Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Song for Sunshine

Jacket: J.Crew outlet ($15 ?)
Shirt: J.Crew outlet ($15)
Belt: Vintage from friend
Skirt: Urban outfitters ($20)
Tights: Urban Outfitters ($4)
Bracelet: Modern Millie's ($4)
Shoes: Nine West via Swap
Another grey and cloudy day, I'm so glad I decided not to pack away these blue tights with the rest of my winter things. It always seems to be the case that I pack up my cold weather gear in anticipation of summer, and BOOM, it's cold, dark and rainy the next day. I guess that's what you get with New England. I wanted to keep things summery but warm today, so I chose to go a little nautical. I love tan, blue and white together, and adding just a small pop of red (rather than red tights) keeps things from getting too 4th of July.

I got these awesome shoes at the swap last week:
I honestly don't have too much to say today, I always feel so weird about sharing the not-so-good side of life on this blog (I am afraid of boring people) but honestly work and life both have me run into the ground. Chris and I may be getting a new car soon, our Volvo has been having countless problems lately which makes me sad and I think it's just time to cut our losses. I hate looking for new cars, it took me nearly a month to settle on the one I have now and other than the major (expensive too) issues it's had, I really like it. I'm really looking forward to another weekend with no plans! Sorry for the rant, I've had an amazingly long day.

Have a good night!

51 comments:

Awkward Socialite said...

Love this look!

Caitlin said...

Tomorrow is going to be even worse :( I love that skirt!

Lindsay said...

I love these tights! I know you hate looking for a new car, but I'm sure you will look fabulous doing it! :-)

Lara said...

I also hate looking for new cars. I always fall in love with the wrong ones (ie old ones, ones with problems, ones with smells, ones that are too far out of my price range). What sort of car are you looking for? Do you have any specifics? I find looking online first is a good start. It helps you not only narrow down what you want but it also helps you compare with out being harassed by crazy salespeople!

Rosie said...

Good luck with the new car. Hang in there, you look great!

OooKellyNicky said...

Cute I love that navy skirt with that striped top. Classic.

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Brianna said...

I love the skirt and tights :)

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tess said...

that was barely rant, hope things work out though

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

know what? i always think about your wall and how amazing it is when i take my photos...wish i can find something like that here.hehe.

i love blue and tan too...:D

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

number the first said...

that coat is super cute <3 I'm pretty interested in this swap thing. I haven't heard of it before

The Boob Nazi said...

I am LOVING those tights.

kelly ann said...

looooove that jacket!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

what a great outfit! i've decided that you are the queen of thrifting and bargains. how on earth do you find so many sales? it is insane! i wish i had your skills. :)

xoxo
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Kim said...

Please don't worry about boring us. We all have long days. I like to think we can understand and empathize anytime you need to vent about yours. Hope you get some energy back soon!

Archives said...

you're so smart! i packed away my tights weeks ago, and last week Chicago decided to dip back down to the 40's and 50's! yikes! but the outfit is adorable!

ShoesForDessert said...

That jacket is adorable! I love it with that striped shirt and skirt, and the blue!! Blue and beige are so classic.

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♥Lola said...

So cute :) I love your trench! Have fun buying a new car, mine is completely broken :(

revital said...

oh wow! simply gorgeous outfit!! I adore the shoes!


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Sydney said...

I love those shoes! And good luck with the new car search! :)

Rūta said...

Nice shoes and whole outfit of course. You wear a lot of blue. I love that color too. It's a good "replacement" for black in summer.

Helen said...

God I never pack away my tights, in England I've been known to wear them in August haha.

Bad Taste Toast said...

I love the way youw ear your hair, it looks so effortlessly pretty. These tights are awesome, they have the perfect shade of blue, I love them!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

keep your chin up, julie! car troubles are the worst, i know... but you look gorgeous as always!

Dip-tea said...

Give me your hair !! Name your price !!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love that blue pleated skirt. It is adorable.

briannelee said...

Car shopping does suck. I hate doing it as well. That is why I am running mine into the ground. Plus its nice not having car payments.

Love this outfit!!!!

Lizzie Prule said...

I'm officially in love with these shoes! Lucky you :)
The whole outfit is great on you!



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The Village Idiot said...

love love love the navy tights!
you really have great personal style!

Hal said...

Cutest outfit! Great job, girl. xo

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Chaucee said...

Awesome, awesome outfit but I really love how you styled your hair!

My Ugly Garden said...

Very cute outfit, as always! Sorry about the car. Several years ago my husband and I were able to purchase a car through a local auction. It worked out well. It was a leased car, so it was well maintained, fairly low mileage, no salespeople to deal with and best of all, we didn't have to sell any internal organs to pay for it. Good luck in your search.

Becky said...

you look gorgeous. I love this outfit. Sweet shoes!

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

love the nautical stripes!

aww don't worry, the not-so-good side of life is what blogging is all about. to present an entirely one-sided, optimistic portrait of ourselves wouldn't be real! and i can say that i'm definitely inspired by bloggers' honesty and how they can really express themselves through those crappy days. hope the car shopping goes well, don't worry you'll find a new baby!

Michelle said...

Tut, tut, it's nice to read about a beautiful woman experiencing just the same shit I am going/have gone through... and still surviving, smiling, and looking great.

You don't bore us with being human.

shealennon said...

I love the different shades of blue in this look. And the tiny pop of red is perfect. I'm trying to fight the urge to pull out the tights myself--it doesn't yet feel like Spring in the Midwest either!

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Becca said...

Breton stripes are everywhere these days!! Its a revolution. Love the outfit - I'm with you on these rainy days in MA - can't the weather just make up its mind?? Although, I figure if I have to be at work, it might as well be crummy out. Tomorrow's supposed to be 80, and I'm sure it will be tough to be indoors at my desk when I know its beautiful and sunny outside!

Clare said...

Aw, I totally know how you feel. I've been feeling pretty worn down lately too.

But you look fantastic, and perfect for a chilly gray day.

Becca Jane said...

Love those shoes.

E said...

It's cold and dark and rainy down here, too! MAY! WTF?? Well, you look so polished and classy with your stripes and your trench. You make icky rain look good!

Nikki said...

Love your outfit!:)

Diya said...

very classic look. I'm sorry you're feeling down right now... I feel weird talking about sucky things on my blog as well. I hope you'll find a decent new car!

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Head-to-toe I love this outfit! You make classic style pieces look so great!

megannielsen said...

Those shoes are a great find! And I LOVE your hair in these shots

tastymoog said...

yesss, i love light shoes with dark tights. this cream and navy combo is so great... nautical chic, perhaps? :)

fashion-odyssey said...

nice, skirt, nice shoes, but I LOVE your hair!!
*envy*
:-)
you look great.

Future Lint said...

Love the blue tights with the blue skirt - it's such a unexpected and chic thing to have them match! Guh, car problems are the worst, mine was totaled in a hit-and-run but is still drivable, but I know the next thing that breaks or happens means I have to go find a new one and I don't want to deal with it!

princesspolitico said...

i like how you kept everything simple in this outfit - no need for color distractions. nautical theme works fabulously for you.

xo.
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Danielle said...

I love this outfit. It's the perfect outfit for a rainy day. Hopefully you're feeling better now that the sun's been out the past few days...at least it has been in Vermont!

Danielle
www.antiquatedtreasures.blogspot.com

Trishna said...

Beautiful!!!

Danielle said...

Your jacket is really cute!

the lovely birds said...

sorry to hear that you are down, i hope you cheer up soon, and maybe you and chris could plan a little road trip to get acquainted with your new car (when you get it. that way you will instantly have a good memory associated with it!)

p.s love this outfit, you kind of look like a sexy spy!

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