1.26.2011

Southwest is best

A quick post for an outfit I wore a few days ago. The whole look was inspired by the skirt I have---I love the colors! The particular color palette on the skirt is very Southwestern to me so I figured I'd throw on my faux turquoise dangly earrings (which I had to take out after awhile. I don't wear earrings very often so my ears, although they are indeed pierced, are very sensitive!), my favorite leather ankle boots that have a cowboy boot-esque toe (that were featured on Modcloth's fave finds a few days ago) and, a raw gem necklace (that I failed to take a better detail photo of).

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My belts always refuse to stay in place!
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Outfit details: black cardigan: UO, black tank top: Target, belt: thrifted, skirt: thrifted, boots: thrifted. earrings: F21, necklace: Flea market, sunglasses: thrifted

In other news I just finished reading Brave New World. What a trip. Does anyone else use Spark Notes or a similar site to learn more about the themes/symbols found in books they've recently read? Am I the only one who is that cool?


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29 comments:

  1. Love the little details of this outfit: the belt buckle!!! The shoes!!! Such a cute ensemble, and ahhh you make me crave long hair.

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  2. On another note: no, but I did use SparkNotes a lot in high school to avoid having to read any of the prescribed books (they had such bad taste). Haha.

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  3. Your earrings are so beautiful! I love to wear long and big but mostly for special occasion - party, holidays. But I always wear some studs. :)
    I look on Your photos and I still envy You the weather. I'm so tired by winter. :/ I miss flip flops and converse and summer dresses.

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  4. I love that skirt, all the colours are so lovely!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  5. This is one of my favourites from you--you just look right sporting the Southwest look. Great skirt, great boots, great necklace, etc.etc.

    I haven't used Spark notes in a while, but sometimes I will go and do a bit of extra research on a book I've read, or read the introduction if it has one. ; )

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  6. Brave New World is such a good book! I read it in high school, so I definitely did use Sparknotes for help. You look great in this outfit!


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  7. aw, i do love that skirt also! you rock!

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  8. the shoes! oh the shoes! and the sunglasses are to die for bmnrkwhjbknknserh

    Escape

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  9. That skirt is gorgeous. I too like the colours. You've styled it up nicely and I am in awe of those boots!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  10. The skirt and the shoes work so beautifully together. :D

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  11. Oooo, love the earrings! I have the same problem, though... they hurt my ears after awhile.

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  13. MOST FAVORITE OUTFIT I'VE SEEN ALL WEEK ALERT! Seriously, I just love this. The skirt, the jewelry, the shades, those MOST incredible boots (which I'm trying not to be jealous of)- this is just styled perfectly. Your hair looks amazing too!! Ok, I'll stop gushing. but this is awesome.

    PS My belts don't stay in place either.

    PPS I just read Brave New World a couple of months ago. I was on a dystopian novel kick (haha) and read that, 1984, & Fahrenheit 451 all within a few weeks of each other. I almost always do internet research on the themes & symbols in the books i'm reading.. you're not the only nerd! ;)

    PPPS (longest comment ever?) In reply to your comment about the southwest, I definitely love the New Mexico/Arizona area the best, but my brother's band just went to Joshua Tree & now I really wanna go there! The landscape looks wicked cool.

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  14. I really dig the colors in this look, and the boots are great! I'm never really much of an earring person either because mine are super sensitive too, but I definitely wouldn't mind wearing the set you have on!
    Oh, and yes, guilty. Far out of AP English and I still go to Sparknotes to read about all the things I missed while I was reading it myself.

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  15. you look awesome, love the whole styling in this outfit and those sunglasses are just too cool on you ;)




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  16. great look, really love your boots. I have the same problem with earrings, if I leave them on too long my ears ache

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  17. Those shoes are simply too amazing for words. I love them! You are so pretty (as always) in these photos. xoxo

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  18. Those boots look great. You seem to be really good at thrifting (perhaps because you own a vintage online store..). I can never seem to find the kind of accessories, jewelry, shoes, etc. that you kick ass at finding

    xo Sherrie

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  19. those are some GREAT boots. i love your skirt too - the colors/patterns remind me of new mexico.

    also, brave new world - i've never read it but my boyfriend says it's really good!

    x

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  20. I would have never known what to do with those lovely pair of shoes, but you sure did it it justice!

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  21. That skirt is completely southwestern. The colors in it are gorgeous, and I can't express how insane (in a good way) and amazing those shoes are! I have sensitive ears too, but I only wear pearls or a faux diamond stud so I keep it really simple.

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  22. my roomie has the same exact earrings and i totally steal them all the time! i love this look you're gorgeous! xo

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  23. You know, I've never been into southwest style, but you're sort of changing my mind about it. Not sure if that's because you make everything cute though...tricky. But I really do like those earrings.

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  24. how come you always look so amazing?!?!? Keep it up!

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  25. I love this and the skirt colors are so perfect :) I use Sparknotes too, I've used it since HS but its really an eye-opener to themes that would have otherwise gone right over my head!

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  26. Ah you look so laid back but always classy. The skirt is so badass. (I should probably use that word less) Hey good luck finding your dream bike, it looks quite flat where you live...a dream to ride about on. I live up a giant hill, but my and Laf are seriously wanting to move to Melbourne in 6 months which I've heard is very flat, so I might be in more luck there.

    Charlotte from ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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