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.

23 comments:

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

    Lovingly,
    Grace
    tending her garden @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  2. You have fantastic hair. :)

    ~Kristin

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  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!

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

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

    Anne Marie {at} a Defined Purpose

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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! =)

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  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?

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  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.
    htsys!!!!!!!!!
    Love,
    ~me~

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  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.

    I am so terribly sorry! Please bear with me as I try to get this cleaned up... And don't you just love Blogger? ;D

    If one of your comments was deleted, feel free to re-post your comment under your own account, and I'll delete the substitute I posted - otherwise, we'll leave it as, and move on. :sigh:

    Thanks for your understanding! =)
    --Kellie

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

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  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.

    Adieu,
    Molly

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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"~

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  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;)
    --Kellie

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