Tuesday, September 21, 2010

She's 68 but she says she's 54

I have a lot of photos today, I always have a lot when Chris takes my pictures...
(Photos: Chris)
Sweater: Thrifted ($5)
Fur Stole: Great-Grandmother's
Velour Shirt: Thrifted ($1)
Skirt: UO ($20)
Belt: Gift from friend
Tights: AA
This outfit was one of those "start small and add, add, add to it until it works" kind of outfit's. Originally, I was wearing the yellow velour shirt as a dress, with just the tights and shoes, which felt kind of sparse. I added the skirt next, and then the sweater, and then the fur. In the end the result was exactly what I was going for, kind of "crazy old scandinavian woman". This sweater has become my solution to my lack of a fall jacket, I love how it looks with my Great-Grandmother's fur stole added to the collar, I was unsure on whether to get it when I came across it in the thrift store, but I'm glad I did. The colors are so versatile.

I've been wearing these Jeffrey Campbell clogs from ModCloth non-stop lately. Now that I'm working a job where I'm on my feet all day, I haven't been wearing heels and wedges very often. I had been looking for a pair of shoes for fall that had some height to them, but were still comfortable, these clogs were perfect. I know some people don't like the clog trend, but I love it. They're so functional and I'm loving anything that reminds me of my mom from the 70's lately. Have you been to the ModCloth site these days? I went on the other day and was stoked to find out they're offering pre-orders for the BB Dakota holiday line, there are so many things I have my eye on (like the Tularosa coat, le sigh)!
I'm also completely aware that I look like Maude lately:
I've been wearing my hair in Heidi braids non-stop these days. It's easy and keeps my hair out of my face while I work. Interested in knowing how to do this style? Stay tuned for a how-to tomorrow!

58 comments:

Erica said...

LOOK AT THAT RING!It's a nice addition!

Rosa&Carlotta said...

beautiful outfit! I love your hairstyle as well!!


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Diya said...

that coat is so awesome! you look really granny chic :) and I'm envious of your skillz with hairdos. all I know is how to put it up in a bun or let it down...haha!

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Sarah said...

I love how this look turned out. i think it looks perfect with all the layers. I love this coat of yours. Just perfect for cooler weather.

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Chaucee said...

Love this outfit!

MissAlyssa said...

i love your hair... i miss my long hair when i see cuteness like that!

Beverley said...

i think only you can pull off braids like that! definitely bring a fresh feel to this style, absolutely love it.

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Rio said...

Haha Maude or not, it's an awesome look! That sweater is amazing, and I've been wanting those clogs for a while now! I also wish my hair was long enough to rock the Heidi braids! :)

Between Laundry Days said...

Maude is a totally appropriate (nay, awesome) source for inspiration. And these photos are just incredibly wonderful. You look serene and beautiful and the outfit is lovely. The layering and rich cool-weather colors add so much.

CAITLIN said...

i love this look! i've picked up&put back multiple incarnations of that sweater at thrift stores in recent months--you've convinced me that i need to purchase it once and for all! love love the colors here :)

Archives said...

i love love love your hair like that!!! :D

phoebe said...

Absolutely gorgeous outfit! Your hair looks amazing as well. love it x

number the first said...

this outfit is definitely one of my favorites! I love the fur stole with the sweater and the hair.♥

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Blackbird Fly said...

what an awesome coat!
I bought a fun printed winter coat over the summer from this really neat Native American shop and am in love with it. I can;t wait for colder weather so I can wear it!

XXXX
-Morgan (Blackbird fly)
Blackbird Fly

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

Love Harold & Maude! That is one cozy looking sweater, lady!

A Redhaired Designer said...

your hair is perfect with this outfit! I love how to big sweater compliments the slender form of the dress underneath!

Victoria said...

Julie---
I must say, you seriously "brought it" with this one. My jaw is dropping.

*Tori C

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Great sweater, great colours, great hair! And I like those particular clogs, though I'm not such a fan of the towering, blinged-out ones that have been showing up in a few places.

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Michal said...

I love everthing about this outfit! Your sweater, your shoes, and I adore your hair. It looks so cute in Heidi braids. :)

xx
michal

http://a-north-country-girl.blogspot.com

cb said...

yes i can see where your style inspiration came from but you look a million times more fabulous! love that jacket too! i am soo excited that my hair is long enough now to do the milkmaid braids! you look great in them!

xo,
cb

Rose said...

i found your blog today, i LOVE it! seriously. awesome photos. and i honestly cannot believe you got that sweat for $5.
Officially following now. :)
-Rose

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genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Basically, princess Leia hair meets old lady fashion awesomeness. LOVE IT.

Emily said...

I adore those clogs!

Emily said...

I adore those clogs!

Emily said...

I adore those clogs!

Mel said...

What an unbelievable cute sweater!!!!!

fashion_player said...

I love this sweater!

Shallow Mallow said...

I wore Heidi braids for my wedding:D

Love the outfit!

tess said...

YES RUTH GORDON!

Vanessa said...

WOO! I love this outfit. I think it's my favorite I've seen lately. I've been wearing my hair like that a lot lately too, especially when I let my hair air dry and it falls flat to my head - I can just whip up some braids and feel a lot better about it!

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Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Yes yes yes yes I love this style SO much. THe whole extremely northern European wintery look. -sigh- SO perfect. Really I am completely in love with this and the braids just make it!

Raji said...

This outfit is absolutely beautiful!
LOL "crazy old scandinavian woman" is definitely one of my favourite looks!

Melanie said...

Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why did you have to show me these shoes? Now I want them and Modcloth is sold out! Why?
So awesome, especially with those tights. Sigh....

eleanor said...

I absolutely LOVE this look. You look incredible. And I have clogs that are pretty similar and I adore them too!

Z

Becca Jane said...

This outfit is so cozy and cute looking, perfect for fall weather. I also love that you are channeling your inner Maude - so fab.

Terri said...

I had not made the Maude connection, but I was definitely loving your braid(s). I've been growing my hair out...because I want something like them.

I like the sweater and the clogs as well.

Cadie said...

I am not a huge lover of the clog trend since it just brings me back to middle school/high school where all the girls wore those flat Birkenstock clogs but I love the Jeffrey Campbell ones you have, too cute!

theanthropologieconnoisseur said...

There's something so intriguing and genious about this look!

Wood Wool and Stone said...

Ohhhhhhhh man! I love love LOVE your sweater! I have an old man sweater that I wear over top of everything. it is so comfy and goes with so many things and is a great layering thing, with the collar sticking out from under a coat....oh fall...how awesome you are for sweater wearing! <3 Big comfy cozy giant sweaters are the best!

P.S. love the braids! I used to do a similar thing before I got a hair cut. Can't wait for your how to :)

One Girl said...

Great! I was just searching for how to to maiden braids yesterday! Thank you!

elanor, missing-lovebirds said...

you're a doll!
i love this! :) the colors are beautiful and your clogs are splendid!

following your lovely blog now that i've found you. :o

xx elanor
missing-lovebirds.blogspot.com

barefootandvintage said...

ahhh...the evolution of a [fantastical] outfit. that sweater is phenomenal. i really wouldn't complain if you wore it every single day. ;)

The Velvet Bow said...

Heidi braid! Love.

chellemorgan said...

Oh I really love the braid! I wish my hair was long enough to do that style. I guess some day; can't wait for the how-to!

Xo Chelle
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sweetdisposition said...

so gorgeous, this looks really editorial and high fashion. that sweater is amazing and such a hugeeee steal!

also love the hair. wish mine was long enough for braids. soon enough! :]

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

the second I saw your hair, I said out loud, OMG MAUDE! haha loving it.

Caroline said...

Hahaha I LOVE the Heidi braids! That coat is fantastic. It looks so warm and cozy. I can't wait for the hair tutorial!

Amy said...

Your braid is beyond awesome. Almost makes me wish I had long hair again...

Erin Cathleen said...

Haha, this look is SO "Harold and Maude"! It's just cool and kooky enough. I love it!

Amanda said...

Fcking LOVE Maude! She had great style -- as do you :)

Jessica Joan said...

Oh oh oh! This outfit is incredible! I love it so so much! Bravo!

Tiffany said...

Ummm hello, is someone engaged? Did I miss this? Please, do tell us!!

Emily Jean said...

LOVE this braid in your hair! oh how i wish i could accomplish this!

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L said...

MAUDE! i love a maude reference.

Destrehan's Daughter said...

The best thing for me sometimes about being in the blog community is meeting people who know the same off the wall movies, music, and art. I loved this movie in college and not a single person I hung with had ever heard of it. Thanks for making me feel a little less like a weirdo!

Rebekah said...

You were my hair and make up inspiration for the day!

Rebekah said...

you inspired my hair and makeup for the day! and inspired me to start blogging again :] and so, my dear, I thank you.

sartoriography said...

I don't know how I missed this post. It certainly stands out! You look totally amazing in this outfit. That sweater is the best example of cooky sartorial badassery I've seen in a while. The combination of all the pieces if just perfect. Love it!!

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