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What I Wore: The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on March 31, 2010

Life has been Lynchian as of late… I thought I might dress the part.

My favorite garment to bring out in the spring is my beloved owl skirt. It has actually been requested by friends lately as it seems to be their favorite as well. It was purchased in a church basement thrift store in a $1 bag sale during high school. It has seen many incarnations since. Playing it up a little more ladylike is how the owl skirt fits in this spring.

© Ciara Pickering 2010

© Ciara Pickering 2010

© Ciara Pickering 2010

Cardigan – Rodarte for Target

Tank – Forever 21

Belt – Old Navy

Skirt – thrifted treasure

Heels – vintage


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What I Wore: Mid-Century Modern

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on March 30, 2010

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© Ciara Pickering 2010

© Ciara Pickering 2010

© Ciara Pickering 2010

© Ciara Pickering 2010

Cardigan & Polo – thrifted Lacoste

Belt – Mom’s from the early 80s

Jeans – Express

Zebra Shoes – K-mart


What I Wore: Outfits from this week

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on March 26, 2010

We have had the strangest weather – from bright, sunny and 65 to wet and snowy (?!) – all in a matter of days. Asheville is treating us well and is beginning to feel like home.  I haven’t done an outfit post in a while (what photographable outfit does one wear while moving and unpacking, anyway? haha) so here are a few things I wore this week.

cardigan & skirt - old navy, t-shirt - express, lavender docs - thrifted

hand-dyed raw silk kimono - ArtaCloaks

What I Wore: Librarian Lynx

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on December 1, 2009

I was lucky enough to receive this fabulous faux-lynx coat as a gift recently.  It passed through quite a few hands to get to me and I am very appreciative!!!  I’ve been coveting a lot of faux fur pieces lately and this is just perfect, not to mention WARM!  Form and function?  Awesome.

(Also, not shown in all of its glory here, is The Boyfriend’s latest drawing for his Thesis Exhibition.  More on this soon!!!)

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

I also found these slouchy boots while scouring thrift stores with my mom on Black Friday.  Not a bad day for thrift stores, at all!  🙂  I found them for $3.50 and never worn.

© Ciara Pickering 2009

What I Wore: Halloween

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on November 2, 2009

skull face
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Halloween was AMAZING!  My best friend is up visiting me and he and I and The Boyfriend put together some pretty fun costumes.  I was inspired by a slashed top from Rodarte  Spring 2009.  I remember seeing it on Karen O on the cover of Nylon’s June/July 2009 Music issue and even back during those still hot days of summer my costume idea began to take shape.

(Pardon the low quality of my one full outfit picture – cell phone pic was the only one that kinda turned out.)

skeleton costume
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Dalton & Ciara
© Dalton Hughes 2009

My bestie and me.

Zombie Gray

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My zombie boyfriend.

space invaders

© Dalton Hughes 2009

monster mash

© Dalton Hughes 2009

dance floor

© Dalton Hughes 2009

robot

© Dalton Hughes 2009

halloween puppy

© Dalton Hughes 2009

 

creepy love

© Dalton Hughes 2009

 

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!  We certainly did!

lipssignature

What I Wore: Jersey Devil

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on October 15, 2009
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© Ciara Pickering 2009

Cardigan – Lacoste (thrifted)

Tee – Bitten by SJP

“Skirt” – AA Circle Scarf

Bag – Betseyville by Betsey Johnson

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

Gold shoes – Charlotte Russe (thrifted)

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

Dog – meet Clark!  This is his Halloween shirt 🙂  He likes to dress up like his mom.

Getting over this *super-fun* flu I’ve had is making me crave comfort clothes…  sort of.  One cannot make an outfit out of lounge wear, well, not an outfit to wear out of the house anyway.  So, I made due with a LOT of super-soft jersey and a few favorite, bright pops of color.

xoxo

What I Wore: Silver Lining

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on September 16, 2009

The weather lately has been beyond dreary in this particular area’s typical way.  I have a love/hate relationship with rainy weather.  It is definitely good for naps and lie-ins or burrowing away in the studio starting outlandish projects one may or may not finish… (i.e. my new knitting project).  A slick, cloudy day is also very good for a little weather-inspired game of dress-up.

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

Tank – Old Navy, Tunic – Target, Cardigan – thrifted, Scarf – gift, Silver Flats – thrifted, Dog – Awesome!

(However, a rainy day is not so good for dog-walking…)

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

Nailpolish – Wet & Wild

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© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

Made from grandmother’s engagement ring.

I’ve also gotten some productivity in today – more or less completely cleaning out my digital clutter – music, media, projects, etc.  Yay!

What kind of activities do you occupy yourself with on a gray, drizzly day?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo

What I Wore: Taxi Driver

Posted in What I Wore by Ciara on September 11, 2009
© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

Blouse & Cardigan:  Old Navy

Skirt:  made myself with my mom

Shoes:  Target

Today was The Boyfriend and my one year anniversary!  We went out for an amazing (vegan) dinner and this is what I wore.

xoxo