La Belle Et La Bete at the ball

September 12, 2009

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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.


  • Reply Sarah September 12, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    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.

  • Reply Lissa September 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Love your sweater and those glasses. Adorable dear :]

  • Reply ambiquitous September 12, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    just beautiful. lovely blog. xx

  • Reply MJ September 12, 2009 at 9:16 pm

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

  • Reply Kathy September 12, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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

  • Reply Living and Loving In L.A. September 12, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Doll! SO nice to see your comment! I hope you do follow me! I just joined your blog, so you’ll be seeing more of me too. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! XO.

  • Reply Carina September 13, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Who’s the beast? 🙂

    I love those sweaters you were rocking. Very versatile


  • Reply Lady Enigma September 13, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I absolutely love that skirt, and its colour! Tres chic… 🙂

  • Reply Hermo September 13, 2009 at 7:53 am

    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! =)

  • Reply Valencia Lia September 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Loved that you belt you cardigan with this outfit 🙂

    Ohhhh and I love your skirt so flowy !

    Looking stunning as always <3

  • Reply LaurenSchoon September 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Cute outfit!!

  • Reply brooke September 13, 2009 at 11:56 pm

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

    thanks for your sweet comment!


  • Reply agatiszka September 14, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Just love your black cardigan!!

  • Reply O'Style September 14, 2009 at 11:58 am

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

    Very nice pics!




  • Reply O'Style September 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I love that elegant skirt!



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  • Reply Tiffani September 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with this outfit!

  • Reply Sophia September 15, 2009 at 12:28 am

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

  • Reply JuanjoRengel September 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I love you from today ! 😀
    In my favorites !!
    Kiss !

  • Reply Katya September 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Very nice!

  • Reply The Haute-Shopper September 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    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!

  • Reply caffeinerd September 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for the comment 🙂 I love this whole outfit–black and gold is such a great combo.

  • Reply Tink in My Closet September 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    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!

  • Reply Taylor Sterling September 16, 2009 at 1:55 am

    great skirt

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