back to school, to show my parents I'm not a fool!

Updated on Jul 31, 2008
blue vintage scarf - aviators Chanel sunglasses - beige cardigan MinkPink
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I haven’t been able to take photos and post regularly because I was on holidays, but now that I am back at school (university actually) its much easier to get back to my routine, instead of just waking up at four in the afternoon. Dressing for school can be hard, harder than normal dressing for me sometimes because its early in the morning, and requires walking and planning and then I realise I am actually going to have to study and pay attention when I get there! This semester has a better outlook for me than my last, because I start at 1pm most days, which means I no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn.

Anyway, I don’t know how applicable most of these tips maybe to anyone besides me, but I have a few little things to make my life a little easier when throwing on things in a rush:

1. I always try to stay warm, because I am always cold! Even though it was very very warm today for a winter’s day, I still brought my leather jacket, a scarf and wore stockings. I’ll often have a lecturer who decides to blast the air-conditioning on a rainy day. Also, I try to check the weather the night before and have a little plan of what I should wear the next day, I sometimes forget though.
2. I try to get comfy shoes, although walking around uni doesn’t bother me, my feet do get tired and I often have to run from one class to another, so I most often chose flat boots, or shoes with a small heel. I rarely wear big heels to university, but sometimes I’m tempted, so I plan and wear them on days where I do minimal walking.
3. A big bag is essential. I am a lover of all bags, but my cdg bag is the most convenient to take with me so I can fit in an additional piece of clothing if I get cold, books, diary, water, a small snack which can be consumed at the back of class and glasses.
4. Many people at my university are very well dressed and very trendy, but I guess to the point where I can walk into a class and everyone is wearing raybans, leather jackets and acid wash jeans. And as much as I love those things, I try to add an item (or two) which isn’t directly in fashion, to break up my look and not feel like a fashion clone, today I chose aviators after counting 48 students in my literature class walking in with wayfarers. To be honest though, I skip this step when I am in a rush out the door!
5. Be comfy and confident, nothing worse than pulling up jeans, pulling down shirts, stumbling all day in your shoes, and hating what you chose to wear. I chose a nice long cardigan which doesnt ride up, and a serial case of a person who wears something and then thinks “what the hell was I thinking”, even when its not something that bad, I chose simple items which I’m less likely to regret!

Comments (81)

DeeBurns
DeeBurns on February 22
dig this!
lylasaur
lylasaur on January 22
Cute title, cute style!
Dawn20
Dawn20 on January 20
Such a cute scarf and bag. Chic voted!
Univsall_kai
Univsall_kai on January 15
love this scarf!
miraclelove
miraclelove on January 03
this scarf is super cute
IreneGreen
IreneGreen on October 30
love it! :)
H07xox
H07xox on October 22
very chic!
chunadoll
chunadoll on October 10
loving it.
Azamiable
Azamiable on September 20
the scarf is so sweet
michelle2119
michelle2119 on September 12
so cool
annachka94
annachka94 on September 06
cute
aribear22
aribear22 on August 24
so cute!
Stroh
Stroh on August 23
LOVE THIS... I envy women for the cool looks they could have... I'M triing to find a way to stand out of the crowd and a friend suggested looks and I started to wear tights and leggings with some outfits and I would love you to comment them...
Carolangi
Carolangi on July 20
Beautiful !
SiobhanB
SiobhanB on July 06
love the scarf
thelifestyling
thelifestyling on June 27
cute!
EvaLavender
EvaLavender on June 01
great scarf!
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 28
nice shoes!
irlandamc
irlandamc on January 23
love ur cardi, beautiful hair!
itbealex
itbealex on November 08
Cuuuut cardigan<3
alwaysinvogue7
alwaysinvogue7 on October 02
this is fab fab fab!
endlesswardrobe
endlesswardrobe on August 25
great match, you look very celeb!
Gigi0816
Gigi0816 on May 08
chic chic chic!
nia
nia on May 04
love this style!
Ellieeey
Ellieeey on April 19
love this so much
StarzJpohon
StarzJpohon on April 01
beautiful scarf!!
Natashaspecial
Natashaspecial on February 15
Nicely put together!
20_excuses
20_excuses on January 17
lovely outfit
angelakatee
angelakatee on January 13
love this outfitttttt xoxo
Bleachkristin
Bleachkristin on January 01
I love your hair!!!
breakfastatiffanys
breakfastatiffanys on December 09
I absolutely love this outfit! everything about it- you look so so great. I feel like when I wear something like this, I can't pull it off. It really upsets me :( or maybe I'm just not putting it together well. But really, you look so good! And i love your hair pulled back too.
anjsalan0
anjsalan0 on November 22
u look great!!! wish i could pull of something like that.. i love it!
franceskina88
franceskina88 on November 09
hi! i added one of your pictures to my article about chictopia in my (italian) blog about fashion/lifestyle.. here: http://trendvillage.iobloggo.com/archive.php?eid=417 Hope you don't mind! (i can always delete it if you want!)
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 12
you are so sweet, thankyou. its no problem at all ;)
superzeka
superzeka on November 05
nice!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 26
hot! favorite!
Pimposita
Pimposita on October 15
I love your scarf and your bag
kristin_mad
kristin_mad on October 12
I want a scarf like this!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on October 10
great!
K3ls37
K3ls37 on September 30
saaame!! thanks for the post- and love the outfit, especially the scarf
AnnaMaria
AnnaMaria on September 14
great cardigan !
mamalazarus
mamalazarus on September 04
This gives me an idea on what to do with a similar dress I have...the scarf is very cool!
samanthax
samanthax on September 01
ohh i love this!!
JayLovesVintage
JayLovesVintage on August 26
I love how you put this together.
cinsiddy
cinsiddy on August 24
I really like this look. I've been in college for two years and am still trying to find fashion identity that fits with my college lifestyle u seem to have nailed it!!
mynameisemma
mynameisemma on August 22
ADORE the ouftit!
LCND
LCND on August 09
great combination of layers
powderblue
powderblue on August 09
Awesome outfit. Love your layering, and your gorgeous hair is just the icing on the cake :)
vassiliades
vassiliades on August 07
uh finally platinum hair done right.. it's hard to pull off that shade but you do it very well
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 08
thankyou so much :)
astern
astern on August 06
perfect!
s_s
s_s on August 04
tres cool, awesome bag, its a goal of mine to stop wearing jeans to uni every single day. second week back and im failing miserably! love mink pink!!!
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 08
thankyou, mink pink is amazing for tops at really good prices ;)
cait_51
cait_51 on August 04
yeah i had mornings where it was literally like 8 degrees or something ridiculous, anyway, will be stealing ur style haha
dirtchic
dirtchic on August 03
Your hair color is amazing...As is the outfit
cait_51
cait_51 on August 02
you look amazing for uni style, i try and plan it the night ahead when i have early starts ahah! but perfecting the mix of its freezing in the morning and hot at lunch is hard.. just layering haha.. anyway you make going to uni look awesome rather than jst wearing trackies and uggs- ergh
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 03
I have learnt the most about layering after having to go from morninsg which were 15 degrees to days which were 25 degrees, its a quick process if you dont want to sweat at lunch :P luckyly, i dont see too many people at uni wear uggs
gobaby
gobaby on August 02
hi lady! nice to meet u! love your outfits
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 03
thankyou so much, nice to meet you too!!
Minimaliste
Minimaliste on August 01
hold the phone, what label is that cardigan? it's amazing!
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 02
it is mink pink :)
thefashionhead
thefashionhead on August 01
that bag is awesome, i love the whole outfit!
MichelleYue
MichelleYue on August 01
yay I missed you! Those sunnies look so hot on you. And I really like the cardigan.
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 01
School has forced me to not be lazy, so I am. Thankyou so much :)
flutterby
flutterby on August 01
YAY you're back ! :D love this
flairtoremember
flairtoremember on July 31
You look hot!! And I've missed you!! xxx
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 01
Thankyou sweetie! I've however being cheacking your outfits as often as i got the chance hehe :)
Starrgirl
Starrgirl on July 31
The hair+those glasses-Amazing! you're always so put together
magenta
magenta on July 31
your hair is amazingg!
Kathleen
Kathleen on July 31
very different and cute!
MissTrendy
MissTrendy on July 31
i m wondering how much cost the bag CDG & witch collection Darling he s perfect with everything i guess you lived a lots fashion adventure with him ..
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 01
The bag was a present so Im not too sure, sorry.
FASH10NiSTA
FASH10NiSTA on July 31
wow i love this outfit.
fashionslacker
fashionslacker on July 31
great bag
Kora
Kora on July 31
Very cute! I love your hair, have always wished I could pull of light, light hair! And where is that jacket from!!??!
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 01
Thankyou, my hair is actually kind of getting darker from what it usually is :(. My jacket is from Paddington in Sydney, Australia. We have these little markets there every saturday which I am extremly fond of.
Turquoise22
Turquoise22 on July 31
Great style. I like the second pick with the jacket. Great back to school outfit I must say!!!
bnosaires
bnosaires on July 31
great great style!
annaiscloset
annaiscloset on July 31
great!
Amandas_Armoire
Amandas_Armoire on July 31
I love your bag!
val
val on July 31
where did you get your bagg? I love
sophie_haghighi
sophie_haghighi on July 31
LOVE LOVE IT!!!!
naomi
naomi on July 31
You compiled a great back to school outfit! Love it!
sefi
sefi on July 31
love the way you r dressed and what you wrote
lolalondon
lolalondon on July 31
this entire outfit is fantastic! the bag and jacket especially. PERFECT fall look!
firefly
firefly on July 31
i love your bag
qinatthedisco
qinatthedisco on July 31
Awesome tips!!! Very nice outfit for school! I hate it when people aqsk me where I'm going when I'm dressed up too! Like, why can't I dress up just to make myself happy?! <3 the outfit btw! awesome bag!
lisalovesyou
lisalovesyou on July 31
i love your explanations so much that i'm favoriting the picture to keep these in mind! luckily my schedule is better this semester as well! and i'm also a chronic why-did-i-do-this-er!
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 01
Its so annoying to think ugh why am i wearing this the whole day, it just kills your mood so much, i think its kind of like punishment for not planning ahead, even a little :P
EnglishRose
EnglishRose on July 31
Love this outfit! If I wear heels or anything remotely stylish to uni people always comment on 'why I'm so dressed up' people just don't get it when I say I would wear the outfit even if I was sitting in my house!! Love the scarf
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on August 01
we have about half the uni who wear jeans and shirts and the others who go all out, sadly there is no in between :(
brgttplff
brgttplff on July 31
i love this! the scarf and cardigan are perfect!
cheezyBABE
cheezyBABE on July 31
love ur leather jacket and blue scraf.. cool!
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