Remember my article on back to school dressing? Well, this is probably what I’ll be wearing on my first day of the new year at uni. A bit of a mix of all my tips: I go bold and show my love for cute, girly, slightly retro style, but it isn’t THAT in your face (at least I think so) because of the fact that most items are pretty much classics and because Blair Waldorf totally made it OK to wear cutesy meets preppy outfits to school again (but I ain’t wearing no typical Blair hairbow with this outfit, that would be way too much). And I’m layering with the blazer and the tights, but the tights and shoes also help me keep this outfit young instead of all business-blazer ish. I love the slightly Alice in Wonderland vibe these tights and shoes give off, along with the blue dress! I was actually inspired by the Dear Creatures lookbook and especially the way the cute plaid dresses looked with those amazing T strap flats and white crochet tights, and I knew I had tights like those lying in my closet, so I only had to find the dress and the shoes. I’m not a huge fan of ballerina flats, but the T strap give a twist to the whole goody two shoe ballerina flats always seem to have to me. The twist being that it pushes the sweet girl vibe even further, to the point that it’s so over the top that it comes across as intentional. Intention saves it.
I have no idea why I’ve only discovered navy blue as THE color that looks good on me this year. Where have you been all my life, navy blue? I couldn’t live without you anymore. I honestly think there isn’t a color in the world that looks as good on me as the darked shades of blue.
The birdpin wanted to come out too, so I pinned him on. I love how a special pin makes every outfit more “you” and less “yes I bought this in a store and a lot of other girls will buy it too”.
Anyway, hope you like it!
Kitty still isn’t all well, but I clean out his eye several times a day and take care of him like he’s a little baby. And I didn’t find a schoolbag nor a velvet maxi skirt. I hope they still have to arrive at new look, because all the other maxi skirts I tried on either didn’t fit right(that one that looked amazing on the Zara site :( ) or were made of crappy fabric(jersey so thin you could pretty much see through it) in a tacky print (some faded grey leopard or something, yuck). Oh well, the search continues.
Also, I just got notice that we’re all supposed to wear floor length gowns to this wedding I’m going to in a month. Great, I had already bought a gorgeous kneelength dress so now I have to shell out even MORE dough for a wedding NOT EVEN MY OWN. Best thing is: all the highstreet stores don’t have a single nice maxi length evening dress among them. I hope I’ll find something before the wedding.