Thursday, August 23, 2012

When I'm Old and Grey

In this outfit:
Caftan top c/o Lulu's
Tank: J.Crew ($7 sale- last year)
Jeans: J.Brand- Gabriel Bro's ($10)
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell "Rumi"
Earrings c/o InfinEight
Beaded bracelets: gift from Punky
Eagle cuff c/o Lulu's
Spiky bracelet: F21 (old)

Where I wore it: To the office!

If "Eccentric Grandma" were the first words to pop into your head just now, thank you, you've pleased me. That's exactly what I was going for. I like to think that when I'm old and grey, I'll still appreciate crazy prints, layers of jewelry, and fun- if slightly more orthopedic- shoes. While I do love a simple outfit, sometimes I just want to be jingly and loud and smell like patchouli and sandalwood. I blame these competing sides of my wardrobe/personality on growing up in New England, in the woods. Surrounded by ex-hippies who also happened to like sailing and the beach, I can't help but love simple, slightly outdoorsy style just as much as I love flowing layers, long skirts, and batik.

Now that my hair is shorter and a few pounds lighter (an exaggeration), I've been a bit more apt to play with it and try new styles. Usually when I do Heidi braids, I keep them relatively structured and sleek, but today I wanted to try a more undone approach.

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