trying something new


This Comme des Garcons skirt is from the 2005 collections, I think. It's one of the pieces I bought that day I mentioned in my last post. Normally I would never wear white -- I own about like, 4 white things that aren't t-shirts -- but I figured it was both too good to pass up and a good challenge. It falls at an awkward length and it is utterly shapeless to the body on me... and I love it for those exact reasons. I don't know how it can be so difficult to wear yet also so romantic and soft, it's why it drew me in. 


The tuxedo jacket I'm wearing with it is my dad's from his prom. He gave me black and white tails a few years ago, the black tailcoat was too beaten up and huge on me but I couldn't bear to let go of the white jacket.  I usually only wear it in my underwear and watch Tilda Swinton movies in it. But this jacket was the most natural thing I could think of to go with this skirt... no shirt. I don't own enough of the right shade of cream and I can't bear to break the color scheme up to distract from the skirt. This is my version of the power suit. Now if only I was like eight inches taller and liked wearing heels. Then everyone would be in trouble. #iconicexecutivelooks 

For a more SFW look, my friend Emily noted it'd look good with a knit so I pulled out this one I stole from my mom. I think she knit it herself. 



When I wear this skirt I feel like Eva in this scene. The Dreamers forever. 


In any case, I wore the knit+skirt combo to buy onion dip and hang out with my cat.


Just wanted to share a pretty thing I like. I was apprehensive posting some of these because boobs but then I laughed because total autonomy and ownership of my own images and direction and also who cares. I'm trying to grow a little bit at a time. 

See you soon.

17 comments:

Anna said...

That's a beautiful outfit and really works well with the knit too. I found your to boob or not to boob bit interesting, I love how in control of your own image you are and the with the whole "selfie culture" actually being in control of how you're presented is super interesting to me

pupa said...

GORGEOUS, both the skirt and the hair (and actually also the fact that you hung out w/ yr cat in it and bought onion dip, congrats)
I find white goes really really beautiful with your new hair colour (which is also truly gorgeous!! of course)

and hey i once posted a (perfect) butt shot in my (la fille d'o) bikini on my blog so whatever who cares

-clara said...

Wow, I love it, especially the first image. But both looks are amazing. Also boobs ftw.

Lobster Leyla said...

I totally felt the same the first few times I posted omgboobs. These pics are so so good :)

Aida Amoako said...

You look amazing Arabelle! That skirt looks so good on you. btw a girl called Alix did an a m a z i n g drawing of you! You should see it: http://tights-and-stripes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/just-dont-ever-say-maybe.html

dear_sweetlings said...

Such gorgeous pieces, and I always really enjoy your thoughts about what you wear.

Toots Lightbody said...

This is incredible, the skirt is so beautiful and I love how you've put it together which such a classic piece and it has worked perfectly!

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Maria said...

I love your confidence. Own it.

Arabelle Sicardi said...

<3 <3 <3 it's so beautiful thank you for telling me about it!

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OrigamiGirl said...

I love that white Tuexedo jacket. I think there is something so beautiful about tail coats. I have long wanted to get a feminine version and be like Janelle in a sexy tux. I never imagined going for white, but when you wear that it looks like the only colour worth having one in. You have such poise and are such an inspiration.

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