Monday, March 29, 2010

Count of Monte Cristo

I have the worst habit of going outside to take outfit photos in the worst weather. Today is rainy and windy and I was running the risk of ruining this beautiful felt hat I just found with a fluffy feather on top, but I was so excited to show off my new high waisted skinny jeans! I looked high and low for a pair and was willing to pay any price. I found these at Gap on sale, and let me tell you! So comfortable, AND I don't have to worry about my butt crack hanging out! I've had this poncho from Forever 21 for awhile now, but have been using it mainly as a blanket to keep me warm. I had no idea how to style it until now! I have so many pieces of my wardrobe like that. I buy them on a whim because I like them, but then find myself clueless on how to style them for everyday life. Eventually though, it all works out.
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Outfit details: Hat...vintage, Poncho & tee... Forever 21, Jeans...Gap, Satchel...vintage coach

Since my hat evoked in me a feeling of Edmund Dantes from Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo, I google searched some quotes and found this one, which I think appropriately defines a stormy day like today.


"Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine!"

19 comments:

  1. your photos are always so pretty. i love the romantic quality of them. the fog and rain just adds to the effect! great jeans too.

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  2. you look so chic! This also reminds me of a very stylish indiana jones ^.^

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  3. love it!
    great minds think alike, check out my last outfit post :D i just thrifted a felt hat very similar to yours (mine is blue) :D

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  4. amazing hat...and i love how foggy and dramatic these are. beautiful.

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  5. High waist skinnies are the only kind of jeans I feel comfortable in. I thinks this comes with being tall and having small hips. Gap jeans never do it for me, though. They definitely "do it" for you, though!

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  6. The hat and poncho are amazing Rosie! High waist jeans are amazingly comfortable.

    Lulu Letty

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  7. It may have been bad weather, but it provided a great atmosphere! I love the foggy look with the bright red hat.

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  8. Yes! Love everything about this.

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  9. oh gosh..perfect! Love your hat!

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  10. Very cool, you got it right with the COunt of Monte Cristo.
    The weather looks very cold and miserable (when I see miserable, I mean it in the best way possible - because I love that kind of weather) but I suppose it goes with the whole 'Rosemud' thing!
    Very nice!

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  11. Rosie...This very well may be one of my favorites of yours. The combination of this poncho and hat are out of this world!

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  12. i swear lady, it doesn't matter what you wear, you are such a stunning model. your outfit is quite darling too though...love the hat and the poncho.

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  13. beautiful photos! i love the lighting. ur hat is so cool! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  14. Stunning photos. I love your hat. :)

    I gave you an award at my blog! You can check it out here: http://swingthedayaway.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-award.html

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  15. so glad i found your blog. gorgeous!

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  16. I like the mood these pictures have, nice poncho.

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