May 3, 2011

Count me in.

So, as we were leaving the house in the morning Gabe said "You think you're going to the royal wedding!!"
While it was not my inspiration for wearing this hat...I did end up getting royal wedding fever despite my best efforts to ignore it. You see, after the death of Diana Spencer in 1997, I became absolutely obsessed with her. I was 15 years old and bought a plum polyester skirt suit from the Juniors section at Macy's and wore it to school to be like her. Really? A 15 year old wearing a skirt suit in 1997? It was unheard of and, most likely, ill-fitting. I bought lots of merchandise which, I'm sure, is still in my parents garage. I also made it a double obsession when I decided I was in love with William. He was a very handsome 15 year old! I also taped Diana's version of Candle in the Wind off the radio onto cassette, listened to it over and over over again, and cried. Embarrassing confessions aside, I was truly inspired by her charitable heart and am still inspired by her.

Anyway, this was what I wore on Saturday. :)










Wearing:

Hat: Vintage
Blouse: Vintage
Skirt: Vintage
Ring: Anthro
Bag: Dean
Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo (I can't stop wearing them!)
Belt: c/o Lulu's



Thanks for reading everyone. You're all just the sweetest and your comments make my day brighter!

XO Coury



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67 comments:

  1. This is likely one of the sweetest outfits of yours ever. The eyelet print of the cropped top, and the fit and flare silhoutte of the skirt couldn't be more perfect. And then the pearl bows are like cherries on top. Very royal wedding inspired!

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    much love.

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  2. ADORE IT! ALL,TOTAL LOOK.
    XX
    LADY REBEL

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  3. that's the sweetest bow top ever! and I love hearing about your Princess Di's obsession:)

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  4. This is wonderful! Aha it always blows my mind how much non-British people love our royal family. I looove those shoes, I may have to have a look next time I'm in London..

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  5. You look stunning, love it!

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  6. I can't imagine a single thing that would look bad on you. You can wear thatever, it always looks good. :)

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  7. awwwweee! loving everything in this look! perfection. love how your photos and look always have a dreamy touch. <3

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  8. I am the same age and was so obsessed with William when I was younger.. I really thought that we were meant to be... haha. My 12-15 yr old self was heart broken over the royal wedding ..haha. Love ur hat though..American fashion totally needs to revive the hat ;)

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  9. Love the blouse, the little bows are delightful.

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  10. So lovely ;D

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  11. i cant get over how pretty you are! love the outfit :)!

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  12. that blouse is so pretty!!! the details on it are so precious!

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  13. yeah, that top is the best! I love it!! Super fun post :)

    Rachel

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  14. extraordinary, like always :)
    xx


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  15. oh girl. i BOUGHT candle in the wind 1997. yeah. paid money for it. talk about embarrassing!!!! but you look so great in this outfit! i am continually inspired by your color combos. brilliant :)

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  16. Adore the way you wear this belt!!

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  17. WOW! I am in love with your outfit, your best post yet!! :-) Very fitting for the Royal Wedding and was really interesting hearing about your love for Princess Diana! She was great :-)

    I always say this but I cannot wait until your next post :-)

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  18. you are always put together perfectly! I just am in love with your style, and so beautiful :)

    i check your blog everyday!

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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  19. your look awesome, love your ring xxx

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  20. Such a cute outfit, I love it! xx

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  21. You're so pretty! And that top looks lovely with the skirt but I would never have thought to pair the two

    Alex
    Little Humble Fashion Abode

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  22. Love the lace!! And the hat too! Check out my jewelry giveaway!!

    www.mrscapretta.com
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  23. i tried to ignore the royal wedding hype too but once i saw her dress i got hooked and sucked in!

    xo.
    http://dropsofjupiterBLOG.com

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  24. YOU LOOK SOOOOOOO AMAZING :D !!!!!!!

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  25. whoa, one of your best outfits EVER. the shirt is actually to die for...

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  26. I love your skirt - I adore the look of a cropped top with a high waisted skirt. And if you had been at the royal wedding, you would have been one of the best dressed by far. Except for maybe Princess Beatrice's pretzel hat ;)

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  27. Beautiful proportions in this outfit! I, too, got suckered into the royal wedding hoopla, even though I said I wouldn't. It started with wanting to see the fashions, and then...oops!

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  28. You look so gorgeous. This might be my favorite outfit of yours ever.

    (I hope I see the skirt and/or top in the store :] but if I were you, I'd totally covet them)

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  29. I have a serious soft spot for the royals too... and kate is such a beauty.

    That top is beautiful btw, I wish I could pull off crop tops like you do!

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  30. This is honestly one of my favorite outfits of yours ever. The simplicity and the color of your skirt are killer. Plus, I adore how your bangs are in these photos.

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  31. these colours are perfect! as is the blouse..beautiful!

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  32. You look better than everyone at the wedding!

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  33. Wow! I love every aspect of this outfit, you look amazing, such an inspiration :)

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  34. Haha! Your confessions cracked me up! And your outfit is simply adorable!

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  35. well u look fantastic! so there, to what mr. what's his name. ;)

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  36. I love how you mixed this fancy crop top with a more casual skirt! I could totally see you at the royal wedding :)
    La Petite Marmoset

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  37. That giant ring is beyond stellar! Also l-o-v-e the fringe bag.

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  38. as a devout anglophile, i can totally relate to the affection for the royal family. and watching the wedding made me think how unfortunate it is that americans haven't embraced hats like the british! everyone looks so much more interesting with a hat! either way, you look lovely dear! xoxo, laura

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  39. i adore this outfit on you, as i adore every outfit you put on! i love the cropped top, and the skirt is the most fabulous color!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  40. a very cute outfit! LOVE the hat. i, too, admit to having an obsession with princess diana (even before she died). i credit my australian/malaysian (commonwealth) upbringing for that. i was totally swept up in royal wedding fever. i brought my daughters to the royal wedding party we had, complete with cucumber sandwiches, tea and scones and topped off with fascinators! my little girls loved the idea that there was a 'real' princess involved! we keep watching the videos. i even blogged about it.
    xo
    n

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  41. super cute!! i remember wearing suit skirts in high school, lol. we are kindred spirits. ps you look tan missy.

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  42. love this outfit, especially the skirt and the hat looks great you, more people should be brave enough to pull off hats like you:)

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  43. I love the crop top and skirt combo--as soon as I figure out how to stop eating cookies and start doing crunches I'm trying it!

    ~Tamia
    TheStyleSample

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  44. that is theee perfect skirt and the cutest little top and oh man, that pink bag with that ring?! perfect. my mom was in love with Diana, too, so I was also in love with her by default. We had a good cry when she passed... but she really was an amazing woman and definitely used her prestige/status for honorable causes!

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  45. I just love everything! And your skirt I want! beautiful!

    - Alex Yates

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  46. I watched part of the ceremony 'cause my boy had it on, hehe. I love your hat and pretty lace top <3

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  47. What a beautiful hat <3
    Insipring, as usual!

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  48. This might be one of my favorite outfits by far! You look so chic with a country girl flair. The bright bag really pops with this outfit.

    Also, you are simply adorable in hats.

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  49. your bag is so cool!
    xoxo
    Debora
    http://glamorouscircusblog.blogspot.com

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  50. Love this outfit, the lace top is so pretty :)

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  51. I swear your bf's got the best one-liners in response to all your outfits...You've gotta collate them and shoot a a spinoff to FT babe! You two are too funny, love this look your Royal Highness! ;D

    xo-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  52. hilarious confessions, and your absolutely gigantor ring looks fun!

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  53. Gosh Coury, I love everything about this. Especially that vintage top. So perfect. It's like it was made to be paired with that skirt. Btw, I posted some pics of me wearing the flower crown finally on my latest blog post. I've gotten so many compliments on it. <3

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  54. Heehee, your royal wedding outfit is lovely! That big hat is amazing!

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  55. This is gorgeous!!! Love that top :)

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  56. HAHAHA. I think i was born a year or maybe the same year as Prince William. How old is he now (I'm an '83 baby)? I remember i had ONE picture of him from when I was about 14 and thought he was cute. I definitely see he's grown . . to look a lot like his dad. haha. You look beautiful as always.

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