Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let's Go To School!


In this outfit:
Coat: J.Crew (sale, 2010)
Backpack: Fjallraven (ModCloth)
Sweater: Thrifted ($4)
Top (under): Thrifted ($2 ish?)
Skirt: Thrifted ($8)
Loafers: Thrifted ($3)
Necklace: Flea market ($1)
Bracelet: gift

I'm not really off to school, but this outfit made me feel like I was. Or, at least made me look like an overgrown kid. That's cool. I wore this the week before last to work, then again on my weekend trip to New York. I was very comfortable, and very warm, which lately is all that matters. I've been amping up my thrifting these days, I've fallen in love with vintage and second hand again after a rather fruitless last few months in Massachusetts. Either way, I've found some great stuff that I can't wait to share with you all, along with some thrifting tips!

On a side note, I wanted to say thank you to all who left a helpful/supportive comment on Friday's post, either in response to our box-spring situation or my hair situation. Moving is tough, and the transition is only made tougher with four months of unrestful sleep and bad hair days. Ok, I'm being a little dramatic, they weren't all bad, but I think some of you may be able to relate to how I feel. It's the small things. Anyways, I'm planning a larger post about our moving experience soon.

In the meantime I'll leave you with this look of general distress:

36 comments:

andrea brionne said...

love the outfit, especially those tights!

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Miriam said...

Very jealous of your Fjallraven rucksack. :)

Lindsey N. said...

The unexpected color of those tights is so great...it keeps this from looking too school girl! Great job!

Also, your hair in these pictures is fabulous. I'm a little jealous. :)

XOXO, Lindsey

Justalazymorning said...

pretty amazing!!
love this outfit, you're always so adorable!
xoxo

Stephanie said...

I love your coat with this outfit. It makes it look so polished

Anonymous said...

Pamela's breakfasts in Pittsburgh make everything better! There's one right near Phipps Conservatory-- you should go!
P.S I think your hair looks lovely :)

Orchid Grey said...

@Anon, I love Pamela's! The one near Phipps is actually dangerously close to our apartment :) (and thank you!)

chantilly said...

ack, i've always wanted one of those backpacks! so cute :)

Joy said...

oh you look very cute here!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

I so hear you Julie when Martin & I moved the transition, lack of sleep - it was tough, definitely took a little while to adjust. Best of luck with that. :)

And this outfit is SO lovely, love the silhouette, peek a boo collar + sweater. Oooh, and your hair?! Perfection, you've so mastered the top knot. xo veronika

blue roses said...

this reminds me of my mother's all-girl high school uniform.... pleated plaid skirt and all. her high school "character" serves as a big inspiration for a lot of my fiction.

anyway, you look darling.

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Lottie said...

You have the most amazing coats--I wear the same coat all the time and have just realised I am really missing out!

Kenzie and Maddy said...

You look so cute! I love the tights! Such a great color!

cb said...

i love the outfit oh so much! reminds me of the my catholic school days, as much as i would love to forget the catholic part of it :) yes keeping warm is so important, it isn't as cold as it is where you are but the wind cuts through while riding so layers is good.
xo,
cb

lookthroughmyspecs said...

when I was living in Denmark last year, EVERYONE had a Fjallraven. from the blonde little preschoolers to the gorgeous university students, they all had them slung on their backs. of course, they cost about $200 over there, but I asked for one for Christmas and use it as a chic and worldly replacement for my gym bag.

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

i love everything about this look!
and that cute little collar is darling

xo kaitlin
kaitgirl

Jessica said...

I agree with so many others: the color of those tights is just fabulous. They pull the whole look together.

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Kitsune-kun said...

LOVE this outfit so so much! adorable!

Judy said...

This is a nice take on the school uniform look. Love the color of these tights with the skirt!

Judy
SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

Cait Emma said...

so beautiful, between the nature and your outfit, i love the whole photo xo

C | www.linenandleaves.blogspot.com

L said...

hahahahhahahaha that last picture made my life. loveeee it!

Laura said...

Those tights are perfect with that coat! I am always so impressed with your thrifted finds :)

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Laura said...

As a side note, the captcha I got was in Arabic! How funny!

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Corinne said...

You look so great! I adore this outfit. It's inspiring me to put my thrifted plaid skirt back into rotation.

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Elaine said...

Adorable as always. I love that backpack!

Rocks Paper Metal said...

Love the denim collar and hint of gold :)

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Jamie Rose said...

That coat is fantastic. I love this school girl inspired look. I've really been liking sweaters layered over collared tops.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

amazing skirt for thrift! and love it with the tights,
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

Dylana Suarez said...

I always love denim underneath a pullover :) This is so lovely!


xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Eli said...

I can sympathize with your long hair woes....I'm ready to cut all of mine off!

Love your backpack here, I'm looking for one soon in a bright color!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

hehe last photo made me giggle. i love this look too much for words! QT!

Xo,
steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Something I would totally wear too!

I bought a red ox kanken 3 weeks ago and we're best friends :p

BobbieAustin27 said...

love this layering look
the coat is fab!

Jennifer said...

I wish my uniforms in private school were this chic!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Laurel said...

What type of bun is that? It's so tidy but voluminous! Or maybe it's just because you have so much hair. :-) I'm a new reader but this outfit and hairstyle stuck out to me first, it's lovely.

own said...

what is the bag color?

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