Monday, October 17, 2011

Skippy Says: Tradition (OOTD)

For as long as I can remember, my family and I have always had Sunday brunch together. And every single week, we have the same thing: a baked potato; smoked salmon, various cheeses; and a simple salad made of cucumbers, bell peppers, and tomatoes dressed with olive oil and white vinegar. I know, I know, it's Russian and weird, but this is the brunch food that makes my mouth water. Over the years, I've perfected my technique: I cut the potato in half, scoop out the flesh, line the skin with smoked salmon, scoop in salad, and top my little "potato boat" off with evenly distributed sprinkles of feta cheese. That evenly distributed part is key-- thanks OCD.

After brunch last weekend, my mom and I wandered over to a SF vintage sidewalk sale. I scored a few awesome pieces, including this purse and the blouse you see below. Overall, a Sunday well spent.







Shop:
- Vintage blouse (from SF vintage sidewalk sale- $5!)
- Gap white cami underneath blouse (bought on sale, no longer available. Buy similar here)
- Anthropologie skirt (Bought brand new on ebay for $10! No longer available)
- Anthropologie shoes (Bought on sale for $40. No longer available)

80 comments:

  1. That sounds like a lovely way to spend the day. Your look is so pretty! Also quite vintage looking and delicate.

    xx

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  2. That baked potato sounds delicious!!! And your blouse is gorgeous :)

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  3. I'm in love with every single part of your outfit!!! And can't believe you got so many bargain buys :)

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  4. Ellen KaminagakuraOctober 17, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    This shirt is so adorable! I love vintage shopping! It's almost a hobby! Hehe!

    Loved your blog dear! Following you at bloglovin, google and Facebook!

    http://universeandyou.wordpress.com/

    Xoxo from Japan

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  5. Great outfit! What a pretty and feminine top. The floral skirt is perfect with the shirt.

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  6. from now on i'm gonna call u the "shoe girl".. i love EVERY SINGLE PAIR YOU WEAR!!!!

    that sheer/vintage top was a nice choice.. looks cute on you!

    happy week,
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  7. Haha, I just realized you're Russian too! lol
    Well, as another Russian here, I can say that is NOT weird - it sounds delicious (I would know :)
    I love that outfit!!! Beautifully put together!

    xoxo Olga
    http://hotpinkcouture.blogspot.com/

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  8. Fist off, I LOVE your shoes. Second off, Sunday Brunch is not weird at all. I'm 100% Sicilian and every Sunday we have "Sunday Gravy". This consists of pounds of pasta, all different kinds of meats, antipasto and a bunch of other delicious treats. We eat ALL of this at about 2pm. It's our family time :)

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  9. Thanks Nana! It was a really nice Sunday :)

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  10. Yay,, glad I'm not the only one who thinks so about the potato:) Thank you!

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  11. Thanks so much CIndy! It was a particularly thrifty outfit wasn't it? :)

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  12. Thanks so much Ellen!! I just recently started getting into vintage shopping, but I've gotten some gorgeous pieces and now I'm hooked :)

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  13. Thanks Heather!! I tried so many tops with that skirt and couldn't find many besides this one that work well. Any ideas besides white/cream would be appreciated :)

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  14. Lol, thank you so much Teresa! It's so hard for me to find shoes because I generally wear a 4.5 or 5 (tiny, I know) so when i find shoes in my size that I love I'm elated :)

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  15. Thanks Olga! Glad someone doesn't think I'm weird :)

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  16. Thank you so much! And I love that you guys have a similar tradition with an Italian twist :) Sounds so fun and delicious :)

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  17. What about mustard yellow or green? Pink or a dark purple would look nice too.

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  18. omg... salmon. I wish my fam (or even my and my husband) had Sunday brunch consistently. One week it's brunch, another it's sleeping in:)

    LOVE your whole outfit. The sheer blouse is so darling, and the pattern on the skirt is just lovely!

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  19. thank you! You have a beautiful smile :)
    I hope you are coming back to visit my blog and are going to follow me :)

    Kisses,
    h-eart.blogspot.com

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  20. Smoked salmon is one of my faves! Love the outfit!

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  21. what a beautiful sheer blouse and i love those red shoes!

    cute & little

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  22. I love your blouse! It's so pretty with the details. I think i'm also dying over your red shoes...swoon.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  23. Ooh, I'm loving this shirt! I like seeing bloggers in functional, multipurpose pieces such as this blouse as opposed to trendy clothes that don't even last the season. It inspires me to recycle my clothes!

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  24. Oooooooooh I love this look so much! So soft and romantic and goes so well with your soft curls! I love tradition as well, I think it's so important to keep some things the same and sacred so you know you always have that to hold onto :)

    www.socalsophisticate.blogspot.com

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  25. So elegant. Love your sheer blouse and the heels.

    XO,
    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  26. SF vintage sidewalk sale? Why am I not in the loop about these things so close to home? Is there some sort of mailing list I need to be on?

    Love that shirt. Super cute and versatile. Can't wait to see how you remix it. Those shoes are gorgeous and what a steal for shoes at Anthro.

    XO

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  27. so I am following you now :)
    hope to find you in my follower-list soon!

    h-eart.blogspot.com

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  28. Cute outfit, lovely skirt. Your blog is great, if you want visit my blog and let me know if you want to follow and I will follow back.

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  29. that outfit is adorable! head to toe :)

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  30. That's a lovely tradition, not weird at all :) You look gorgeous in this outfit, it's all around fabulous.

    I had such a wonderful time in your city. I wish I was still in San Francisco!! Love you blog
    Amy xxx
    http://fashionsastranger.wordpress.com

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  31. Brunching is on my short list of favorite activities. Good sidewalk sale finds, too!

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  32. Your mom is an excellent shopper! The details in that blouse are beautiful. And I love Sunday brunches. Happy Monday Skippy! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  33. I can't believe you scored this blouse for $5! I love the detailing, it gives it such a feminine touch. I must admit though your shoes are my favorite part of this outfit hands down. Love them!

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  34. All the different colors in this outfit are beautiful together. So angelic, so pretty.

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  35. I thought mustard yellow too but when i tried it I didn't like it...not sure if it was the color or the shirt though. I think hunter green would be really nice- i'll have to try that! And purple too, though surprisingly I don't own any purple shirts. Guess I'll just have to suck it up and get one :)

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  36. Thanks so much Laura! We always have our brunch pretty late b/c sleeping in on Sunday is very important :)

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  37. Thank you! I'll definitely be coming back :)

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  38. Thanks Heather!Me too- smoked salmon never lasts long in my fridge :)

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  39. Lol, thanks Ly! They're no longer online but some stores may still have them- I found my lone pair in the sale room :)

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  40. Thanks Anna! I definitely don't have too many trendy pieces and think pieces like feminine blouses are such better investments- I can see loving this blouse 5 or 10 years down the road

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  41. Thanks Abby!! Yeah, traditions are really important to me too. I drive my husband crazy sometimes because they're so important that I'm not willing to be too flexible about breaking them and doing something different one Sunday morning, but I love them

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  42. Sorry Tracy- I'll let you know next time! I got a flyer about it when I went to the SF vintage expo. There should be another one in a few months, and I'll make sure to post an announcement on my blog :)
    Thanks for the compliments on the blouse and shoes! I'm thinking the shirt will be good tucked into some jeans (maybe even colored ones).

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  43. Thanks you so much for your kind words Amy! So glad you loved SF- I almost take it personally when people don't ;) Hope you'll come back and visit soon!

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  44. gorgeous outfit!!!<3 i love it :D
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  45. Thanks! I love brunch too, but surprisingly hate most brunch food (except my family's of course) But just the concept of brunch is so luxurious and fun to me :)

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  46. She is indeed, but I actually picked this shirt out :) But she approved it :) Thanks for your sweet words Kim- happy Monday!!

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  47. Thanks Caitlin!! Yeah the shoes are a bit big, but they were so nice and so cheap I figured being a little uncomfortable is worth it :)

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  48. Skippy,

    I love your outfit. You always wear the cutest style.

    P.S. we have something else in common I have Brunch with my family on Sunday as well and I love it.

    Happy Monday

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  49. Love ur blouse, and this pump, the color is great!!! <3
    xxx

    www.bohemianbones.blogspot.com

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  50. OMG look at the flower and pearl details on the blouse and for $5 what a steal of a deal. I love it paired with the flower pattern skirt. Such a modern and chic look. The shoes are to die for what a beautiful shade of pink and adds such a pop of color to your whole outfit. Perfect Sunday indeed ;)

    http://justtututiny.blogspot.com/
    thu

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  51. Hi Inna! I love LOVE this blouse, I think this outfit is my favorite you've worn to date! It's beautiful and I love the shoes. Tradition is good, I always have my favorites when it comes to breakfast food ;-)

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  52. Chic 'n Cheap LivingOctober 17, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Cute shirt and what a lovely family tradition! My husband could definitely have smoked salmon every week!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  53. Thanks Shea!! So funny that we share the same tradition :)

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  54. Wow, thank you so much Bessie! What are your favorite breakfast foods?

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  55. Thanks so much! I look forward to it ever week :)

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  56. I actually love a lot of Russian food and that spread sounds AMAZING. What a great tradition - and you look fabulous btw! :)

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  57. Yay, I'm so glad at least one of my readers doesn't think that sounds totally weird and gross :) And thank you so much!!

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  58. Aww, don't be sorry. I was just being a big baby! Well, maybe we should meet and go together? Or at least figure out a way to see each other there? Play it by ear, no?

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  59. Absolutely! I usually go with my mom, but would love to meet up with you when we're there :) I'll post when the next one is coming up and then we'll make a plan

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  60. ADORE your outfit! Every.Single.Piece. Those shoes are killing me! (BTW, that salmon color is very flattering on your skin tone!)

    And that Russian brunch sounds amazing! It's so funny what we learn to love. I recently went to NY to visit family, and I could not stop myself from eating all the Chinese food - it's just not the same in TX.

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  61. Aw, thank you SO MUCH Samantha :) I do love the salmon color! Glad you got to enjoy some chinese food with your fam :)

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