Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Outfit | Rustic Sparkle

Ruffle-necked sweater dress & belt - thrifted   //  Olive circle skirt - eShakti
When the afternoon breaks out with a stunning azure sky, the softly piled snow shining like a sheet of the most brilliant diamonds underneath a icy, sparkling sun, and your heart just sings with the sheer joy of being alive in such a world of matchless beauty, there's nothing like a walk in the woods with a camera for creative inspiration.

I probably should have done a more elaborate hair style to match the rustic glamour of my theme, but the sun was setting fast, so I ran out the door as I was, sporting a simple messy braid tied with a bit of eyelet.  I tried to capture the radiance, the magical, woodsy glamour of an icy world set on fire by a sparkling sun. 

I've been meaning to feature the details of this plum ruffle-necked dress in a post ever since I first shared it here, and I definitely have some knit tops &/or dresses with that wonderful gathered detail ruched in a zigzag pattern all around the neckline on my sewing list!  It's is the perfect detail for this style - not overly dressy while being very fun and fancy.  I'm sure it would be as easy as pie to add this detail to a simple tee, as well!  Have to try that soon...
The fullness of the silky rayon skirt is delightful to wear, also - most conducive to dancing and twirling!  A full circle skirt is really a foolproof way to add a dash of feminine charm to your ensemble, and you can set the mood from there by how you style it - in this case, a heavy suede belt, a soft braid, a string of pearls and some diamond clip-on earrings are meant to embody the whimsical, sparkling, rustic mood of a snow-laden late February afternoon.


  1. Lovely!!! You have the prettiest hair, m'dear.

    tending her garden @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

  2. You have fantastic hair. :)


  3. Now, I've never seen Tangled, but that picture of your hair, just made me think her gorgeous hair! You have an incredible taste for fashion!

    Much Love, Rosi
    P.S. Did you get a new camera, the picture quality is great!

  4. Wow! What beautiful photography and if this is you in the photos, what beautiful hair. Stunning.

  5. That is gorgeous! :)
    I love your fashion posts!

    Anne Marie {at} a Defined Purpose

  6. Is there a problem with Blogger because all of the comments were deleted. This always seems to be a proper forum so not sure if it is a technical glitch or some other real problem.

  7. Lovely outfit! Really like the photo with you throwing your hair behind you. :)

  8. Kellie! Lovely! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful set of photos - I love the one with your hair flying. :D

  9. I think your hair style goes perfectly with the outfit!

    The whole Shabang looks like something from Pinterest.

    You should look into Chictopia.com.

  10. Kellie Falconer Design!! It does not come any better! What a powerful duo with so many ways to go expertly shown here again by Idaho's own. Kellie, you have a genius streak on how to put things together. Against the stunning snowy backdrop, you look beautiful!, Thanks for another fashion inspiration.

  11. Oh, my... that picture with you flipping your hair out is simply stunning! You have gorgeous hair!! I'm trying to grow my hair out (slowly, but surely!), and I would love it if it would get long and thick like yours! Gorgeous! And I am in love with this outfit. I love big, flowing skirts.

    I'm new to your blog, but I love it already! =)

  12. love it - great colors together. Is that actually a dress that you layered the skirt over? I've never done that. It's not too bulky?

  13. Wow! Beautiful pictures!! Your hair is so thick and long and beautiful, dear. I just love looking at it. =)
    Your outfit is so lovely. That shade of plum is so perfect with your green skirt.
    And I seriously need to find some belts to incorporate into my wardrobe.

  14. Notice: A terrible accident occurred this morning, resulting the vanishing of the 50 latest comments on this blog:( I have been informed by the Google help team that there is no way to recover them, so I am doing the best I can by manually re-posting the lost comments via my email archive.

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  15. GORGEOUS pictures!! Hair, outfit, outfit COLORS, setting..everything.. :)

  16. Hello, for an introduction, my name is Molly, and I have just within the last few days come across your blog. It is so lovely, for I've just got done reading all your older posts. <3

    As for your outfit,I adore your skirt! I might have to figure out how to make one like it. :)

    And your hair is so beautiful!! I love the way you wear it up all the time, and it looks amazing down. I love the color too. :) I'm growing mine out now. It was at chin, but now it's not quiet mid back. I'm waiting till it hits waist, but I know I'll probably grow it longer. I know it shan't feel long till it's at waist, anyway. :)

    Anyway, this was a long rambling comment, but all to say that I really love your blog, and look forward to reading more of your lovely posts.


  17. Lovely outfit! I like the combination of it all. And you have such gorgeous hari! I can't wait for mine to grow that long.

  18. Lovely seems to be the word of the day.:)

  19. Both your hair and your outfit are lovely! And photo #6? I can almost see it as a book cover. <3

    eve @ essence of eve

  20. Your outfit looks like something from a 1940's movie, Dahling. Classic and feminine.

    That picture with your hair flying out behind you--it looks like something from a fairy tale. Perhaps you're Lady Spring come to revive the frozen earth? Hee.

    God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  21. Oh, what fabulous comments you've all left me! Thank you so much!

    Rosi: No new camera yet... someday:)

    Molly: Wonderful long rambling comment! Best wishes for growing your hair out!

    You all are the best;)

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