Thursday, April 8, 2010

A girl with a mind like a diamond

I've had this freaking Cake song stuck in my head since 9AM this morning, I think it's because I was wearing a short trench coat on my way to work and my dress kept inching up and all I could think was "I want a girl in a short skirt, and a loooooooong jacket", anyway it's been on repeat in my mind ever since....
Dress: H&M (17.00)
Cardigan: H&M (16.00)
Tights: Urban Outfitters (14.00)
Shoes: Target (6.99)
Hat: Chris' from UO (?)
A completely-store-bought-brand-new-outfit-never-worn-by-someone-else, weird! It's rare these days that I'll be wearing every thing new, thrift has completely infiltrated my wardrobe. I'm feeling awkward about this hat. I used to be the hat girl, now I'm super uncomfortable in them and I don't know why! I added it because I really want to break out of what I'm comfortable in and what I always go for. The good thing is that this is Chris' hat, so I didn't spend money on it, I just nabbed it from his side of the room! I felt like mixing patterns too, I've been meaning to break out these heart tights from UO and finally found an excuse: it was back to 50 degrees today, good bye temporary summer. I like how the hearts and stripes play off one another.

Thank you to everyone who left such nice comments in my ModCloth post yesterday, I'm still over the moon about it! Yesterday was such a high energy day (I had a college fair in the PM) that I just about crashed this afternoon, I can't for the weekend!

'night!

43 comments:

princesspolitico said...

ADORABLE! loving the combination between your patterned tights and striped dress... you rock this style so well :)

xo.
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Trishna said...

I love your mix of patterns. It does take quite a boldness to pull it off like you did. Charming.

Trishna

Rhitbee said...

Oh my god that song always gets stuck in my head! It's ridiculous. One of my fave music videos though.

I love this look, the hat doesn't seem awkward at all - in my opinion it really finishes the outfit!

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AndiPants said...

Nice mix of prints. Whenever I mix prints I feel the way you felt about that hat. A little uncomfortable.

kate maggie said...

This post makes me smile so much! That song is my grandmas favorite..weird right? She always used to sing it! :) You look super good today..I love those tights - darling! x

Lexie said...

i thought about pairing heart tights with my old navy striped dress but chickened out! seems like i should have been braver! you look great.

Kristina Karenina said...

Gorgeous outfit hun...I love the contrast between the patterns. Loving the hat on you as well, but know where you're coming from with the hat thing. Been there and feel awkward now.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Awesome outfit, I love the tights and hat especially. P.S. That is one of my favorite songs of all-time, the lyrics are sooo amazing.

Kimberellie said...

Love the hat with this outfit. It pulls everything together. You look great.

notjustmedical said...

Love it, you remind me of someone!

S
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kelly ann said...

that hat looks fabulous on you! love the striped shirt mixed with the heart on your tights. :)

Ulrika said...

Love the tights, great look!xxx

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I really love those tights, been looking for a pair like that for ages.

Clare said...

Love that song! Just as much as I love your outfit, bit awesome.

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x

m. said...

wow!!! lovely pics!!!

Becky said...

Haha, I love that song! Thanks for getting it stuck in my head--it'll make me smile while the radio station at work is playing lame adult contemporary music.

And I know what you mean--it's a rare day where I wear an outfit that doesn't have something thrifted or DIY'd in it.

Hannah said...

That hat is so cute perched on top of your head. I'm jealous of your status as "hat girl" because I've got big hair in addition to an originally large head, so hats are usually falling off of me more than they are staying on.
Those striped dresses are starting to be everywhere now, and I can totally see why. They're so versatile and attractive. Love 'em.

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!Tb0n3! said...

I love these tights! I went to H&M to find your dress but sadly they don't have it anymore.

tess said...

I love the hat, this entire outfit rocks

SarahAnn said...

I love the pose of you jumping--totally matches the vibe of the outfit.

And I love that Cake song!

Camilla said...

Those tights are perfecto.
x
Camilla

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OooKellyNicky said...

Great dress and hat! I wish I could wear hats like that. My head is too big, just dosen't look right.

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Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love this outfit!! You're definitely right, the hearts & stripes play off each other! Fabulous as always! :)

Laura said...

Love the hat! I've been wanting that dress, but sadly, we are H&M-less here in Michigan :(

- Laura, owleyesblog.blogspot.com

MissNeira said...

I LOVEEE yoru tights! (as usual)
have a great weekend!


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Aimee said...

I love Cake! Don't worry, that hat looks adorable on you!


In Class, En Vogue

chaoskontrolowany said...

You look so cute!:)

Maria Confer said...

I am a sucker for stripes. Love the dress pared with the tights and hat.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful tattoo advice. I had never thought about the wrist wrinkles being a problem, but that makes sense.

XOXO

Lulu Letty

Alli XT said...

The pattern mixing looks awesome - and the hat is super rad - it kind of pulls everything together.

A-C said...

At first I thought the tights had dots, and when I saw hearts I swooned! They're the perfect accessory to this outfit.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i LOVE the heart tights and they are seriously rad with the striped dress.
it's amazing to see you in all newly-bought clothes!

oh and HUGE HUGE congrats on the modcloth feature--you look gorgeous, the dress is beautiful, and you sounded smashing in the interview.
big hug to you.

♥Lola said...

I love love the hearts and stripes together too :)

Alyssa said...

Sooo stylish! I really like this outfit—I like how you combined the heart tights with a striped dress, two very 'in' items right now...! :) The hat is the cherry on top of your outfit :D

Keila said...

i absolutely love this outfit! one of my favorite ones so far :) i love the mix of patterns, i never feel like i can pull it off when i do that.

Lucy Marmalade said...

Hooray, stripes and dots in a very original way!

I like your hat. It, along with your deadpan expression in the last photo, bring to mind Charlie Chaplin. Minus the mustache, of course!

Sarah Rachel said...

cute outfit!!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

your legs look so long in these pictures! definitely not a bad thing. model status...heeey! :)
keep up the great styling.

xoxo

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Emily D. said...

You look great here! The hat with the stripes and hearts makes for such a fun, playful look.

myedit said...

It's funny. When I wear something that is all new, I feel some crazy guilt over having nothing thrifted. I feel like I am diappointing myself.Haha.
Anywho, all new looks good on you (yes, I appear to be a poet). And way to steal the hat... it's cute...

closet365 said...

I LOVE CAKE! They are in my top five bands, and I often get that song stuck in my head.

Perfect inspiration with the outfit too. I love it.

Happy weekend!

Diana, The Girl Overboard said...

Love the stripes/hearts combo.
When I first saw this dress on you I knew that I "need" one too. Couldn't find it at H&M though..so I've been searching for weeks now, until today!! I've found a perfect one :)

Love, Diana

http://thegirloverboard.tumblr.com

anni said...

so lovely !

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