“It was my mom’s in the 80’s”

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Last week I said I’m not a pencil skirt kind of girl. Of course I then proceed to wear pencil skirts for three times in a week. In my defense, I wanted to wear this blouse but couldn’t figure out how else to style it. It was my mom’s (I know it sounds like I’m plundering her wardrobe, but trust me, she has plenty to spare), and I’ve taken the shoulder pads out, but it’s still too baggy and nothing looks right with it until I remembered this outfit worn by Romola Garai’s character in The Hour. Speaking of which, The Hour won’t be renewed for a third season. I don’t like it that much, but I’m still bummed out because the second season ends on such a cliffhanger. Anyway, the blouse – it might work with white skinny jeans or pants too (which I don’t have), but either way I’m going to have to get it taken it a little bit.

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Shirt: hand-me-down, Skirt: Forever21, Heels: Mudd (thrifted), Pin: Etsy

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Cloverfield

Hope everybody had a nice Easter! I didn’t celebrate… unless you count eating a ton of chocolate 😀

For this week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration, Jess picked the cover of a book about book covers (I feel like this week’s challenge should be nicknamed “Coverception”), Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 by Phil Baines, cover design by David Pearson:

When I saw the orange spines of the books, I immediate thought of my orange plaid shirt, and the rest is easy enough.

I took the photo below before I remembered that people actually walk their dogs here. Thankfully nothing was lurking in the pretty clover flowers, but I probably should’ve checked first 😛

Shirt & Skirt: Forever21, Belt & Shoes: thrifted
Necklace: self-made