28 August 2010

Catching up

8.24.10
Here is a little re-do on my pictures from Tuesday and I've included a close-up shot of the collar detail. It was nearly impossible to take a decent one while wearing the dress for some reason, but here it is laying down. Its a sort of drape that connects to a high collar by two little buttons with just a tiny peek of skin at a keyhole opening on one side. Secretly secretary sexy is what this dress is.
Vintage dress, H&M sweater, Hanes tights, Nine West Outlet shoes
These are my shoes close up and you should know that I'm a complete sucker for "sensible" shoes. I bought them almost 4 years ago now for $15 at a Nine West Outlet store. Purchased with the specific intention of wearing them to a summer internship, not knowing of course that at the time that my summer internship would be doing production at Sirius/XM Radio and I'd be wearing jeans and old Converse everyday. Now I'm happy that they live in my closet because they are very comfy and oh so cute for my first grown-up job.
8.25.10
After watching I Capture the Castle 3 or 4 times it was bound to lead to a Cassandra inspired outfit for work. I accidentally got bangs when I got my haircut after spending a coon's age growing them out. I'm sure you're wondering how can anyone "accidentally" get bangs and the answer is simple, I brought in a picture of a woman with side bangs not realizing that they were straight across and just pulled over. Look carefully before you hand your hairdresser a picture and tell her you want exactly "that" and proceed to doze off. So now I've got Dutch-boy hair and I need to be careful of all my cowlicks and curls in the front especially when it rains.
Thank goodness for hats, and for Romola Garai wearing one so well in I Capture the Castle so I could copy the look and keep my bangs from looking like a hot fuzzy mess.
F21 hat, H&M dress, thrift store CK belt, Old Navy sweater, BP Flats
Here are the bangs looking as well as can be expected on a dreary wet day.
8.26.10
This outfit was inspired by two factors the night before. 1) Watching Umbrellas of Cherbourg for the first time and loving Catherine Deneuve's outfits, including one with a pleated skirt. This skirt has been hanging hopefully in my closet for months waiting to see daylight. 2)A post by Owl v. Dove that can be found here. I fell in love with how the peach looked near the dark blue and I had to try it. I would have added some coral but I wasn't sure if it would seem overdone. There is also the matter of shoes, which I won't bother to show you because the moment I had gotten to the end of my block, I looked down and my feet pedaling and thought "I look like I'm wearing some kind of costume," in regards to my vintage suede Bass Oxfords. They are not dainty or sweet and I felt like a deranged Catholic schoolgirl on the lam. Note to self:avoid looking costume-y when wearing vintage.
Jimmy'z shirt I found in a $2 bin, Goodwill skirt (yea, like I'd ever pay for that overpriced American Apparel one pssshh), Express necklace, Bass Oxfords not pictured because they looked stupid, and a thrifted belt

24 comments

  1. The first and third outfits I absolutely love! Super cute!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  2. lovin' that red dress!

    your photos are always so lovely. do you use a tripod?

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  3. Love your outfits!!! :)
    I love your red dress. Very cute!
    Too bad about your hair! I think your bangs look cute though! :)

    Love me...Love me not

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  4. Cute outfits as always! Love the red dress/ whole second outfit! You look so comfy and cute! Also, I am quite jealous of your bangs, even when they're subjected to wet, dreary days! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  5. Gosh, I love every single outfit here! I can't even decide on a favourite!! I'll love to find shoes like yours too, they're lovely:)

    Aww, the side bangs are kinda cute, really!

    zz

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  6. I really love the outfits here! The colors in the first one are especially cute.

    I've never seen I Capture the Castle, but I've read the book and I absolutely loved it. I guess I'll just have to watch the movie sometime soon :]

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  7. I absolutely love your outfits here. They are incredible. I especially love that first one. The colour combination is so happy.

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  8. you have such great and classy style!! i love it. and your hair is adorable! my bangs get messy sometimes too... but yours still look cute!

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  9. Ok I am so jealous of your absolute FABULOUS style :-)


    You are too cute!

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  10. again: still in love with the yellow/navy combo.

    xoxo
    maxwell conrad

    www.fledglingblog.blogspot.com

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  11. Again in love with those amnazing shoes!! (envy envy ^^)
    Looking great with the shorter hairdo and the outfits are all (really) all perfect***

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  12. All such cute outfits! I love the contrast in the first, the bright red dress in the second, and the simple vintage-inspired look in the third. :)

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  13. You look adorable in all these outfits, Kallie! The red dress is lovely!:)


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  14. just the perfect little dresses/cardi combo for the hot summer days. I always have a sweater with me cause i get chilly in the office/ airplanes :)

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  15. all the outfits you're wearing in this post look awesome. Umbrellas of Chambourg! So fun! And the clothes of that era are so good!

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  16. Your outfits are great! Love the yellow sweater! I'm a new follower:)
    Check out my blog if you can.
    http://crimsonrosella-kirstin.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hehe...I've gotten bangs accidentally before too! I have bangs now, but they were on purpose, but i did learn from my lesson! lol
    I really like your blog ...and all the yellow!!! :o)

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  18. Oh my! These are the most adorable outfits I've ever seen! Too cute :)

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  19. Oh my! These are the most adorable outfits I've ever seen! Too cute :)

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  20. Again in love with those amnazing shoes!! (envy envy ^^)
    Looking great with the shorter hairdo and the outfits are all (really) all perfect***

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  21. I absolutely love your outfits here. They are incredible. I especially love that first one. The colour combination is so happy.

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  22. I absolutely love your outfits here. They are incredible. I especially love that first one. The colour combination is so happy.

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  23. again: still in love with the yellow/navy combo.

    xoxo
    maxwell conrad

    www.fledglingblog.blogspot.com

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  24. you have such great and classy style!! i love it. and your hair is adorable! my bangs get messy sometimes too... but yours still look cute!

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