Tuesday, March 1, 2011

there's a lot to be done while your head is still young

dress: American Apparel, present from my Mom -- blazer: thrift -- scarf: antique shop -- shoes: thrift -- tights: We Love Colors, present from my Mom

I felt very French in this little ensemble yesterday. I'd had a bit of difficulty styling this dress in ways over than boots-and-big-cardigan, so figuring this whole blazer-and-flats bit out was exciting for me.

It was super bright out when I was taking these yesterday morning, making for some rather harsh shadows. I can't wait for the next time Alex takes photos for me, let me tell you. The whole tripod and self-timer thing gets old and boring fast, especially since I don't have a remote.

On that note, I have to return the DSLR I've been using next week. I guess it's back to my point and shoot! Maybe Alex will let me borrow his nicer-than-mine point and shoot? Anyway, I've been thinking that buying a DSLR would probably be a good move on my part, but I just don't have the funds at the moment. Which brings me to my next point...

I am going to do an Etsy store over the next few weeks! I've got a bunch of awesome stuff that just doesn't quite work for me. It should launch by March 20 or so, and I'll leave it up until it either all sells or goes untouched for so long that I become totally discouraged. I should have a selection of shoes from 7.5-9, some jackets, dresses, and other fun pieces! I've been wanting to do this for ages, so I'm really excited.

Today is my dear friend Lauren's 20th birthday! You should check out her art--she's by far one of the most talented artists I have ever met.

I hope all of you are having good weeks and staying happy and healthy. Things are busy for me (surprise!), but I'm still feeling like my head is above water :)

Today's title comes from Belle & Sebastian -- Sleep the Clock Around. Have I ever mentioned that I'm obsessed with (mostly early) Belle & Sebastian? Some of my favorite music ever.


Rosie said...

I love the way you've styled the dress, and that blazer is yummy!
Lovely colours, and looking forward to seeing your shop.

Rosie x

Laura said...

This is so cute =) I love all the layers!

JennaStevie said...

I love the way you styled this!! All the colours are amazing, you look super gorgeous. The velvet blazer kills me, i love it so much. Glad to hear you're feeling good!!

Michaela said...

Cute outfit, love the styling and the colours!

Virginie's Cinema said...

French indeed! It's the breton stripe and the scarf (and the general loveliness). Like Paris in the sixties :)


TrophyBoutique said...

You look tres adorable here! I love the stripes and the fact that you're wearing two unexpected colors that totally mesh nonetheless. I have those same tights...aren't they the best? I can't get over how perfect the navy color is. Far enough away from black to be bolder, but still neutral enough to wear with say...maroon.
Now guess what song I have in my head?

Annebeth said...

funny little frog <3 I'm definitely checking out your etsy shop, I've been thinking about doing that myself but I hate the insane shipping fees... and the outfit is adorable, the scarf TOTALLY works and I love the blazer and flats :)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

The colors, the colors!!! I love this. Awhile back I read something about wearing green (your headband) with burgundy and Ive been dreaming about it ever since. In Turkey its like the "in" combo right now, or at least all the girls were rockin it. I love this outfit. I really just hope we are the same size so I can buy things from your etsy. PS--I'm starting a store too, but its SO time consuming lol I'll need tips from you.
As for DSLR, I saved for like a year+ to buy one and aside from my computer it was the greatest purchase of my life.
pps--i love belle and sebastian too :)

thechyrelgomez said...

I really did miss reading your blog. I love your outfit here and I did purchase a DSLR but haven't really used it yet. It really take better photos than point and shoots for outfit shots.

Alysa Kimiko said...

cute!! very mod :)

Michal said...

I love the colors!! You look very French. That blazer is SO awesome. & I'm super excited for your etsy store!


Stolen from Grandma said...

you always manage to combine colours so effortlessly, and always looks amazing! i adore the blue tights :) <3

Nnenna said...

I love your blazer! Also, I can't wait to check out your etsy shop :)