Shirt: Thrifted (LOFT)
Skirt: Thrifted (Talbots) similar
Shoes: Charlotte Ruse
Bag: Hobby Lobby
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Taylor Swift meets nautical, meets classic, meets Mode and The City in today's post (and oddly enough I was listening to Taylor Swift while writing this...lol). I have always been the BIGGEST fan of stripes, especially when they are a nautical theme stripe which is exactly what this LOFT sweater reminded me of when I snagged it at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. Quite honestly this look is very "designer" brand inspired as both this top and skirt are major brands (both thrifted) and it makes me feel all citified :) Of course that is precisely what I was going for with this look. However, if I had to be more specific as to my inspiration for this ensemble and post I would have to say that it is all due to Mode and The City with Daphne's fabulous parisian city style (go check out her blog right now) which I completely swoon over when I read each one of her posts!
On the contrary, I am not that much of a city person (at least not all the time). I attend college in a small country town, both my parents are from small towns (and I likewise have been given a taste of that life all my years), and I myself come from a moderately small town (which happens to be about 45 minutes from a bursting city). Nonetheless, I consider myself to be both a mix of city and country. I love the excitement of city life, the fashion, opportunities, shopping, and people (people watching, not mingling) but really only in moderation for occasional adventures and travel. However, I will always love the country life with its serene atmosphere, silence, peace, simplicity, and the general laid back lifestyle.
Switching directions, how are you lovely people doing? I wonder if it is raining in your neck of the woods, country, or world? It happened to rain buckets yesterday and everyone had school canceled except me. We shall see if today goes the same, since it is supposed to storm again, and if we are granted a day off also? It is nearing the end of the semester and I am sooooo ready for classes to be over so I can move home and get started on my life! As cliche as that may sound college doesn't leave much room for "living" which in my case really just means: sewing, shopping, writing, picture taking, blogging, adventuring, creating, and doing nothing.......can you relate! I want it to hurry and be the end of the semester because right now I have so many ideas swirling around in my mind and if I have to wait more than three weeks my head might explode...hehe. Summer means free time from school (though I unfortunately have on online class) and time to catch up on the MANY blogging things I have written down and making a dent or even demolishing the pile of fabric that needs to be turned into a piece of clothing:)
What do you consider "living"?
Do you prefer city or country?