Tail Feathers

If you are ever feeling down, wear feathers. They lift you up. Literally. This glorious one-of-a-kind skirt has been staring me right in the face from the front rack at Shareen Vintage for awhile now, and I have never been able to get it out of my head. It calls my name. “Caaaatherine. Take me home. Wear me on your trips to Trader Joe’s. Do SOMETHING with me.” So I did, and for some reason that something just had to be to mix it with prep school inspired pieces in all white. Sometimes that’s how it happens – with no rhyme or reason but with a strong force. When that happens, there’s no looking back. There’s only one thing left to do – make it a reality. Except for maybe the part about Trader Joe’s.

Shareen feather skirt, J.Crew shirt, tie, tie clip, vintage bracelet, Enzo Angiolini shoes, ADA belt, La Rok broach
 Photos by Ian Sheppard


  1. Oh damn! This be hott.

  2. Nicole 07/16/2012 Reply

    Uhhhhh this is TOTALLY Trader Joes appropriate.

  3. business on the top, party on the bottom!

  4. So whimsical! You couldn’t possibly be in a bad mood with a skirt like that. Love it!

  5. Again, that skirt is gorgeous! I need to get it!!

  6. If this isn’t a mix of fire and metal, I don’t know what is!

  7. ah yes…tie tucked into skirt…been playing around with this for awhile, but haven’t come up with the perfect marriage of tie, shirt and skirt. i always end up feeling like a ups worker. i need to girlie-it-up a bit more. i dig this.

  8. you look AMAZING!!!! i adore this outfit. oh that skirt – so glad you went for it :)

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  10. Love the feather skirt! And most definitely Trader Joe’s appropriate :)

  11. This is UNREAL! I love love love, I want to print it out at work and pin in on my bulletin. You execute the fantasy piece w/ everyday piece concept in the most original ways, I really just love coming here to see what you have concocted :)

  12. Great look! Love the contrast between the tailored top half and the girlie whimsical bottom. Have you worn it out yet???

  13. Breathtaking! When the universe whispers, a girl must shop!

  14. I think this post just made me love you even more (everything about it is smile-out-loud). Also, your photos are getting better and better by the week!

    Briony xx

    1. thelifestyled 08/09/2012

      You are just the sweetest! I have been LOVING your blog as well and the Glitter Guide post today is just beyond perfect. :)

  15. i love this skirt!!! i made a similar one here!