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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

School Dayz



I wore this to school today. Ive got to say that this is basically my uniform during the week. Ill be the first to tell you I care more about getting good grades than looking stylish. Im already so tired waking up I dont want another thing to worry about, especially with the silly dress code at my school. Its a lot to wrap your brain around at 7 am, haha!

However, I must admit, I felt really, really cool in this outfit. Walking down the hallways I felt damn empowered, especially when passing the couple of students who Ive recognized as people caring about what they wear. I stood up a little straighter in these boots and jacket. I think thats what fashion should be about, no? Feeling good. Theres nothing like believing in something youre wearing.

This Thursday my teacher at my school is having our class perform individual pantomimes to music that expresses how we feel/what we would do about the song. Basically act like youre in a movie and put it to the soundtrack. I chose House of the Rising Sun by The Animals. I hope I dont get shot down by all the Paramoure and Soulja Boy lovers ... or whatever kids are listening to these days. :P

(Felt like I should add that Vampire Weekend was my soundtrack to writing this post)

Vintage jacket, sweater, and boots, American Apparel u-neck navy dress, Seiko gold mens watch, Genetic Denim jeans.


89 comments :

Annie said...

those jeans are perfect on you! love the boots and jacket as well. such a nice school look.

ami schaheera said...

love your boots! :)

Betsey J said...

great boots!

theTrendyDwarf said...

I don't care what you wear to school. As far as I am concerned, you could wear that for the whole school year and you would look as chic as you did the first day! Please don't wear it all year! I think you get the point! You look very army-ish and I like it! The army jacket is to die for and so are the boots! How is freshman year treating you? Do you like High School more than middle school or vice versa?
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CMA said...

the jeans are adorable but the jacket makes the outfit
totally gorgeous
the chain detail on the lapel on the shoulder is gorgeous
you look flawless as always darling

-cma
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Anonymous said...

no worries, that's an amazing song by an amazing band

Emma said...

It's somewhat refreshing to me that i know that even you have at least one day where you don't dress amazingly stylish...not that theres anything wrong with those fantastic boots or that military jacket

I love Vampire Weekend too, they're awesome

xoxo

jessicaaaaaayo said...

i loveeeee your boots

b.rose said...

that jacket is SICK!!
love it :D


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Tayler said...

agh love this! i too find it more important to get good grades than looking stylish all the time, but i always try :) I am in love with both your boots and jacket!

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hannahlizabeth said...

those boots are so rad. i think i'd feel pretty damn empowered in them too!

xx

Emmy said...

the jacket is killing me just a little bit...on one hand I'm awing at how wonderfully you pull it off, and on other I'm secretly wishing I could make off with it myself :-)

Feeling empowered, I think, is one of the best things about fashion, it's a statement about who you are and what you represent. That knowledge in and of itself is powerful.

JordanMayTwigs said...

I'm sorry but I have to laugh about your comment about dress code.
I remember I got kicked out of one high school for not wearing bras!!
And another high school I went to we weren't aloud to wear "Blue Jeans".
NOT DENIM!!
But just blue jeans.
So guess what I did?!!?
I went out and bought
Grey,
White,
Hot Pink Leopard,
White Leopard,
Regular Leopard,
Purple,
Acid Washed Hot Pink,
Made Acid Washed Black,
And my staple as a "PUNK ROCK DIVA" BLACK DENIM OVER DYED JEANS WITH HOLES RIPPED IN THE KNEES WITH KNEE HIGH WHITE DOCS.
I also was the only girl in the school with the back of my head shaved,
A Fushia, Black && Bleached out Chelsea Hawk,
A tattoo,
And 15 piercings.
Yay I'm a rebel.
Got a problem with it?!?
Ha-Ha-Ha

Maybe I'll post picture's of my High School days.
Just for the shit of it!!

Peace Love && Lipstick
XOXOXO
JordanMayTwigs.

Minn4 said...

Love the boots! and the jacket is awesome :)

Laura Gerencser said...

Even in "normal" clothes you look great!!:):)

Ash Fox said...

those shoes! i love love love.


x

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Anonymous said...

i love vampire weekend, but what's wrong with paramore lovers? not all of them are the kind of people who will 'shoot you down'
digging the jacket :D

Marie R said...

as soon as I saw this, I was like, "holy crap, I LOVE it!"

these are the types of outfits of love from you...... so cuteeeeeee

and I'd have to say I'm surprised that you don't take that much time to create outfits for school. you're still really chic :)

this totally made my day

louisiana mei said...

everything you put on looks amazing. i love the whole feel of this and the boots just bring everything together. you look amazing in jeans! wear them more often! i'd love to see what you can do with them.

at least you get to actual clothes to school. i have to wear a school uniform, no fun at all. how is freshman year?

and good luck with your project/presentation thing!

Bronte said...

Such a great outfit! You are too cool for school, love.
and those boots! Jealous.

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fashionisfor said...

love the boots and jacket lady...show them who's boss!

Fashionista said...

you look chic chica!!!

Carissa said...

you still look stylish though :p and yea, I agree with you. Me too, I care more about my grades than looking stylish in school :)

Summer said...

Your outfit is gorgeous! =D

Summer
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Cypriotchick said...

I absolutely love ur shoes and u r so right about fashion should be there to feel good about urself first :D

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Gabby said...

I love your taste in music (:



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zoe. xox said...

Such a great look! I love the boots and jeansss. (:

Milly. said...

Hey love the boots and the jacket!
Pretty cool look for college! =]]

Also, I love Vampire Weekend! - saw them at Reading Fest in the summer.

M x

Juliet said...

I've never had a dress code at school, except that in winter until the 7th grade we had to have hats/beanies/whatever warm to cover up most of our head. So it sounds strange.

But you look good, and yes it is what fashion is about - feeling great!

juliet xxx

leen said...

well, i would've been more than happy with that kind of dress code..you look amazing!
i love your outfit

leen

Spardha Malik said...

that is a really cool outfit... its everything u'd want on a busy day... comfort, style and a definite second glance!!!

neat!

Alex Dom said...

gorg boots!

Urban Lullaby said...

Ugh I wish I lived in the USA, or some where around that. I have to wear uniforms! I've been wearing it all my life! :'(

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EmerJa said...

I believe that you were the prettiest one in your class. So chic.

FashionXK8 said...

you look so cute...love your boots. and I agree with your sentiment about an outfit making you stand taller. I gain confidence from dressing like myself and dressing well which reflects in all areas of my life including and especially school.

Anna said...

You´re right feeling really cool in this outfit! you do look really cool!

Laura said...

I think you are so right! Good grades will do more for your future than looking all dressed up! I try to find a balance between being stylish and school appropriate and I believe you totally succeded!!!

Clare said...

This outfit is pretty much perfection. I LOVE the super-skinny jeans and boots.

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cupcake♥trash said...

I really like the jacket.

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Billie Kinson said...

I love your style and that jacket is gorgeous! You also have a great taste in music, House of the Rising Sun, one of my faves...

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freyja björk said...

so simple & cute :)

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Angeles Almuna Design said...

This jeans look awesome on you and you seem really relax and comfortable :)

Jacqueline said...

LOVE your vintage jacket. So cute on you! it fits you perfectly =)

FashionSnag

the style spotter said...

super cute outfit! perfect for school :)

http://www.thestylespotter.blogspot.com

amalie said...

cute outfit , i like your jacket!
yes its all about feeling good

Elizabeth said...

pretty kick ass outfit. i have a jacket similar to yours, except i loaded it up with patches and buttons and it looks like what someone would wear to a peace rally in the 60s. your boots are awesome, by the way!

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Danielle said...

Those boots are cooool. What kind of dress code do you have? Is it normal, or like, private school-ish.

Isabel said...

I think I'd feel killer in those boots too, they're so cool!

Anonymous said...

hmmmm what's wrong with paramore? i'm a heavy concert goer... i'm talking waiting in line for hours to be front row so i can scream with the band.
i was always skeptical about paramore because they rose super fast, but man hayley can rock. my boyfriend's met her a few times... and the rest of the old band members. they're real live people, any they live for their music... i mean LIVE.

i wouldn't be so quick to call their listeners people who would 'shoot you down'....they probably believe in good music just as much as you believe in fashion (maybe more?). anyway, i've seen both vampire weekend and paramore live. both are legit.

just a word of advice, don't be so quick to judge something you don't understand (since you did, indeed, say "whatever kids are listening to these days").

...maybe give 'whatever' it is a listen? you don't have to like everything, but at the very least, perhaps you can speak more knowledgeably on what you are at present too quick to criticize. this could even begin to include 'rocker' girls who are into that 'rocker' style :p
i mean no harm. just responding.

peace, young wanderer.

маша<3каша said...

love your boots!

you're so right about dress code----it's too early to worry about it in the mornings lol...

ps. yay Vampire Weekend :)

Tiffany Marie said...

The boots are soo gorgeously gorgeous and I LOVE VAMPIRE WEEKEND!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think you sound a bit indie wannabe by saying "whatever kids are listening to these days."
You know what their listening to, you go to high school for christs sake.

mimi said...

cool kicks :)

thestylerealist.blogspot.com

girl by the whirlpool said...

very very cool. I love the cut of the jacket, you look great! and good for you for stickin' it to the soulja boy lovin' teeny boppers. you should hear House of the Rising Sun by Bob Dylan! (if you haven't already (: )

Chelle said...

i saw you on lookbook.. :)
nice outfit..

Stacy said...

love the simplicity! you look gorgeous

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Anonymous said...

question: do those shoes run as typically sized?
or did you find that they're bigger or smaller than your usual size?

Roz said...

That's a pretty good uniform to set yourself for the first week. Casual and easy to work in, but you can tell that you're interested in fashion and have style sense!
Those boots are so nice too.
I wish that I could even choose what to wear to school. I just have a very boring uniform with no room for interpretation or creativity.
I really enjoyed your last post too,with those stunning Viktor & Rolf dresses. I saw them a few days before and marveled at them.
It's nice to know there are other 14 year olds out there who appreciate such things..
Oh, and did you ever get my email (or comment) about the two outfits I designed, inspired by you? I'd be interested in your opinion on them.

http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

you are a teenager, you should know. The way you wrote that sounds quite patronising as different people like different things. Even adults like that kind of music.

Anonymous said...

You idiots don't understand humor and sarcasm, get a life!

Sophie's wardrobe said...

i'll follow you! your style is amazing !=)

Vanessa said...

cute outfit! the jacket is very unique.

http://www.smashion.com/

Lexie said...

you're right, that's exactly what fashion is about, and that's what attracted me to it.

however i think you're being a little arrogant in your comment about "whatever kids are listening to these days." - don't forget you are a kid, and liking vintage, classic, or underground music doesn't somehow make you "authentic" or even an "old-soul"

have a humility to go with that pretty smile :)

Anonymous said...

a little too much criticism on your comment about music...... it's fine people!

p.s.
update your blog!

FASH said...

good choice! we're fans of this 'fit over at http://www.joandjoenyc.com

a(muse)d by Fashion said...

simple . . . fabulous . . .

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Solo said...

Your boots, awesome! ;d

Solo
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beckyxoxo said...

amazing outfit ! perfect to school . haha . love your jacket dear :)

kpeach said...

those boots are amazing-you should feel confident! xx

val said...

You are so right, fashion is made for us to feel good and confident. I don't understand people who hold the stereotypes that fashionable people are airheads. Sometimes it really irks me, because then I have to pretend I don't like to be fashionable to avoid those patronizing stares.

Leah said...

before i read your post i was sayin to myself "dayum girl you look too cool" and then i read it. i love this. simple, but it screams confidence.

Lilly said...

Hi^^. I'm new to your blog and so far just saw a few posts, but I like your style! Keep the good work up^^. And I agree that fashion makes one feel better (even at uneasy situations, thats the best).
Lilly :D

Meg said...

hey stylish wanderer! I love your blog, and this post but also agree with you in the diffuculties in getting dressed for school with all the restrictions. please check out my blog: www.boundtoearth.blogspot.com

Hidden Stylish said...

I prefer to get good scores than thinking what Im gonna wear too :) Hehehe.

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gleenn said...

i love those who care more for grades than outfits, lol. i'm a teacher. and a teacher of Maths, that is.

i love your jacket and boots a lot girl. i would love to sport it myself. and i agree with you saying that in believing in what you wear, start it with standing high. great.

i added you to my blogroll. do you exchange links? ;)

CHICMUSE said...

TO FEEL RIGHT. TO BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU RE WEARING . YOUR STYLE. WAS A PERFECT LINE.
LOVE IT










XX
CHICMUSE

TiKeDi said...

I love the look, but your boots are perfection.

chi said...

love love love your boots! xD

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Sarah said...

Sweet outfit!!

Heloise GM said...

I love your smile.
You're very very gorgeous (you know).
XOXO

Sarah the french girl said...

I agree so much with what you said about fashion !
Some people like my dad, are a bit disdainful about fashion. why are you bying this shirt, you don't need it ? Why are you paying atention to this superficial thing ...
I consider that fashion is a way to get on well with ourselves. It makes you feel better, because you control the image the people are seeing about you

Happy to see that more and more people are showing that Fashion + Literacy = a good equation.

Miss Neira said...

I'm in love with that jacket!

Fashion Chalet said...

Cute expressions = 34d and 4th shots! THAT SMILEY face!!




x

Luxury ties maker said...

The jacket is the coolest

Lauren said...

You are too adorable!

Clarity said...

I like the jacket a lot. I wish I could pull off bangs but am worried about getting spots on my forehead.

I like it when someone says they care more about good grades than being stylish. Shows character and good sense.

Did you video the pantomime?

Runway Hippie said...

love your boots!! you look great!!

I had a uniform in hs and I tried to jazz it up as much as I could my first couple of years, and then I just stopped caring. You look awesome, especially if you pulled that look together at 7am!

As for your music selection, YES! Don't worry about those paramore/soulja boy idiots, they just don't know how to think for themselves!

you keep goin stylish wanderer!!

xoxo,
Runway Hippie

AMIT said...

Love your picture.

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Anonymous said...

favorite outfit post yet