Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The New Uniform.


I have a few uniforms this winter, even though the season has only just begun (and it's a mild one so far), all variations on a theme. Somehow I've little patience anymore for being cold. I used to wear flats in cold weather and just let my feet be a little bit frozen if I was just hopping in the car to go to work, but this year I pile on the socks with a vengeance. My skirts are longer and wool, sometimes I'll wear two sweaters at once, and suddenly I'm interested in muted colors. Like the outfit below, and in this one, I've been shying away from brighter colors in recent weeks. I might just be armoring up for the winter I know is coming (for the record, I don't watch Game of Thrones, but I know that's some sort of reference).

Skirt: Thrifted, Sweater: Charter Club circa 2010, Shirt: J. Crew, Boots: Nine West circa 2006

I also really need to get myself a remote. It's dreadful taking pictures by yourself, especially since I've gotten used to someone else taking them. 


I'm in the mood for less fuss lately. I haven't bothered with eyeliner in a good two weeks or so (that is probably a terrible misjudgment, it's probably more like several days). I'm taking the minimal approach to hair, letting it go unbrushed and trying to only wash it when it seems like I'm venturing into raised by wolves territory. Aren't we supposed to be hibernating anyway?

51 comments:

  1. Agreed - as uniforms go, that's certainly a lovely one :) I love the muted colors, and that's rare for me!

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if humans would hibernate?! Oh, if only the real world went on hold for winter...

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  2. As usual, very well done... and it all looks very warm! :) I'm thinking outside of the box this year about warmth, because being cold is NOT ok!

    Also, your hair always looks lovely... I really like the last picture, the pose/expression is delightful! :)

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  3. I wish I could leave my hair unbrushed and it would still look as lovely as yours! My hair seems to veer into raised by wolves territory on a fairly regular basis!
    I have been drawn to muted colors a lot lately which is so unlike me. Maybe I am trying to make up for the lack of wintry weather!

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  4. love this ensemble! you look both cozy and adorable!

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  5. Totally gorgeous! You look warm and super chic. I love everything about this outfit.
    XOXO

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  6. that skirt is just lovely!

    luna
    lunaoffduty.blogspot.com

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  7. i love the classy aline skirt.
    you look so darling and so sophisticated!

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  8. Absolutely love the outfit, the skirt especially!! You're very stylish n pretty!
    http://purrfectkat.blogspot.com/

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  9. i wish we had more of a 'winter' here in california so i could wear stuff like this.
    you look cute and warm. you win. all of the awards.

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  10. hi, I love their clothes are beautiful

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  11. You may say you haven't been bothered with your hair, but it looks pretty gorgeous to me. Makes me want to cut my hair shorter ...

    Kel xo

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  12. I love this outfit, it is just perfect!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  13. Love the new "uniform"! If I could pull the look off, I'd do it in a heartbeat! Winter in the NE is a big dud this year; however, for some reason - maybe it is years of readership - methinks that you do not protest too much! :)

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  14. I think your uniform looks great! I almost wish that the snow would just pile on already so that I would have an excuse to heap on layers. It just isn't cold enough yet!

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  15. I LOVE this skirt. Love it. One of my favourite materials!! So beautiful.

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  16. I'd totally hybernate through winter if I could. I love your outfit, it looks perfect for snuggling up with some hot chocolate by the far in a woodland cabin somewhere, preferably with a very thick book.

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  17. full wool skirts are my favourite ever. this is a gorgeous ensemble!

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  18. I love the new uniform. It look very warm. I hate being cold & I also sometimes wear 2 sweaters at a time.

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  19. Love it! The shape on the skirt is perfection.

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  20. i think this outfit is great! considering today is the first day that felt like winter here in VA i haven't done much layering, but i want to!

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  21. Totally love this outfit! THe colors and materials are just right : )

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  22. i love your uniform! and i totally agree that we should all just hibernate our way through this winter and wake up when it's 70 degrees outside again. ugh. at least you look cozy and cute!
    -sarah

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  23. Well, this uniform of yours is so lovely and perfect for winter!
    Life is a romantic poem

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  24. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I blogged a couple of your photos on my blog, ingridaukan.blogspot.com

    If you're not OK with it I'll take them back down. Just wanted to share the goodness. :) (btw, let me know if you need some translation. the text is in norwegian.)

    Love your style, and your blog!

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  25. You look Beautiful! I LOVE that skirt, it looks really heavy and like it will swing lovely! I am dying to try and make one similar :)

    Jess x

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  26. The skirt falls in such a lovely way

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  27. beautiful and stylish!
    x

    http://csxintheclutch.blogspot.com

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  28. I love this outfit. The skirt is fabulous and very versatile. Perfect "uniform" :).

    Happy Friday!
    Lauren

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  29. Can you take me thrifting with you? I have been looking for a skirt like this forever! You're the cutest. :)

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  30. Wool does suddenly become wildly appealing in the winter. I'm also finding myself gravitating towards some longer skirts. Yours is lovely.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  31. I have a few uniforms myself this winter, and they involve mid-length vintage skirts and lots and lots of sweaters! My tolerance for cold has also seemed to diminish over time. I now resort to wearing three or more pairs of tights at one time, which is surprisingly warm, and kinda like wearing one of those form shaper things! The best of both worlds! But anyway, I love your outfit! Definitely an excellent uniform to have!
    -Katie

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  32. I am terribly envious of your complexion..



    I have just created a new blog called Drene's Dreams, documenting my dreams accompanied by little doodles. Come have a look :-)
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  33. I always hear it's best to not wash hair so often & it looks really pretty so go for it!! Love that thrifted skirt & the neutrals look is great. I also didn't used to worry about being chilly but really layer it up biking around town now.
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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  34. I love love love this outfit - it is so simple but beautiful! <3 Your belt is tied so wonderfully - I love it!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  35. i lovelovelove this outfit! you´re now on my "recommendet-blogs-list"!

    http://3maigloeckchen.blogspot.com/

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  36. So pretty. I love the skirt, adorable!!

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  37. Love how ladylike you look.

    Love Grace.

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  38. Just lovely. I adore the skirt: I recently bought a similar one in a camel colour and have been looking for cute ways to style it, bingo!

    http://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

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  39. Of course I can't say this any better than any other girl already has.. but if you're going to have a uniform, it should be one as cute as this. :)

    p.s. I gave you a blog award. :)

    -Megan Rose
    Somewhat Stylish

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  40. the perfect winter uniform! i love the hint of a demin button up poking out from under the sleeves and around the collar. tres chic!

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  41. i think the muted colors are slightly more sophisticated, and really let your skin and hair color (which are both wonderful) really shine. Lovely post!

    I'm actually in the Albany area and was wondering if you've ever cared to shared where you thrift or catch estate sales. I totally understand if you want to keep them to yourself, but I'd definitely be interested in what you'd have to say.

    Thanks.

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  42. Agreed. The older I get the more miserable I am in cold weather, and the less I want to fuss with my appearance. I really just want to be comfortable and as warm as possible, especially because I am carless and walk everywhere, which can be brutal. You look lovely, by the way. :)

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  43. I can't quite forgo the eyeliner (my eyes fade away otherwise) but I like your commitment to staying warm! And I love the flashes of blue from the shirt underneath the sweater.

    And yes, that was a Game of Thrones reference :)

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  44. You may say you haven't been bothered with your hair, but it looks pretty gorgeous to me. Makes me want to cut my hair shorter.
    Study Abroad Agents

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  45. You are lovely!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  46. I love your skirt! you gave me inspiration.

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