The Ladies Waldegrave

The art history nerd in me couldn't resist this skirt. It might not be a Millais (I believe it's meant to be The Ladies Waldegrave by Joshua Reynolds) but it's still quite lovely and the grey tones will work nicely with a variety of color combinations and pieces. Basic black sweater & tights in fall? Check. A lacy white blouse (that echoes the sewing women) and sandals in the height of summer? Check! One of my keys to adding a new piece to my closet is to try to picture three different ways I can wear it with pieces already in my closet. I obviously don't stick to this rule every time, but it's a good rule of thumb when picking out new pieces and knowing they will get worn.

Outfit details:
Anthropologie jacket (old)
slip dress, worn as top 
vintage Coach purse



  1. Lovely pictures! Love your skirt and jacket!

  2. I adore your pink hair. And some of my favorite outfits of yours are these really unique and daring pieces - this skirt is fantastic! I don't know how you find these things. I love this whole look.

  3. So cute eye catching skirt! and love your newer pink hair color!, I have been on the fence of also turning mine to pink (or purple) but I'm not sure how all the dying process will work being a brunette. Oh! and good tip to add new items to the wardrobe :)

    Damaris | The cat, you and us

  4. The skirt is very pretty. You are wearing a dress as a top? This may be a dumb question so... How do you keep the bottom of the dress from showing all the way past the bottom of the skirt? A lot of my dresses are too long or too bulky to be worn underneath a skirt. Thank you very much for posting! Have a lovely day!

    Anna Neumann from The Whistling Willow

  5. The art history nerd in me loves that skirt as well! Such a unique style, I've never seen anything similar to that before. I really like the bag you're using here, it really looks perfect in the woodland setting for some reason. Perfect choice.

    Joanne |

  6. love the pink hair!


  7. @Anna Neumann, this is a mini dress, I don't have to do anything to the hem b/c it's quite short. When my dress is longer I use safety pins to temporarily shorten the hem--just fold and pin 5-6 times.

  8. That skirt is just amazing! It kind of reminds me of a printed skirt I think you've featured before -- I think it had a wave printed on it?

    Your pink hair is gorgeous!

  9. @Rebecca, The Clothes Horse, thank you! That makes sense more sense haha. Thank you very much for the tip. I will have to give it a try. I typically wear items the same way over and over again. It will give my wardrobe some versatility. :)

    Anna Neumann from The Whistling Willow

  10. @JoAnn I think you mean my Carven skirt. Very similar tones they're hanging next to each other in my closet. :)

  11. This is such a beautiful outfit and the perfect setting, love it!

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  12. Lovely! We have similar taste in clothing...I recently bought this skirt

    Love your blog!

    Have a good weekend!


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