Friday, May 2, 2014

daytime // nighttime

I've been kind of annoyed with the idea of getting dressed and blogging about it lately. I feel because I don't blog daily like I used to before I was in school that every time I do blog that it should be of something special. I feel this internal pressure that I need to put a lot of thought and effort into what I'm wearing, and make it worth taking pictures and editing and uploading and presenting it as "this is good enough for the internet" kind of thing. A large part of that comes from reading a ton of (awesome) other blogs, and seeing how much effort and talent they put into their space, and then feeling like nothing I can really do can compete with that. Because let's be honest, "work" clothes are kind of boring...and especially when they are being worn in a city that seems to never have nice weather. 

But you know, the whole point here is to show what I'm actually wearing in real life, and not dressing for the blog or putting on special outfits just to take pictures. So here are the two parts of what I wore today. It didn't feel like a costume or fake or something I just wore to blog - it felt comfortable and like myself. The first part is what I wore during the day to go to school. The second outfit is what I changed into to go study at the library - just a few simple changes to make it comfy enough to sit in for 6 hours but also dressed up enough to maybe not look like a freshman on the undergrad campus (unfortunately I think the study-induced forehead wrinkles now give me away!).
pearl cluster necklace
boden striped tee

Blazer: J.Crew, thrifted
Tee: Boden [exact]
Pants: The Limited [exact]
Necklace: Forever 21 [very similar save | splurge]
Purse: Kate Spade [cute similar]
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington [exact]
Shoes:  Lucky [exact]
Nails: Essie [exact]


Blazer: J.Crew, thrifted
Tee: Boden [exact]
Jeans: American Eagle [exact]
Purse: Kate Spade [cute similar]
Shoes:  Lucky [exact]
Scarf: H&M