Tuesday, January 26, 2010

White Collar Boy

Can you guess what I'm standing in front of here? think....creepy van....yes, but awesome colors too
Jacket: J.Crew outlet (20.00?)
Sweater: Thrifted J.Crew (3.99)
Shirt: Thrifted Gap (2.00?)
Shorts: J.Crew outlet (15.00?)
Tights: Target & Tjmaxx
Shoes: DIY
Specs: Urban Outfitters
Despite feeling completely uninspired lately, I feel like things came together this morning. I really love this outfit. What is it about this time of year that is just...a little blah? Is it all the "spring preview" emails in my inbox? I think that might have something to do with it. We're experiencing a little January thaw this week, so the weather was unseasonably warm, maybe 40 degrees? It was refreshing to be able to spend some actual time on my photos, and I really like how they came out. I wasn't necessarily going for a school-boy vibe, but I like how it turned out! I'll share little not-so-secret with you too, many people ask me how I can stand to wear skirts and dresses in the wintertime, the trick is to wear two pairs of tights- the second pair really blocks out the wind! Also, I spent way too long making my first .gif file tonight. I don't know how I feel about it. It kind of hurts my eyes...
I loved reading all of your responses to yesterday's post, you all had such lovely things to say!

44 comments:

d said...

Happy birthday, my dear. LOVE the red lipstick!

Also, my friends and I go to Tahoe to ski/board all the time and always only make it a few hours before calling it a day and heading to the bar. :)

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

The lipstick totally makes the outfit! I know how you feel about the lack of inspiration these days...that's why I did the Summer Finn series! Your stop-motion video is fun! Annie.

ANA said...

Hah, I love that you used the van as a backdrop! I can't pull off bright lips, but they look great on you - definitely make your outfit pop!

- Ana
http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

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

Creepy blue monster van! haha.

I think your outfit and .gif are really cute..

Happy 26th Birthday and I hope you spend the day doing everything you love.


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Corie said...

The glasses are cool! Your outfit is as well.

briannelee said...

Wow, that is really cool!

Love the outfit!!!!

silence sweetheart said...

I love the way the first photo makes you look like a neo-noire femme fatale. <3

MissKellie said...

You look great, and I love your glasses! :)
I know just what you mean, I feel so "blah" around this time too. I want it to be springtime already!

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P.S. I'm giving away a clutch at my blog, if you'd like to enter. :)

Clare said...

Your gif is SO cute. I love it! And the lipstick is stunning. Also: yay for grungy creepy van! I love this spring-inspired outfit.

DEA said...

This outfit is so classic to me: schoolboy meets schoolgirl. I wish I could find a decent pair of winter shorts and then have the guts to pull them off! You definitely make them work.

Dea
www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

Linda said...

LOVE! MAN I love. So...does it work to pair sheer tights under patterned? I have been meaning to do it, but I have areas that don't need the extra bulk...you know?

Fashion Therapist said...

Why am I the only person that can't find a good deal at JCrew outlet? I love that jacket and wish I stumbled upon a great find like that.

futurelint said...

Loving the outfit - such simple elements but it makes a beautiful combination! Where are you going in that gif?

myedit said...

Ohhh yeah.... that van is every bit as awesome as I imagined...
I like this outfit a lot and it's perfectly topped with a lovely red pout!

!Tb0n3! said...

I love your GIF file! So fun and I love your outfit also!

Rosie said...

The creepy molester van in the background actually really makes an awesome setting! Great pics hun!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love your gif and your outfit!

Happy birthday!

- JoANn, Sidewalk CHalk

Brittany said...

Your gif is awesome! You should make a stop motion short film one day.. this is the first step!

I love this outfit.. the glasses, shoes, and red lips give it just the right amount of femininity/ edge. You sure are one pretty lady, Julie!

Kansas Couture said...

Gorgeous photos! I love collars under sweaters!

Luinae said...

Love the red lipstick! You are just the right person to pull it off.

Wear Necessities said...

ohh mann. i love the shorts w/ tights look you got going on here.

Love your .gif! I've been trying to figure out how to make one of these for ages! haha

~kerri

eunice said...

i love the shirt over sweater look, very chic!

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piglet said...

Great look, I love the neutral colours and patterned tights.

Anna said...

Love the hair, the trench and the lipstick :)
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notjustmedical said...

Awesome lipstick!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

MissNeira said...

Gorgeous lippie!! you should wear red more often

Jamie said...

thanks for your comment - just wanted to write your back and say YES buy the top shop shoes.
once you break them in they are the softest leather.
have a good day :)

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Lexie said...

i really love the j crew anorak jacket! it's such a nice color. i think i am going to double up on tights today .... i can hear the wind whipping at my house! !

Tanglewood said...

Right now I'm convinced that I'm going to wear shades of black for the rest of my life--I sort of can't wait for spring at all.

chicfaced said...

i'm really feeling the 2nd and 3rd shots - the red lipstick, blue wall and neutral color palette of the outfit is spot on. i love your glasses, too. you and brad from Rachel Zoe make me jealous of your big frames!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie! I hope you have a fabulous day and enjoy being 26 (I miss it hehe)!

Love this outfit- that jacket is amazing!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

WildBird said...

I love this jacket, wish it were warm enough here to wear my version! Classic.

Taylor said...

You are so pretty! I love your outfit today! Happy Birthday!

Jennifer said...

I just made my first gif. the other day too. I didnt post it though. I thought it was stupid. Yours on the other hand I love. This outfit rocks- the lipstick+ Glasses are perfection!!
-jenloveskev

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

julie i love this! it's a little schoolboy-ish, but the lipstick and patterned tights make it much more edgy.
and i LOVE the stop-motion whateveritis. more more!! so cool!

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

this outfit is so perfect! i love how your hair color kinda matches your trench, and i love the grey sweater and the studded ballet flats, and red lips... everything here is a WIN!

oh and i just read on another blog that it's your bday- happy birthday!!! ~joelle

Musing Around said...

The gif is great! Reminds me of The Clothes Horse, a little bit atleast.

Tiny Quirks said...

i just stumbled on your blog, and i love it! you have such a unique sense of style :)

Molly said...

very cute. i love your tights and the little step at the end :)

b.a. said...

i love this outfit and i LOVE your red lips!!!

Hat said...

You look like Riotbecki from the old Pipettes line up here! definitely a good thing, she is damn cool :)
xx

eatrabbitfood said...

How did you do that last "moving picture"? I love it! So creative and fun!

-your biggest fan :)

Girl from the North Country said...

Love your red red lips! your gif. is super cute!

KeRRi said...

I really love that first picture against the creeeepy van! It is so pretty! Colors are great. Love the collar- and u pulled off that lipstick so well!

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