Vanilla Slice

by cecylia on July 6, 2012

Where: in front of the decrepit house again

Wear: pretty much the same as this post

The beauty of having your birthday in the middle of the week is that somehow, quite naturally, your birthday morphs into a “birthday-week”. It’s been almost a decade since I indulged in this great phenomenon (not since my teenage years!) so I feel extremely pampered this year. Monday I styled a shoot and had hot pot with my parents, Tuesday I worked a 12 hour day at the vets, Wednesday was cheese-and-wine-day, yesterday was retail by day and dinner with besties by night, thanks to the divine Greek cuisine at Aspro Ble, and today I’m attending a launch and then vetting. This week has been perfect. It contains fragments of all the best elements of my life. Absolutely splendid. Thank you Lord for amazing friends and doting family members!

Remember I said that ”Now if you think that I’m only going to wear this skirt as a skirt, then you have another thing coming…” in the previous post? Well here is the other way to wear this wool skirt. A wool skirt can always double as a dress, if the waist band is elastic. In actual fact, I love this more as a dress than a skirt. What about you?  These mushroom-like wedges by were souvenirs from Milan, by Jil Sander, another minimalist. Do you like them?

What are you up to this weekend lovelies?  I’ll be cuddling kitties and puppies and probably injecting them all weekend. Have a great one!

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Amy July 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

Happy Birthday

Arra July 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

You look amazing as usual! I love the cuffs!


cecylia July 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Thanks Arra, me too! Vintage cuffs! :)

Sleekit July 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Love this, very flattering cut on you and the chrome just adds a little something special

Happy belated birthday!

Sleekit x

cecylia July 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

thank you Sleekit it’s very warm and comfortable too :) Cheers sweet lady!

Sasha July 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

The choker necklace is stunning!

cecylia July 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

thank you it was a cheapie from Sportsgirl!!

Tien July 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Great idea! Happy birthday :)

Tien xo

Rusty Hoe July 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Looks great, really like that last photo in particular. And those shoes are fabulous!

cecylia July 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

tehehe I love my Jil Sander mushroom shoes :D

Mica July 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Ooh this is beautiful! I really liked the last outfit with the skirt, but I really like this one too! Can I have two favourites? ;)

The skirt looks like it’s made to be with that top to create a beautiful long sleeve dress. They pair so well together :)

cecylia July 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

thank you that’s the beautiful illusion one can create with a black skivvy :D

Beauty Follower July 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Perfect slice lol!

cecylia July 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

love it :) You’re super witty darling!

Outside Looking In July 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm

WOW, love that dress! It’s so dramatic and elegant! Happy Birthday dear!!!

cecylia July 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

thank you darl, it is actually a skirt :D

Teresa July 7, 2012 at 12:22 am

Elegant wedges! absolutely loving them on you! Happy birthday again!

cecylia July 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

thank you Teresa! Jil Sander makes amazing shoes!!

Cassandra July 7, 2012 at 1:00 am
cecylia July 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

thank you hun :)

Tereza July 7, 2012 at 3:27 am

Love the way you wear that skirt, I wear a few skirts like that!

cecylia July 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

woot- great minds think alike- show me your photos!!

indie by heart July 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

Oh, your dress looks divine! Gorgeous look. You’re so pretty :)

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cecylia July 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

you are too kind- thank you darling

A's Fashion Files July 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm

OMG I absolutely love how you are wearing this skirt as a dress!!! I thought I was the only one who did that!! :) You just look perfect!! And I’m so happy that your bday has been extended through the entire week-everyone deserves a bday celebration like that :)

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Diana Marks July 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

what a great outfit! very interesting!

Happy Birthday! I really enjoy your blog.

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Delia Timms July 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Happy birthday Cecylia! Hope you’ve had a wonderful birthday week! I think you should make it a birthday month!!! :) I love this photo, thanks for inspiring us with your fabulous and creative style!
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cecylia July 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

Thank you Delia! You are so sweet, birthday month hey? I think I’d get sick of it by the end of it :D

Elena July 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Happy birthday!!! Amazing dress and pictures!!

cecylia July 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

thank you! Lightroom is the bomb :P

Not Just A Pretty Dress July 8, 2012 at 6:44 am

(Once again) Happy birthday dear Cecylia! It is great to have a full week of celebrations and I’m glad you had such a good time. Really like everything about this ensemble: the 30s inspired silhouette and the beautiful details of the accessories!

cecylia July 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

Thank you very much (once again) :) I’ve been uber spoilt!! This outfit was meant to be a modern spin on the skivvy outfit :)

Sherin July 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

Glad to hear you’re having a great Birthday week. Love the white dress. Looks gorgeous on you!

cecylia July 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

thank you Sherin, it’s actually a wool skirt :D July 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

Beautiful outfit :) Happy birthday!

cecylia July 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

Thank you Anna!

Jenna July 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

very chic! happy birthday!!

Dasha Gold July 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Hello sweetie, looking gorgeous in that dress and the necklace is perfect for it! Yes that famous necklace :))


cecylia July 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

lol OUR necklace you mean :D

MyDailyApparel July 8, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Great look hun. You look stunning xx

B. July 9, 2012 at 3:07 am

Love your dress!

Hannah July 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

Stunning and lovely outfit !


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melbgirl July 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Gorgeous as always!
LOVE your gold choker!

daria July 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I love this as a dress! and with the black turtleneck, it almost seems like it’s a long sleeve black and white dress. And the shoes are gorgeous and I love your background as well.

cecylia July 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

aww thank you darling. Glad that you also appreciate the decrepit backdrop :D Yes the 2 wool pieces fit together beautifully!

danling July 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Love you style Cecylia!

Tienlyn August 4, 2012 at 4:59 am

But really, this look is too divine. I’m loving everything – the sleek hardware, the strong silhouette and those shoes!!!! Absolutely love it.

cecylia August 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

thank you Tienlyn! I love the shoes too- super comfy and so unusual :) Trust Jil Sander to design something so amazing!

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