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1950s funeral

crop top: asos petite, skirt: urban outfitters, shoes: zara

What a morbid title post. But I think it fits-- no? I'm wearing all black, which isn't unusual for me. Plus the silhouette is reminiscent of the 50s (I think? The history section of my brain isn't exactly in tip-top shape.) Not to mention that it wasn't exactly a bright and cheery day. Shortly after taking these pictures, a massive thunderstorm hit us. Then later in the night our electricity went out-- right in the middle of my catching up on a week's worth of the Colbert Report. Bummer. #firstworldpains

For someone who has no clue about garments or tailoring or anything of the sorts, I am very liberal with my scissors. This skirt was collecting dust in the bottom of my drawer, as it was too long for my liking. The full shape at a floor length did nothing for me, but I think cropping it a few inches solved my issues. A midi length isn't something I would usually go for, but it seems to be gaining some popularity lately and I'm all for it.


51 comments

  1. this is such a gorgeous, kind of retro look. the skirt is adorable

    ! - VIENNA WEDEKIND -

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  3. oh these pictures are beautiful! i'm in love with those shoes!
    x

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  4. Such gorgeous natural pictures. Have I mentioned before that I LOVE your wavy hair! It's so pretty. I have dead straight hair so I always love girls with pretty curls!

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  5. What a bummer indeed! I'e had my share of power-outs this month and it just sucked, haha. I love modifying my clothes too! I think If I had the time, I'd get into my closet and snip and sew away. Hahaha. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too! You're righ about clay-mation being a meticulous task - we haven't even got around to half (even after 3 weeks!). Looking forward to reading more from you!

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  6. Love the skirt so much! Great job cutting off the right amount - it's at a very flattering length now!

    I've been lucky enough to avoid power outages most of the time. Our power company has been quite good. The only time I can ever think of when my power went out was when I had a day off and the electricity went out for about an hour at around 2pm - a time when I'm not usually home to notice anyway.

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  7. Your shoes *.* Absolutely stunning!
    -Vivian from stylemeendless

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  8. I adore you shoes, so cute. Such a lovely look.
    Xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  9. What a beautiful dress! You are right, it is so 50s and I LOVE it. You look fantastic :)

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  10. These photos are beautiful.. I love the look as well

    Charlotte

    Website | Winston & Willow

    Bloglovin'

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  11. i think you look gorgeous in black ^o^

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  12. Mili, it's a beautiful look for you and it's super classy too. I'm especially loving the touch those shoes add to the look. it's kind of vintage-y and worth loving in every possible way. oh and it totally sucks when the electricity wents out because it always happens when a good show is on! :D Murphy's law, I guess.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi – part of me

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  13. wow, love the look and photo's, beautiful!

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  14. WOW, your pictures are awesome and I love this mysterious but gorgeous outfit. The maxi skirt looks so cool!

    ♥Maho
    www.bitt3r-suess.blogspot.com

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  15. Loving this total black look, great skirt! What about following each other?
    xxx

    Nelslicious // Facebook // Bloglovin

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  16. Nice post. Following.

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  17. Darling you loo amazing! I loove this outfit and especially skirt! Love your style and blog! Enjoy in the rest of your day xx

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  18. Aha, morbid yet fitting title for sure! I love how you turned this skirt into a midi-length. Its perfedct!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  19. Need the shoes and the skirt, ASAP! So super adorable.. LOVE

    Angela @ Pens & Peonies!

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  20. I can definitely see some 50s elements in this outfit! You look great! :)

    Rachel Emma
    Daydream Frenzy

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  21. Love this, even though the title dictates a funeral ensemble, I think you look incredibly elegant and sophisticated. All black has never looked this good. Love the skirt!!

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  22. Cute classic outfit! I especially adore those shoes! They look cute and comfortable! The best combo =)

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  23. this is a pretty sophisticated silhouette which i love! kudos for taking your scissors to it - midis are all the rage right now, and when minis are back in you can keep going shorter!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  24. Stunning photos, you look amazing in black! The cream shoes were a perfect pairing with it too, so simple and pretty.

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  25. Kind of a darker title, but I think that it fits - sometimes you just need a little melancholy - it helps you appreciate the brighter days! Also, this outfit is just so chic and classy!

    xoxo,
    laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  26. haha i guess the title is fitting! but omg i just love the outfit, so gorgeous! and i love how you styled the crop top in a totally trendy and classy way!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM
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  27. Lovely dress and shoes. The 1950s is definitely my favourite decade when it comes to fashion.

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  28. i love the length! and those shoes are so fabulous, too!

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  29. I love the shoes!

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  30. You did an awesome job revamping that skirt! It looks fabulous and I would have never known if you hadn't said anything

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  31. Thanks for your great comment.. Wishing you a great start to the week doll!

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  32. Always have loved all black outfit. I am really liking your heels!

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  33. Um, AMAZING call for cropping that skirt! The shape of it is gorgeous- especially paired with that crop top. I kind of have a skirt similar to that that i almost never wear because it's in an awkward length. Maybe i should bust out my scissors too...? I'm hideous with altering though, so I really need to think this through haha. And LOL at your first world problems- h8 that.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  34. You look gorgeous in all black. LOVE the crop top.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  35. Love the all black. Always a classic look. And I really love the perspective in the photo looking down the road.

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  36. My my my you totally work this outfit! And I'm glad you're not really going to a funeral;p
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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  37. I love this outfit! You rocked everything in this outfit from head to toe. and I am a sucker for all black. Check out my NEW blog! Follow me on Bloglovin? & I’ll do the same! Keep in Touch! =)

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  38. I really love your title and the way you and your fashionable combination could actually be zapped into the 1950s! Love the transparency of your skirt and the softness of the shoes

    * MlleWanderlust ✡

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  39. nice pics!
    do you wanna follow each other?

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  40. That is a lovely skirt on you, you've cut it to a very flattering length. Sorry to hear your power went out, funny ours did that just yesterday evening!


    Away From The Blue

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  41. I'm not the biggest fan of midi lengths but it definitely works for you since you look great. And yes, very 50's-ish.:) And that 3rd shot is frigging perfect, babe!!

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  42. I love all black ^^
    The photos and the place are great and your look is amazing dear.
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    Erz

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  43. well you did a great job cutting that skirt shorter. i think the length worked for you and love that you paired it with a cropped top. very 50's indeed.

    xo, Carla
    Little Miss Violet

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  44. Throwback look, love it! And nice DIY- I'm usually a little too timid to just grab the scissors and go, ha!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  45. Love the skirt. You know how to dress great style like i said always. i also fell in love with your shoes so lovely!
    Kisses
    http://blckpearlstyle.blogspot.com/

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  46. I think this may well be my favourite outfit of yours. I honestly love EVERYTHING about it. The colour (or the lack of it), shapes, the cute shoes.....ah...if you ever get bored of any of these pieces, please send them my way.

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  47. wow you look absolutely amazing :D i loveeee your heels :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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