22 August 2012

Pleats + Leather (FHF x BB Dakota: Two)

Top: gifted BB Dakota, Skirt: gifted BB Dakota, Heels: Giambattista Valli
Shoe Clips worn as brooches: Vintage, Sunnies: Ray Ban

I was immediately drawn to this blouse when I saw it.
The color, the pleats and the delicate fabric had me at
hello! And paired with the leather paneled skirt?
Oh hello Fall...it's nice to meet you.

If you've been reading the blog for a while then you are most likely 
aware of my fascination with shoe clips & clip on earrings. I just love to 
use them in the most unassuming ways (see here, here and here)! 
Using these shoes clips as brooches was the perfect way to 
accessorize this top and add a fun element to the look, dontcha think?!



Live-Style20 said...

good look !!


Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

i'm loving these shoe clips as broaches! gorgeous as always :)


Fashion Fractions

Dreamer Girl said...


Mlle W said...

wow, feminine chic! I'd gotten scared colour would be ejected from fall but this is an excellent mustard and the drape of the blouse is that Victorian idea I like (especially with the edgier leather)

Sheree said...


cake said...

you look perfectly fall but yet still summer! LOVE it.
and this use of your clips is our favorite!!!

xo. cake & valley

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Nicole! Shoe clips as brooches? Perfect!!

xx April

ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

love the top :)


Courtney Erin said...

Love this - it's like dainty and elegant on top and edgy on the bottom (the mullet equivalent of an outfit, if you will) - and that top is just so pretty.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Balancing Lisa said...

Kinda LOVE that this top can be peplum or a vest if worn open. Super cute! xo

Amy said...

Love what you did with the broaches! Also, you're right the top is great!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

this is so pretty, i love that it's almost simple but it's eye catching

Xo Megan

Sabby V said...

The color of this blouse is so great and perfect for fall! You look amazing as usual:)


Closet Fashionista said...

Those shoe clips are such a great touch on the top!! But I am most obsessed with that leather skirt! :D

little luxury list said...

Great fall pairing and yes I do remember and love your use of shoe clips!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

christin said...

Um yes, those clips make this look AMAZING.

Cara said...

The top is striking, love the colour, but you took it to the next level with the "Brooches", wow!! Just gorgeous. Loving that skirt, too
xo Cara

Secondhand Stella said...

Great idea for the shoe clips. I might have to steal that idea!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Your blouse is such the perfect color! And love the accents on it.


Taylor said...

I love this look. And clearly I do not have enough BB Dokata in my closet, when will you announce this giveaway!!! :) I must win!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

great look. Love the color of the top!


Styleclouds said...

Fantastic look! I love the top! xo, Christina


Lacee Swan said...

that color is divine! and how fantastic are those rhinestone seashell clips...love how you use them!

Beautygirl24 said...

Mustard yellow is hands-down my favorite jewel tone for Fall! I love this blouse, the color really suits brunettes :) I love how you paired it with a red lip too!

Anonymous said...

work it girl...cute outfit! Giveaway on my blog RoRos World

Audrey B said...

Love the pleats and leather combo...and those shoes!! Are those beauties new?? Love! xx

danielle said...

shoe clips? genius.

Jacy said...

This top and skirt look just perfect together! Your skirt is a great example of leather done perfection and your blouse is too pretty. Amazing use of shoe clips as well!



Annie said...

SUCH a beautiful color!