2010-06-22

Field of Dreams

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Skirt? Alfred Sung, thrifted
Silk tee? Thrifted
Bucket bag? Thrifted
Sunglasses? Steffi Graf, vintage and gifted
Shoes? Derek Lam, Holt Renfrew Last Call
Necklace? Made by the wonderful Briannelee

I quite like the unconventional mix in this outfit. This lace skirt has to have been a holiday party staple or a part of some mother-of-the-bride ensemble but somehow it works as a summer skirt. Having an empty baseball field, some golden light and a patient husband made taking pictures fun as well...
I'm surprised that I even set foot on a baseball field, especially after a baseball field nearly killed my new found teenage confidence years ago. Our family used to always go to the same cottage every year and there was a camp nearby that hosted kid and adult games nightly. This was the highlight of my summer as there were always cute boys around... I used to have to play tee ball but the one summer I came back with contacts (because glasses back then were not all nerdy chic like now...), a training bra and I was finally old enough to play baseball with the grown-ups. I thought that was going to be the year boys were going to notice me... and they did. Especially when I stood at the plate and resolutely swung at every pitch that came my way and missed each time. And because camp is all about the experience and not about winning, they didn't let me strike out but patiently continued to pitch to me until I hit that ball. The kind thing would have been to strike me out and let me seek comfort in the arms of my mother and some penny candies. I think it took me 8 pitches and a few balls for me to get my first hit and it probably took 3 solid days for my brothers to stop teasing me. That summer I learned that baseball was not in my future. And that boys thought I was cute, even if I couldn't hit the ball.

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52 comments :

Liz said...

These pictures and your outfit are incredible! I think they belong in a magazine :)
My baseball story is that when my dad took me to sign up for the team, and i noticed there were only boys, I backed out. So I don't even know if I would be able to swing a bat, or get the boy's attention! Thinking about it, I probably would've gotten a lot considering the girl/guy ratio was 1:15!
Anyway you're just stunning on and off the field :)

Natasha said...

Such a cute skirt!!
I love the story...I have always been horrible at every sport I ever attempted..but in elementary school baseball was the only one I was OK at (I could hardly hit the ball, but I was quite good at catching in the outfield)...
I'm guessing your ankles got quite the workout walking over all the uneven ground in heels....a great place for a photo shoot tho!

merl said...

Holy shit. I made it to your newest post before I was commenter # 397907. I'm going to give myself a pat on the back for that one..

It almost makes me angry how much of a naturally chic person you are. Just tossing together this and that, and BAM, "my name is Yen and I'm the shit" comes blaring out of your mouth, and we the masses are forced to agree. It hits me especially hard when I haven't changed out of my pjs and that included going to the gym (I did however, put on a bra). Tomorrow, I have high hopes though. AFTER watering my plants (ahem) I plan on moseying down to the reupholstery shop where I will do my best to show you up. Not that this is a competition or anything..

have I told you lately that I love you? Ps Linda is totally gonna make fun of you for joining weardrobe. I hope she does it publicly. kisses.

Elaine said...

I'm horrible at hitting a baseball too!

I love the skirt...and I love your unconventional mixing as well!

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Kendi Lea said...

Geez. Stop it. Stop being so freaking cute.

You look adorable in your little mixed print outfit. Bravo, my friend. Bravo. I would tell you a baseball story in return but I don't have one. I only have under the bleachers stories.

Dylana Suarez said...

Your blouse is divine! I really really want it!

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Patricia & Bailey said...

Fabulous outfit! That skirt and shirt go so well together... such an unlikely combo too.

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

What a great combination!

Fia said...

I love everything about this outfit and that story is so sad. But it does remind me of some painfully awkward memories involving the young innocent realization that boys are cute. :)

406 Olivia said...

Baseball is the worst. So boring to watch and so hazardous to play.
Your outfit on the other hand is especially lovely.

Destined For Now said...

I do like the "unconventional" mix. How do you pull off such amazingness always?

Eunice said...

i like the print mixing,and that silk tee fits you perfectly! Overall a great look!

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briannelee said...

I love this outfit! An eclectic mix but it all works together.

Emily Kennedy said...

Oh yeah. They kept pitching until you hit because you ARE cute, and everyone likes dealing with a cute girl. They were drawing it out!

Christina said...

I love the skirt. I was never a baseball maverick.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

The skirt is fantastic! I played some softball, but I was never very good. And the boys didn't think I was cute until I got to college.

Christina said...

Oh and I forgot to tell you. I linked to your blog and listed you as one of my favorite bloggers who thrift today.

Sal said...

What a perfect combination of pieces. Love the silhouette they create!

Sheila said...

Awesome skirt! I have a vintage Alfred Sung lace skirt too - mine's green with shiny lame.

Eeee, your baseball experience reminds me of far worse childhood experiences. I bet you were cute at 10. :)

joelle van dyne said...

i love your outfit so much! the skirt is such an amazing color, especially combined with the darker top. and it is so cool how you took the photos against the baseball field. ~joelle

The Village Idiot said...

LOVE THIS!!! GREAT COMBO AND GREAT PICS!

Frances Joy said...

Absolutely divine. The skirt, the top, the shoes, the baseball diamond... Gorgeous!

Flora said...

I love this silhouette! It's my go-to outfit.

I also love your blog and your style.

tess said...

I love the netural color combination here, the lace skirt really pops out

Kate said...

I love your top!! You seem like best thrift shopper ever, you come away with the most gorgeous stuff!

Nicki said...

Story of my life in highschool gym class! Cute skirt =).

H to the izzo said...

I LOVE this. You are so good at combining things in unusual but totally wearable ways. I think you might just be my favorite fashion blogger.

Fifth Sparrow said...

Geeze you're damaging to my wallet! This is pretty much the outfit that I've had in the back of my mind (although better executed!) but just couldn't find the pieces in my hole in the wall thrift store! I want everything!

If you EVER decide to clean out your wardrobe you can send ANY cast-offs down the trans can to me! xx

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Two words: totally cute.

And remember, it's better that boys like you than to be able to play baseball.

Archives said...

i am in LOVE with this outfit!!! and i totally wish my hair looked like yours does in this shoot everyday!

Wanderlusting said...

Wow. Love that gleam of that skirt. Another fab outfit!

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A.Co said...

OMG I looooove love looove that skirt and that top! And together?! Killer! Can't believe they are both thrifted! SCORE!!!

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closet365 said...

Sassy! I love it.

The top is such an awesome find and I also love the photo shoot. I pass about a million baseball fields when trying to find a place to take pictures. This just inspired me to stop next time.

Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet said...

Baseball is boring anyway so you're not missing out on anything special.
Hockey,however is another story.

Oh, and I am thinking of making my way across the border into Canada just to ravage your ubercool closet.
Because NO ONE finds more amazing thrifted treasures.
And if it sounds like I am jealous, yes, I guess I am.
(And a little cranky that I do not have those two amazing pieces in my wardrobe even though I might not have been as clever as you in pairing them together.)

則惠 said...

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Sarah vP said...

oh man. chesley lake. the boys, the cute cute boys. haha!
and i love that t-shirt. love the one shoulder, love the pocket. it looks like it feels cool on the skin.

what i would have worn... said...

I love the different textures in this outfit. It just totally works.
Ball sports = Euch! My automatic reflex is to close my eyes which isn’t very helpful when you’re already completely uncoordinated.

Rlutz said...

Love the combination that you put together of that skirt and shirt. You make an empty baseball diamond look so chic

Passport Smiles said...

I just found your blog through 'Selective Potential' and I love your style. Add yet another follower to the mix!

I've been watching mad men you bear a striking resemblance to Betty in some of the pics!

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celine said...

Gorgeous, as always. I love how you mix prints

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E said...

The combination of the gold and dark stripes is perfect! And I loved visiting the Netherlands. I had no idea what a beautiful country it was and the houses are so charming!

Those Tricks said...

This is my favorite of the outfits I've seen you in, so far.
What a skirt!

Christen said...

That skirt is completely fabulous and I do love that you paired in an unexpected way. I love your story about baseball but my first reaction is that it took you ONLY 8 swings to hit the ball. I would have been there all night!

eleanor said...

i am a new follower, your blog is wonderful :)

i love the texture of that skirt! you look great.

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Theresa said...

This outfit is perfect, I love it!

Kjrsten said...

amazing outfit! So cool and galm and easy all at once.... magazine worthy. I love how you are wearing in the baseball field- awesome juxtaposing!

Megan Wolf said...

I don't even know what to say... I am totally blown away by this outfit! you are SO gorgeous and you can certainly rock this look! seriously, these photos are down right beautiful. I am coveting everything about this outfit, though I know I couldn't wear it as well as you! just total win here!

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amy said...

This comment applies not just to this post, but all of them in which you have effortlessly combined thrifted clothes and accessories in a chic way:

You inspire me to go back to my college ways of shopping exclusively at thrift shops!
I've also been thinking about how thrifting does our part for the environment. Too many good reasons not to thriftshop. Thanks for the inspiration, dahling!

Kyla said...

Um, wow. I have all kinds of love for this outfit! That shirt is the bees knees and I would like very much to have it. :)

ShoesForDessert said...

I love that blouse!! And such a gorgeous gold skirt. Beautiful photos too! New follower :)

Tanvi said...

This is a fabulous unconventional mixing of the outfit! These pictures look like out of vogue or something ... :) Like your blog. Followin' you now