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Swan Lake


When I initially saw this skirt online I thought it was merely a swan print--I didn't realize the swans were wearing little crowns! The Swan Lake ballet, or rather the fairytales that inspired it, is one of my favorite stories. I know it ends rather tragically in the classic version, but I've read a few adaptations with a happier ending (not thinking of the animated movie!) and they expand upon the enigmatic Odile. I mean, yes she is Von Rothbart's daughter but is she similarly evil, what are her motivations in the whole deceit and her own desires?
P.S. These pictures are a wee bit old, I wouldn't recommend this outfit with our current weather!

Outfit details:
ear cuff
vintage purse

14 comments:

MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P said...

I need sawn all around me now, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. How fabulous.
Besos from MálagA
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Samantha said...

Oh, that is such a spectacular skirt! Love how you styled it too.

Elizabeth Murdock said...

Beautiful skirt and love the little crowns on the swans! xx
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Anonymous said...

I love love that dress!! You like like a 50s girl! All you need is the keds or saddle shoes and a pair of bobby socks like these
http://www.buycostumes.com/p/21742/lace-ruffle-ankle-socks-white

Were you trying for that look, if you wear that dress again I hope you try it with bobby socks and keds.

Brittany PG said...

Swan Lake the movie is LEGIT.

Jaslynn Joan said...

Beautiful dress.. Swans in skirt are nice to see and your shoe is really awesome..
Jaslynn, Bizbilla

Anonymous said...

I've read a lot of negative reviews about sheinside (and sites like chicwish too) so I am hesitant to order. I don 'to like the idea that the clothes are made in sweatshop conditions (based on info. I've seen online) and there are also conflicting reviews on quality and fit (runs very small). What are your thoughts? Do you find them to be reputable? Your outfit looks great...love the pops of red!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous, on quality, it is hit and miss. I love all the coats I've ever gotten and I have dresses with embroidery detail and are fully lined and really fantastic quality and other times the fabric feels funny. As for size, it does run small but it's more like an Asian small which fits like a US xs. The running small is consistent and since I'm 5'1" myself I like the way their clothes fit.
On sweatshops, most people don't seem to realize that their iPhones are produced in heinous conditions. From Target to F21 to Calvin Klein, unless the brand advertises as ethically produced, chances are it probably isn't, but it's complex because poorer countries want the jobs. I wrote a post that goes into this with slightly more depth here. As it stands Sheinside isn't a corporation that has been investigated, so we frankly don't know the conditions these clothes are produced under.

Bronwyn said...

this is so cute and looks so sophisticated
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Nicola J said...

Gorgeous look, the pops of red are perfect.

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Anna Neumann said...

Sweet! I have been wishing that I have more longer skirts with the colder weather... and this one is just lovely! I love animal prints. Well... ones that have actual animals on it. I don't really care for leopard or zebra print. I think tall boots would look really nice with the skirt and that way your toes won't freeze off (or at least mine would haha).

Have a lovely day!
Anna Neumann from The Whistling Willow
www.thewhistlingwillow.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for replying to my earlier post, Rebecca! Very helpful! Hope you are enjoying a nice Thanksgiving Day weekend!

Nikki Williams said...

that little cropped sweater is so cute!

xx nikki
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Angela JustMe said...

I am absolutely 100% in love with that skirt! :) It's so cute! I'm a new reader and discovered your blog today! Love it :)
x Angela // the-style-doll.blogspot.com