Saturday, February 20, 2010

Slow Graffiti

Dress: H&M (18.00)
Bag: H&M (18.00)
Shoes: Target (6.99 sale)
Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
Necklaces: H&M / Dolly and Boy
Headband: Goody
Photos: Chris
A quick post tonight because it's late and I'm sleepy. Chris and I just got back from having dinner with friends in East Boston, I love that we live so close to the city. The past couple of days have been extremely busy at the College I work at, admissions hosted a couple of open house events so today I opted for comfort in my wardrobe choices. I bought this dress and bag last week on my New York trip with Jen. As much as I love vintage and thrift, sometimes it's nice to have new things. I love the kind of frenchy-mod style of this mini dress and the studded bag is exactly what I've been looking for. I was definitely comfortable too, good for running around campus!

My hair style today was inspired by all the beautiful twists I've been seeing lately on the Urban Outfitters website. I woke up really late today and needed something easy, and this off center bun fit the bill. I've been getting lots of hair questions lately, my monthly hair post will be coming next week!

Also, someone asked about the knitting pattern I used for the cowl in my last post. I'm sorry to say I didn't use a pattern at all, it was all free form (and very imperfect). I just cast on 18 stitches and knit half a scarf and then sewed it together. Very un-technical!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, I'm off to watch 21 Jump Street with Chris! Yes!

64 comments:

caffeinerd said...

Definitely feels like a French look to me---love it! The stripes and the long necklaces are great.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I LOVE that dress... I feel like I see it so much, and I every time I see it I want it more! :) You look fab! I love your hair like that!

Purple Deer said...

Everything is very classic. I love it...great choice (As always) for the up coming Spring season.

tess said...

love your dress, very French indeed

juliamarisa said...

i like this dress so hard!

closet365 said...

Love it. I have a very similar dress with gold buttons down the back and it makes me happy every time I wear it. Such a great look.

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

this outfit is stunning! very simple, yet chic. i also really like your hair that way. it's different from what you usually do. you should do a tutorial on it! :)

xoxo
SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

Dominika said...

u look so pretty!
i love your hair! it's so beautiful!
and your dress is lovely too!
<3

Urooba said...

I just realized your name is Julie!
ZOMG.

But you look more like a...a...Elizra, or something.

THAT BAG IS SOOO COOL.

she will have her way said...

Love your dress, great photo too!

Panda said...

This is really lovely! Reminds me of france...
Panda xxx

notjustmedical said...

Classic and chic! Love your outfit and how you've done your hair.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Ulrika said...

lovely outfit, and i really like your hair!xxx

Delightfully Tacky said...

I was at H&M my last day in NYC looking for a dress just like this to be comfy in on my plane home! I think I found one like this but was too cheap (read: broke) to buy it. I think I need to start doing my hair again. I never do it up in the winter for warmth, ahah!

chaoskontrolowany said...

I love your dress! <3

xoxo M.

Camilla said...

so cute! x
Camilla

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Anna M Blanch said...

Love this look!

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look very cute in this! You know I picked up this dress at h&m and put it back 3 times last weekend and now I'm regretting it:( You made it look fabulous!

Clare said...

Ooh, I love the mod vibe and the simplicity to this look. Lovely! And, of course, your hair is rad. As is 21 Jump Street. Have a great weekend!

Fashion Therapist said...

Great dress. There's so many ways you can style it and so many colors that will go with it. Definitely a good investment!

The Book of Right-On said...

Simple and chic!
I love your hair in these photos!
have a great weekend

Margaux from BoRO

briannelee said...

I love that bag! I might have to check out H&M and get one for myself.

Happy Saturday!!!

Sabrina said...

Love it, so cute!! you look great! This is inspiring as I have a striped dress and it gives me idea's on how to wear it.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Love the dress! Simple and comfy!

emma said...

i have the same dress.. i love it!
xxx

urbanrhetoric said...

guess all schools are busy right now....i'm exhausted too!

~pemora

Meghan said...

Very nice spot to take the photos, your dress is so cute & I love the colour of your tights!

Kallie said...

that dress looks great on you! you looks so put together and comfy all at once.

myownlittleuniverse said...

i love stripes, what a cute dress! i wish we had an h&m by me (sad face).

The Village Idiot said...

very french chic!!! u look pretty

Sara Lynn said...

I love this outfit! That dress is so pretty and cute! I love the hair too, I should try that sometime :)

Oughta Say No said...

I have that dress from H&M too. It's so comfy. I'll have to try it with tights instead of leggings next.

Little Ocean Annie said...

This dress is so great! Very easy and chic. I love that you kept the outfit simple.

Erin Cathleen said...

Love that dress! Now I'm off to H&M. :P You do look very gamine-chic! Love the ballet bun!

Gabrielle said...

I love this look! The gold accents play really well with the stripes.

Searched And Found said...

Love the stripes!

E said...

I'm always so envious for you lucky girls with long hair! I love that loose bun look! And I would love to find a pretty striped dress like yours, too!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

love your outfit! and hair is gorgeous!!! and are you!!!!!!!!!!

M. said...

love the simple look, I've been wearing my hair like that alot too, it's so classic!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

fadetoblack said...

omg i totally recognize you from the chictopia party!!

did you guys have fun?

and i love hair in a bun .. suits you well ;)

Liz said...

I like the dress a lot, but also love the layered necklaces, its an interesting vertical line across the stripes!

Brittany said...

great dress! i can just see the styling possibilities with this one! your hair looks great too!

Juliet said...

Darling!
I love your look, because I have the same dress as you! and I like to know different types to wear!:)
xxx

MissKellie said...

You look adorable, and your outfit definitely has a French look to it! :D Your hair is cute too, I want to try out that style!

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Aline Aimée said...

the dress and the purse are really pretty!
i love the hair!

xoxo

aline

Diana said...

That dress is awesome! I'm a sucker for stripes lately.

BARGAIN BEX said...

what is it about graffiti that makes everything so much more freakin' cool?!

(love your messy off-kilter bun too!)

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

this is so chic. you look beautiful! and i love your hair like this.

Midwest Mayhem said...

I like the simplicity of this look.

Lexie said...

i bought a dress like that not too long ago from old navy! it's so chic!

and i loooove your top knot! keep posting hair inspiration ... i need to stay strong and resist cutting mine off again!

Lucia said...

I love how simple yet lovely this outfit is!

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Kookie B. said...

love the simplicity of this outfit.

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D. said...

I'm loving your hair in this picture. I think it compliments the dress perfectly.

princesspolitico said...

CLASSIC! lovely top knot and flats as well :)

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

pumkyn said...

I have to say, this is quite possibly my most favorite outfit yet.

myedit said...

Love this... the hair, the dress, the purse...yup, a whole lot of love happening here!

Sarah Rachel said...

Great outfit! Love the dress :)

MissNeira said...

You look soo good in stripes! wish I can!

stealthnerd said...

I love that off-center bun, it' so cute! Now I just need my hair to grow out so I can try that too!

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adventuresincookingnm said...

I have a question for you...how do you decide if you are crossing the line between "professional" and "Unprofressional" with your clothing. I have a purple and navy dress similar to the one you are wearing that I am dying to wear with tights and flats. I worry it's too short. How do you decide?????

Danielle said...

I like that dress, it's very simple but chic, and that bag is the perfect thing to pair it with!

Jessica said...

This is adorable. I love that dress. I wish my hair was as long and pretty as yours so I could copy your adorable styles!

whimsicalwardrobe said...

Love the graffiti shots! I just took some of those myself! You look fab in that dress, and I really like the updo. I have a daughter whose hair yours reminds me of--awesome stuff! My sister did an updo on her last night and it reminded me of some of your pics :)

The Jazzy Belle said...

Love this outfit!! Very cute and mod like you say :) the side bun is fun too.. I'm getting a few inches off mine on Friday! I need it desperately along w/ a little color.

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