G O L D E N G A T E .


(Alive Girl Skirt, AA top, Witchery Jacket, Topshop Heels, Camilla & Marc Ring, Vintage Clutch)
Usually I'm doing two things when I'm driving - day dreaming and clearing my head whilst keeping an eye out for pretty locations. I'd like to think it's kind of a skill to be not paying attention but paying attention at the same time, if that makes sense? Loved finding this gate with leaves scattered around the front so Luke quickly took some photos of my outfit before I went out on Friday night, where unfortunately I was reminded that even though you're young there are always going to be people younger than you who more than likely have a fake ID and are giving you attitude at the bar. It was indeed one of those "I feel like the oldest person here" nights but it was definitely a good thing. It makes it so much easier to justify spending my weekend indoors with the heater on, a pot of English breakfast and the never ending list of things I need to get done for the store. I think it's going to be a productive Winter.

On another note I found this pleated maxi skirt for only $39 in a little store in Bondi Junction called "Tattoo" which is one of those random cheap stores that have some amazing buys from time to time. To anyone who has ever asked where my vintage black pleated maxi skirt is from I'd suggest going to this store and picking one up, as this skirt also comes in black and they're pretty much identical. I don't think you could even make this skirt for a mere $39 these days? Crazy. It's always interesting to see trends repeat themselves a decade or so later and finding yourself squatting, playing with leaves and taking photos for something they call a "blog". Teenagers these days..

83 comments:

  1. Lovely pics! Love your skirt! Great colour!

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  2. perfect autumn outfit - such lovely warm colours :) xx

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  3. you're so beautiful


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  4. I was going to take pics today in that exact same skirt. seems your one step ahead :)
    Im wearing the black one right now. So comfy.

    Claire

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  5. Wow! I would have never have guessed that that skirt cost only $39?
    It looks incredible. :)

    As for going out - I haven't been out in maybe 2 years and I am 23! I got over the horrible tacky music and drunken imbeciles at the clubs and now I spend 9 out of 10 weekends with my bf at home sipping on tea. I feel like a grandma and friends often give me crap about it, but meh - I don't care. :)

    We should open up a 'nightclub' for those who drink tea and like to stay warm. I think it could go quite well!

    xx

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  6. This all looks beautiful! Pretty sure I've seen that same branded skirt in a mustard-y colour too. It's such an ideal design.

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  7. The colour of that skirt is amazing! Lucky you!!

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  8. I adore the pleats and the fur bag!

    x
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  9. i just loveloveloove your blog! cant get enough of it. you are just so beautiful and everything looks gorgeous on you and the pictures are always too pretty. im jealous, hehe :)

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  10. I love the pleats on your skirt. Great colour as well. So rich.

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  11. What a beautiful combination! Those leaves and your lovely outfit are just stunning together! You look beautiful, Nicole!

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  12. This outfit is beautiful, can't believe the price of that beautiful maxi skirt! You look great Nicole & spending a winter inside isn't always a bad thing :)

    xoxo
    Alicia Mi Mundo

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  13. That's soooo sweet! Loved your outfit, the skirt is marvelous!
    xoxo

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  14. I bought that skirt too! It's such a divine wine colour.

    Beautiful as always Nicole!

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  15. Lovely photos but definitely not my favorite outfit.. its like a nun outfit or something mary poppins would wear...

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  16. This is by far one of my favorite outfits of yours. The cropped jacket with the fur clutch is so ladylike! Looking gorgeous, hun!

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    much love.

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  17. that skirt? amazing! stunning! and it matches the autumn warm colours. love it


    ♥ Ylenia
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  18. your outfit is simply perfect! im in love with that skirt!!!

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  19. gorgeous outfit, i love that skirt

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  20. loves these pics the skirts amazing i really enjoy the way you write to
    following xx

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  21. I am in love with that skirt, but since it's vintage and you probably would never ever find it in Ireland, never mind Europe I'm gonna have to do without.

    Beautiful shots as always and I love how ethereal the light always looks in your pictures.

    Franzi
    xx

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  22. LOVELY OUTFIT <3 You're so gorgeous!

    xx
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  23. That skirt is perfect! I'm always drawn to rich shades of wine and crimson, they're perfect hues for autumn too :) x

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  24. Perfect outfit. I wish I was wearing that right now! The colour of the skirt is stunning, and I love the dark red with the pale blouse.

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  25. LOve ;))

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  26. Have to agree with the comment above. You look gorgeous as always! Love that skirt.

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  27. you look gorgeous! like aristocracy :)

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  28. absolutely in love with that colour scheme! in fact, i'm wearing the same one now - blush dress, red scarf, black cardi :) x

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  29. This outfit looks so elegant :) The cropped blazer looks super good paired with the pleated skirt. That hint of sheer adds a nice feminine touch too. Lovely!

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  30. Wow, your pleated skirt is the prettiest thing I've seen all day:)

    xx

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  31. stunning outfit

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  32. That skirt is amazing on you! Love the way you've combined it! Well done, you look gorgeous!! XO Raspberry & Rouge

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  33. stunning look dear! I love it so much!

    XO Sahra
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  34. I lobe your skirt!! You look gorgeus and the combination is great!! I love long skirts but I can´t wear them because I´m too short...

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  35. such an amazing outfit, and you are oh so beautiful!

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  36. I love this outfit and color! You're so gorgeous! :)

    Dea Rose
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  37. Beautiful...so beautiful xo

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  38. That wine colored skirt is beautiful.

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  39. You always look perfect, but this outfit is more than LOVE! It's so chic.

    xx,
    Anna

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  40. <3!!!!!!!!
    omg, i fall in love with your clothes! :D i'm jealous.

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  41. Ah…. You look so beautiful.

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  42. Your skirt is amazing!
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  43. I love the dusty pink color of that blouse.

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  44. Love that look! Vintage, classy and chic!

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  45. wow the red skirt looks amazing on you!! and love the background :)

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  46. That skirt is amazing, and the colour is so rich!

    Carmen Ri.

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  47. AMAZING skirt, love the way you paired it! The colors look AAAMAZING!!!

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  48. the skirt is to die for! you look amazing nicole. :)

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  49. dandy pleats!

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  50. One of the lovliest style posts I've seen you in! I like the outfit and the 'golden gate'! Very nice :)
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  51. My friend and I have seen a fair few of these skirts around. But this one seems different. Maybe because you're wearing it? Ha, I dunno but I like that it's fully lined because it is rather hard to find them like that. I don't get why stores make maxi skirts that have a mini shift under it. To me it seems kinda pointless.

    Anyway I can vouch with you on the going out thing...

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  52. STUNNING skirt! my boyfriend hates maxi skirts but I may have to make an exception for rouge <3 gorgeous

    Peace & love
    oxo, ETTE

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  53. im a sucker for red and i totally love this!

    ✘leonie

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  54. Oh wow, that outfit is absolutely stunning!
    Love the colour combo :)

    x,
    Stephanie

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  55. You look gorgeous as per usual.
    I love the colour and the pleats to that skirt!

    XXX

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  56. I like your style!!! You look so nice always :) This your skirt are amazing.

    eM!
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  57. that is an amazing colour.
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  58. Wish I could make it to 'Tattoo', LOVE that skirt!
    xx

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  59. Love the pleated maxi skirt <3!

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  60. LOVE the outfit, the skirt is a gorgeous colour!

    I know what you mean, too many young kids in the bar even a 20yr old will feel old! xoxo

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  61. you are SOO beauts! maroon is so ur color! :)

    xx

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  62. Love ur blog and style!! U are one of the best Bloggers that inspired me to make my own blog to!
    I own also boutiques and take mostyl pics of my new items..love to have u in my blog!

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  63. umm, yes, can i put you in my pocket and take you with me everywhere i go? Gorggg!

    <3

    sincerely,
    Jules
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  64. wwooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww
    <3 <3 <3

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  65. I zone it when I drive sometimes too! Good to know I'm not the only one that does it. lol.

    Love the skirt on you. The color is perfection!

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  66. Oh, I just absolutely adore this outfit! I want that skirt.

    You look so amazingly beautiful!


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  67. That skirt is amazing. The whole outfit, actually, is lovely.

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  68. Loooooove the skirt! Your outfit is great!!!!!!

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  69. As has been said many times - It's definitely a beautiful outfit!

    As for the comment you made on the low prices of clothing, nicole - it is amazing how they manage to make some things so cheap. especially considering what goes into getting clothes to us - cotton farmers, cotton refiners, cotton packers, fabric processing, clothing manufacturing, THEN more packing, shipping, and then the final point of sale which usually has a large mark up (remember the last time you bought something for $5 on sale? they still at least break even!)

    I just felt prompted by this blog post to remind others again how much exploitation goes into clothing production these days. learning more about this is what got me into vintage and therefore into your blog and store - so that I can avoid contributing to the market that encourages and facilitates that. I've managed to go for 1 year without buying something that is not ethical in some way shape or form - vintage/second hand, fairtrade or certified as ethically made. it's been a really fun journey, and I really encourage anyone to start getting into it too. :)

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  70. I just love this look. Something old, something new, the silhouette is beautiful and poetic, the colors in perfect harmony.
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  71. In love with your skirt Nicole!! What a great find!
    Erica

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  72. This outfit looks amazing, seriously well put together!
    I looked up your blog after seeing it in the Style Diaries book, brilliant content!

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  73. I spy with my little eye, a new Barrel Ring!! Hehe glad to see you finally replaced it lovely! x

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  74. you really remind me of Nikta from that cw network show Nikita :)

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  75. amazing post;)

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