Orchid, Chanel, and Tartan Chic

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It is said that NYC has about five days of Spring and six days of Fall.  The past week or two have been part of the short-lived, fleeting days of Spring-time we will get before it is full blown summer in a week or so.  Consequently, I am in a hurry to wear the likes of my spring tweeds, furs, and leathers before the Spring gives way to sweat on the streets of NYC.

Today’s styling post was built around this adorable Vintage Tartan Skirt.  Kilts, Tartans, and all things Scottish are quite hot this Spring (especially for the cold, windy, yet sunny first days typical of early Spring).  Even Chanel is covering the warm, lush clothing typical of Scotland in their Paris-Edimbourg Collection.  Quoted from the article featuring the line in this months InStyle Magazine, “There’s something so tough about Scotland– you need fabulous warm clothes to live there.”  The land of Tartan and Tweed is no stranger to couture fashion; many powerhouse designers, such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, have Scottish roots.

Shades of Purple are also a big trend this season.  The orchid-colored hue of my turtleneck is one of my favorite to wear as Winter transitions to Spring.

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Accessories included these hot pink clip-on earrings from the 80’s.

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I embellished these Zara shoes with a beautiful vintage broach.  I love the geomentric elementsof the sole of this shoe.

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Jacket: Valentino, Tartan Skirt: Vintage by Briggs Petite, from eBay Seller: noirohio, Turtleneck: Forever 21, Belt: H&M, Shoes: Zara Collection (embellished with Vintage Broach)

Photography by: Chris Knight, www.chrisknightphoto.com

Styling by: Ginger, www.ginger-snap.com

4 thoughts on “Orchid, Chanel, and Tartan Chic

    1. Thanks so much! But you see this as a Wedding Dress? Really? Maybe in a traditional Scottish Wedding it could work :) I feel like I look like a teacher…

      Thanks for commenting!
      Ginger

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