Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The blues are still blue

This is a scheduled post as I will be at the gallery receiving work tonight! Saturday is just around the corner!
(If I look tired, it's because I am. I took these early early this morning)
Mens Shirt: Salvation army in Framingham, MA (2.00)
Suede Skirt: Goodwill in Harrison, ME (2.99)
Tights: Target (5.00)
Shoes: Target sale (6.99)
Necklaces: H&M and Dolly and Boy
When I woke up this morning it was very lightly snowing, which only means one thing: I want comfort. Comfort food, comfort drinks, and comfort clothes. This isn't what I was planning on wearing at all today, but I realized I haven't worn this mens button down in months and it seemed appropriate for the kind of day it was. It's super old and worn in, the perfect soft thing. With the busy plaid pattern and my hair down, I didn't feel like it needed too much accessorizing: just a couple of long necklaces. I like how the sleeves almost look like they're dolman sleeves, but it's just because of how big the shirt is.

I'm on second day hair today, which is great because all I had to do was finger-comb it and touch up the front with my curling iron. I'm never too perfect with curling it, I'll leave a lot straight. My goal is for it to look as natural as possible (plus it requires less effort). Occasionally I'll curl the whole thing but I just end up feeling too sweet and like a poodle.
So I hope some of you can come to the gallery show! You can also visit the This Collective Pull blog to read more about it and be connected to the Facebook group. I'm really excited for the opening on Saturday, but I'm also a little excited for the quiet and solitude that Sunday will bring with it! I'm a hermit at heart!

44 comments:

Danielle said...

LOVE this outfit! That men's shirt is awesome. Good luck with the opening on Saturday!

Academichic said...

The men's shirt looks great with the little black skirt and your hair looks as gorgeous as ever!

Good luck with the show, it sounds really great and like something I would have definitely enjoyed were I in your neck of the woods.

S

M. said...

ugh your hair is gorgeous! I wish mine was that long!

lovelove, M.
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The Village Idiot said...

LOVE THE MENSWEAR PAIRED W/ A SEXY LITTLE SKIRT AND TIGHTS!!! GREAT LITTLE CHAINS TOO!

Tiny Quirks said...

very cute. i like your hair partially straight and i agree with your whole poodle thing. and i know what you mean about wanting comfort...

♥Lola said...

Love your hair in this post, so pretty :)

Tanglewood said...

That's the skirt that inspired me to embrace leather (and velvet too)! I love all your styles with this skirt--thanks for sharing.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love this outfit! I'm saving it because I want to recreate it! :) Good luck and have fun at the gallery tonight!

Linda said...

Regardless of how tired you were, I think you look beautiful!

MissNeira said...

Prettyyyyy locket! and of course *as usual I am in love with your tights!

Kyla said...

Your hair looks absolutely incredible!

MissKellie said...

This outfit is so great! :D And your hair is so perfect. I wish mine looked that good without a ton of effort!

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

the way you've styled this shirt is rad. i also have a men's plaid shirt that is HUGE in the arms and i never wear it without a sweater, otherwise i feel like i have fins or something hanging off me. why i never thought to roll (and roll) the sleeves is a wonder.

Lexie said...

you look so chic and comfortable! also, one of my friends put a song with "the blues are still blue" line on a mixed cd she gave me .. it's so lovely!

Sara Lynn said...

You look great! I love this outfit, your hair looks great too!

futurelint said...

Love the long necklaces with the men's shirt! Is that an easter egg on the handicapped parking sign? random!

Rosie said...

Love that Belle and Sebastian song! Great post, good luck with your opening!

Taylor Sterling said...

have fun at the gallery! Love the skirt with that top!!

cadencesmama said...

your hair is amazing!

Kelly Lauren said...

your hair is so thick and pretty and beautiful - truly jealous over here!

Jessica said...

So effortlessly chic. I wish my hair was pretty enough to do those effortlessly lovely waves too!

teri seaglass said...

Good luck! You look so adorable! Love the look and you have amazing hair!

I'd be honored if you'd check out my blog.
teri at tintedseaglass.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Your hair is insane. I love it.

Rebecca said...

I love this outfit. You carpark has such incredible colours and textures as a backdrop for photos. The sign made me laugh - if we had a sign saying 'handicapped' in the UK, people would complain that it was discriminating against them (our signs must say 'disabled'.) Ppl here complain about everything!

Brittany said...

Nothing better than an old, worn-in plaid button-up! My boyfriend gave me his favorite one because he finally admitted it's getting too small and I looove it!

chicfaced said...

you look hot! the menswear shirt with the fitted black skirt is forever a classic sexy combo. you're doing it your own way here (obviously) and it rocks

City Girl Chicago said...

your hair is gorgeous and effortlessly chic! and so is the outfit :)

Jillian said...

I really like this outfit! It looks very effortless and comfortable.

Wicked Thrifty- Formerly The Thrifty Stylist said...

gorgeous. love the patterned tights. wish i had bombshell hair like this, too ;D

ann said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it. Love all your hair tutorials too, I can't wait to try them out :)

Camilla said...

Loving the boyfriend shirt+ suede skirt combo.
Fashion genius.
Camilla

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gacalica16 said...

You have SUCH pretty hair! I LOVE this look btw, I'm still trying to find a plaid shirt and this is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. I know you said its old but do you, by any chance, know where you got it?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Lovely outfit. I adore your necklace.

Natalya's Closet said...

I love your feminine touch on the men's shirt!

Django et Coco said...

I love the outfit! and your hair; WOW! Every time I visit your blog, I just want long, long hair again! :) Good luck with the gallery opening, I'm sure it will be a blast! (yeah! for being a hermit at heart, I'm the same way)


-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Clare said...

This seems like a very "you" look. I love it!

The Style Rider said...

I love this! You put things together so well! Cool tights!

princesspolitico said...

that plaid shirt looks so wonderfully worn in! i love how its a bit baggy - its drapes wonderfully with your suede skirt. um... your hair makes me envious! it is most definitely your best accessory :)

the snow fall looks so pretty!

xo.
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Christen said...

Love how you played with proportions here and I have a MAJOR hair crush on you. Major.

megannielsen said...

I love that collection of necklaces, gorgeous!

Aline Aimée said...

that blouse is gorgeous!
can't believe it was 2 dollars!

Becca Jane said...

Love this outfit! The shirt is fabulous!

Wanderlusting Fool said...

THIS is your day after hair?! Dang woman, you look gorgeous. Makes me miss my long hair so much.

Love this outfit too. Such a cute pairing of the comfy top with the skirt :)

Wanderlusting Fool

Jessica said...

How did you get your hair to be so long and healthy? Do you have any special care secrets or products? I'd appreciate any advice!

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