05 January 2015

super new school (ootd #1)

Okay, so before you get mad at me for not posting in half a year, let me tell you about my first ever OOTD post, which was worn to my first class of the quarter! It makes me look like a super flamboyant 80s pirate if Björk was one of those.

And cue me doing an incredible impression of an impetuous baby. (Forgive me, this is my first time ever posting something like this! I had little to no idea where to pose or how to pose. I hear this comes with time, but even so I'm not sure...)

So the specs on my outfit are: basically everything is thrifted. Oops! I feel like that's the worst thing to hear from a blogger doing an Outfit of the Day post, second maybe only to "this item is no longer available in stores." One of the bloggers I follow posted an incredible snapshot of the cutest flamingo comb in a heart shape, and upon learning it was from H&M, my heart soared just to break when I found out it was in season in Spring 2014 )-: 

The earrings, however, are 1/3 of a set from Forever 21, but any basic pearl studs are the same as another, in my eyes. My shoes were a gift from my dad a long time ago, and they're a little small at this point; maybe their destiny lies elsewhere, though I truly love the gold flecks in the cork wedge heel!

But anyhow, I'm a pretty big fan of this outfit. Lately my #aesthetic has really been drawn to bright, cartoonish tropical prints, and this top from one of my local thrift stores was a real gem! So far I've only worn it with full sleeves, as it's still a bit chilly here in San Diego and I don't have a coat to match, but it does have the option to roll the sleeves up with that little button-trap, so that might reduce some of the puff in the future. Plus, the fit is pretty perfect! I'm cursed with gaping holes over the chest in most button-down tops, but this one is just flowy enough to avoid that. I'm thinking it would even look cute tied at the midriff à la Daisy Duke in the summertime, too!

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