all the pieces by themselves seem beautiful, but for some reason together, i don’t think they work. it’s something about the too-strong bottom edge that the white coat makes, which seems to need something contrasting it, perhaps something softer, but instead othere are just more strong sleeve edges… and the colors don’t come together, plus everything is poofy/voluminous, and some contrast with that would help… hmm. it’s a great photo though, to show how multiple beautiful pieces, a lovely lady and a lovely pose can still add up to being not-quite-there-yet. (but i’m glad that she made the effort! still more interesting than jeans and sweats. :-)
I think this is a case of the perfect person for the outfit. On anyone else, it would be such a costume. But it’s obviously such a personal statement for her, that it works–she looks sweet, instead of fashiony or costumey.
part of me wants to hug her because she’s so poised and lovely, and part of me want to shake her and tell her to stop it. i like her, but not the clothes so much. obviously she’s very young and i know this early love-of-vintage phase well — it’s a good thing, but not quite there yet in terms of subtlety or sophistication. it’s clear that she has great instincts and i would love to see how she evolves.