Monday, January 9, 2012

Put a Gull On It!







Sweater: J.Crew Thrifted
Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Madewell (last year)
Tights: AA
Loafers: Ralph Lauren thrifted
Seagull pin: Vintage
Bracelets: gift, vintage

Oh man, it's definitely Monday, huh? Did you have a good weekend? I did. Lots of thrifting, food, and relaxing. Each weekend, I've also been making a big effort to pare down my closet, weeding out the things I haven't worn in ages, like this grey sweater. It was almost cut, but at the last minute, I decided to try it one more time. I honestly haven't worn it since this post, which is silly because it's such a great basic piece. I kept things mostly mono-chrome, save for some rust colored tights, and added my seagull pin. I realized the other day how strange it is to not hear or see seagulls anymore, as much as I kind of hate them (they steal your sandwich at the beach and ruin the paint job on your car), I do also miss their calls. They used to sit outside our windows and pester the cats.

31 comments:

blue roses said...

have you seen "winged migration"? incredibly stunning and uplifting documentary, i highly recommend it. could provide further inspiration to wear this gull pin, and other aviary finds!

also, good idea on keeping the sweater, it fits well and is a beautiful shade; plus, it looks warm!

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Brigita said...

That jumper really is a basic piece, I would not throw it out. The seagull is so nice :)

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xx Brigita

Little Lo Hood said...

I absolutely love this outfit, glad you kept the sweater. I am in love with monochromatic outfits and that rust color is such a great touch! :) -Lo

curious constellation said...

I now have 'if you like it then you shoulda put a gull on it' ala Beyonce's Single Ladies thanks to your post title (:

lauraa said...

Pretty pretty outfit and love the gull! Alot less cutesy than most bird pins but its brilliant!
I can't wait to clean out my wardrobe and reorganise, but I am revising hard for my masters and can't justify the break. In 3 weeks time I will get on with it!!
xxx

Chloe Marie said...

Love this outfit! The gull pin is such the perfect touch and I'm still in love with collars, don't know if that obsession will ever pass. I always love seeing the seagulls when I go to the beach but then I remember what little crafty birds they are haha!

Destrehan's Daughter said...

I have been wanting to go through my closet lately but it's been unseasonably warm even for NOLA so I have been resisting a clean up until the weather switches to wam permanently. The color of your hair in that last shot is fabulous. I can't remember if you do any color or not but it's a great set of tones.

Frannie Pantz said...

For some reason this look reminds me of Clueless (when Cher is looking for the most responsible outfit for her driving test and asks Lucy where her shirt with the seagulls on it is).

I love this outfit so very much! The rust tights add fun to the chic neutral look. And, of course, the seagull pin is very fun as well.

Hope said...

That is a great sweater. It's good that you didn't abandon it! :) I love the tights with the whole outfit.

It's funny the things you miss when you move that you never thought you would.

-Hope
www.aflatteringtale.com

charity @ c'est la belle vie said...

I like this outfit alot, and the high bun is the perfect touch.

Justalazymorning said...

amazing pics, love the soft tones
xoxo

Chelle Lynn said...

heh, I just started watching Portlandia. Super funny stuff.

Shannon said...

Lovely look. And the little seagull is a perfect touch.

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Maria Elyse said...

Ugh, yes...it for sure is Monday, haha. Mondays are usually that Monday-ish for me, but today is pretty blah.

I have so many sweaters in basic colors, and even though I don't wear them all as much as I should like to, I can't get rid of them. They're too versatile and I know I'll use them eventually. Glad you kept this one! :)

I cannot get over how darling that seagull brooch is...I love anything ocean-related and it looks beautiful with that sweater. I'm always on the lookout for fun brooches when I go thrifting but I never seem to find any...

xo
Maria Elyse
First Impressions
Flying Ships Vintage

Hanna said...

You always wear amazing pins! I neverseem to find any...great outfit.

The Daily Fashionista said...

I'm glad you kept that sweater!! It's a great basic :) And the skirt is such a fun print. Fave outfit :)

Ani said...

Simply adore this outfit and your Portlandia reference in the subject!

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HollyDolly said...

You know, my nickname in high school was Little Seagull. So I'm kind of in love with that pin.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Hehe, put a gull on it! ;) I love the print of your skirt! I can't imagine not living in a town with seagulls now that you think of it! We're constantly surrounded by them!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

lovely gull pin, and the best color tights I've seen all day!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

holly [at] covetous creatures said...

Cleaning out my closets is one of my goals for the new year. The added perk is rediscovering all the things that haven't been worn for ages!

Jo said...

Ohh, what a truly amazing brooch! <3 I wish it wasn't vintage - I am incredibly envious!

x
Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

abbyabbyabby said...

very cute gull, Julie! They are even cuter when you don't live with them all the time, right?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I can't believe you almost cut that sweater... I've been looking for exactly it for six months! Anyway, you look excellent. I kind of love seagulls because they're so strident in their personalities, but they can be annoying when you have a sandwich...

seekingstyleblog said...

I love the colored tights! And aren't jumping pictures so fun? haah

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Tea Joeli said...

Great blog!
Kisses from New York:)
www.TheBrunetteWorld.com
xxx

amberly said...

The colors here are amazing!! I just got back from a Florida trip, and I'll admit, the seagull calls are pretty amazing. Oh, and so are the color of those tights!!

Put. A. Bird. On it.

:)

Polly Bland said...

all of these colors are just so striking together... really something I'd totally wear! beautiful! The tights are the cherry on top <3

love, polly

adam ziskie said...

i still miss that sandwich...hope that gull enjoyed it.

Jamie Rose said...

Oh my this is perfect and I love the quirky little pin you accessorized with. The print on your skirt is awesome as well.

Melissa said...

Cute pin! I love wacky stuff like that ;)

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