Friday, December 4, 2009

I Am (Clearly) Extremely Excited

Shirt: Gap (35.00)
Suede Skirt: Thrifted (2.99)
Belt: Vintage via Thrift (1.00)
Necklace: H&M (9.90)
Shoes: MIA via Charity Shop (2.00)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
You might be asking yourself "why is this girl leaping like an idiot?", well I'll tell you: at approximately 11:06 am this morning my travel season for work officially ended. This is huge. It ENDED. Am I over- reacting? It may seem like it, but in the past two and a half months I have driven over 9,000 miles, visited around 60 different high schools, talked to (I'm sure) thousands of high school kids, and have risen for work almost daily at the ungodly hour of 5:00 am. So yes, I think I am allowed to take pictures in a parking lot of myself jumping around like a five year old hopped-up on Pixie Stix and then post said photos on the internet. Yay! So I'm really happy, we've covered that.

Now, my outfit. I have a definite thing for vintage leather skirts. Whether they be suede, nubuck, or leather, I love the high waisted fit and great texture. I found this suede skirt at a Salvation Army in Raymond, Maine which- for those of you who don't know your Maine geography- is out in the middle of nowhere. I still hold to the belief that the best thrift stores are either at churches or in the boonies! My belt is one of my favorites, I love the gold owls! So, if you're ever in Maine and need some thrift recommendations, let me know!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

41 comments:

caffeinerd said...

Loving this outfit---especially the belt and shoes!

princesspolitico said...

stunning casual look - great addition of golden jewelry too!

xo.
princesspolitico

Urooba said...

Another spiffy outfit!
And, what do you speak to highschoolers about?
Ha, I ask this like I'm not in highschool and actually am a 35 year old, extremely observant woman.

michelle_ said...

awesome look !
i love the pointed pink flats and your top very much . the belt is good final touch ..

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Delightfully Tacky said...

Your expression in the second photo cracks me up.

chic said...

Yay, glad your crazy days of on-the-go are over! That 5 am part sounded brutal.

I love this look and am especially enamored with that awesome gold owl belt! So cool! S.

Kyla said...

Yay!!!! I don't blame you one bit. That would get really old. Plus, you look spectacular, so just one more reason to jump up and down!

Dominika said...

aw, what a great belt you have!
<3

Corinna said...

i love your happy poses! and that owl belt is amazing!

Amy said...

Congrats on your travelling season being over! Love the skirt on you :)

Kass said...

wow, well congrats for being done with that long trip!
You look amazing, as always. I'm envious of your belt!

Clare said...

Yay, congrats on the end of your traveling season! I just love this outfit. You always know how to rock those vintage leather skirts, and the gold jewelry is such a great accent!

Lizzy said...

Congratulations! I love the whole outfit, especially that little belt, I just posted a similar one on my TopShop wishlist :)

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This look is awesome! The perfect end to your travel season! :)

alya said...

Love the detailed shot showing the belt/ruffle shirt/necklace. The photo locale is great, too. And congrats on the travel session ending...rough times, I'm sure! (I don't even get home until 3 or 4 in the morning most nights - can't imagine waking up not far from there!)

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Jennifer said...

yay! yay! I love that you are jumping! I love the pop of red with those shoes and don't even get me started on that belt! I should have secretly snuck that belt out of your house last night. Hmmm or did I?
Have a great weekend!
-jenloveskev

la fille dans la forêt said...

I love this outfit. That belt is absolutely adorable!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

yay! congrats, julie!
i love that shirt, by the way--fabulous with the skirt and belt.

Niki B. said...

love that belt. you look great! and have I commented already on how gorgeous your hair is?

xo Niki

girlfacedana said...

dang. that belt.

the whole outfit is really just the bombdiggity, but that belt!

girlfacedana said...

...and $1!

Brittany said...

That belt is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Lexie said...

that skirt fits so nicely! it's hard to find leather that fits from thrift stores, and tailoring it would be super expensive i think.

i'm so happy your travel season has ended! i'm back in the admission office for a few weeks and the counselors are so relieved to be done with travel .. now it's just getting through all the early action apps!

Robin said...

Sounds like a reason to jump in a parking lot to me!

closet365 said...

Superfun outfit! I love the details.

And congrats on your R&R from traveling!

walrus1979 said...

I know the feeling, I hate traveling for work. The owls are darling, great find!

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

aw, adorable photos. i LOVE your belt, what a find!

Joe_Siharath said...

you have the cutest style, and your blog is quite enjoyable. Great Work!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Your style is just so lovely. You're such an inspiration!

Maria Confer said...

Love this look. The shirt and belt are awesome.

I just realized you live in Beverly. I just moved back to my home state of MI, but spent the last five years living in Boston and Marblehead!!

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briannelee said...

Love the belt!!!!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Holy cow! I love that belt! What a great thrifting find!

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Tina Z. said...

I would love your recommendations for Maine thrift stores near the Bath, Portland, or Freeport general areas (or off the main coastal highway in between). Thanks!!!

Fashion Therapist said...

I love your little owl belt. So cute!

Danielle said...

Congrats! I hope you get to enjoy a little extra sleep. That's definitely worthy of some exuberant photo shoots. As for the outfit I am especially in LOVE with this belt!!! Awesome!!

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piglet said...

***YAY*** (that was a virtual jump on your behalf)
I want your owl belt so badly!

Andrea said...

love your posts! very lovely outfit as well :)

Girl from the North Country said...

I live in Maine and would love love love thrifting ideas/places.

I don't think your overreacting about being done with travel for work. I too travel internationally for work all the time and it can be so draining and it’s really hard to have a personal life and keep in touch when you're always on the road.

Amy said...

HAHA These photos are the best!! I love your expressions in each of them. Congratulations on the end of your travel season. Yay, enjoy the sleeping in!

Amazing outfit as always, btw.

xoxo
Amy

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Ash said...

You are so adorable jumping around all excited like! Love the belt also!

Ash
goldleafashely.blogspot.com

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