This skirt is an extremely special piece I bought recently by designer Catherine Buckley. Catherine Buckley is best known for designing Joanna Lumley’s costumes in the New Avengers in 1976, but she also made stunning Belle Epoque inspired clothes that often were made of delicate antique jacquard lace fabrics. This skirt is one of those pieces-it’s tag notes that the skirt is very delicate and made of lace fabrics dating from 1900’s-1920’s. Needless to say I feel like a very lucky girl to have snagged this incredibly unique skirt by such an innovative designer. I rarely wear clothing older than the 1940’s. It just feels too precious for me to wear out in the world, but I will make an exception for this skirt. I am also wearing a 1920s piano shawl here, so I am double-breaking my rule!

I am wearing a Catherine Buckley skirt with a 1970s Chessa David blouse, a 1920s piano shawl, and Dorateymur patent pink mod boots.

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What a Monday this morning was. We woke up with big plans to shoot something bright and sunny and instead we got cold grey skies and gust force winds. Oh well, better to reschedule! It still gave me an opportunity to wear one of my most well-loved cozy sweaters.

Wearing Jesse Kamm white pants with a grey turtleneck sweater , a brown beret, a Gucci bag, and Zara shoes.

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If you are a longtime follower of Sea of Shoes, you may know that I have a lifelong affinity for all things Ralph Lauren. I always feel completely at home wearing anything Ralph, it’s a very natural extension of my personal style. I’ve been a long time collector of his old label Rugby Ralph Lauren. It was like a younger, preppier, more playful version of classic Ralph Lauren. We used to have a Rugby Ralph Lauren store here in Dallas and it was heaven on earth to me. My closet overflows with it because I can’t bear to get rid of any of my Rugby. When the stores and label shuttered I was pretty heartbroken. I was very happy when Ralph Lauren launched the new Polo Ralph Lauren, which is a lot like Rugby used to be.

This dress is Polo Ralph Lauren, and I actually found it on Instagram when Prototype Vintage in Austin posted it. I called the store right away and got my hands on it. I’m wearing it here with some very old Giuseppe Zanotti lucite wedge boots, a vintage belt, and a vintage squash blossom necklace.

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