Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bird and Bee

Dress: Forever 21 (19.00)
Sweater: J.Crew outlet (19.00)
Belt: Vintage (1.00)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
Shoes: Target (6.99)
Necklace: Urban Outfitters (gift from chris)
It was so cold out today, the clock on the bank said it was *36, but I think it felt more like *20. The kind of cold that just cuts right through your jacket. I'm trying my hardest to really appreciate every season this year, but it's difficult to not wish Winter away when I'm getting all these emails from Urban Outfitters and Victoria's Secret advertising bathing suits, and "early Spring", and "Spring previews"...were five months away from "early spring"! bah!
I felt nice and sunny today though, despite the cold. This yellow dress is one of my favorites and proving to be one of my most versatile pieces. So far it's worked for every season, despite being made out of linen. Yellow and black seemed to be the theme of the day too, two other people were wearing the combination at work!
Chris and I did some major thrifting this evening, I can't wait to show off all my finds! I love going to Salvation Army during the week, the place is almost completely empty and pristine.
If any one is interested in a tutorial on how to do this hairstyle, you can find the video HERE!

63 comments:

closet365 said...

Ooh! Black and yellow is one of my favorite color combos and so few people ever even go for it.

I adore this look completely!

B i k e W o r k P l a y said...

You look so lovely!

I wish I had a boy who enjoyed some major thrifting. Can't wait to go watch the video (even if I don't have hair long enough).

upatreecupatea said...

I feel you about going to the thrift store during the week. I love how it feels like you've got the place all to yourself. I'll be making a trip on Friday morning :)

love the outfit! The colors are beautiful!

ANA said...

Hah, I thought the shadow from the fence was the pattern in your tights at first!

Super cute outfit, and love the tutorial! My hair just gets plastered to my head if I don't wash it though, so I don't know if I can pull it off!

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Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I adore your belt! I'm planning on making a Salvation Army trip myself. It's in this very difficult-to-find location, so they always have amazing things! Annie.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I also thought for a moment that your tights were patterned. These photos are so lovely with the light and shadows. Your outfit is lovely, too!

b.a. said...

oh my holy cuteness. i looooove.

piglet said...

This colour combination is wonderful!
I love the pattern on your jacket.
And love the hair! I wish mine was long enough to try it.

caffeinerd said...

Love everything about this!

darcy; said...

i just watched your braid tutorial and totally nailed it. i'm super stoked about this because just today i was frustrated with my long hair and how i don't have anything to do with it. which made me contemplate chopping it. but! this'll do fine. i was skeptical because i have bangs, but i made it work.

thanks!

cadencesmama said...

this outfit is amazing and so are you!

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Purple Deer said...

That belt is such an awesome find!!! I love it!

Meg said...

oh my gosh totally gorgeous! I really love that sweater!!

myedit said...

That dress is great all seasons! Such a nice jolt of colour in the midst of the long-ass winter.
I laugh at some Cali bloggers who can sometimes ditch a coat or expose a bit of skin... In the colder zones this winter is sooo far from over. Boo...

MissKellie said...

Cute outfit! :) That belt is terrific!

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Liz said...

I love that color combo! It makes a fresh spring look fit in with winter!

Sydney said...

i LOVE the black and yellow together! i always fear i'll look like a bumblebee in that color combination, but you pull it off!

Delightfully Tacky said...

Gorgeous cardigan, girl!

kate maggie said...

perfection.

Stjarna said...

Great outfit, I love this yellow dress paired to that sweater..seems to be a blazer, gorgeous¨

Academichic said...

I love this outfit - the belt, that awesome cardi, and the cheery yellow dress - true perfection! S.

eunice said...

yellow looks perfect on you! cute outfit as always :)

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Ulrika said...

I love the yellow dress combined with the black tights!!Adorable!!

Jill said...

LOVE everything about this. Yellow and black is such a great color combo. That belt is adorable, and I like the way the cardigan is wrapped around--it definitely gives it new life. Way to go!

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

That cardigan looks fabulous over that dress and I love the way you made it look more like a wrap top. I'm going to have to try that!

she will have her way said...

I adore your outfit! The belt is just so darn perfect!

Brittany said...

That's what I've been working on lately, building my wardrobe with skirts and dresses that are great year round.. this one is perfect! Brings some nice color to this drab winter.

My Life Is A Mess said...

Awsome outfit.
I really like the combination of these colours!Aren't you cold wearing only these clothes?

briannelee said...

I love your outfit! I had a similar sweater and gave it away last year and now I am wishing I kept it.

I have been hibernating this winter. Sometimes I don't leave my apartment for days at a time.... its bad. I just hate the cold so much!

Release Karma said...

I wish it felt like 20 here.
I think it's -3 here right now. That's assuming you're talking celsius.

Anyway, I love your hair and outfit. It makes me wish I didn't chop all my hair off.

Fell 4 Fashion said...

This combination is absolutely fabulous! Love it!

Sabrina said...

I adore this look on you. And I love the color combo.

Can't wait to see your find from the SA

Jilliebeanie said...

Love everything about this look. Especially the way you styled the cardigan with the belt. This may also be one of my very favorite color combinations.

Melanie said...

I don't know how you do it!
I go to work wearing leggings under my jeans then 2 pairs of socks then boots over that. And probably 2 sweaters and my winter coat!
It has been SO COLD lately I have been having trouble being stylish!

Melanie

Jamie said...

completely and utterly obsessed with the belt!!

Lexie said...

i think yellow is my favorite color on you!

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

i absolutely love this! ezpecially the jacket and belt!

Sarah said...

I have never commented before but have been reading your blog for a while, and I LOVE this outfit so much. It is so bright and fun yet still put-together. I love it!!! (p.s. I'm also from MA)

Kristin said...

favorite outfit ever!

caroline said...

love the black, white and yellow color combination!

City Girl Chicago said...

that cute little yellow dress! the adorable chic and cheeky belt! tre chic, I say, tre chic :)

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futurelint said...

I love the bold graphic pattern on the cardigan... I really need to get to a J.Crew outlet one of these days!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Love this color combo on you.. and that belt is too darling!

hellojellogoodbyepudding said...

That belt is great. I wish I had hair long enough to do it how yours is.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

so pretty, especially the way you've pinned (pinned, yes?) your cardigan--love the little unique details as always.

The Village Idiot said...

love these colors together! you look very chic!

CH!C $hock said...

love the belt! so adorable!

Chelsea said...

I cannot get enough of your awesome style, Julie! Seriously, this look is so fabulous... love particularly how you've wrapped the cardigan and belted it!

Ashes and Wine said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit! Love the yellow, love the cardigan, love the belted look. Definitely one of my favorites of yours!

Elaine said...

I love how you wrapped your cardigan! I thought it was a wrap shirt at first. I'll have to try this with my own cardi...


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G&M said...

owls.. tres chic!

la fille dans la forĂȘt said...

Perfect dress! Perfect hair! :)

Wear Necessities said...

i love this outfit and your hair is really cool! love the owl belt too!- Natalya of Wear Necessities

DMKG said...

I must say, I'm IN LOVE with this outfit! There is nothing I would change about it! <3 <3 <3
~Dana
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Fashion Coma said...

I absolutely love this outfit...I am wearing yellow and black today too! Must be something in the air

adventuresincookingnm said...

I love how you made a normal cardigan look like a wrap sweater! So cute....

gina said...

Great belt! I love the yellow dress with the black and white print.

Marlena said...

Love your hair, I will never have a talent for it like that.

P.S it's around that temp here in Chicago too and we're walking around with our coats unzipped- that's considered a heat wave hunnie :)

Elizabeth said...

First, this outfit is lovely!

Second, how do you wrap your cardigan like that? I like it a lot - it's a really good idea! I've noticed you doing similar wrapping before on men's shirts, etc. but can't figure out how to recreate via pictures. Thanks for any advice!

kollaps said...

Hey. I don't usually comment on your blog even though I like to check it regularly, but you looked mega cute in this outfit! Absolutely loved it.

Clare said...

I LOVE this yellow on you!! This whole look is gorgeous on you.

Little Ocean Annie said...

This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! The colors are so perfect, and your hair is adorable!

Adrienne said...

I love this combination! The hair, belt, pattern of the blazer all work so well together :)

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