WIW 3/1 sorta seventies

So I really liked the whole vibe of the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans collection and decided to keep the dress. About two weeks ago I found the skirt version at Anthropologie, I wasn't sure. 
Then I saw this blogger's take on it

I decided this would be a good transition piece to wear with sweaters, etc. I went back for it about a week later. I also read a review saying that it ran small, which helped me figure out the sizing. I don't know if the sizing is exclusive to this collection or also part of the overall shift in denim sizing that Angie talked about.

Wearing with ancient Scottish cashmere sweater from the 70's, that had a convoluted path through my family. Alexa Chung for AG Kety skirt, smart wool socks and dark brown Frye boots. 
The socks are above the knee, but I didn't like how it looked, so I scrunched them down.
I'm trying to remember how do all the settings on my camera, so lighting isn't the best.
Bonus shots of steampunk penguin in my neighbor's yard. It has a story. He was left in a park near me with a letter attached it to. It said his jet pack ran out of fuel so this was safest place to land. He did notice that there some friends nearby and hoped to be with them. My neighbor has three penguins on his front step, so he was added to the group.

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  • CocoLion replied 9 years ago

    See, this is why I miss cities which have an overall higher IQ and creativity level.  'Round here the penguin would have gone to the dump…

    I love that skirt and 15 years ago it would have been mine.  I'm glad to see someone got it, it's a great look for you and I noticed the scrunched socks right away as the perfect effortless detail.  Both practical and picking up the warm oatmeal color of the turtleneck.

    I just read on one of my favorite blogs, Stockholm Street Style, that it's all about the beiges this Spring!

  • rabbit replied 9 years ago

    nice look! love the hand-me down sweater, a great color on you.

    that penguin and his travels are awesome

  • Greyscale replied 9 years ago

    That penguin just made my day.

    I like the outfit a lot, and the sweater is such a good match for the skirt.

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    LOVE the penguin as much as seeing you back in a boho look. How FUN that you kind of turned full circle, Anna. (I really miss your outfits here on YLF). 

    Much prefer your version to the pin - and I always do, don't I. The socks peaking out from the boots are divine, and the outfit makes your already long legs look extra long. 

    A great A-line skirt shape - better than pencil in that length. FABULOUS, and nicely done. 

    Say hi to Dad for me. 

  • harmonica replied 9 years ago

    Super cool! Love the skirt and boots combo with the socks peeking out.

    Steampunk penguin <3

  • Thistle replied 9 years ago

    The penguin and his story crack me up!  I wonder if the person who left him there chuckles every time he sees him your neighbor's yard. I know I would. :)

    You look fabulous. Great take on the 70s look, and I like an A-line skirt on you better than a pencil. I think it feels more spunky and less corporate.

  • Ruth M replied 9 years ago

    I love your outfit and the way you've scrunched your socks with your boots. Scottish cashmere certainly can go the distance.

    Great penguin story!

  • replied 9 years ago

    I've been eyeballing that skirt too - love the way it looks on you.  Laughing at the penguin story - gotta love people with an excellent sense of humour .

  • Sal replied 9 years ago

    I like it and I like the penguin too.

    I have been off denim skirts after overdosing on them around 2002-2005 when I had a few different versions.  But this is a cool way to revive them.

  • UmmLila (Lisa) replied 9 years ago

    Looks very good on you. Here's another blogger channeling you http://the-northernlight.com

  • jackiec replied 9 years ago

    Cool penguin. You look great. Cashmere looks cozy and the scrunched socks are perfect. It's really nice to see you again.

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    Hooray! A WIW from Anna! Love the outfit, especially the boots and socks! And I totally want to steal that penguin...

  • Tanya replied 9 years ago

    What an awesome penguin storry!  ANd even better outfit!  I am really into 70's stuff, and this is pure perfection.  I love how boots and scrunched down socks work with that skirt.

  • Windchime replied 9 years ago

    So nice to see you and your outfit(s) again. I see why you've kept the sweater around all this time; it is very flattering on you.

    The steampunk penguin is fantastic, as is his backstory.

  • Lucy replied 9 years ago

    Nicely played. I think we are all enjoying your posts again!!!

  • Missey replied 9 years ago

    Your version is better than the pin.  Love the skirt on you...your legs are worth showing off!

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Super like! I think we are seeing evidence of your style shift here right? Love the penguin too. I need a penguin like that.

  • Diana replied 9 years ago

    OMG I love the steampunk penguin. I want one!

    The new skirt looks great and I really like how you have styled it with the knee socks and boots. 

  • Sara L. replied 9 years ago

    I love the penguin story! Great outfit! The socks and boots look great with the skirt and sweater.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    I really like your skirt outift--the sweater socks, and boots are just great with it. And the penguin story is a hoot (mixed bird references intended!)--I'm thinking like Thistle that someone is getting an extra big kick out of it.

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    Very cool 70's vibe to your outfit, and what a fun story about the penguin!

  • marianna replied 9 years ago

    Nice to "see you" again! Looking lovely... the whole ensemble really works and looks great on you.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    That's a great outfit on you, Anna. Love the socks peeking out and the shape of the skirt. 

    The penguin is so fun! Thanks for sharing that with us. 

  • AM replied 9 years ago

    Nicely done. The sunglasses are also a perfect addition to the entire look. 
    Great yard art story.

  • rachylou replied 9 years ago

    You have the best eye for the look of the moment.

  • Archer replied 9 years ago

    Must get on to the whole AG vibe in my spare time. Missing something incredibly important to the world clearly. 

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