Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nothing can change this love

Shorts: J.Crew ($15)
Shoes: Gap ($34)
Necklace: H&M ($9)
Ring: F21 ($5)
Bracelets: gifts
Sunnies: Fred Flare ($11)
I've been going more of the bohemian route lately with my outfits, it's been ungodly hot for the past couple of days and I work in a second floor office with no AC. Bohemian is really the only option when you're working in an 85 degree office. So I was thrilled to wake up to cooler weather this morning and be able to dress a little more...Classic. While I love flowey dresses and sandals as much as the next girl, I also love classic looks like this one. I have a little obsession with striped bateau tops, and was stoked to receive this top from ModCloth. I loved the unique take on a wardrobe staple, the fabric is actually rayon (so much lighter and breezier than cotton), and the stripes are made of threaded ribbon, rather than printed on. I paired it with black sailor shorts and classic flats and threw on a cropped trench to walk to work in (not shown). I had an important meeting this afternoon, so I was happy that I had gone the more traditional route.

Life has been changing a lot lately (which I will get into in another post), which has me thinking a lot about this blog. Orchid Grey is almost a year old (June 10!) and it's come a long way since it's inception. But what about the future? That's where YOU come in! What would you like to see more of on this blog? Daily Style? Art? Inspiration? How-to's? Something else? Let me know! I'm so excited for what the future holds for this blog, and after a week or so of slacking, I feel newly motivated!

PS- It's almost the weekend!

39 comments:

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

hope all the changes in life are good ones! i love the top and shorts--you are one of the lucky few who looks rad in shorts (and the heart ring is AMAZING! i want one...).

Rosie said...

You hair and your accessories are killer!

Morgan and Lua said...

I'll a little more art any day.
I think you should take this blog and make it a reflection of you and what you love. I know it is already, I just mean more. I think alot of bloggers loose focus of that sometimes and are out to please their fans. And while I think that's important, it shouldn't be the only goal. This blog is for you to enjoy too!
That's how I'm looking at mine anyway. I want people to like it, but initially it was for me. For myself to enjoy and express and share.
So let yourself be you! Share more of what you love and I think you'll find that people will be very happy with that.
Good luck! Happy almost anniversary!!
www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

Juliette said...

Very cute outfit! Simple but chic.

I love your blog, your outfits are always very inspiring. I would love to see some DIY's though!

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Kate said...

Oh, I really love this outfit! It's so perfectly casual & put together at the same time! Love the striped top & the necklace! Gorgeous!

Sabrina said...

I love the striped top, its is so fabulous!

Everything you post is inpsiring, so I think anything you continue to post will just be as equally as inspiring.

Awkward Socialite said...

I love the top! Bohemian is the way to go. :)

megan.tme said...

I love that the stripes on the top are actually ribbon, such a fabulous feature. Honestly, I love your blog the way it is. But, for feedback, I really enjoy seeing your thrifted and vintage finds. And I LOVED seeing the before and after you did the of the dress the other day, so cool!!

transmission me

Heather Lynn said...

Oh how I love this top! This entire outfit actually. You wear the side bun so well. I adore it!

saracarver said...

LOVE the whole outfit, your style is so amazing
i wouldn't mind seeing a closet tour and a few more hair how to's
but even if you didn't change a thing I'd still consider this one of my favorite blogs with the direction it has been heading in!
Thanks!

Ashley said...

I love your hair... so cute!

Abigail said...

I adore this outfit! Tres chic Julie :)
I would love to see more how to's, art, inspiration. Anything really! Just your opinion and thoughts on life. That's one of the reasons I love your blog, it's real and accessible. No matter what you do I will still be a loyal reader xo

Jen said...

i adore the quirkiness of the stripes on that shirt! the concept is fantastic and you wear it so well. your hair is looking fantastic as usual :)

KDikio Vintage said...

I always love your blog! Keep it up!!! I do love your tutorials... Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous, such a sweet style! Have a RELAXING weekend, you deserve it!

Sassy said...

You look so lovely.
Really like striped things this year, can't get enough of them :-)

Maybe you have some minutes left to visit my little blog: www.style-philosophy.blogspot.com ??

Would appreaciate it a lot!

kelly ann said...

love this, dear! <3

notjustmedical said...

I love the cute little buttons on your top and the fact that the stripes are actually ribbons! I'd love to see some How-tos!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Anna said...

I love your blouse! You look great as always :)

/Anna
http://infashionwetrustblog.blogspot.com

Angie D said...

That is a great top! I love when you dress so decidedly classic :)

I would love to see more art! Whether it be yours or critique of a local show, I would die! I've always been obsessed, live in a small town, and can't get out to big cities like Boston to see gorgeous works. I would love to live vicariously through you!

Just an idea ;)

Have a happy weekend!

Alice Kingsleigh said...

I would love for you to do a how to on tailoring clothes to fit. Liek old vintage dress. Just showing the basics on how to make the top smaller, bring up the hem, cut off the sleeves. Things like that. Love that shirt!

Alice

Helen said...

i love your hair in a low bun like that. i like variety in a blog so a mixture of everything really!

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

cute outfit lady! love your hair.

i would love to see some more art on your blog - especially because you work at an art college. :)

electricfingerprints said...

your hair, your clothes, your blog: I love it all!

I especially love how those photos look as someone trying to get into photography

menina raposa said...

love your look! you look stunning!
<3

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I wanted to see this shirt on somebody to see how it looked on a person and I think I like it even more down! You look so fantastic and nautical. Also, if I ever have a very special occasion, I wish I had you around to help me fix my hair!

tess said...

oo I love how the stripes are ribbons!

Bad Taste Toast said...

I love the way you wear your hair here and your gorgeous jewelry! You really suit the sunglasses!

Caroline said...

Such a great simple and chic outfit. I love the stripes! Cute heart ring as well.
I think your blog is lovely the way it is. My favorite part about blogs are just the daily outfit posts. I also like to read about other bloggers' inspiration and such. Can't wait to see about this life changing events!

leahf said...

I really wish I could wear my hair like this. it is just not long enough

Clare said...

I really love this outfit. Classic nautical. And that top is just fantastic!

Alli XT said...

More hair tutorials please! I'm growing mine back after shaving it some time ago and now that it's long (and big again) I need all the tips I can get on styling.

Any tutorials on stitch witchery or other DIY stuff would be awesome too.

Sascha said...

more how-tos, please!

Becca Jane said...

I LOVE this outfit, and also that great heart ring.

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I really love all your outfits and thats primarily why I started following you but I think seeing some more art would be fantastic. I'm always excited to see bloggers art.

piglet said...

Gorgeous look! Love the top and especially the heart ring!
And I'm happy with heaps of outfit shots :)

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

LOVE this outfit! I love how you styled your hair. As for what I'd like to see on your blog--continuing with daily style! You constantly inspire me.

javiera isidora said...

love how looks your hair, i can`t take it like that, and it`s so pretty, funny coincidence in our blognames

www.likeblackorchid.com

Carolina said...

Awwsome outfit! So chanel! I definitely want a black and white striped top! What I like a lot about your blog is your outfit posts, your hair tutorials and your daily inspirations.

http://www.blonde-rose.blogspot.com

MissNeira said...

Love that ring and those sunglasses! you look awesome as usual

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