Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stripes and Plaids

It's a good thing my friends are motivating me to do things like go out to get pizza and play bar trivia games, because otherwise all of my blog posts would be me in my pajamas. Not having class makes me reluctant to put on real clothes, it seems!
Black obsidian necklace-Inherited
Cropped shrug-Paper Bag Princess
Lacy cami-Ross
Black-stripe underbust buckled corset-The Crypt
Laced black fingerless gloves-Claire's
Ruffled black skirt-Paper Bag Princess
Tartan tights-Equip
Black wedge slides-Recycle Boutique
Yes, it is The Best Skirt In The Universe again. If nothing else, I'm glad I came to New Zealand just because it allowed me to get this skirt! (Ok, and the wonderful university experience, great new friends, and exciting scenic adventures I've had also make me glad. But the skirt's a nice bonus!) I like the tartan tights, even if they don't exactly lie straight on my legs. Overall, just a fun outfit for a fun night out doing bar trivia with my girls. I can't wait until I get back home and have more than one pair of dressy shoes, though-I feel like I'm wearing these shoes in 4 out of 5 posts nowadays. They're nice, and pretty comfortable, but darn if I'm not longing terribly for my heels and pumps.

This was a little more casual outfit, just for going out and about and shopping:
Playing card necklace-Gift from a friend
Black and white striped dress-Salvation Army
Black tights-Wal-Mart
Black boots-The Warehouse

There is just something about black and white horizontal stripes that feels terribly Parisian to me. I felt like an extra in a Godard film in this outfit! As opposed to black and white vertical stripes, which as any fool knows make one feel like an extra in a Tim Burton film. Simple outfit, but very comfortable. I've been trying not to buy any more clothes here because I'm fairly certain I'm going to have to ship at least one box home already, but I just couldn't resist this dress in all its wide-necked, full-skirted glory. What can I say? Hello, my name is Jamie and I'm addicted to clothes shopping. :)

15 comments:

  1. I see you're always looking fancy for every occasion! Me thinks I should smuggle some good dark finery into my closet when I have the chance.

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    1. Dark finery is always good. I'm pretty sure I look overdressed 90% of the time, but I don't care. Because at least I'm fabulous, which is more than the underdressed among us can say. :)

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  2. I love your skirt and dress so much :).
    You look great in stripes :).

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad to get that opinion, because I wear them so much it would be sad if I didn't look great in 'em. :)

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    1. Thanks! I need to keep it away from California, as VictorianKitty has threatened to steal it from me, and I can't have that. :)

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  4. Unfortunately this pajama, dressed down syndrome does not only inflict students ... I have it as well. I'm actually sitting in my pjs right now typing this. Thankfully I have to do research outside the house or I would also be living in my pjs.

    You look super cute, as always!

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    1. Thanks, dear! Phew, it's not just me. :P

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  5. me too, i normally slob around in jeans and a t-shirt if i can be bothered to get dressed at all :P you look gorgeous though :) ....*steals skirt* ;) x

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    1. Hands off, it's mine! :) But when I get home I am going to take a look and see if I can draft a pattern off it, which I would be more than happy to share. :)

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  6. I really like that stripey dress. Looks nice and comfy!

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  7. btw i nomated you for the liebster blog award xx

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  8. I love the stripey black and white dress. It looks great on you! (btw, this is Meriem)

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