Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Daily Style...

This week's Daily Style posts will be considerably more casual... because I'm on Vacation!
Shirt: Vintage Saks Fifth Avenue via thrift (3.00)
Skirt: American Apparel via thrift (8.00)
Shoes: hand-me-down Dexter's from Adria (free)
Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke via Thrift (7.00)
Belt: Vintage via gift from Mom
Scarf: Thrift (.50)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
First off, I'm gonna nip this right in the bud: Yes, that is a pot leaf on my belt. This belt has been mine since the seventh grade when my mom and I discovered it at an antique shop. I was super interested (read: obsessed) with the late 60's and hippie culture (I still own many of my mother's hand-made dresses from that time in history) when I was younger, so this belt fit the bill with it's hand-tooled leather, brass, and vague drug reference. It may not be everyones cup of tea, but you have to admit: it's pretty awesome.

My shirt is something I found last week when I was in Maine for work (I love worn in flannel), fitting because I drove back to Maine today! I'm now at my mom's house for the week, and I'm so happy to be here! This week is not only a small reprieve from my normal schedule but also marks the near-end of my travel season for work! Yay, no more living out of suitcases! I have to say I am looking forward to that last part the most, I have really felt like a one trick pony the last few weeks with my outfits! I can't wait to re-discover my closet!

This afternoon I met up with my brother for coffee, and he was nice enough to take some pictures of me at the scenic train station in town (thanks, John!). In return I took a picture of him:

And now I'm posting it on the internet.

41 comments:

Kass said...

I like the colors of your outfit
The photo of your brother is great!

piglet said...

That is the most adorable train station ever!
I love the mustard and purples in your look.

Ash said...

Looks like something my brother would do! lol. Brothers are goofs!

Ash
goldleafashley.blogspot.com

Corinna said...

your outfit is great, the colours go so well together! and the train station already looks so christmas-y <3

penny said...

In fact I really like this outfit and I would wear it even at work... you seem like one amazing family :))

chic said...

I love everything about your outfit: the worn in flannel, the color combos, the vintage pot leaf belt, it looks great! And your brother's sense of style is fantastic - I love his look as well! S.

Fashion Therapist said...

I love that you pointed out the obvious which I didn't even notice. Great outfit as usual.

Clare said...

A lot of style bloggers have occasional guest appearances by members of their family, friends, etc. Your brother is my favorite. Hands down. I adore your outfit, and the train station photo is just stunning. Enjoy your week off!

Julieta said...

That is such a great location for a photo shoot. Great outfit. Your bro is too funny.

Amy said...

Lmao your brother seems like quite the character. Love the colours in your outfit! Worn in flannel is the best.

Diana said...

I love this mix of goldenrod and burgundy. Gorgeous location for photos too.

briannelee said...

Hahahahahahahahaha, gotta love little brothers.

I love the colors of your outfit! Have a wonderful vacation week!

Sabrina said...

love the color combo's here. I especially love the skirt. Mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors.

have a wonderful holiday!

Linda said...

hILARIOUS!
Love your look and your pot belt!

Lexie said...

i have a brother named john, too!

i am so happy you get to spend some time with your family over thanksgiving! what a perfect way to end travel season!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I really love the mustard/purple combo -- the background lights and paint color enhance the colors in your outfit. And that photo of your bro is so funny.

Have a great holiday! - JoAnn

futurelint said...

Love the flannel and mustard skirt! That belt is rather awesome - I was totally obsessed with hippies when I was younger too!

Jennifer said...

ok i am convinced I need to start wearing this skirt...
-jenloveskev

happy thanksgiving!!

chicfaced said...

i love how you incorporate scarves into your look 1,000 different ways...i'm def. taking notes over here! and that photo of your brother is hilarious...that's how we should all do our outfit shots from now on? could you imagine? so funny.

Intelligent Tool said...

totally want that belt! how perfect!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

yay for vacation and you look fabulous! love the pics at the train station :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love the outfit! Amazing tights <3

The Village Idiot said...

omg i love the belt!!! the leather is amazing!!
great photos- it makes me excited for the holidays!!

Julia said...

Wow, I'm in LOVE with the lights and the train station. Magically whimsical, and the scarf with your purse is too lovely. Beautiful, Orchid!

xx

Kyla said...

I love this color combination and great pictures!

Amy said...

I love how every time you were that skirt, it looks completely different! (It is def one of my favs on you) This outfit is adorable and I love the color combo.

Haha Great pic of your brother! :)

xoxo
Amy

thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

pamela said...

you so rock this skirt! i have the same in an orchid purple (ha)color and you have inspired me twice now to wear it. thanks!

Wear Necessities said...

WOW, great outfit!! I love all teh details and the autumn colors. The pic of your bro is great and he looks like he's a good sport! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

myedit said...

I don't what I'm most impressedby .. the colours of this outfit, the great train station shots or the fact that your brother can rock the hell out of plaid skinnies much better than I ever could..

SaraJean said...

First of all, I love your belt! That would be something i would wear very proudly, great find.

And the picture of your bro... I feel like you may possibly have the greatest family ever!

Bug said...

Haha, your brother is funny! Love the outfit, so cute!

http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

Nadia Kamballa said...

Hi! I'm a new reader and I'm loving ur style... Ur brother's so funny, say my hi to him.. :p

http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

my-sarah said...

Cool brother.
How did you make your hair so volumnous?? My hair is naturally thick and wavy but it is usually flat at the top of my head because it's too heavy. Any tip/s for that?

Carol said...

Love your style and your blog!
I follow you!!
xoxo

haute.teapot said...

love the twinkling lights in the background and i know the feeling of living out of a suitcase all too well. lovely outfit.

Teeney said...

you are soooo cute!! thrifting is wayy better than purchasing the item at 12487x more at your average store!

D&B for the win!!

xo's

- Teeney

Rea said...

Woo vacation, enjoy it!
Your brother makes me laugh. He reminds me of people I hung out with in high school, and seems to have a good sense of humour and appreciation for life. I like that.

Leproust Vintage said...

I love the colors of this look! And your belt? Pretty great! I love the story behind it too....I have always been a bit obsessed with hippie ideals and culture as well, so I can definitely appreciate a quality piece of hippie vintage!

Laura said...

you know, i had a belt just like that in college that i LOVED, and i have no idea what happened to it! you would think i'd never lose track of something like that, but i guess it got lost in the shuffle of moving a million times. oh well, i love the outfit and the color combo--yay mustard!

www.chicfaced.com

Chelsea said...

hahaha... love the pic of your bro! he definitely has style ;)

and you are just a genius at putting outfits together. i love how the color of the tights work with that great plaid top, and the belt is unexpected and perfect.

Marta Castellanos said...

I love the look!!I think it´s beautiful...the yellow skirt, the plaid shirt!Excellent combination!
And I like your brother´s style!LOVE his jacket!!
xoxo,

www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

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