Tuesday, September 28, 2010

but I'm just a raindrop in a river

Update: Sorry about all the bandwidth issues! I have it temporarily sorted out for this post & will get the photos from previous posts back up tomorrow. My blog isn't used to this much traffic, I'm afraid....
precursor: this post will include a week of happenings...and is also quite photo-heavy (that's nice that I warn you, right??)

I've been in a shopping frenzy and have, in the past week or two, bought: two new jackets, two pairs of heels, a pair of boots, and I think something else....furthermore, I have a dress, a bracelet, and a purse picked out, which I believe will all be in my hands very soon. Oh! And on top of that, I'm going shopping on Thursday. Ah, life is great, shopping is theraputic.
In addition to all this shopping, I came home the other day and found a sparkly new package waiting for me. I love getting packages in the mail so much! Especially if they're from exotic, far away places like Tel Aviv, Israel (:


The lovely Don had arranged for a necklace to be custom made for me. It's so beautiful!! I love the '90s and very few things say nineties more than name necklaces. It's extremely classy and I wear it a lot more than I would've ever suspected. Plus it comes in this darling little box that looks like it belongs in a bakery shop window.

I got it on a 16" chain, so it's a lot shorter than most of my pendant necklaces, but I love the length, it works well. This is such a cute little necklace, I'm sure you'll see me wearing it a lot more! So thanks again, to the lovely people over at My Name Necklace for the present (:


Lately I've been feeling very lazy with how I look....but not lazy enough to go out without putting on makeup and stringing a few necklaces around my neck. (Okay, maybe laid back is a better word than lazy?) I've been waking up in the morning and just knowing how I want to look or what I want to wear.
I wore this on Friday and I believe that I was subconciously emulating Alexa Chung when I got dressed. I don't really know who she is...but she has amazing style! It's so laid back and borrowed-from-the-boyfriend-chic. I woke up on Friday and immediately knew that I wanted to wear these baggy shorts with tights....but half of me still wanted to be in bed, so I threw on this stripey shirt which reminds me of PJs. I just haven't been feeling like wearing fitted clothes lately, so I wanted everything to be slightly oversized and slept in. That's just how I've been feeling lately, I suppose. I think it has to do with waking up at 6:30 everyday to get to class, when it's still dark and damp out and when I'm struggling with the bed Gods to get out of their evil clutches.

This jacket is from the second hand store and it's just lovely. I guess it's from Victoria's Secret originally...it's just a shame that it doesn't fit great. The sleeves are too short for my long monkey arms and I'm too skinny for the waist. But the velvet buttons and other detailing were too precious to pass up.


When I wore this on Friday, a boy in my creative writing discussion told me that he "really likes my style" which was a wonderful compliment but I was so flattered that I didn't know what to say...so I just gave an awkward laugh and said thanks. I get so shy sometimes...it's not that I'm unfriendly or stuck up, I just get really really shy. So if you ever encounter me & I don't say much, you know why!! So on that note, sorry to the girl in the H&M lingerie section....

Today my mum called me and informed me that she saved an injured pigeon from getting hit by a bus, and had it in her bike basket to bring home and take to wildlife rehab. If this doesn't explain why I am the way I am about animals, I don't know what else possibly can. My hippie upbringing has definitely left a strong impact on me.
He was a cute little guy though! Hopefully the people over at Wildlife Rehab can make him better (:

Anyways, the Britney Spears episode of Glee is on! Cannot miss this, I love Britney :D

21 comments:

Kate said...

I found your blog through chictopia after seeing this gorgeous outfit! I'm completely in love with it! Definitely will be visiting again - you have fantastic style, love!

Allana said...

Ugh! You are amazing Chloe and so is your style! I love the look of shorts and tights for fall. I have been dying to wear the style to school once the weather cools down a bit. I am a huge fan of your outfit posts. You always look so natural when you pose. I always look kinda awkward and too posed.

P.S. Check out my blog and tell me what you think. :)

Between Laundry Days said...

Gosh, this is so perfect. I really adore all the pieces. Fantastic!

Oh, and I'm totally going to emulate your hairstyle if and when I grow mine out!

tess said...

those tights are so perfectly ripped and yes this outfit is very Alexa (esp the fabulous shorts!) I don't think anyone really knows what she does...isn't that the point? haha

Mathilde said...

omg! a pigeon XD
It was the first thing I noticed when I saw you updated.

I also got very long arms. It's very annoying when you are looking for coats, because they have or to short sleeves or are too big around the waist.
(like you just said XD)

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Velvet buttons, ahhh! So beautiful, and I think it looks nice on you. The whole outfit does and I love it :)

Kassondra DeBoer said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, and golly, you're cute!

Chris said...

Dear Chloe, why/how are you one of the most beautiful people on this entire planet? If we were within 10 miles or less of each other, I'd be unable to contain myself from devouring you with infinite hugs to prove how amazing you are.

Just sayin'.

Elaine said...

I LOVe this! YOu've taken the menswear/military trend and totally made it your own. Amazing!!!

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

-marta said...

I need boots like that. I need good snow boots.

Cassidy said...

This reminds me that I need to buy another pair of black tights. That aren't ripped to shreds..
You always find the cutest stuff! :)

Molly said...

I adore your layering skillz! And you have just the cutest lil hair cut. Your blog is adorable. Followin' for sure ;)

Glad I found it!

Britty said...

awesome outfit!

the necklace is very 90s love it!

Cowbiscuits said...

Britney Glee ep is the best thing to ever grace my eyes! I love your style and that necklace! xx

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute necklace;)

Shabna said...

Lily sent me over here ;D (llymlrs) and I love your blog. Your hair is stunning :o
and I loved the Britney glee ep. I wish she was in it more, but Brittany: DAMN SHE CAN DANCE :o

xx

Helen said...

I love that necklace! They are so 90s, but fab. I have one but it isn't in that kind of cursive font. Also, your hair is great. I hope Mr Pigeon gets better soon!

21 said...

Your Mum is such a legend for saving the pigeon, he looks so cute all snuggled up in that basket :) hope he is ok!

You look lovely too your hair is great, would love a gold Robyn version of your necklace,

R x

-marta said...

Cute shorts, I love those gold buttons :)

ps : I THINK they're shorts, I can't tell that much from the first picture..all the pictures underneath aren't showing up for me, it says photobucket's bandwidth is exceeded? :(

Isabella said...

You have amazing style, I love your blog. I am now a follower. First of all, love your shorts and jacket! Second of all, I love Glee as well! It's on tonight and I am super excited. :)

http://isabellasfashion.blogspot.com

Brittany said...

Hey i really dig your style and your blog. I get excited every time you post something! Its always something different and i love it. I love the necklace too btw makes me wanna get one now! :) If your ever in the need for new music check out my blog.
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