26 December 2009

How I Styled Rodarte for Xmas Eve

I didn't think I would, but I caved when I saw some of the Rodarte pieces. I was not that thrilled with the leaked images, and other than the slip dress (which had to be returned -- not made for women with "ladies") I thought I'd pass on all of it. But in store I found a few things I fell in love with, and more importantly fit and looked great. Here's a few pics of how I styled the mustard lace skirt with peach tulle overlay.

Since the collection is quite picked over, I was unable to get pieces that matched. But Target didn't let me down as I found a cardigan that matched perfectly and was on sale! What to wear as a top seemed problematic at first, then I tried my vintage Norma Kamali leopard top and voila! My fishnets matched the tulle on the skirt, and I finished off with leopard shoes (yea I'm a leopard ho.)

Trying to look glamourous helping to make our traditional Italian fish dinner on Xmas Eve.

Slightly better pic showing the outfit. (And trying desperately to pose as well as my daughter -- FAIL!) BTW, those paintings in the background as well as the sculpture on the coffee table, and the coffee table were all made by my great grandfather who was an artist. I was trying to get a pic of the amazing mirror he made, but alas that will be for another time. (BTW so obvs not my house, the pristine quality screams "mom"!)



I topped the outfit with my reversible vintage reversible wool cape. Its one of the warmest coats I own, double layers of wool. The other side is red.

No pics of the other pieces yet, but I'll try to get some later this week. I think I need the week to recover... one more birthday this week and we're done for the season!

I hope your holidays were great and Santa brought you goodies you adore!

Cheers!

11 comments:

  1. I'm going to sneak into your house and steal all your leopard.

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  2. But you might find I've already sneaked into yours and stolen all your leopard! Conundrum!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  3. Thanks Sandra, though most days I certainly don't feel that way!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  4. from one leopard ho to another...

    you gave some life to that piece..

    love it.

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  5. Haha, YAY another leopard ho!

    Thanks so much for the compliment!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  6. You have just single handedly made me rethink animal print coats. I love yours and am thinking as to whether I could carry one off myself now.

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  7. I'm always happy to inspire leopard love! The leopard capes were quite common in the 50's and 60's and still pretty inexpensive and easily found. They were also often reversible with samel being the most common, and red like mine hardest to find.You'd look so great in one!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  8. You look fabulous! I'm drooling over your fantastic cape!

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  9. Hi Jessica, thanks so much for the compliment! I wish I wore the cape more -- being a cape your arms get too chilly in the frigid NY temps and its double layered wool so a sweater makes you too hot. I think I need to knit a pair of arm warmers to solve the problem!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  10. Wow! It was great informative article. I would like to share how I was more interested to look for it. Recently I visited a site for Indian apparel www.kaneesha.com and they have wide variety of Indian saris. I truly love their collection.

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