NO!

SO while off thrifting this weekend, I went to the men's dept and bought a regular XL sweatshirt to DIY. Came home...Cut the neck off and the band around the wrist and waist...and BAM! I'm CHERYL COLE!

Umm hmmm! It's totally hot! I knew you would be proud. Will post pics of my version of the look when the boy takes me somewhere worthy of such a look:)

....oh yeah...your hair...LONG! LOVES IT!

Okay. Bye.

Louise said...

Well, I personally love it, but Linda at EBEW is a stickler for these things. :-)

I;m glad that your rear is being happily hugged by your new adorable skirt! You always look amazing.

Melissa said...

Okay now I might really have to hit Forever 21 because that skirt is SO great on you - seriously, you look super hot!

And I'm glad you're going to upload it to EBEW...you know, when you can and all. :)

Chalkdust and Boots said...

In my book it works, but oh, MAN, you look amazing! Yowza! I want to copy this outfit and then pray that I look as good as you.

Also, I think I also need to finally bite the We Love Colors bullet. Everyone says they're so amazing...

Lauren said...

You totally need to submit this look! It looks absolutely amazing!! It is an absolutely mah-velous outfit! :)

Rebecca said...

I think the skirt looks great on you. I love classic blue and white stripes, but it is also fun to see a different take on the look.

The Suburb Experiment said...

OK - I have that exact skirt with gray stripes. AND I too googled Breton stripes thinking to myself, "Hmmm I have a lot of stripes in my closet, but are they the right kind?"

But then I forgot it was Tuesday and didn't wear. . . wait a minute! I'm wearing stripes!! But not Breton.

Pixie in Pumps said...

so cute! yeah i wasn't completely clear on the breton stripes thing either, but I think for the sake of EBEW, its just stripes.

That skirt is so flattering! I need to check out some body con skirts. Some many ladies wear them well, and I just haven't event given them the time of day. maybe it's time!

Brittany D'Lynne said...

That skirt looks great! Don't know if its Breton or not, but doesn't matter. I more want to see STRIPES, not a specific kind!!!

Kimberly said...

Loving this look! That skirt rocks!!

Joy said...

I have no idea if it's Breton or not but I like it! I think you look great and it's very flattering.

Futurelint said...

That skirt looks SO good on you, it's crazy! I love the casual sweatshirt with it too! I vote yes, it's Breton striped!

Linda said...

Louise is such a trouble maker. I am no stickler! Well, maybe, but not for this! Get yourself over and post it. Let people see you!

The Auspicious Life

Cara said...

That whole outfit is so flattering on you! And I love that you definitely went a different direction on it! You always dress in your own "Erin" way, and I love that!

DaniellaBella said...

That skirt rocks the socks off all other skirts ever! You look amazing! And the stripes totally count!

Erin said...

You are so totally tempting me to try on some body con skirts. I have to get my nerve up (and find a brand that CARRIES them in my size - 18/20), but then...we'll see. If I cry in the dressing room, though, it's totally your fault, girlie, for making them look so fun!

Sheila said...

LOVE this skirt on you!

maggeygrace said...

Your glasses are the cutest things I've ever seen! You are absolutely gorgeous. I love the stripes too and how you styled it- so creative with the boots and top. I love your blogg!!!

archives said...

i love that you wore them on the bottom, while most girls had 'em on the top! tre chic!

WendyB said...

Drunkface McGee sounds like one of Jesse James's girlfriends ;-)

irishdancer2459 said...

Definitely breton - at least according to a recent modcloth blog entry! So I'm glad you chose to upload it!
The outfit is amazing!

Katie said...

I am so in love with this outfit. This skirt looks amazing on you! The hoodie looks great with it! Love it, love it, love it!

Elisabeth said...

Gah why didn't i buy that skirt when I saw it at F21 last week?! Love.

estrella said...

I really like this outfit. You look amazing!

kelseywilliams said...

i want your skirt. and hoodie. :)

Fashion Therapist said...

I would definitely count it! Not a lot of people could pull off that skirt but it looks great on you.

myedit said...

Admittedly I am a weirdo but before I read about what you said about your booty, I was thinking 'I wonder how her butt looks in that'.
Hot!

Brittney said...

absolutely counts, and i'd go so far as to say you win the whole pie. if it was a contest, of course. and if pie was the prize. but either way--this outfit is my very most favoritest of yours. you look hot. and i believe you about your butt, but i'm a little sad you didn't provide photog evidence. :) next time. (ewww...i sound so creepy saying that, don't i. dah well.)
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

Cute! This is definitely a perfect go-to outfit. ps--you have beautiful hair! I'm following your blog :)

Melissa @ ClosetFloorFinds said...

You look super sleek in this outfit. Love the skirt!

Linda said...

LOVE THIS OUTFIT. And now I really want that skirt. Sorry I disappeared from Twitter...the Blogging world was grabbing me back in so I had to leave. It was meshing with my life and I said "nuh uh, not again"...but I do love emailing you back and forth still.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love the satchel!

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