Thursday, June 28, 2012

DESERT RAINBOW

A year and a half ago I sported this same hat-and-skirt combination at the WWD Magic tradeshow with Teen Vogue. So much has changed between now and then; my priorities have evolved beyond fashion, satirical culture blogs, and (let’s be real) self-indulgent essay writing. They’re now concentrated in feminism, political theory, and empowerment through sartorial self-expression. But one thing hasn’t changed, and it’s my love affair with this vintage Oilily skirt’s bold patchwork print. You might disagree with my standards for ‘vintage,’ (more than 5 years old and no longer in production? Definitely an antique.) but there’s NO argument that this rainbow bell skirt will lure you into a bohemian trance with just one twirl. Toss a curtsey into the mix and you’re gone for good. No escaping my Technicolor mix of paisley panels and plaid. Are you drowning yet? Under water in rapt infatuation with its corduroy peaks and troughs? The only thing that justifies my obsession with the skirt (and annoying tendency to wear it over and over again) is the skirt itself.











FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Floppy hat – August, Macy’s
Blazer – Laundry
Paisley top – Saks Fifth Avenue
Belt – Secondhand
Skirt – Oilily (a kid’s brand! Does this validate my claim about the skirt being a vintage piece?)
Aztec print pumps – Pink & Pepper

You remember my formal introduction to this t-shirt from my 19th birthday post, right? RIGHTTTTT? Because you’re such loyal blog readers that you mentally catalog every photo I’ve ever taken and can totally recite the date on which it was published? Man, you guys make me blush! Anyway, if this shirt doesn’t look at all familiar to you, consider this your first meet-and-greet of many. I can’t imagine that a loose rayon top with all of my favorite colors splayed across one ream of fabric WOULDN’T become a summer staple item. Thanks, Mom. Sometimes I underestimate how well you get my taste!

The shoes are, just wow. Dark brown, hidden platform peeptoe pumps with an Aztec backside detail and burnt orange ankle straps! Ugh, useless trying to translate their Western wonder into words. Obviously it can’t be described; it must instead be silently appreciated. Well, maybe not appreciated in TOTAL silence. I’ll permit a couple squeals and some aspirate screaming because you probably can’t help it… they’re just that cute. Unfortunately, this particular pair of pumps isn't for sale yet online, but you can browse the rest of the collection on DSW right here

Everything is infinite,
Bebe Zeva


36 comments:

  1. That skirt has to be one of the coolest items you own. There's so much awesome right there, in one item. I love how it blends so well with all this stuff you've worn it with, yet I could still imagine it looking just as excellent worn with a 'toned down' outfit. Good stuff Bebe.

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  2. That is an incredible outfit! And that skirt really is amazing, I would wear it over and over too if I owned one :) Also, I ma in love with your shoes, mega adorable!

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  3. I love those shoes, they're gorgeous :) xx

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  4. I love the skirt & u look gorgeous! x - The Nuliya

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  5. You're like the coolest feminist/fellow jolly rancher appreciator I've ever met. I can't get over the flow of your writing. It's the best.
    I agree with Magnet! That skirt MANG!
    Also, WTF your jewelry is like the best stuff on Earth (sorry Snapple).

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  6. I love this skirt, and can't believe it's kids! Love the two prints worn together too! They look amazing! xx Pip

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  7. You have wonderful style. This look is beautiful.
    Tess X

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  8. Such a colorful outfit! I love it!

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  9. This look is extremely stunning- so eclectic and so perfectly put together. You're right, those shoes are too amazing for mere words to explain, and the print clashing, the PRINT CLASHING... I may just cry tears of joy xx

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  10. While I'm not one for mixing patterns, you are definitely one of the few people who can do it right!

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  11. AMAZING, lvoe the patterns!!! x

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  12. I adore your shoes and that hat

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  13. the shoe is cool!

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  14. Bebe, I LOVE this! The entire outfit, all the colors.. It's perfect!

    xo
    Maddie

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  15. love this xx unique style and combo

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  17. your outfits are cute but smh @ the poorly executed makeup in every single post...

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  18. Love the hippie look! And all the different prints running through this ensemble!

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  19. Wow cool makeup!
    Love all the accessories!!

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  20. this outfit is so great! I love all of the prints together. But, those pumps are most definitely my favorite part. So fab. xx/Quinn

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  21. you are gorgeous, love your style! visit me http://uk-us-fashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Those shoes have got to be the most incredible shoes I've seen today. Even if I don't particularly adore the style of the day, you are always so put together and flawless that it's hard not to like your looks.

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  23. Ce culori!... Pantofii sunt dementiali, iar de bijuterii nici nu mai vorbesc.

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  24. this outfit - wow! the hat is stunning.

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  25. your blog is my favourite, a real inspiration for my style and blog.
    Love your photos!
    A x

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  27. Every one of your psots fills my heart with joy <3

    You are my fashion icon, and inspiration. Lovelovelove.

    All hail Ms Zeva, the queen of cool.
    xx

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  28. you're beyond beautiful! and your style is just jfjrhwgfk WOW! im in love with your blog!

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    xx

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  29. love this look, it's so chic
    the way you accessorized is amazing
    the prints blend so nicely

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  30. I love the prints on this outfit, gorgeous!xx

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  31. I love how you rave on about your revolutionary thoughts, but make the same mistake so many ignorant girls make, wearing fake, exploited, so called "tribal" prints.

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  32. Love your outfit!
    It's amazing :)

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  33. You are the coolest person EVER!! I am so jealous of your clothes and your style. You sincerely rock life! I love your blog and you are just so inspiring and amazing. Your writing is also just ridiculously amazing and I'm jealous that you can be so eloquent while I'm like, desperately flailing mentally trying to spit out one fluid sentence.

    Your blog is the bomb!
    xx Eva
    stylewandering.blogspot.com

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