Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tweed Forever and Ever Amen.

In the interest of last post's topic, here is a silly shot we ended up with today:


In it, I am attempting to Wingardium Leviosa myself (my wand is cleverly hidden in my skirt folds so that I don't break the International Statute of Secrecy. Don't worry, Muggles can't read this!).

More importantly, this outfit features two things I've been meaning to post about for ages and ages. First, the dress is one I captured last summer on a day that had such luck as I have not been able to capture since. The funny thing is that even though I wear this dress to death and beyond, this is the first time I've really shown it! It's home-made, and the hem is slightly longer on the left side than the right (maybe, I can't remember, it might be the other way around) but who really notices that sort of thing anyway? It might be the most versatile dress I own--something about that particular shade of red makes it kind of perfect for autumn and summer all at once. 

Dress: Vintage, Blazers: J. Crew Fall 2011/Gap Winter 2009, Belt: J. Crew, Bag: Vintage, Tights: J. Crew, Shoes: Steve Madden

Seriously, I use the tuck pretty much every day now while I wait for significant growth. 


The other thing is tweed blazers. I have two, now, after searching for years and years. The first is one that's been on here several times, but honestly it's getting a little sad and I've had to fix the buttons 4 or 5 times. Thankfully, I found another tweed blazer so that I may live my dream of being Remus Lupin everyday. 

But the thing about me is that on a regular day I wear about 3 outfits. Or, I wear the same outfit but move bits of it around so that it looks slightly different, and tweak it throughout the day. My car is basically my portable closet. I generally have some kind of back-up hidden about my person at any given time, be it a shirt or scarf, or a different dress rolled up and stuffed in a tote. 

In the morning I wore the old blazer and a t-shirt with the dress, along with a brown belt. After work I switched blazers, lost the t-shirt (it was a bit warmer than I expected) and used a belt I acquired while working, which is the outfit you see above.

But then I was a little bit over that blazer, as it is slightly different from the first, and I went back to the original (this is sounding complicated, and really, if you're even reading this at all, you deserve all kinds of internet hugs) and belted it with the new belt instead of the old one, so that by the time I arrived at Barnes and Noble to eat a cupcake and read magazines I had transformed into the following:


My hair also came down, for no particular reason, but that, in a way, is a day in the life of Tweed Girl.

Pictures by John M.

19 comments:

  1. Really nice color dress, and I could recognize a Barnes and Nobles anywhere!
    -Farrah

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  2. Yes I did read it all & I will accept your internet hugs ;) It all sounds very complicated written out, but I'm sure it was very straight forward I.R.L.

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  3. Great dress, great tights. You look fab.

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  4. I like your dress and your tweed jacket is awesome! The outfit is perfect for fall =)

    heiter--wolkig.blogspot.com

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  5. I love that you ended your day eating cupcakes and reading magazines. I wish to end my days in a similar way. So from today i shall become more intense in my Pain au Chocolat habit!
    Any excuse really.

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  6. The length and print of the dress are fabulous

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  7. As always, you look so well-put-together! Tweed = classy Northeast girl!:) I love tweed and would like to begin pulling it off more...as a high school English teacher, I think it would fit the role well, do you not?! :)

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  8. I adore this outfit! That dress has the cutest print and I love the blazer.

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  9. oh my, you look amazing! Love your hair in these pictures!

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  10. Love the dress and jacket. Stunning look.
    --Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the watch! I'm also a definite tweed girl. I have one tweed blazer right now, but always looking for more..

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  12. Cute dress! I even like the hem! I think it adds a special homemade charm and character to the dress.

    I totally do the same thing and change outfits throughout the day too! Whether it's a jacket, tights, socks, shoes, hair, or whatever. Sometimes it's because of the weather, but sometimes it's just because I feel like it!

    *Claire

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  13. Love the tweed! Not to mention that dress and those cute little shoes...tres tres chic!

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  14. Great look... I know you didn't mention it, but I love your tights too! Dot patterns are really awesome... I'm always buying socks and bow ties with dot patterns :D

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  15. Nice dress! I love the effect that your shoes are almost invisible to your tights.

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  16. I love your blazer and fabulous dress combo. So cute with those printed flats.

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  17. I really like that you finished your day consuming cakes and examining newspapers. I wish to end my times in a identical way. So from nowadays i shall become more extreme in my Discomfort au Chocolat habit!

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