August 8, 2011

Hebrew School Drop Out

The title is actually a total lie. I graduated from Hebrew school with flying colors, Mazel Tov to myself. That said, I have been suffering from residual guilt every time I look at this shirt hanging in my closet. I can't help it, approximately eighteen-years of Jewish studies have made crosses, (as secular of an image as they are today), a total shonde in my mind. Obviously, though, not enough of a shonde for me to abstain from wearing them. My apologies to Rabbi(s) Herscher and Zeldin, if they happen to be the type to read fashion blogs; you never know. And, with the major summertime fatigue I'm currently experiencing, sheer black fabric was the perfect way for me to evoke my autumnal longing with a single garment. I feel like I compromised with my (slightly) religious upbringing by at least wearing an opaque slip under the top! Points for modesty, right?

Houndstooth Sequin Skirt from ASOS, Embroidered Cross Shirt from ASOS, Necklace from J. Crew, Heels from Urban Outfitters, Spitfire Sunglasses from Alter Brooklyn, Bag from Chanel, Chanel Rouge Allure gloss in "Dragon"
Photos by A.Manning

What wardrobe pieces are you using to transition between seasons? September cannot come fast enough! I have leather jackets, Midwestern vacations, and fashion shows to look forward to!

80 comments:

  1. what a look! i am so in love and i have to try this myself! unbelievable! what a mix and what an effect! yep, you did evoked the fall feeling because of the black, but the bare legs and the sheer refers to summer! I love the combination of the prints, i would never come up with it! the skirt is like made for you! the little crosses are a funny accent! black skirts can sometimes be too harsh, but the white softens it! 

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  2. Cool look! and very good pair of legs you got there girl :-) 
    -Suvi
    http://lovehandles-suvi.blogspot.com

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  3. A-DORBZ. These photos are so beautiful, and you look so chic!
    Gahhhhh, I love.

    sydaaaa.blogspot.com

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  4. This is great!
    A lot of people religious scold me when I'm wearing crosses because I'm an atheist. Puh-lease, I can wear whatever the hell I want. Crosses, schmosses. Hahha. <3

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  5. amazing outfit! you look amazing with that smile, too! wow...

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  6. You look sensational in this outfit!

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  7. Lovely outfit :)

    http://juffiesplace.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh my GAWD, so good. That skirt.... oh my god.
    You're so gorg, as always!
    p.s. the title is cute, it made me chuckle lol.

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  9. I never go near cross stuff because of the from a jewish family thing, and I always look at the beautiful rosaries in street style photos and wish I would feel comfortable wearing them...

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  10. Omg when you describe yourself as a hybrid of Wednesday Addams and Cher
    Horowitz, this outfit is the PERFECT example! I was eyeing that necklace
    at JCrew and couldn't choose between that and another with jade stones
    on it, ended up with the jade but I might have to go back for the
    crystal!.

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  11. congrats and Mazel tov for graduation, lovely! looking stunning in all black! I use a lot of knit wear cardigans for my transition between the seasons! xoxo

    btw, I have a little jewelry  Giveaway over my place if you wanna check it out, and might like to enter!

    http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-of-sheyna-moonstone-earrings.html

    Thank you!

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  12. ARGH been trying to comment all day but my dumbass phone wouldn't let me. ANYWAY. Just wanted to say that while you always look beautiful, you look astounding today. This is an amazing look on you and your legs are grrreat. And you make me want my black hair back big time.

    Bethany

    www.archedeyebrow.blogspot.com

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  13. This skirt is AMAZING! so your blog! Great outfit.


    xx

    www.vivalablonda.com 

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  14. I'd seen the shirt & skirt on ASOS as well, love how you paired them together :)! Might get them myself as well haha, shirts like these are perfect for this kind of weather.

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  15. LOVE, COMING OVER TO STEAL EVERYTHING OBVIOUSLY

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  16. You look great, I love the subtle pattern mix of crosses and houndstooth. I'm in Australia so we're transitioning into summer (nooooo, I wish it would stay cool!) I'm trying to eke out my winter and spring clothes for as long as possible.

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  17. This outfit is awesome. I love your skirt, basically for the fact that's covered in sequins. You look amazing :)

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  18. Love the skirt, wish they made it in the Curve collection as well. Oh well, more motivation to get closer to the 14! I always feel a little bit uneasy about wearing crosses too (as an atheist) but I still love them.

    Bisous,

    http://fashionandhistrionics.blogspot.com/

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  19. Absolute perfection. I am so over summer and its disapproval of all things black and wonderful. Hooray to sheer and cheers to your red lips. You look amazing.

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  20. i neeeeed that skirt in my life :D

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  21. I love this look! The sequins skirt is so cute. And your make up is amazing!

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  22. this is some serious cher horowitz x wednesday addams action right here. that top!!! loving the simple placket. you look gorgeous, as per usual. and dont wory about the vague catholic imagery - as a member of god's chosen people, you are on god's guestlist. me, on the other hand, i have to repent and suffer guilt for my entrance into the partyland :/

    also! midwestern vacations! does that mean what i think it means?!

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  23. YoU have SERIOUSLY fabulous legs girl! Love this outfit!

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  24. O.M.G. You look SOO freaking amazing here! As much guilt as this top evokes, you look SO good in it (and it perfectly embodies the Cher Horowitz meets Wednesday Adams vibe) - and don't even get me started on that skirt (which is basically a sartorial fantasy for me - traditional English houndstooth AND sequins?! Yes please) which with your killer legs is too perfect for words. Basically I want to steal this entire outfit.

    Briony xx

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  25. P.S. just looked at the sequin skirt on Asos but it looks REALLY mini on the model! Is yours a different length, or is it just that she has really long legs?

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  26. You look amazing in these pictures! Especially your legs! Oh la la <3

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  27. Wow you look great! Wear dem crosses, gurl!

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  28. Ohhh, I love a black skirt! But then, I'm also no stranger to an all black look, in general. It can be a bit severe, at times, but this is New York, after all.... :)

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  29. Yeah, my religious views (or lack of, I'm also of the atheistic variety) definitely do not bode well with the imagery, but I don't feel like crosses have too much actual religious meaning.

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  30. The skirt would be amazing on you, too!

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  31. I'm sure if I were remotely near my family, I'd refrain from wearing the crosses - just out of respect for them, but... I'm 3,000 miles away!

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  32. You should snag up the crystal version!! I wish I had seen the Jade one, that sounds super cute. Glad you picked up on the CH x WA vibes. I was hoping someone would!

    xx

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  33. Thanks! I was confirmed at my synagogue, too - so double the graduation?? Hahaha.

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  34. Oh no! I need to figure out how to make disqus more mobile friendly. Are you using an iPhone?? Any details would help so I can sort out the tech issues!

    Thank you so much :) You can't tell in the photos, but my hair is mostly navy right now!

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  35. DO ITTTTT. Then send me pictures of yourself in the same outfit!

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  36. brb hiding them now.
    Just kidding. When can we play dress up again? xx

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  37. YES, sequins are such a deal closer for me! I love them. Did you see my ode to sequins back in the day? http://nicolettemason.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-never-met-sequin-i-didnt-like.html

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  38. I'd say if you're close to a 14, it's worth trying. The base of the skirt is knit so there's a bit of stretch to it! Plus, free shipping and returns, so no harm if it doesn't work out...

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  39. Agreed, I think everyone needs it :)

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  40. Thank you Jeniese!!! The makeup is pretty minimal, but that red gloss makes a major impact.

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  41. CHxWA FOREVERRRRRR. This top is very you. Next time I spy a promo code, I'm going to make sure to pass it along to you so you can snag this baby up.
    It totally means what you think it means! I'm coming to Chicago Labor Day weekend for my best friend's bachelorette party!

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  42. I think you need this entire outfit, too! Blogging soul sisters, forever. If there's one way to improve upon houndstooth, it's by making it into an all-over sequin!

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  43. I know I already mentioned this on twitter, but worn low on my hips it nearly hits my knees. The model is definitely super tall and leggy, and I also have pretty short legs, but I don't feel the skirt is SUPER mini at all.

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  44. Love love these pics of you. The red lipstick looks amazing on your beautiful face.

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  45. You're so Fabulous !

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  46. i'm DYING for that skirt! DYING!!!! xo 
    jessica www.lifeandstyleofjessica.com

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  47. The Merry TravellerAugust 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    Looking gorgeous Nicolette in this full ensemble! I only just noticed that the skirt is fully sequined and fabulous!

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  48. Could not agree more re: the sequins! Am off to shop your look on Asos right now ;)

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  49. you look so stylish! <3 love this outfit! you never fail.

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  50. oh my goodness, what an amazing look! just perfect from head to toe, and your smile is so charming :) ♥

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  51. Nicolette, I am so in love with this outfit that I just bought the Houndstooth Sequin skirt.  I'd love to see how you will wear it for Fall, dressed up or down!

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  52. It can be yours!! http://rstyle.me/mecrf99d

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  53. Thank you so much!!! Full sequins = kind of my calling. Always :)

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  54. Oh yay!!! I'd love to see how you style it, too! Please share!

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  55. Nikki you look SOOO lovely in these photos! Just gorgeous. I love your hair and you look so prim and proper but still so edgy. I still cant bring myself to wear a cross my Jewish guilt is too overwhelming to allow this, although there are always things I want that have crosses all ove rthem. :( Miss you xo

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  56. You look gorgeous- and I'm so jealous of your super cute sheer blouse, but I know if i tried to pull it off I'd spend the whole day wondering if it clashed with my star of david and uber curly hair :).

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  57. so wonderful....

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  58. Loved your shirt so much I had to buy it! 
    L x

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