10.10.2010

Come Sail Away

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Outfit Details: Sailor-esque long sleeve top: thrifted, black accordion pleated skirt: thrifted, brown loafers: thrifted

Some things I love: whimsical movies (Big Fish, Amelie), small animals (kittens), and nautical inspired looks! A year or so ago I found an authentic black sailor wool pull over shirt but I sold it on Etsy (I can't tell you the amount of remorse I feel whenever I go through my sold listings...) so I was really excited when i found this version which is decidedly way more wearable!

A bit of tangent: When you all write blog posts do you ever re-read what you write and think, "where did my vocabulary/grammar skills go?" When I write entries for this blog I don't necessarily go back and re-read what I've written until hours or days later. In this blog I write how I speak which means I use the word "really" like four times in a paragraph. I also use a lot of exclamation points in my writing but I just think they're fun. So too bad. I wanted to write an exclamation point after that thought but I refrained.

I save my "legitimate" writing for school...problem is..I'm not in school anymore.  BUT did you all know that I write for a magazine?  It's not like I get paid for it but it's something to keep the cobwebs from collecting in my brain.  I intern at Foam Magazine and have written THIS and THAT and hey, whaddya know! I kinda like writing for a magazine :)

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This photo is for Grant because he would know why I think this is funny. He is all the way up in Arcata (way way northern california) for a few weeks and I am obviously not.

33 comments:

  1. Hi darling!
    What a nice blog you have here!
    Love from Stockholm.

    emmamattson.blogspot.com

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  2. I can totally see a hint and wisp of Amelie in this ingenue outfit. :) I put a smiley face there because a) I've been listening to the soundtrack recently and b) I too write "how I speak," and apparently I speak mainly in emoticons. I do re-read over my posts out of perfectionism, but I do allow myself more leeway in writing than I would in an essay. So contractions and smiley faces are allowed. :D

    Toast with Charmalade

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  3. awww you look super cute <3 i love love love your skirt <3

    vdcouture

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  4. I try and write reasonably well, but sometimes I go back over the day's entry later and find embarrassing and obvious spelling mistakes. I hate that! (Exclamation point)!

    I'm really impressed that you've got some work for a magazine, unpaid or not. And also super jealous. Heading over to read your articles right now!!

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  5. I've got to say your style is amazing - love the skirt and top!
    and i do the same reading over what i write, my vocab makes me cringe at times :) x

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  6. Adore this look. I love the nautical trend so naturally I am drawn to your top, but I just love the pleated skirt with it!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  7. I love the outfit!! And I do the same thing, I look back and think...ugh, why did I write it that way
    XD
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  8. i love your outfit! i'm followinggg :)

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  9. Such a cute outfit!!!!

    My writing skills have also gone downhill since school, but I feel like writing my blog posts does help.

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  10. i like this pics you look is great!

    xx charmediem*

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  11. The nautical look is fantastic on you. <3
    And I actually live in Costa Mesa. If you know where south coast mall is, I'm right there basically. haha What about you? :)

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  12. weiiiird! i'm a writer-- i used to do journalism and write record/concert reviews but now i'm a fiction writer (short stories), i have those same fringe wingtip loafers, and Big Fish and Amelie are some of my all-time faves. Watch Science of Sleep if you haven't already. We should be blog-besties! :) Too bad a don't live in OC anymore. I used to live right across from triangle square in the most amazing house ever...

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  13. I have family that lives in Arcata...very random :) and also, nice articles! (I use exclamation points a lot too)

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  14. Your nautical sweater was such a great find!! So cute ^.^
    I recently started to re-read my posts because I too started noticing that sometimes my finger slips on the keyboard. haha
    I had no idea you are a writer!! Great articles ^,^

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  15. I love, love, love Amelie. (:

    I totally know what you mean. I'll go back and read blog posts and I can't believe the mistakes I make. I end up using the same words over and over again too. :/

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  16. Hi, you have a nice blog :)
    I found him right now and i am your follower
    now I staring me blog, so if you want , click...

    http://lesimple.blogspot.com/

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  17. you look stunning! I love the simplicity of it:)

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  18. Yeppers, I'm often embarrassed by my grammer when I blog too... most of the time it's pretty pitiful.
    You know what isn't pitiful? Your outfit. Love it.
    AForeignLand.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, what a gorgeous outfit; I absolutely love anything nautical, so this is a complete winner for me. Definitely see the Amelie in it.

    Ha, I know what you mean about losing all concept of grammar when posting. I'm always re-reading my post and deleting exclamation marks... I use way too many. (refrained!) x

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  20. You look lovely as always. I too write the way I speak. I feel it's more genuine that way ; )

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  21. Love your outfit, and hair. And yes, I sometimes forget how to write when I blog, and spell, and make sense even

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  22. Perfect outfit! Vintage/sailor girl chic :) You have a great blog, would you like to follow each other?

    Love, M

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  23. You write for a magazine - great!!! It must be fun :)
    I make so many stupid errors when I write posts. Sometimes someone notice my mistake and then I feel ashamed.

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  24. I'm guilty of using a lot of exclamation marks too. That is a sweet Amelie-imspired outfit.

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  25. oh my that shirt is perfect! this looks like a campaign for A.P.C :)
    love the heidi braids too! i wish my hair was long enough for plaiting


    x amie
    heartbeats, intimidation

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  26. Your sailor look is really cute! I also use many more exclamation points online than I do anywhere else. And I wonder sometimes about my writing on my blog. I was an English major many moons ago, and sometimes I look at my writing now and think, "What happened?" Hahaha. Since my blog is new, I'm torn sometimes between being funny/writing the way I talk, or writing well. Would people rather just read silly stuff? I don't know.

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  27. Beautiful outfit! I never re-read my posts on my blog. I probably should. If I make a mistake my mom usually tells me, or my boyfriend sometimes tells me when he reads it, ha. I ramble a LOT when I'm typing and I probably should re-read things, even comments. Ah, whatever! Ha. I'm off to check out your articles!

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  28. ahoy sailor , you're the cutest sailor girl ever lol

    yeah i get what u mean , lately everything i write is getting rusty , ( or should i say most of the time ) lol sometimes i felt so lazy to re read it and to only realize i have made so many typo errors and bad grammer after the whole wolrd has sees the post. which is pretty embarrassing .

    few months ago an anonymous reader insulted me for my typo error lol which is hurtful but at the same thing motivates me to improve my Enlgish

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  29. *english ahh , see i am doing it again lol

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  30. Lovely outfit. That sailor top is devine!

    Sally from Louder Than Silence x

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  31. whoa. fort bragg looks awesome! i'm totally going to go

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