Thursday, April 15, 2010

Heart of Gold

What is it about the tattered, worn, work-shirt that makes it so perfect? I imagine this blue and rust plaid flannel to have been worn by some stylish, but woodsy woman living on the coast of Maine. Maybe it's because I found it at a Goodwill in Portland and it reminds me of my mother and gardening and being on the coast, it just reminds me of growing up I guess. I love clothes that have had a life, this shirt has a hole in elbow, bleach stains, and threadbare cuffs and collar, and it couldn't be any softer. Favorite thing I own right now. Forget about $200 dollar Steven Alan shirts, I'll take $2.00 Goodwill stalwart.
Cotton Biker-Jacket: Forever 21 ($20)
Scarf: Mom's old
Shirt: Vintage Saks from Goodwill in So. Portland, ME ($2)
Belt: J.Crew outlet ($15)
Skirt: Lark&Wolff ($20)
Shoes: Matiko ($40 or $60)
Tights: TjMaxx
Necklaces: H&M
This outfit was kind of my last homage to Fall and Winter, a fair well to cold weather I hope. Of course I stashed away all my sweaters only to have the temperature drop to the 30's (and have a friend tell me there is a chance of snow this weekend), isn't that always the case?!

I'm excited it's almost the weekend (despite the fact that I'll be working the whole way through). I haven't forgotten about the hair posts I've been promising and will definitely get to them, life has been crazy and amazing lately and I hope I can talk about it soon. Oh! Also, if you've sent me an email recently I PROMISE I haven't forgotten about you and I'm not being a diva, I'll be replying to all this Monday (a day off, thank goodness).

I hope everyone is doing well, and a BIG congratulations to Jen for passing her citizenship test AND finding out it's a girl all in one day! I'm so happy when people have good things happening in their lives!

Happy Thursday!

PS- Heart of Gold is my favorite Neil Young song

58 comments:

jamiedelaine said...

I AGREE! such a great shirt!

Dip-tea said...

Love the shirt (very lumberjack-ish!). I love the way your skirt knows how its supposed to stay around you. Its perfect. Waiting for your hair product post. Love the way your hair behaves too!
Love!

ShoesForDessert said...

I love the colors in that plaid, and the blue skirt. I love buying used things like that and walking up to the counter and they sometimes look at you and wonder why someone would even buy it, but they're not creative :)

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Anna said...

Beautiful! Love the jewelry!

Meggstatus said...

These are STUNNING. And your hair looks glorious!

Kimberellie said...

Beautiful shirt. And I am totally in love with the skirt! It is the absolute perfect length and perfect fullness. Love the little rainbows in your pics too!

Glad for whatever is crazy and amazing about your life. Love happiness. :-)

<3KIM

M. said...

gorgeous outfit, I actually found that UBO skirt in grey for sale and had to get it just because of the way you wear yours and now I wear my constantly!

Kate said...

I am in love with this look. So punky & adorable! & all the crazy & amazing stuff sounds exciting, I hope you can spill the beans soon :]

Wangari M. said...

A gorgeous shirt, and a great outfit. That skirt is all sorts of amazing. The shift from winter to spring is always the worst for dressing. Can't wait to hear about your crazy yet amazing news

Trishna said...

I really adore your necklace. It looks like its been assembled on a whim but adds the perfect touch of glam to a beautifully put together ensemble.

Trishna

tess said...

awesome plaid shirt!

woah, I'm obsessed with heart of gold lately too! scary coincidence haha

♥Lola said...

Love this shirt, wouldn't even be able to tell that it's $2. This is far more my style, although I can only dream of affording a $200 shirt!

Love the necklace :)

OooKellyNicky said...

Cute. I love the belt at the waist and your jewelry is gorgeous. I love your pictures, you always have awesome photography!

my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

bexx said...

$2 for that shirt??? Looks like I need to start planning some trips to a local Goodwill!!!! Completely fantastic!

kelly ann said...

this is definitely one of my favourite outfits you've posted, i LOVE it. the plaid with the skirt and the belt - so, so lovely! :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love the colors in this plaid shirt! ooo they're always such a good ol' standby!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Cute outfit. I love that jacket in the first photo.

Melanie said...

I love the little rainbow in this pictures!

Morgan and Lua said...

I really like the combination of these elements. The outfit came together so well!

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

And you styled it very awesomely.

Oh, awesomely IS a real word. YA LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY.

Baby Bird said...

Never thought a plaid shirt could look so good <3

Also, send some of that cold weather to my hemisphere, winter seems to be holding off this year and I'm tired of the heat >.< I want to wear my pretty winter coats and stockings dammit

megan.tme said...

Great outfit, I love how you wear your skirts high and it shows off your small waist. A plaid shirt has never looked so feminine. Fantastic!!

Aubrey said...

I'm new to your blog, and I love it! :)

AndiPants said...

I love beat up old plaid shirts. I have some of my Dad's old flannel shirts that I resized. They're my favorites (despite the holes) because they have a history to them.

Fifth Sparrow said...

Love the outfit and photos, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its the last of the cold too! xx

CAR0LiNE said...

You look amazing! I am a huge fan of lumberjack shirts. I have a very similar one like yours from American Eagle, but I certainly did not get if for two bucks! Great buy. I love the belted high waisted skirt as well, and I think the necklaces are really interesting and unique.
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The Daily Fashionista said...

Beautiful outfit! I love the pretend background story of the flannel shirt. It's really pretty, but in a vintage sort of way.

Sabrina said...

an amazing shirt, with an amazing skirt worn by a beautiful girl!

Love it all.

myedit said...

Love it all... it seems worn in plaid is my go-to in case of fashion emergency... it's so perfectly casual.

eunice said...

i'm so in love with your style. you really rock plaid shirts!

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Amanda said...

I love your outfit! Your skirts are always so lovely. Isn't clothing that reminds us of a time or a person the best? It makes the piece so much more special :]

Jennifer said...

Hey Lady!
Thanks for the shout out of congrats! This outfit is actually making me miss the cooler weather a little (just a little though- hehe) I love all the colors and my o my your waist looks very tiny in that skirt.(hope that isnt werid to say- just saying you look great!) You look adorable!!!
-jen

KDikio Vintage said...

I love this outfit! That is definitely a shirt that I would wear for 5 days straight becasue you can do so many fun things with it! You look gorgeous : )

Rūta said...

Beautiful outfit as allways, bautiful colors.

notjustmedical said...

I love all of it! Your skirt, your shirt and your shoes! I especially like how your skirt flares a bit wider.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Sarah Rachel said...

such a cute outfit I love it!

The Book of Right-On said...

Such a great shirt! And shoes!

Also, we have just added you to our blog roll because we love your style and personality and wanted to share it!

Margaux + Ele from BoRO Xx

closet365 said...

Oh I love this one. The skirt, the scarf, the jacket, the everything! So pretty and lovely colors for spring.

Happy weekend!

briannelee said...

Love the outfit! I know... I can't believe it might snow this weekend.

Emily D. said...

A good plaid is just about the best thing ever. You rocked this one, that's for sure. Love it with this sweet skirt!

Kansas Couture said...

I couldn't agree more about vintage/thrift clothing. It has such charm.

Also, I love the fullness of that skirt! So, so pretty.

Diana, The Girl Overboard said...

I've always admired you hair! I wanted to have long hair since I was little but was never patient to let it grow that long (and extensions aren't my type either..).
Can't wait for the hair post :)

And I love the blouse!

Love, Diana
http://thegirloverboard.tumblr.com

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i am loving that style skirt. super feminine, and chic!

xoxo

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r0zz said...

lovin how flouncy your skirt is! :]

Jessica said...

LOVE this outfit. I saw a jacket like that at American Eagle and almost bought it. Really wishing I did now!

five foot something said...

I adore that shirt, and it looks so much better knowing that it was thrifted (aka had a second life). I looks for comfy yet pretty. (Heart of Gold is my favourite Neil Young song too).

FashioNatalie said...

I really love this look on you, it's great!!! And jealous of the shirt :-)

Maria Confer said...

The skirt, plaid shirt, biker jacket and everything else is awesome. Great look.

Lulu Letty

Midwest Mayhem said...

What a lovely outfit. I really like how the pieces play off of each other. Very well put together.

Ana said...

Hi

been following your blog for a while now and I just want to say that you look so great all the time and your outfits are just my style, I love the way you dress so so much.

Have a wonderful week
x

Lisa said...

I'm inspired by this outfit, love the skirt you chose to pair with the plaid!

princesspolitico said...

i adore the fact that you've paired a casual top with a full skirt. the contrast makes your outfit truly interesting :)

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Delightfully Tacky said...

Probs my favorite outfit you've ever worn. That shirt is just absolutely amazing. And yay for thrifting!

The Queen of Hearts said...

You are one beautiful lady!

off with her head!

Becca Jane said...

Love the shirt. It looks lovely with that skirt as well!

Laura said...

adorable oufit!
I love the skirt and you look really gorgeous in the 5th picture, amazing!

Danielle said...

I like things with history with them too.

Caroline said...

This is a really great outfit! Would you mind if I featured one of these photos on my blog for a great usage of plaid? (I'm also planning on featuring other bloggers as well). Shoot me an email at: likesquarepolkadots@gmail.com for any questions or concerns!

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