Saturday, August 29, 2009

London Calling



Yesterday's metropolitan adventures proved to be extremely successful. Although I lost the bidding war for the floral Doc Martens on eBay, it was a mere three or four hours after the auction closed before I stumbled upon a Craigslist seller getting rid of this pair, miraculously in my size. Infinite thanks to Rachel in Union Square for bestowing these upon me!

As soon as I slipped the boots on, my thoughts of creamy blouses and slouchy tees ran straight out of my head. I wanted black, tight, edgy, reminiscent of London grunge and seventies punk.

After we got my boots, the three of us scooted over to Forever 21 in Union Square and spent more than two hours there. I found not only the neutral basics I felt were missing from my wardrobe, but the perfect items to fulfill my rocker fantasies. I fell in love with this clean, sophisticated take on the whole concept.

I picked up the blazer just this morning at the thrift store bag sale, which was honestly one of the most frenzied and exhausting experiences of my life. I did come away with a stack of old art books and quite a few crazy clothing items, which you will surely see soon.

Out of the hundreds (or more likely thousands) of outfits I have ever put together, this one makes me feel better inside and out than nearly all of them.

Forever 21 tee and skirt, vintage blazer and Doc Martens, gifted ring

I might wear this on the first day of school, depending on the weather. It's undoubtedly one of my favorite outfits I have ever worn, which means I will be wearing it (and variations on it) a lot! I think wearing an outfit once is the silliest thing. If you love and feel great in something, why not repeat it?

In addition to the tee and skirt, I got a few other basic items that will be cropping up soon and often, plus all my crazy finds from the bag sale! In short, be prepared for plenty of exciting outfit posts.

I start school in two days! Call me loony for being so impatient, but I cannot help it. School means my friends, exciting new classes, a sparkly new season for both weather and fashion... now aren't you excited too?

49 comments:

Danielle said...

Uhmmm, this is an awesome outfit! those booooooottttttssssssss.

Laura Gerencser said...

Awesome boots!! Your hair looks nice pulled back!:)

Emmy said...

GUESS WHAT I'M LISTENING TO...

whooaaaaa living on a prayyerrrrrr. *EPIC KEY CHANGE*

nothing like jammin in line at whole foods.

i miss you already. and URGH couldn't make it to the bag sale. but a well. i'm falling more and more in love with leather as i organize my new wardrobe. HUZZAH.

Sarah said...

AH so envious of your boots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Words cannot describe. I want docs so badly. That's amazing how you got them!! These photos are so pretty! :)

Clare said...

Love the whole outfit SO much. Great boots!

Daniel said...

what luck that you found them on craigslist after the auction ended!
and i love the beginning of school too, but it usually dwindles after christmas, mostly because there aren't as many breaks!

i want a pair of docs too, but i dont think i can pull them off :(

- Daniel
http://dropclothesnotbombs.blogspot.com

Maggie May said...

you are so beautiful anything would look good on you :)

this wheel's on fire said...

You look so gorgeous! If weather goes along you should so wear it! And we seem to have the same taste in music & I love it :)

it's not her, it's me. said...

thanks for your comment! you should buy some cute things! :) apricotbabybaby.etsy.com

CMA said...

the doc martens are to die for
loving the print, makes it easy to throw them on with a simple outfit like yours and create the beautiful cohesiveness

-cma
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Zany Style said...

those floral boots are soooo rad! i adore them!

~tati~

jayne said...

those are marvellous! so glad you found them :)

Sophia and Mary said...

lucky girl, those shoes the best. that would be a great back to school outfit!

WendyB said...

That's pretty amazing shoe karma.

Sylvia said...

I love the look! It's different but it's still you and you're ROCKING it. And seriously, what started that whole thing of not wearing an outfit twice??? I mean, maybe one could change the accessories up or add a different sweater, but if it makes you feel good, do it, right?

Sophia said...

those boots are AMAZINGGG
i want them :o

Anna G said...

I love this outfit. Those are super cute Doc Martens. I really want those light pink ones. Good luck in school. I'm so glad to be back also.

Amelia said...

This is such a great outfit! I love the boots and the shape of that great skirt. I'm definitely looking forward to school starting, especially now that I know I'll be studying photography this fall :)

Suzanne said...

those docs are so great, i really want a pair! great skirt as well :)
xx

Parapluie said...

Amazing outfit, what great finds!

daisychain said...

I am SO jealous of your docs.

andara said...

I love your boots !

natalie said...

Love your docs! :)b

Katerina said...

Dr Martins!!! I remember, as a teenager(back in 90's)I was crazy about that boots....new prints are very cool!!!xx

Ruxandra said...

for sure i'm excited for the school's first day.i have two weeks left:).amazing outfit.i left you an award on my blog...

Kat said...

Hello there! That's a great outfit...all black and flowers down at the feet! Nice background.

Thank you for dropping by Mango Girl!
Happy Sunday.

Lilpixie said...

Great outfit especially the skirt

Vanessa said...

aah! i'm so happy for you those boots are freakin' awesome! now you're making me want a pair of doc martens!

In-tree-gue said...

looooooove the outfit. The skirt is amazing and i love how it looks with the jacket and boots. Floral docs are such a great addition to your weardrobe. I kind of secretly want some, despite the whole being a male thing.

Rach said...

Wow! You got lucky with those boots! They look amazing and that skirt is cute. I like the way it has a swingy layer over a sleek layer.

Adela said...

you look like natalie portman! great outfit!

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mom & son said...

cute outfit!
i adore your floral boots so much!

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CHICMUSE said...

LOVE THE LOOK!..








XXX
CHICMUSE

Flashes of Style said...

looove these docs! And I almost bought this f21 skirt.

Bella said...

Wicked cool styling... and those boots I loooove! xx

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

The boots really push the outfit into the awesome category.

asunlitday said...

I love those! I want to wear that outfit everyday. I really love the skirt as well, especially because you got it at forever 21, which means that I may need to buy it :D
I'm really excited for school as well, I start a week from tomarrow. I still don't know what I'm going to wear "/

Summer said...

Oh gosh! Look at those boots, so cute. And you look great on your outfit. =D

Summer
A Writers Den
Brown Mestizo

little shadow said...

I love your shoes!
so, so, so cute and flowery.
they're practically the entire season of spring.
x

Vanessa said...

dude. just got the perfumes last night and they smell amazing! thank you so much :) + you have great hand writing !

Style Bird said...

Great outfit..love the boots.

dapper kid said...

I love your blazer and those floral DMs are soooo amazing!! Hope you're having a lovely day :)

emily said...

glad you were able to get floral doc martens even though you lost the auction!

Mr.G said...

Very nice outfit! Love it!

Mr G.

Blog it! >> http://fashionmeetscologne.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

woowwww at the doc martens. love them! xxx anna
http://made-the-cut.blogspot.com

plastikneon said...

love the doc martens!!!

Emma said...

I can't believe you got those boots!! i'm so jealous they look great on you!

xoxo

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