Friday, December 3, 2010

Back to life!

It's Friday! Exclamation points all around!
Boys Blazer: Thrifted ($5)
Breton Stripe T: American Apparel
Belt: American Apparel
Jeans: Old H&M
Vintage Etienne AignerLoafers: Thrifted ($3)
I've had some unexpected days off from work this week, and frankly I'm feeling more human than I have since the beginning of October. I'm caught up on sleep and getting back to life, and finally cleaning my disastrous apartment! I've spent the day listening to Maine Public Radio and calling friends and family members that I have neglected to contact for far too long. It feels good to take control again. Why is it so easy to allow these sort of things to slip by unnoticed? All of a sudden it's December and almost a whole new year. Whew!

To celebrate my relaxed state of mind, a relaxed outfit! I rarely wear jeans, due in part because I rarely find a pair that I actually like. I've had this pair from H&M for over five years, there are belt loops missing and the waistband has to be cinched tightly with a belt to stay up, but they still look good, and that's good enough for me. For a top, I chose a classic breton-stripe bateau tee and paired it with a second-hand boys blazer. I love blue and brown together, so on with a skinny belt and straw hat (straw in winter? I say why not!) and a favorite pair of scuffed up loafers. Recently someone asked for a close-up shot of these shoes (from this post), so here they are in all their destroyed glory. Perhaps this makes me weird, but I love the quirks of vintage shoes. These are two different colors, and I had to re-attach the sole of the right one with Shoe Goo (it works but wear a face-mask while you use it), but I love them.
Are you so excited for the weekend? I am! Tomorrow Chris and I are driving to my step-grandparent's house in Cape Cod, I can't wait to get out of town! Thank you to everyone who said kind things about my new hair, I know bangs are not quite as exciting as a whole new haircut, but I feel like a totally different person. Have a great weekend!

48 comments:

Isabella Kiss said...

I really like how you said "exclamations all around." made me smile.

Midwest Mayhem said...

This is such a great outfit. I love the relaxed feel. I know how amazing it is to feel like you've caught back up with life. Haha.

Em-Jae said...

I love the scuffed-up loafers!
And, this outfit is great -- casual and easy, but cute and put together. Hope you have a great weekend, too!

Manding. said...

your loafers are a+; and striped shirts are a must-have. this is basically my "casual fridays in the office" outfit. striped cotton, long-sleeved shirt and a blazer. A+ (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

www.amandamantes.blogspot.com

Tati said...

I think this haircut is better for you. The fringe looks perfect on you!
kisses!

jenloveskev said...

Umm can I please wear this outfit? You look so cool. haha that is what popped in my head as soon as I saw it. Cool. Like if I saw you and I didnt know you, I would want to be your friend because you looked cool. I am making me self laugh as I type this non sense. hehe. The new bangs look great with the hat! I hope you guys have some sunny weather in the cape. It will be nice to get away for the weekend. I miss you guys! Hope you are doing good. Hmm I should just email you instead of leaving this email like comment. High five chris for me. haha I though high fives sounded cooler that just "say hi" and we are sticking with the cool factor for this one...

Hailey said...

I LOVE the new do! Super cute and nice shoes!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this is seriously so chic. i love every part of it. even saved it in my inspiration folder!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love this look. The mix of neutrals is great and the addition of your hat completes it. Great shoes too, well-loved and rightly so.

Raquel said...

love the 3rd picture, it's amazing!
and also this is the best chill out outfit, so chic and comfy at the same time. you look great!
have fun during your weekend trip.

K said...

I really, really LOVE the picture of you jumping. It makes me smile mega size.
Im a bang girl too so I know how such a small change can change the entire look of your face, and even the way you dress and feel. I love bangs and you look awesome with them! :)

Eli said...

love this, you look like a long haired version of Jean Seaberg!

Velvet Dawn said...

Great Bangs....love the outfit!!! I love thrifted items too!!! You do thrift so well...Dawn Suitcase Vignettes. Check out my Thursday's Thrift if you have time. Have a great weekend...

Kellie W. said...

I love the old, beat-up shoes. For me, vintage shoes are more interesting when they're really worn in. It gives them more of a story.

A Little Brighter said...

This is such a classic outfit. You look amazing in it and i'm very envious of your ability to master jeans!
I adore your shoes too! scuffed up kinds are the best. It just shows how much you love them :D
The year has flown by so fast hasn't it!

Ayesha x

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

I love this outfit, you look so cool. I wish I could pull off this kind of style! Your new bangs are perfect on you! They look great with your hat.

kelly ann said...

ADORE this outfit. you look fantastic. and i LOVE your fringe!

i hardly ever wear jeans, either - i have the worst time finding pairs that fit!

elanor, said...

i adore your shoes and the jumping picture is priceless!

xx elanor

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love this outfit so much! The accessories are really fantastic and you're making me want to wear pants.

Santina said...

In love love with this look! Your bangs look adorable peeking out of that hat, too!

vintagepencils said...

New reader.
In love with your vintage-y, unique style...
and the loafers. :)

www.vintagepencils.wordpress.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

The bangs are great, and they completely change your look (a bit more mod at the moment maybe).

Love those loafers!

lizziekate said...

Love the bangs! I recintly went back to full on bangs and I'm so happy I did! I also think they are great for winter.

Meghan said...

Love those loafers! What a great find.

T.V and Book Addict said...

This is such a perfect outfit! I love it! I like you get great deals on such cute items. I wish there were good thrift shops near me that weren't so expensive.

purelovefashion said...

Great hat and shoes; add a unique touch.



www.purelovefashionn.blogspot.com

vogueish said...

wonderful pics......
i really like your bangs...!!!!!!

joy said...

I love this look more than the more feminine pieces you wear. It's great you can have diversity in your wardrobe.

Dodo said...

LOve your blog! Following you now!!

In the Weeds and the Whimsy said...

this outfit is so great. I love the pictures you put up and I am right there with you about getting back to life.

Why does work have to mess everything up. Sometimes I seriously hate money.

But I seriously love this look. Yay.

Tasja said...

Oh gosh I love your blazer!
and the whole look <3

Caroline said...

Great blazer! I love the striped shirt rolled over the cuffs. Have fun in Cape Cod and LOVE your new hair!!

Paula said...

This is such a cute outfit! I may have to copy the idea a little.... :)

Angela said...

I love navy and brown too! Lately I've included grey in that combo and love the results. This outfit looks really great on you!

sartoriography said...

You might not wear jeans often, but when you do you REALLY wear them! You look amazing in this outfit. I love how classic and boyish it is and how flattering that it to your figure. I'm also a huge fan of stripes and brown w blue, so I'm particularly digging this look.

emily//the lesser panda said...

I love the classic combination of a blazer with a striped shirt, you do it well too!

Emily//TheLesserPanda

Vanessa said...

I love the stripe in the straw hat and how it echoes the stripe in your shirt. It makes for a great pulled-together look that's still quirky and fun! And, yeah, seriously... it's December? How exactly did that happen?

hannah, heart city said...

great look! hope ya have fun in cape cod!

piglet said...

I love this outfit, it's just so cool for lack of a better descriptive word! Also loving the new fringe too.

Eliise said...

Third photo made me smile :)

About A Girl said...

Love those loafers! I didn't even notice they were different colors! Can't tell you glued them either :)

xx,
Jenna Christine
http://jennachristine.blogspot.com/

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

i really love this outfit, i haven't commented in forever and i saw this outfit and squealed with jealous delight.
love everything, love the bangs...i'm just starting to grow mine out... i too need a change.

Alicia said...

Recently found your blog - loving this outfit and your gorgeous hair!!

Oh,Wunder! said...

you have a really cool blog!! do you want to follow each other??
http://ohwunder.blogspot.com/

<3

photographe de mode said...

Très stylée et tu as des cheveux magnifiques !!!

Steeve

Coco said...

Love this outfit! My favourite so far! Your hair is really cool, mine is the same length and color but no bangs, you hair make me want to cut some bangs into mine!

Anonymous said...

j'aime!

Pineapple said...

The jumping picture is everything I want to be.

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