Saturday, January 30, 2010

A La Apfel

So I've literally been on the computer from 9am this morning until now, which is 12:05 am...gross. I'm going to try and keep this short, because I really really really want to go to sleep!
Scarf: YoKoo via Urban Outfitters (4.99 sale)
Sweater: Thrifted via Goodwill- Davis Square, MA (3.00)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
Shoes: Forever 21 (13.00 sale)
Bracelet: gift from Jen!
This is what I wore yesterday, I'm so thankful that I photographed my outfit too because it was 5 degrees F today- definitely NOT picture taking weather! The wind has been incredible, I'm so surprised we haven't lost power!
I built this outfit around the amazing handmade bracelet Jen sent me on Tuesday. She and I went to the Iris Apfel exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem a while back, where we saw bracelets like these worn (and made) by Iris herself. We both thought they would be super easy to make, and I love how Jen's version came out! I was really excited to wear it and wanted to keep the rest of my outfit relatively simple, to draw attention to the bracelet. I bought this super soft sweater at Goodwill on my birthday outing, I loved the texture and thought it would make a great dress and now it is one of my favorite pieces!
The Yokoo scarf is another item I bought on my birthday, we hit up the mega-sale at Urban Outfitters where I snagged it for only 4.99! I love how the lime color pops against the grey of my sweater. I paired the look with structural heels from Forever 21, I love these shoes and after some serious cushioning care of Dr. Scholls, they are now semi-wearable. At least in the office where I'm at a desk most of the day!

Well, I hope you all have a great weekend! Stay warm! xoxo

63 comments:

Luinae said...

Those shoes are awesome! I may have to try Forever21 for shoes. I think I may have a bit of an addiction to black shoes with black tights.

girlfacedana said...

hey! I love your scarf! My friend Rachel makes similar ones; you should check her out...

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♥Lola said...

Love this scarf, it's such a unique colour :)

MorA said...

That's a lovely bracelet! The lime scarf color pop to the outfit is gorgeous. Seriously Julie you're awesome

Jen said...

this is such a great, comfortable outfit (and you got such great deals on all these pieces). love the chain scarf you got, the color is just gorgeous. have an amazing weekend :)

Liz said...

That bracelet is so brilliant. I want.
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britt said...

so adorable!! i love all of your outfits! you are darling! happy late bday!
loves!
britt
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Urooba said...

That bracelet!
That scarf-necklace-apparel-thing!
Those shoes!

Brilliant.

Ulrika said...

That sweater is such a good find!!And the shoes are amazing!xxx

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

Ooh googly eyes! I wonder if everyone calls them that? We used to have bags of them with our arts and crafts supplies! How fun :)

Anna said...

Looks great! Love the boots and the sweater :)
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notjustmedical said...

I love the lime colour of that scarf against the grey knitted dress!

S
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urbanrhetoric said...

wow! that scarf is so very cool....and how did your friend make the bracelet?

~pemora

anne charlotte said...

love the color combo...and that sweater has a great fit!

briannelee said...

I love the scarf! I need to check out Urban Outfitters and get one too :)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

The lime green definitely looks great over the grey sweater! Love it!

Molly said...

omg what a cool scarf! I love it. I wish I could make it...

Marlena said...

love LOVE those shoes, I have big canoe feet so i can never find my size at F21 :/ You look so cozy and cute, love it!

Girl from the North Country said...

That sweater is perfect for New England, it been so cold and sooo windy. I love that googly eye bracelet!

Christen said...

I'm sitting on the couch with my boyfriend and my exact words when I saw that first picture were, "Wow, that's cool. I love everything about that."

Happy Weekend!

D. said...

The color of that scarf is killer. I love it.

Sabrina said...

I love it all. The scarf reminds me of chain links.

The bracelet is AMAZING.

Stay warm!

M. said...

in love with all these knits!!! that scarf is amazing aah

lovelove, M.
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PurpleRain said...

i love this outfit

Tiny Quirks said...

LOVE this! so adorable and soft. and the textures and colors are fantastic! i'm so happy i found your blog :)

chicfaced said...

i have always loved neon/gray color combinations - though i've never actually tried it myself...I may have to remedy that!

Little Ocean Annie said...

What a cozy outfit! The scarf and sweater look so soft...

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This look is great! The accessories are awesome! I'm dying for those F21 sale shoes!!!

Bee said...

I'm obsessed with the bracelet! So cool!

Leproust Vintage said...

That bracelet is definitely worthy of building an outfit around! It is awesome!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That bracelet is beautiful! What a sweet gift!

Clare said...

Iris would be proud. This is such a fun, bright outfit, even with only a few major pieces. I love it!

Rosie said...

Your scarf is the perfect touch to brighten up the winter! Fun post lady!

Viva La Fashion said...

amazing scarf. :)

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I lovee everything here, Julie! The sweater looks so pretty and warm, and I'm loving that bracelet and scarf. Lovely as always!

Midwest Mayhem said...

That bracelet is way cool.

Line said...

you look so comfy! love it.
- a chaser of rainbows
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Gizelle said...

yey you're wearing heels! and i totally loved that when i saw it online on f21...(if only the shipping here to PI doesn't cost as much as the actual product...boohoo.)

i really love your scarf..and its color! whooot!

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megannielsen said...

Love that scarf and the bracelet is way cool - what a sweet thing for Jen to do!

Tanglewood said...

Best color combination! Are those plastic eyes on that bracelet? Awesome.

NoViTaRisTiaNa said...

woouw...the scaft so awesome..
i luv it..

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The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

That bracelet is really cool - that was so nice of Jen to make one for you! Love the sweater too.

Camilla said...

I am in love with your style- Its cute, and a little bit quirky :3
Following you x
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Camilla x

Audrey Allure said...

gorgeous outfit :)

love your blog! :)
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Nina said...

lime and grey, perfect combo! lovely blog, I will def follow :)

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the southern hostess said...

So chic and cozy! Love it.

Sara Lynn said...

Hey I just discovered your blog on Delightfully Tacky! I love your blog, your style is awesome & I am going to start following!


PS I really really like that bracelet!!

emily said...

I just found your blog through Delightfully Tacky. I love your style--everything you wear is totally wearable and not over-dressy. Also, I have a friend going to a small school outside of Boston. You wouldn't happen to be at Hampshire, would you?

All the best!!!

justaddaccessory said...

this is really cool outfit!!!

princesspolitico said...

that scarf is pure perfection - and what an envious price! love this laidback outfit.

xo.
princesspolitico

SWF_Terra said...

Lime green and grey is my color love of the moment. This scarf is divine.

Adrienne said...

I had no idea yokoo's pieces were available at Urban Outfitters! the things I miss. Anyway, what a great price, and I love it drapped around your neck. Great shoes btw!

Every Little Counts said...

oh, wow...i haven't seen the yokoo for urbn line yet. i love her stuff!

love the sweater too- it reminds me of marilyn monroe doing her dance number in "let's make love". i'm always looking for sweaters that can pass off as a dress. <3

Mascara or Motoroil said...

Such a cute, chic outfit! The scarf is the perfect pop of color.

Ciara said...

You look so cozy! Love the grey and neon combination, perfect together!

Draft of Vintage said...

I just read your feature on delightfully tacky and am really looking forward to following your blog- Love the green scarf with the grey sweater dress!

I saw that some of your inspiration comes from artists like Eggleston and Cindy Sherman- I love their photography and have recently gotten into Dona McAdams after seeing her show- she's of the same vintage of these other artists- pretty spectacular work- definitely worth a peek!

Diana said...

That scarf is beautiful. I didn't realize there were selling Yokoo pieces at Urban Outfitters.

eunice said...

i LOVE your scarf! it looks soo nice and cosy! :)

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myedit said...

The sweater is fantastic. the bracelet is witty and fantastic. the scarf is cheap, witty and fantastic.
Ah! I need that scarf!

Kansas Couture said...

I adore that amazing scarf against the soft grey sweater! So cool.

Caylie said...

oH MY God!! AMAZING scarf. Such a steal!!!


x
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Out of Order said...

what an amazing outfit, that bracelet is going on my to-diy list!

Jilliebeanie said...

Love the scarf! In fact, I'm in the process of knitting one just like it! Yours is so great, I really love the color!

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