Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Style Britannia: Me and Tweed

Top: Oasis, Skirt: Marks and Spencer,
 Bag: Made by me with Cabbages and Roses fabric,

Hey rabbits,
Come on in.....

Today, let's talk tweed.
Itchy, scratchy and clammy?
Or super-duper scrummy?

{I want to hear what you think....}

But here's my tuppence-worth:

Tweed totally makes
my Style Britannia list.
when it's fitted,
when it's cut well,
when it's paired with right pieces.

Here's why I like this look:

It's Modern
The three-quarter length sleeves
The ruching around the shoulders

It's Country
The classic styling of the lined, tweed pencil skirt

It's Modern Country
My lovely home-made bucket bag.

Remember the first

I've had so many compliments about that bag.
 People ask where I got it from and I get to say,
in the casualest voice in the world,
'Oh, this? I made it'...
{and then I absolutely glow for the rest of the day}

If there's one thing you make this year,
it should definitely be a bucket bag. Adorable.

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Anonymous said...

Adorable outfit and I love the bag... wish I could sew! xo

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

This bag was so super-easy - you can *definitely* make it!! Really!!

melissa said...

Sarah, this is the second time in a week that you've been thinking the same thing as me style wise! First the boots now this skirt (although my tweed is a vintage tailored jacket from Joules).
I love your look and your gorgeous bag - you are so my style Britannia guru.
Melissa xx

GoldenValley50 said...

Love it! I can feel another "Super Sarah Craft Moment" coming on. Hmmm....now where to purchase that Cabbage and Roses fabric here in Far North Queensland? Stay tuned! ;)Sharyne

Shelly Wildman said...

You are just. so. cute. I honestly never would have thought to put bright pink with a brown skirt, but it works so well! Love it!

P.S. Do you wear tweed all year round over there? Because that would be a no-no here. Hmmmm.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Not in high summer but it's perfect for late Spring and early Autumn...and, to be honest, some of the grey days we get during summer!!! It's alwyas ice to have a happy outfit for grey days.....

Bah humbug to grey days!


Jen said...

You are so pretty and stylish! Love the bag and shoes!

Tricia said...

Well, don't you look cute just a strolling down the street?! What a stylish ensemble, especially with that gorgeous bag :)

michelle said...

You look beautiful and love your hat! What a great outfit and still just love your bag my dearie. I do not own any tweed, sad I know because I do like just never have anywhere to wear it. :(
Have a beautiful day!!

Young Adventures... said...

Love this look Sarah! You are stunning. Have a great week!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

You are such a cutie~ wonderful outfit and loving that darling bag Sarah!! :)

Unknown said...

You are a beautiful girl!

High Street Cottage said...

And how many children did you say you have? Hmmm not looking very Mom like in those photos ;) More like one of Ralph Lauren's top models.
Tweed...I happen to love it, although it doesn't have much of a place in California where I am. For a brief period I lived in Illinois where it got very cold and had a favorite tweed skirt, I wore with gorgeous leather boots. I paired it with a beautiful sweater. So yes on the tweed, always a classic Sarah. And your bag, well, perfection. If only I could sew. I am starting a sewing project soon, some "pillows" as we call them here in the States. And when I get better, some florals, xxx

LindyLouMac said...

As my younger daughter would say a cool look Sarah :)

At The Picket Fence said...

Ok, seriously??? You look like you are straight out of a magazine!! Beyond lovely! I love how you made that look so classic and yet so modern and chic at the same time. I was looking around for a little convertible sports car for you to hop into and ride off into the sunset! :-)

Anonymous said...

Aww... Sarah, just darling! You are rocking that tweed skirt! You could be a model :) My mom modeled when she was young and I have a picture of her in a tweed/plaid skirt with boots. I should email it to you. Anyway, styles really do go full circle. I like this look because I think it's timeless. I love how you've pulled it off. The pictures are so fun! I only own one tweed skirt but I love to wear it when I get the chance. It is a gray plaid with a tiny bit of red. Love it!

Have a good one, sunny girl :)

Holly said...

You've kind of got the "sexy secretary" look going on...so cute!

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous dahling!! As for tweed...it's a classic...always in style. I love browns but look awful in them so I always opt for black/gray. I bought a man's tweed sport jacket at a thrift...great style and color and working on a special project with it for Fall....shhh. :) Have a wonderful week. ~ Lynn

Town and Country Gals said...

How adorable, classic and stylish you look! Looks like your off to meet the girlfriends for lunch! Some things just never go out of style and that look is one of them.
Years ago, I bought a men's tweed jacket at a thrift store and wear it fall and winter with my jeans and get a lot of compliments on it.

Stitchfork said...

Great bag and lookin' good Sarah!
xo Cathy

Little Leslie said...

You look adorable. Tweed is forever!, but not right now in So. Calif. TAlk about itch in hot weather!

Susan T said...

You look the bees knees in that outfit Sarah. I love the colours you have chosen and I love tweed.

Deborah said...

Look at you Miss Sarah!!!
Don';t you look so wonderful!!
That outfit is very cute...it looks fabulous on you!!
The purse is asdorable..cabbages & roses fabric? Ooh-la-la!
I don't own anything tweed, but could I borrow that skirt? :)

Deborah xoxo

michele said...

why look at you.
planting a seed.
workin' the tweed.
um yeah, it's agreed.
the bag i need.
no, it is not greed.
as i follow your lead.
and echo your creed.
modern country indeed.

just warming up for a long day of writing, my love. you look stunning.



Your bag is adorable . . . but not as adorable as you. Cute outfit.


Unknown said...

Look at you MISS THANG! Struttin yer stuff indeed... oh yes, you do the Modern Country look very well, Kate Middleton better watch the **** out cuz there's a new girl in town!

As for me, I just don't do tailored clothing - I'm a bit of a rock chick, a bit of a boho chick (I like to think it's possible to do both looks mmhmm) and tweed just ain't my thing but on you - oh on you, it's a song my dear and you are walkin' to it's sweet melody!

You are one gorgeous lady!! xxx

Daydream Living said...

So I was a bit confused....that is you in the photo? I thought it was from a magazine, really, the colors and the clothes are classic, I was looking for the *image* credit, so to make this a shorter comment, it ll looks Great! Love the bag too and yes, be proud of making it, it's superfine!

Lila said...

FabUlous! Love the tweed and oh that hat on you! SO CUTE.

The whole look has me drooling.

Leah - The Inside Story said...

You look lovely in your tweed Sarah, and I love your bag, I just wish I could sew!! Leahxx

Sarah said...

Looks absolutely great! love the skirt, bag and hat! So tweedy!! :o

Teacup Moments said...

sarah, i seriously love all your fashion posts. especially when you're the model! :) you look great. i like the intellectual look of tweed, and that bold-colored top is the perfect choice to amp up the style. on you this looks perfect. not to mention that precious handmade bag!

Heaven's Walk said...

Yup....I've seen you before. Wasn't it in "Elle" or "Cosmo" or something??? :) You are so adorable, Sarah! You'd make a paper bag look good, girlie! lol! That tweed outfit on you looks so chic, though. Just lovely!!! :)


xoxo laurie

Rachel Rose Mercantile said...

Sarah! I thought for a few minutes ..How cool a model is showing Sarah's bag...then come to find out its you!!!!! I LOVE THIS LOOK!

Travel With Lulu said...

That bag totally pulls it all together. Just gorgeous, you! XOL

Catherine said...

Ohhhh! I love your colour choices! What a super look!! Love the hat too by the way!! The bag is just adorable and now I have the song "isn't she lovely..." in my head!



the fishermans cottage said...

You look great Sarah, Such a great combination.. tweed can look a bit frumpy on me but you have given it an edge.. I love it and of course your bag :) x

Meera @ firstsense said...

So some part of my brain read the title 'Me and Tweed' and admiringly scrolled through the photos of the scrumptious lady wearing tweed... till I saw your bag and realised, it's YOU! My goodness, you look LOVELY and you wear the outfit SO WELL!

I still haven't had time to try any sewing but when I do, I am going to try and make that bag!

Hope you're having a great week, gorgeous lady!

Meera xx

Elaine said...

Yes, you're definitely stylin' in that outfit.

Love the pencil skirt. Love tweed too. Especially in the Autumn months. It is timeless.

lisaroy said...

Look at you strutting your stuff! You look so chic! :)

Privet and Holly said...

Goodness, you are
the poster child
for tweedy goodness!
{Or should I say
tweedy Goddessness??}
I had a tweed jacket
in college that I
just adored. As you
said, it was well made
and fit like a glove.
Miss that jacket : ) !!
The bucket bag is
most certainly on my
summer sand-bucket list!
xx Suzanne

Cindy said...

Lovely, Sarah!
I love your sweater and your skirt. You are one stylish lady. I like to wear a skirt like that, I have a couple of them.
Hugs, Cindy

WobiSobi said...

Ok I seriously love this, and you wearing it... brilliant. You look Amazing!! more of these post please..

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

You are so adorable in your cute outfit complete with your super awesome bucket bag.

Brandi said...

You are so stylish. Such a great outfit! I love your bag. Have a beautiful day!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Look at you, beautiful! You look like a movie star :) Your bag is a perfect compliment to the outfit.

Alison Agnew said...

you look gawgeous blondie...and i had to giggle at this post since my maiden name is...wait for it...TWEED! no lie...have a wonderful weekend!

Erin said...

Great ensemble, Sarah! These fashion posts are becoming a favorite (though I must say I love reading all your posts!)

Way back in the day, when I had an office job, I had a pair of tan tweedy trouser leg pants that were comfortable, oh-so-flattering and chic--just like your outfit! I ought to dig them out and revive for when these 90+ degree days pass.

Has anyone told you you favor Gwyneth Paltrow in that last photo?

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