Do you enjoy a style hunt? When I was last in Manhattan, I thrifted a little tan cotton skirt by Comptoirs des Cotonniers. I’d never heard of the brand but the skirt was well-made and had funky details. I’ve since learned that they have a small boutique in Soho and sell online and in Europe. They seem to have zeroed in on my style like a boss. A little bit classic, some whimsy, surprising details and colors, and personality.
A linen or cotton skirt is always on my wish list:
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So I’ve been on the lookout for more CdC pieces, and truly got lucky on eBay with this one: a cheeky skirt with pleats (not too much) ruffles (not too much) and the most fascinating color. It looks like reliable beige in photos, but it has a hint of lavender/gray. Love. I paired it with a thrifted bat-wing top by Ann Taylor (sim) and (very) old blue suede platforms by Sofft (sim).
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I know the brand (being Dutch .. I am in the neighbourhood). And it is indeed a very good brand. You look very good in as well the skirt as the top. Lovely colour red near your face. And I love the picture where the wind got hold of the ruffle haha. Such an endearing picture.
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I am in love with this whole outfit, but particularly that top!!!
Lovely skirt! Those colours go so well together. Hope you have a great week 🙂
I love the color and style.
The skirt is great and the blue shoes just amazing. Also love the quote Patti! Very inspiring! Sabina
Beautiful look! I like the skirt!
Short, schmort – you have great legs, so show ’em, Patti! I also love the detective work that goes on when you “discover” a new brand. So fun! Thank you for hosting Vis-Mon!
Love the pop of navy in the shoes! 🙂
Great coordinated outfit and colours.
We hit the vintage fair at the weekend with great results
Your hair is gorgeous and I love the shoes!
A cracking skirt and beautifully paired with the rich coloured batwing top.
Love the photos of the wind playing with your hair!
I’ve heard of this brand and it’s really very quirky, whimsical. There’s always an added twist to every design but I don’t own anything from them. Yet 🙂 the skirt is pretty, yes, but your top is even prettier, Patti!! xoxo
This is a cute little skirt, and yes, I know it may feel a tad short, but it’s fine, trust your instinct. (You wouldn’t be wearing it if you were in any doubt.) I did like that peek at the floral scarf and wondered how it really looked. I love those sandals, and do have some in orange which are very similar, and comfortable too. Thanks again for the link up party x
This skirt is adorable, Patti, I love the color and I think the length is just perfect, not too short but flirty enough ! You do look great 🙂 Kisses and thanks for the linkup !
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Yes, it IS cheeky with all that architecture! And the colour combination is right on. Windy pictures are the best, well, as long as it’s not a gale. I love your photos, Patti. Thanks for hosting.
Sometimes we have to push ourselves outside of our fashion box!
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Thank you as always for hosting.
Love the wrap style of the skirt Patti and those dolman like steeves and lighter burgundy color is so chic on you! ( not to mention those legs! woohoo)
Have a wonderful week!
What a lovely outfit, Patti! You always look so fabulous!!!
Oh, I so love that skirt! The color is perfection. And seriously, that top is fabulous with it; the colors were made for each other.
ooo, I luv that non-color skirt, Patti. And it is unusual. You could even wear it flung further down on your hips if you wanted it a bit longer and it would look just as cool.
That bat wing top is a killer! Have an equally lovely week!
Great find Patti! I agree with Glenda – coquettish (love that word). I have never heard of that brand, but now I have. Thank you for hosting!
EB White is great! I love that burgundy against your skin tone 😉
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I really like the asymmetrical tie at the waist and cute ruffles or your skirt. It looks sensational with the merlot top and navy wedges. You are inspiring to give e-bay a look for pieces with unique details. Have a wonderful week!
You always find he neatest, quirkiest, items. The waist on that skirt is fab! Thanks for showing me a brand I had never heard of before.
Thanks for the linkup. Patti! Have a great week…that merlot is a wonderful color on you!
That skirt is a great length on you, Patti! Loving the top, the colour and shape of the sleeves are utterly gorgeous on you. xxx
Dear Patti, you always wear the best shoes and boots.
Thank you for yet another fabulous party.
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Comptoirs des Cotonniers did a very popular ad series featuring mothers and daughters wearing their clothes, showing how they could be styled for anybody. One pair was Charlotte Gainsbourg with her daughter (and not her own famous mom, Jane Birkin).
Linen is wonderful, and the shape and asymmetrical detail of your new flirty skirt are awesome! I also love the sleeves of your feminine blouse. You look beautiful in short length, Patti!
I love the playfulness of the skirt particularly how it sits on your waist and I absolutely adore the color of your top next to your blonde hair. Like you I tend to simplify my outfits lately and ditch accessories quite often to achieve a more sophisticated look.
Very fun skirt and you styled it so well!
Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!
Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.
I like your shoes
I’ve never heard of the brand either—but then again, I’ve only really started looking at brands since I’ve been blogging. Before then, it was only about what I liked (well, it still is—I just also write down the brands–ha ha)
I’m with Pam—I think the length is great—you have great legs!!
thanks for hosting!!!
The burgundy and gray together look great on you Patti. Fabulous Monday to you! <3 Ada.
The skirt is fun but that top is where all of my focus is. What a great colour and shape!
I had no idea that brand was from the US.
I love that skirt! I think it’s just the right length!
Great skirt!! You have an amazing eye for spotting the deals!! Thank you for hosting.
Great skirt and top, what a find. I haven’t been thrifting for awhile and I really miss it! 🙂
Oh yeah Comptoir des Cotonniers are right on the money for me too Patti. You know who else? None other than Susan Sarandon! She & her daughter once did a successful campaign for the brand, gorgeous stuff xxx
A clever find that batwing top Patti. Looks fabulous on you x
I love this blouse: colour and style!! You look gorgeous Patti!!
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The skirt is lovely and looks great with the rich burgundy top, fab as always Patti 🙂 have a lovely week! Hugs, Beata x
I know the brand Comptoirs de Cottoniers well; they have several stores in London and plenty in France. They do some lovely ad campaigns featuring stylish mothers and daughters. You wear them well! xx
You’re so good at thrifting! The skirt is so you, perfect. Have a great week, Patti!
Great skirt! I love discovering new (to me) brands and then finding other items by the same brand that I love. Great shirt and sandals, too!
The skirt is positively adorable. Classic and coquettish in one. Have a great week!