Monday, December 13, 2010

maybe i'm just crazy

I'm sorry I didn't update much this past week (including a missed Photo Friday AGAIN, yikes). It's been a really intense week. Aside from studying for and taking finals, I had to completely move out of my room and into a new one in my dorm house. Thanks in no small part to the assistance of my friends, especially my dear friend Josh, I was able to move without too much stress. That was all well and good, really. It's just been a really awful week in very big ways for some people that I really care about. All of my concern, sympathy, empathy, anxiety surrounding all of that just hasn't made me feel particularly blog-y or inspired.

Anyway, I'm home with my parents now, and everything is all finished for the quarter. It's great to be home and to be out of school, but I miss my friends a lot. Two of my best friends smoke, and I often go outside and sit with them and drink tea while they have a cigarette. The conversations we have out there always really help me process the events of the day.

I spent a really good, lazy weekend with Alex. We're going on a trip together overnight on Thursday that will be really fun. I can't wait :)


blazer: thrift -- shorts: thrift -- top: took from my Mom in freshman year of high school -- knee socks: ModCloth -- shoes: MIA via Nordstrom Rack -- purse: vintage Coach bag from Alex

I'm wearing that same blazer I had on in the last outfit I posted here. Guilty! Oh well, it's one of my favorite pieces. Besides, having a style blog shouldn't be about never wearing the same garment twice.


Finally talked myself into wearing my knee socks in public. I didn't regret it a bit! And I didn't feel insecure, either. Just a little cold :P



Today's title comes from Best Coast -- "Crazy for You." I've been listening to their album on repeat all day... It's really infectious indie pop. Liz Phair meets Phil Spector meets The Ramones. Really, really dumb lyrics, but in a totally non-ironic, unpretentious way, which is kind of cool in its own right.

23 comments:

Nnenna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that it was a bad/stressful week for you and your friends- I hope things are looking up now!

Yay for knee socks in public- love it! Also, I love your purse :)

Annebeth said...

yeah, some weeks suck and then you're glad you got through it. But look at the bright side: be glad you have friends you care this much for :)

you look great with knee socks, and you could wear that blazer every day if you ask me: you have a lot of pieces that are absolutely beautiful but not all "look at me" so they totally lend themselves to being combined in very different ways so yeah, absolutely not a bad thing to wear it over and over again.


I loved that song! It sort of reminded me of this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLPaoG4O9Hg

yours is more summer, mine is more christmassy but with a bit of beach boys sprinkled on top :D

Cherry Plum said...

I love your style. You remind me Charlotte Rampling!


You have a new follower now


Kisses from Spain

Olivia said...

Hope this next few weeks is better for you!
I love this outfit! You pull off knee socks really well, don't worry :)
And Best Coast is love. Have you heard their's and Wavves' Christmas song for Target yet?

♥ Olivia

Dooshi said...

Love this outfit, especially this bourdeaux blazer!
and a tiny request, if you can, try to post more often because I have to say that I really enjoy reading your posts and see your outfits... :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

sorry to hear about your friends. i hope your trip with alex can help you get some good time to relax and unwind. :)

loving everything about this outfit - from the knee highs to the purse and those shoes. love it all. and yeah style blogs should totally NOT being about wearing things more than once. i think it shows how creative you can be with the pieces you already have. you rock it, girl. ;)

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

i love love love this look. seriously. i wish i had the confidence to pull off the knee socks & shorts look because you look AMAZING.

Chelsea Lane said...

I love this outfit! such a cool bag, and I think I've already mentioned how much I love this blazer. if not, I LOVE this blazer <3

xoxo

JennaStevie said...

I looove the knee high socks, great with that blazer :) Im having one of those weeks too, but it always feels better when you're done.
xJennaD

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

you look awesome! i can't believe you're wearing shorts!! have fun! and sometimes a few days away from blogging just makes you come back with a ton of inspiration!

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Hope all is well with you and your family. And don't worry, I'm not sure who IS in the mood to blog during finals week..bleh.

And I totally don't care if you wore this blazer in your last post...I love it and wouldn't mind seeing it a dozen times more ;]

Michal said...

YOU LOOK SO GORGEOUS! I love the knee-highs/shorts look on you. That blazer is amazing & I actually love when bloggers post the same item more than once. You totally rocked it differently this time. Love the bag too. Love the blouse, love everything.

I'm sorry you've had such an emotionally draining week. My week's been tough too, what with being sick and my dad's close friend's funeral. :/ Hopefully things will start to turn around! (:

I loved your Christmas mix btw. I've listened to it a bunch. xo

SMASH said...

Ooh girl, these colors are looking great on you! The burgundy, cream, navy blue, with the brown accessories all works beautifully and then the golden leaves?? Love it :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Jan said...

Super cute schoolgirl with a twist! Never ever apologize for wearing that blazer - it's deadly :)

Jettica said...

The socks look hot and I love the blazer!

Kirstin said...

I love your outfit, and you look great in the knee socks!!

xo,
Kirstin Marie
http://www.kirstinmarie.com

Isabella Kiss said...

I am trying to work up the bravery to wear knee socks too. i like them on other people and I own some that I wear with boots over jeans, but I don't know what else to try them with...?

SMASH said...

Ooh girl, these colors are looking great on you! The burgundy, cream, navy blue, with the brown accessories all works beautifully and then the golden leaves?? Love it :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

you look awesome! i can't believe you're wearing shorts!! have fun! and sometimes a few days away from blogging just makes you come back with a ton of inspiration!

Chelsea Lane said...

I love this outfit! such a cool bag, and I think I've already mentioned how much I love this blazer. if not, I LOVE this blazer <3

xoxo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

sorry to hear about your friends. i hope your trip with alex can help you get some good time to relax and unwind. :)

loving everything about this outfit - from the knee highs to the purse and those shoes. love it all. and yeah style blogs should totally NOT being about wearing things more than once. i think it shows how creative you can be with the pieces you already have. you rock it, girl. ;)

Olivia said...

Hope this next few weeks is better for you!
I love this outfit! You pull off knee socks really well, don't worry :)
And Best Coast is love. Have you heard their's and Wavves' Christmas song for Target yet?

♥ Olivia

Nnenna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that it was a bad/stressful week for you and your friends- I hope things are looking up now!

Yay for knee socks in public- love it! Also, I love your purse :)