Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'What, My Dear [Suede Skirt], Are You Yet Living?'


I've had this pink suede skirt for a little over 10 years now, and I've yet to put it in the cleaners. Why? I'm terrified that if I do, it won't come back the same (i.e., significantly lighter in color). I've had bad experiences with dry cleaning and leather/suede and have had to get rid of the piece because it was simply ruined. And so I keep this skirt in my closet, under plastic, pulling it out a few times a year. I'll just let it age gracefully...

Not a huge sock and shoe kinda gal, but when I saw these bold polka cuties in Lucky Mag., I just had to have them on my footsies.

What do you think of socks and shoes? Infantile or sweetly mature?






What I'm Wearing:
Suede Skirt: Banana Republic
Sweater: Renee C. via Need Supply Co.
Socks: Hansel from Basel via Anthropologie
Clutch: Clare Vivier
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Necklaces: Forever 21
Bracelets: JCrew
Ring: A Peace Treaty
Lips: Mac Quick Sizzle
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65 comments:

  1. Your socks & clutch were made for each other!!!
    Happy Tuesday hun xoxo
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  2. I actuallz like socks with shoes - but they must be well matched and as cute as yours:)

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  3. lovely outfit!i adore the necklace and the clutch.your shoes look perfect with these socks are superb!

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  4. Girl I totally get you! I have a half denim/half fur jacket I am too scared to take to the cleaners! And I looooove the clutch and socks! Such a cute unexpected accessory combo!

    xoxo
    Candy

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  5. I am the same when it comes to getting leather cleaned,the bought terrifies me! I love love love your skirt its such a gorgeous colour and such a chic length!!! The way you have styled it is perfect,especially the socks with the wedges,perfect detailing! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  6. That skirt is gorgeous! I don't blame you for never sending it to the drycleaners.

    I generally like the socks with heels combo - you've done it well here, but sometimes when I see it, it makes the girl look like she's 8 years old.

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  7. Your shoes are so fabulous! Love them!


    xoxo
    Antonia

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  8. great details! i love how the cascading necklace looks with this combo! j'adore :)))

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  9. I love the socks + shoes combo. Definitely sweetly mature. And that skirt is awesome. Keep taking good care of it!
    xLauren

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  10. Great Blog ,you look sooooo cuteeee ♡

    xoxo

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  11. Love that last photo!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  12. your style is amazing! I love all your outfits!

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  13. I love the skirt and you look gorgeous, as always dear :)

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  14. Funky necklace, like it so much! I definitely go for the socks/shoes trend...I'm all over it in the summer! I think it's flattering to the ankle/leg and just gives any outfit a sweet retro flavour and a little bit of uniqueness. But sometimes my feet get weird looks ;)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Love how you mixed the colors and patterns. The skirt is is so worth the preserve.

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  16. I adore your skirt, I would never say it's so old, u keep it in the perfect condition!! Beautiful sweater, clutch and shoes, and so cute socks!!:)
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  17. hi, hope you remeber me:) i started small shop on FB, if you're interested search for 'Norka Clothing' :* ciao bella!

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  18. Sweetly Mature. I love the gray shoes that you paired with the socks and the lipstick, OH.. I just love!!1

    Your new follower,

    Tarah and the City

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  19. Cute outfit!! I love all the polka dots, and that necklace is just sooo chic!

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  20. Oh I love this!!!! The skirt is amazing and the necklace even more!!!!
    xoxo

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  21. Loving the polka dot socks with those wedges - too cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  22. love the outfit, those shoes are cute

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  23. I really love that clutch, well, the whole outdit it's stunning!!!!!

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  24. The skirt is amazing and it looks great with the necklace :)

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  25. I think I need that clutch too in my life....and the skirt could come very useful as well!!
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  26. Great skirt, and I love love love your wedges :D

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  27. That's a cute skirt! Love your accessories! Those shoes made me remember that I have a grey shoe

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  28. So chic!Love everything about this look!

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  29. OH MY WORD! I love this suede skirt. You're so right about cleaners. there are pieces I am so scared to give to them because they have come back damaged. I can understand why you wear it sparingly. love the shoes and socks too...I think I might fall over in those heels! you really rock em!

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  30. I don't blame you. There are countless dry cleaners in my town, and only one I will take anything to because the other ones suck so bad! I like socks with heels. I think it's cute.

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  31. I love shoes!YOU looks amazing...

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  32. THAT CRACK...Absolut awesome...love the polka socks and clutch...lovely OUTFIT...today i give you 10/10 points...jajaja.

    Super PRETTY my dear.

    XOXO from MUNICH

    La Vie Quotidienne

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  33. Love it!!Love your lipstick as well.

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  34. You have such an amazing style & you're always so creative with your outfits! I LOVE this look..

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  35. you are looking FIERCE in that 1st shot! Dang girl!

    BLEURGH
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  36. cool outfit..love the polka dots

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  37. i agree i am not a socks/pumps fan either but those look fab on you. and love your top.
    hope to hear from you soon.
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  38. Let's talk about that amaze ballz necklace! Stunning! F21? really? As for socks and pumps or sandals go...I am divided. I worry about looking like I am trying to be 25 again. However, I often see women over 30 rockin' this look very well! Maybe I shall give it a whirl! You've inspired me : )

    xooxo Vic
    www.thriftjuice.com

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  39. Love the skirt!

    xx
    Nicole
    http://roccitystyle.blogspot.com/

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  40. I've heard such horror stories about some dry cleaners, this is not good for me, just convinced mom to hand over two of her silk vintage dresses and these are heirlooms! If they get ruined I would just die, so I understand...

    Love the socks and shoe ;-)

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  41. The necklace is AMAZING as is the skirt.

    Collections

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  42. I love the shoes the skirt is gorgeous too!!!

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  43. So amazing ,love the skirt very much,thanks for sharing,and I will share Abercrombie and Fitch UK with you,you can get the fashionable and cheapest dress there,good luck.

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  44. hi there! i just found your blog and i am so glad i did! i love these pictures and writing, great post! am definitely a new follower, keep up the great work! would appreciate it if you could check out my blog! i love what you are wearing!


    xoxo
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  45. Your blog is amazing. You are so very stylish. Your sister pointed me over here and am glad she did. Continued success to you...

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  46. You look fabulous + thanks for stopping by @ my blog,it means a lot to me...stay pretty...

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  47. love the matching spotted clutch and socks. I think socks and shoes look great on you.

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  48. I agree with you Amy. Don't send this in for cleaning. Suede is probably the most difficult of leathers to clean because it fades horribly...more so than cowhide leather. Generally speaking, you are supposed to re-dye leather and suede after cleaning, but the question is how well can it be redyed? Just wear it carefully and socks with the shoes? love it!

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  49. my favorite part of this ensemble is the polkadot socks with those Amazing heels! you have such a fun shoe collection. great color of that skirt too.and your lips! completely amazing, I need to go get a fun lip color like that.


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  50. You really look amazing! I love everything about this outfit!!!
    You made me so happy stopping by again sweetie!:X

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  51. You are so hot in this outfit!! love it ;)
    Fashionspot.ro

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  52. so fabulous!! love yoru wedges! sooo cute :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  53. i know your fear of the cleaners! it's legit and i feel the same way :) andddd, i absolutely love that you added the socks! hope your week is going well <3

    james

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  54. How fun! You are working the the sock and sandal combo!! LOVE!

    x carlina
    allergictovanilla.com

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  55. Suede is so difficult to clean, but you've kept it pristine all this time, so no worries in that area. :) I love the shoes!

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  56. You mix prints and fabrics like a pro! Loveeee!

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  57. i usually don't like socks and shoes but you made it look good!! love the skirt and i am the same way when it comes to the cleaners. some things i just do not put in...to scuurd! lol

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  58. ...that skirt seemed to have been taken care well...I think I should start covering some plastic on my suedes! I wish you showed us a closer view of your neck piece...i love it! And your shoes is infantile and very lovely!!

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  59. Oh, that's so nice, the skirt looks in perfect condition!

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  60. That clutch, those socks, that freakin’ necklace… WTH???!!!! The WHOLE FIT is the BOMB!!!! U did it AGAIN!!!!

    BTW, I cover my suedes in leather with plastic as well... ;-)

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  61. NEVER NEVER NEVER DRY CLEAN SUEDE UNLESS YOU HAVE TO. It kills the napp and dries the fabric out.

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