La Belle Et La Bete at the ball

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marisa mercanti
marisa mercanti
Skirt: Banana Republic, Top: Banana Republic (moms), Shoes: Zara, Sweater: Winner's, Belt: Danier Leather Sunglasses: Market in London

As hard as I try, I will never be one of those girls who doesn't spill her red wine, who walks gracefully at all times and whose hair is always in perfect place.

Whenever I want to feel this way though, I put on this skirt. I feel so elegant in it. Like I am supposed to be drinking tea at the The Peninsula in Hong Kong.

You would think that a skirt that makes me feel this way, would have been a pricey investment but it is actually the exact opposite. I got it a few years ago off the sale rack at Banana Republic. Dragged into the store by my mom (I like it more now though), I was aimlessly browsing through the racks and came across this little piece of heaven.

Stil years later, it makes me giddy.

Note: The picture without the sunnies is taken pre-work. Notice the lack of crinkles on the skirt. I am evidently also a girl who cannot go a few hours without my skirt needing to get dry-cleaned.


Sarah said...

I love this look. I actually have a sweater like that and never thought to belt it. Great inspiration. I have the same problem with my white pleated skirt, I always get it wrinkled before I even get to work/class.

Lissa said...

Love your sweater and those glasses. Adorable dear :]

ambiquitous said...

just beautiful. lovely blog. xx

MJ said...

That is SOME skirt. I love it, and you look really elegant in it!

Kathy said...

Love this outfit! You look like you were a celeb!

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Carina said...

Who's the beast? :)

I love those sweaters you were rocking. Very versatile


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love that skirt, and its colour! Tres chic... :)

Hermo said...

i totally understand you with the way that you feel wearing that skirt (which is so elegant)
i'm also that kind of girls that doesn't have the perfect hair and that things.. hahaha

notice the photo without crinkles, but only because you have said it! =)

Valencia Lia said...

Loved that you belt you cardigan with this outfit :)

Ohhhh and I love your skirt so flowy !

Looking stunning as always <3

LaurenSchoon said...

Cute outfit!!

brooke said...

the skirt is gorgeous, and the way the sweater drapes is just perfect. a very classically chic look :)

thanks for your sweet comment!


agatiszka said...

Just love your black cardigan!!

O'Style said...

Hi Marisa!! I love your blog and I see you are so lovely!

Very nice pics!




O'Style said...

I love that elegant skirt!



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Tiffani said...

I'm absolutely in love with this outfit!

Sophia said...

pretty pretty skirt. it also has this golden tint and reflective quality to it. princess indeed!

JuanjoRengel said...

I love you from today ! :D
In my favorites !!
Kiss !

Katya said...

Very nice!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Great outfit! Gorgeous skirt and belting the cardigan like that is a great idea. Loved the reference to The Peninsula in HK by the way... I haven't had afternoon tea there in ages!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment :) I love this whole outfit--black and gold is such a great combo.

Tink in My Closet said...

It's just impossible for my clothes not to be creased before i arrive at my chosen destination!!!
Clearly we have that in common. Skirt is lovely no wonder it makes you giddy!

Taylor Sterling said...

great skirt