Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"I could tell him, too, that to know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom."

- Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
All I could think as I was re-sizing and altering exposure on these photos was, "Oh my goodness, I am so pale!" I apologise for the blinding whiteness of my skin...feel free to look away if need be. I don't know how I came to inherit such a cool complexion. My father is part Greek and tans up nicely. My mother on the other hand, is 100% German and Eastern European, and stays relatively fair skinned all year long. I am the worst of all though, a little ghost running around lathered in sunscreen.
Anyways, now that apologies are out of the way, onto the good stuff! It grew terribly chilly over the weekend and so I decided to layer up a bit today. These pants are brand new from Romwe and I like them quite a bit. They are sort of like old lady pants, being high waisted and loose fitting, not to mention a typical old lady colour. All my knowledge of what old ladies wear is obtained by riding the bus (and I think they'd like these quite a bit). My mother laughed when I showed them to her and said that they were like "lounge pants" whatever the heck that means. The way she said that made them sound like they were on the same level as wearing sweatpants in public. I think they are quite a bit nicer than that, thanks mother.
One thing I did notice while sorting through the photos for today - these pants show panty lines! Aye yi yi, I can't believe I was walking around campus all day with everyone being able to see where my panties sat on my back end! Thank goodness the fabric is fairly thick seeing as I was wearing my panties with the cassette tape print. Now you know!
I'm also wearing this beautiful, beautiful blouse from Lalamagic. I love the sleeves on it so much. The shirt and pants are pretty matchy-matchy, so I broke it up with a cheetah print belt which plays along well with the polka dots. Pattern mixing! My favourite past time.
I threw this entire outfit together in about 3 minutes, so I went with my usual saddle shoes. It was super chilly out this morning so I also added my $5 H&M blazer (pink & blue is cute, no?) and decided to match my socks to my blazer. Seriously, I work well under pressure.
In class, everytime I sat down, I looked around the classroom and thought, "I hope my classmates have taken note of my super cool socks!" I was extremely proud of this small touch. I was mostly proud because of how quickly I threw this all together. Sometimes I impress myself greatly.
I decided on this Brideshead Revisted quote because well, quite frankly, it's beautiful. But also because this outfit was slightly reminiscent of Ben Whishaw in the most recent production of Brideshead. Sort of a pajama-y, blazer type mix. I don't think I ever even saw this version, I've just seen photos from it. I did adore Ben Whishaw as Keats in Bright Star. Keats is my favourite poet and seeing his house in London was absolutely amazing. I was giddy like a little school girl and took about a million photos of me out front of it and pretending to enter through the front door. I'm such a dork sometimes!
Yoga kicked my ass tonight and I'm absolutely ready to drop dead (and do homework). Keep warm and wear old lady pants, kiddies xx


Alex said...

LOVE this outfit!! You did a great job patten mixing.

Natalie said...

GAH! I LOVE this polka dot shirt! I've been searching for the perfect polka dot - not too big, not too small. Also, I love the addition of the socks : )


Jamie Rose said...

Oh man I'm so in love with this outfit! It makes me want a pair of trousers like that. They look so great on you! I really love the clever pattern mixing in this outfit too. The leopard print belt looks awesome with your pretty polka dot top. Everything about this outfit is perfect and I want to wear it tomorrow, but I don't have any of those pieces and it's too hot here to wear layers anyway. Sad. You really look awesome in this though!

Megan said...

oh I love your style! following now :) I am so pale too after a long winter! I am dreading wearing shorts.

Aletheia said...

Absolutely gorgeous outfit! Love the blouse and the socks!

Carrie A. said...

This is something I would totally wear in a heartbeat!

Nicole Brown said...

Embrace the pale! :)

Anonymous said...

This blouse and these pants are a match made in heaven...they look perfect together! I gotta get hooked up with LalaMagic, man. I didn't notice your panty lines, but glad the fabric wasn't too revealing ;)

<3 Cambria

Sandylu said...

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Priya said...

I think this is preppier than your usual style, which is why it is probably more like something I would wear...I love it! Seriously this outfit is adorable and those pants are rad, pretty old lady like you said, but high-waisted is so stylish now anyway! I totally wear crazy socks 80% of the time, when people notice them I'm usually just embarrassed!

Oh one last thing: MY HOUSEMATE MET MOLLY RINGWALD! She went to a book-signing for her new book and got it signed, and met her! I thought of you as soon as she told me. Have you read any of her stuff? The new one is a collection of short stories she wrote. I read like, the first page, they looked pretty decent!

perfectly priya

Amber said...

I know this is an older post, but this outfit might just be the best thing I've seen all week: love it!