43 In Misc


I was so lucky to find this vintage horizontally striped wool Bill Blass skirt.  We're always told not to wear horizontal stripes, and they can be tricky, but I think this skirt works.



These shoes were a purchase that was a little out of character for me, but I really love them now!  There is something to be said for stepping out of your comfort zone.
Alejandro Ingelmo platform booties…Also wearing one of my beloved Christopher Ross belts.  This one is a fox, or coyote, I've heard it referred to as both.  It's one of my favorites.  He has such a smug look on his little face….
A big thanks to Brandon and Arlene of How-soft-pant-1
I love these pants they have on the site right now by Loeffler Randall.
  • daphne
    May 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I love the smug fox. Beautiful skirt. I love this outfit on you.

  • lassyladd
    May 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    You look great except for the braless state, which horrifies my American soul.

  • Trinity
    May 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm


  • Cary James
    May 7, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    absolutely beautiful shoes.
    & the skirt is great.

  • Cruz
    May 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    That skirt works great indeed! Love the shoes too and of course the coyote!

  • annai
    May 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Hey Judy!
    do you think you could maybe do a home tour with photos? im really intrigued from the photos you take and seeing your beautiful house in the background. πŸ˜‰

  • kelly
    May 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    love the platforms!

  • judy Aldridge
    May 7, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Post Change–I really didn’t like my photos, but Jane was sweet enough to re-shoot me. (thanks Jane) As for going braless, I’m very flat chested and sometimes I wear a bra, but most times I don’t, and that’s just the way it is.
    These photos were not taken at my home, they are buildings close to my home. I have lots of photos on the blog of my home however—judy

  • cece
    May 7, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Judy, you look fab – braless or not!!!
    You’re gorgeous and don’t let anyone tell you different!
    You are much nicer than I am – I would’ve deleted the comment ; )
    As for the outfit – I love it.
    I often wish I could wear alot of the stuff you do, but alas that not “Malibu” will just enjoy it on you instead.
    Once I hit my 40″s ( 44 next month ) I started to re-evaulate my wardrobe – and went backwards – except for the bra – and that’s only because of gravity – and a boob job!
    Keep up the great work.

  • Style Scientist
    May 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Another great outfit and the belt is so cute! I love your platform booties! Why do you think that they’re not your style? They look fab on you.
    BTW, thanks for your encouragement on the Stellas. I got the last pair at Barneys. You’re right, they’re very comfortable and versatile.

  • gab
    May 7, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    great mix here but i wish we’d gotten a full view, where your shoes aren’t covered by shadow.

  • mr. freddy's mom
    May 7, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I love Judy soo much either braless or not!
    Look at her and you will know the meaning of SOPHISTICATION πŸ™‚
    Huh! The skirt wouldn’t work for me, I’m fat!lol! but it’s very pretty though.

  • twentythirtyforty.net
    May 7, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Oh my God, Judy, you look beautiful! Braless schmraless… Great style is great style!
    And thanks for the shout-out! XOX.

  • gennie
    May 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    i love those booties! Your whole look is very italian vogue πŸ™‚

  • arline Jernigan
    May 7, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    If I am not wearing a yoga top, which usually has support, I am NOT wearing a bra. I don’t like them.

  • Nini Nguyen
    May 7, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    OMGGGG JUDYYY- The Alejandro Ingelmo platform booties is screaming hot!!! The vintage horizontally striped skirt is beautiful on you. I went vintage shopping today and took home a pair of red leather pant? yep! it’s red πŸ™‚ I planned to cut them up short. I’ll let you know how it will turn out.
    Have a nice day!
    P.S: Let get together sometime next week to have lunch. Just let me and Hanh know any time.

  • arline Jernigan
    May 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I just read the article, and it was nice.

  • Elysha
    May 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    That outfit is gorgeous! You look radient πŸ™‚

  • Cadmiumgold
    May 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I love that first picture. Elegant and chic, with spunk. πŸ™‚ Plus you’ve given me an idea for dressing up my own grey tees. πŸ™‚

  • nicole
    May 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    wow. those shoes are very christopher kane ss09

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    May 7, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Judy, you are sophisticated and classy, and are such a fashion inspiration. The booties are fabulous, and add such an element of surprise to the whole look…

  • The Little Fashion Treasury
    May 7, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    β™‘β™‘β™‘ BEAUTIFUL β™‘β™‘β™‘
    Love every single item of your amazing outfit!

    and HAPPY MOTHER`s DAY πŸ˜‰

  • Sabina
    May 8, 2009 at 1:12 am

    The horizontal stripes are only tricky for people who are a few sizes larger than you, so do not worry! You look just perfect!

  • Leia
    May 8, 2009 at 2:59 am

    What a gorgeous skirt. The texture looks so lovely! I stepped out of my comfort zone with a Miu Miu skirt I bought recently – it’s *much* shorter than those I normally wear, even when paired with tights – but got lots of compliments nonetheless πŸ™‚

  • Brigadeiro
    May 8, 2009 at 6:03 am

    That Bill Blass skirt is gorgeous, as are you in it πŸ˜‰
    LOVE stripes!

  • Jennifer
    May 8, 2009 at 7:12 am

    I just read the post about you on twentythirtyforty.net, which, by the way, is an awesome online store. Thanks! I thought every word that was said about you was right on. I have always admired your style. It is uniquely yours and you always seem to be able to keep it interesting. I also think that you dress smart and appropriate for your age, without sticking to society standards. Like twentythirtyforty I started following Jane’s blog, and now I follow yours, too! Both blogs are equally interesting, creative, and provide great inspiration. On a final note, thanks for opening Atlantis Vintage! It’s truly one of the best online vintage stores out there. I finally received my black Dushante faille suit! It’s my favorite suit, and I can’t wait to wear it out. I have put it on and stood in the mirror admiring how great it looks at least once a day since it came. I will post a picture up soon on my blog.

  • Jill
    May 8, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I would love to be built like you. I’d wear jeans everyday and horizontal striped skirts! You look fabulous…great mix…love the booties. Your a mixmaster style inspiration!

  • Adeliet
    May 8, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Hello Judy, I’ve put you on bloglovin’! I love your blog and absolutely am in love with your shoessssss you’re my inspiration ;)))
    Was just wondering where did you buy these platform booties?? LOVE THEM!!!
    xx Adeliet

  • Amee
    May 8, 2009 at 10:34 am

    The Bill Blass skirt is perfection Judy! That coyote/fox belt is so cute..and he does look like he has a smug face on lol. Those booties are insane too! I’ve always wondered where you take your photos, the atmosphere is always stunning.

  • la chauve-souris
    May 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    those boots are insane!!! love it

  • Allie
    May 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I’m personally a huge fan of horizontal stripes, when they work they really work. Love how effortless yet chic your style is.

  • b-chic
    May 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    yet another great lesson of style from Judy. You are always a confirmation for me: your choice of skirt and look is sublime!
    1 – I love the 2 tones of the stripes, black and ecru, very Haute-Couture.
    2 – I love the irregular design of the stripes that seem to be hand painted.
    3 – I love your brilliant touch in matching the right accessories

    May 8, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    those boots are killer. i don’t see you as having a box to step outside of. you have such a great range and manage to throw such eclectic outfits together. not everyone can pull off your style. it’s amazing!

  • Maury
    May 9, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Bill Blass was always know for his classic and tailored pieces and this skirt screams timeless on you. I think it actually flatters u Judy! I love the Alejandro booties, it makes me want to touch my screen to try to feel the texture…LOL. I love the way they look on you.
    You are so beautiful Judy…I wish you a very happy happy Mothers day tomorrow and Hope you get a tons of new pairs of shoes…LOL. Cause a mother as stylist as you deserves that and more! Muahhhhz

  • Luna
    May 9, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    kickass outfit, the skirt, THAT BELT, it just all fits perfectly πŸ˜€

  • Brook and Lyn
    May 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Judy! that belt strap is gorgeous! Where can I find straps like that? My shoe repair guy doesn’t make custom belts!!! My mother-in-law and I sat admiring how gorgeous you are this morning over coffee.

  • bridget
    May 9, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    that skirt is insaneeeeeeeeee!

  • whitney gray
    May 11, 2009 at 1:14 am

    i am enamored. http://enamored-alifeofindulgence.blogspot.com/

  • maggie
    May 13, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    hi judy! its maggie… i wanted to let you know that the loeffler pants you mention above are on sale for a steal at eluxury. go there now! ben and i welcomed a daughter named esme. she is delicious- returning to work on monday and i plan to drop you a line soon. thanks for your recent email. xo.

  • Ashley
    May 14, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I adore the entire outfit. So much style!!