Monday, March 3, 2014

Lady Edith for the Night







I wanted to go for the Downton Abbey look for my daughter's 1920's themed school auction.  I was picturing Lady Mary when I was giving thought to my costume, but ended up Lady Edith once I slipped on a hat that had been buried under a sea of sweaters.  





Although I love Lady Mary's usual dark palette of blues and blacks, I have been even more impressed with the oranges and rusts that Lady Edith tends to wear.


Lady Edith Photo from janeaustenworld.wordpress.com



Because we have had a lot of rain, I decided to not wear my Miss L Fire shoes in the top photo.  That was a good call since the Capezio shoes looked much better.  The hat was a last minute idea and it saved me a step from having to use my flat iron on my hair.  The necklace has been around for as long as I can remember.  Somewhere along the line it ended up moving from my mom's jewelry box to mine.          



Blouse: Anthropologie Helene top by Maeve.
Skirt: Ann Taylor.  Mid-2000's.
Necklace: Vintage Rhinestones.   
Hat: Anthropologie, about 4 years old?   
Shoes Picture 1:  Anthropologie Fanned Snakeskin Heels from Miss L Fire.  Fall 2012.
Shoes Picture 2:  Capezio character shoes.

10 comments:

  1. What fun to dress up for the auction! You both look fantastic. I am LOVING that hat and the necklace.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad I pulled out that hat since I rarely wear hats anymore. Themed parties and Halloween force one to dig through closets and find buried treasures.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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  2. What a fun event! I would love to go to something like that! You know I had to pop over here and read more once I knew you were channeling my girl Edith. Girl can't catch a break, can she? Anyways, I think you've channeled her perfectly! The long-line shape of your outfit with the lariat necklace and hat is charming.

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you Liz! Poor Edith, I sure wish she would tell her mother about the latest issue. Maybe next season. Even though she has bad luck, her clothes are just gorgeous.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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  3. Oh Stacey! Love you Lady Edith look! She is my favorite character on Downton and I have been loving her costumes these past few seasons. How fun!!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! I started to like Edith more when she started writing articles for the newspaper. She became more confident and blossomed. I still enjoy Lady Mary as well.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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  4. How fun! Love the navy and black together and those shoes! I remember wanting to get them but never did.

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    1. Thank you Jessica! The Miss L Fire shoes are actually too big for me. The smallest size was a 6 and I never understand why some shoe companies do not go down to a 5.5. I am hoping to find some type of insert for them. I was happy to get them on sale and really wanted to make a go of it.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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  5. You look amazing! That hat is so great! I love it! And you pull it off so well. I can never do that. Hats and me do not mix. Much like scarves and me. Maybe accessories?! Ha! Anyway, you look great! So does your husband!

    Jenni

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    1. Thank you Jenni! I bet you could probably pull off a hat and scarves. The only time I wear hats nowadays is if I'm working in the garden or going for a long walk on sunny days. I enjoyed wearing them in high school for fashion reasons.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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