Thursday, January 17, 2013

Topanga Dressin' and How to Wear Thigh Highs

Well, this is what happens when you start getting dressed and you just. don't. stop. On Sunday we were heading up to Topanga for our friend Seth's birthday party, so I got a little inspired. Topanga is woodsy and mountainy and hilly and green and that's what was on my mind when I was putting this little ensemble together. I guess I was also thinking about Blair from The Facts of Life, cause this looks like something she might wear. But then Mrs. Garrett wouldn't let her leave the house 'cause thigh highs, well, they're pretty damn tantalizing. 
Ladies, don't even act like you don't know thigh highs aren't the sexiest thing a girl could possibly wear besides a man's over sized shirt with no pantaloons...(and that doesn't happen in real life, but only in Mila Kunitz/Jennifer Anniston rom coms. Vomit.) That's not to say I don't like romantic comedies, and that's not to say don't wear thigh highs. I'm only suggesting to be aware of the balance of your look. If you're wanting to retain a bit of modesty, keep the rest of the look a bit less revealing. 

In conclusion, I'll go ahead and say this is full force dressing. We've got a theme, we've got thigh highs, suede, layers, stripes, cat glasses, side actual rendering of a pony and finally, as displayed in the images below, I'm still digging the "broach as a bow tie" thang.  

{Striped Shirt, Suede Skirt, Sweater: Thrifted}{Broach: Vintage Heirloom}
{Cat Glasses & Earrings: Dolly Python} 
{Thigh Highs: Target (similar)}{Boots: Born}{Lips: Mac, Viva Glam}


  1. Impressive ensemble.
    I am glad you cose a skirt.
    Thank you so much for your lovely commet.

  2. you are stunning! love the way you set your tops!

  3. I love this look! You look beautiful.

    I just came across your blog on Bloglovin and I'm so glad I did. I'm following you now!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  4. Oh my goodness Ashley- you look STUNNING!! I really loved this post- for both your explanation of thigh highs and the pics. LOVE the mix- you managed to pull it off. I love how this look IS the perfect balance. CONGRATS! Probably my favorite look!! Thanks for the inspiration! XOXO!

    1. Thanks Courtney!! Some times everything just comes together...this was one of those days. Also, you can't beat the light at that time of day, which makes for lovely photos ;)

  5. Those pics are absolutely amazing!! Love your sweater so much! Following you on GFC! it will be great if you visit my blog. :)

    Kisses, Lucy :)

  6. Thigh highs! You must know my heart. I love this outfit. And horse sweater? .... yes please.

  7. Heey thanks for your letter at IFB, I'm following you. Please follow me back :)

    xx BBella

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    1. Thanks, mama!! Glad to have found your blog.

  9. I love your style! Broach as a bow tie may be the way forward!!

  10. Awesome look, beatiful hair

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  11. lovely photos


  12. Perfect combination! Love everything about this outfit! and I love those beautiful photos!! :)

  13. these pictures are amazing...getting me some thigh highs.

  14. also, can we go thrift-shopping soon?


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