How Soon Is Now

What’s this? A third post this week? Inconceivable! But as the start of the semester is looming closer, I have more work to do at school, so I had an excuse put on some real clothes at least more than once a week. This is still very simple, but the blouse is new (it’s one of the new tops I got from my shopping trip with my sister) so it looks like I put some effort in. The blouse is really lightweight, so it’s great for these muggy, stormy days, but its colors – gray and yellow – are appropriate for fall as well, so I think it would be good for late August.

Speaking of which, I’ve started to see some “fall style” posts cropping on the blogosphere. I don’t care if the fashion world apparently has its own calendar compared with the rest of the world; I don’t want to see cardigans and scarves on my reader while it’s still 90+ here. Of course, I’m eager for fall as well – hence the cheesy title (I’ve been listening to The Smiths) – but it’s too soon, bloggers.

And yes, these are the same jeans from Monday. I re-wear my clothes all the time; it’s just that when I have more outfit posts, I space them out so it’s not as noticeable.


Unseasonable

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Has anybody else experienced unseasonable weather this year? It has been stupidly warm for us this past month – granted, we never have much of a fall anyway, but I’ve looked at my archives from last year and saw that by the end of October, I had at least started to wear long-sleeved tops and scarves and cardigans. This year, November is approaching and yet the temperature refuses to go below 90’s, and I’m still sweating in my T-shirts and linen pants. I even tempted fate by dressing like it’s the height of summer – white jeans, my “rain” shirt, and sandals – to see if I could provoke the weather into remembering that it’s supposed to cool down, but no luck so far. Ugh…

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Everything from local shops except for sandals (gift)


Birthday Dress

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Here’s the vintage dress I bought as a birthday present for myself in Amsterdam. I got it from a shop called Marbles Vintage just off of Waterlooplein – I wandered in hoping to find a brooch, but they don’t have any jewelry, and then this dress caught my eyes. It reminds me of both this dress and this dress in Brooklyn, but what attracted me the most was the price tag – only 20 euros! Upon closer inspection, I discovered it was missing some buttons and the back was splattered with what look like coffee stains (at least I hope it’s coffee!), hence the price, but I didn’t care. I figured I could always dye it if I couldn’t get the stains off. As it turned out, I didn’t need to. After a good soak in Oxy Clean and button replacements, it’s as good as new!

I styled it simply for going out with my co-workers (our department administrator is retiring so we threw her a party), but I can’t wait until fall so that I can layer it with cardigans. Shirtwaist dress is my favorite kind of dresses, and this one is almost perfect in terms of length and fit (if only it had pockets!), so expect to see it a lot on the blog.

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Dress: vintage, Belt: local shop, Sandals: gift


Oh I Could Hide ‘Neath The Wings

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Don’t get the grandiose post title fool you (it’s lyric from Daydream Believer, because there are blue birds on my shirt, get it?) It’s Friday, it’s hot, so I’m keeping it simple, both in the outfit and the blurb. Since the school year is done, most of my “work” outfits now are for my weekend film making/screenwriting workshops. Those are very casual affairs – so casual, in fact, that there are usually no chairs in the classroom, we just sit on beanbags or on the floor – so simple outfits are best.

Have a good weekend everybody!

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Top: , Pants: Mango, Sandals: gift, Pin: Etsy