Thursday, March 24, 2011

Semper Eadem

Today is a very special day for this history geek – it’s the four hundred and eighth anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I, my favorite history gal (although that's actually old style dating and so not exactly the exact date in terms of new style dating but that's a whole other can o' worms). I usually mark the occasion by watching an episode from the BBC’s epic miniseries, Elizabeth R, starring Glenda Jackson. Oh, and by wearing a small dose of black, which is, of course, not at all hard for me because most of my wardrobe is black.









Although today I'm going to see a guest lecture on the intellectual activities of Scottish women during the Georgian period so my screening of Elizabeth R may get pushed to tomorrow. The geekiness abounds.

skirt: Ann Taylor / Sweater: Gap / Infinity Scarf: Can’t Recall

30 comments:

H Rija said...

Love your outfit and this is a neat post!
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Leia said...

Loving your skirt!

Leia

Miss Emma Kitty said...

These paintings are Beautiful! I Love your skirt and scarf.

Michelle said...

I love that skirt! And how did she even walk and/or move her neck in those dresses!?
-Michelle

Collette Osuna said...

GORGEOUS skirt.....love it:)

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Bonnie said...

I think I love you even more now.
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LizAnn said...

Great skirt! I'm loving the pattern! You look gorgeous :)

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Marie a la Mode said...

I love your skirt, it's gorgeous!

P.S. I loved the film Elizabeth with Cate Blanchett ; )

Miss Magpie said...

I love Elizabeth R, good call!

this free bird said...

no worries - i'm rather into all that "queen stuff" too. i think they were bad asses those queens. it's not easy being at the top. not that i'd know or anything.

xo,
c

Katie said...

The skirt is gorgeous!

Minnesota Maven said...

I love that skirt! It's gorgeous! I love the geekiness that abounds, that lecture sounds interesting!

Isabel said...

ooh i want to see this miniseries!

Twenty.Something said...

Love your skirt!

I want to wear her costumes... they're fantastic!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

haha, the geekiness abounds! :) love that ann taylor skirt. have fun watching Elizabeth R.

Lauren RZ said...

When I am Queen EI, I am making a full on repica of her coronation portrait. And the skirt is UH-MAZING!

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Lauren RZ said...

At the Tennessee Renaissance festival... just realized that whole "when I am queen..." thing came off a little strange.

Annebeth said...

beautiful skirt and great inspiration! opulant and stunning :)

Brunch at Saks said...

I'm totally a history geek too! Love this post! You look gorgeous girl, as always! xoxo

laura said...

Oh Bessie, I love you. My fave Elizabeth is by played Miranda Richardson in Black Adder. Not accurate, but super hilarious. And I LOVE the ROSE skirt :)

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Penny Dreadful said...

You need one of these C!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Queen-Elizabeth-Life-size-Cardboard-Cutout-Decoration-/370350696081?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Celebrations_Occasions_ET&hash=item563a9f2691

Kristin said...

If that's geekiness...I wanna be geeky! Love the skirt!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

just the fact that you have a favorite history girl makes you my hero.

She is Sara said...

Cool post! I love your skirt! The pattern is awesome :)

Chelsea Lane said...

you are so cool, courtney. so is elizabeth I! I like this post :)

xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha yayy for geeks!! I didn't know today was the anniversary of her death...interestingggg. Love your outfit too :)
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StyleID said...

Love your outfit .... adore your skirt. it is beautiful.

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Ellen ♥ said...

Great post :) I like your shoes :D

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Raji said...

A great post, she was such a fascinating influential woman
Love your outfit, that skirt is so pretty

Honeysuck_elle said...

That skirt, so pretty.

I love Elizabeth I as well!