Hey everyone, today I have a really fun outfit for you. I wore it last week when we went out to dinner. The whole theme was centered around this clutch bag. I’ve had it for a while but had yet to wear it. It’s the New Look burger clutch (in my mind, mine is a bean burger fyi). The clutch is really interesting with a lot of fun details and different fabrics, I’d say it is pretty good quality but it doesn’t hold that much. Usually I can fit my phone (without its phone case though), a few cards/IDs, some money (no wallet though, my wallet is huuuuge) and tissue papers (one of the most important items in my bag!) and then my keys and that’s about it. So like I said, not much.
Picking up where I left off with Outfit August, here are a few picks from last week. Starting with Thursday‘s food shopping outfit. It has gotten rather cold in Prague so I’m currently wearing lots of variations of this outfit: opaque tights, sweater or leather jacket, cute dress, cute flats.
I’m sorry the photo above is so grainy, it was dark by the time we got to the store and since I hadn’t been documenting my outfits at the beginning of the week, I wanted to have at least something to show you. My outfit consisted of several old pieces (both my dress and the sweater are really old; the dress is from H&M and I bought it in 2011 – I haven’t worn it in ages but because of Outfit August, I decided to revisit it.) I’m wearing a (new) flower headband but you can’t really see it (which was my lazy equivalent of making an effort). The shoes are also new, I bought them in the middle of summer this year in the Topshop sale, they were super cheap. Right away I knew I wanted to wear them with black opaque tights to really highlight those awesome cut-outs (as much as I dislike cut-outs on dresses, I LOVE them on shoes!)
I mentioned in my last post that these are one of my all time favorite earrings. I love them so much. They were an impulse purchase ages ago (well that last post was from 2009!) and I still love them as much today as I did when I bought them!I think the reason why I like them so much is because they remind me of dream-catchers. So they have this dreamy magical feel to them, no? Also I love the combination of silver and gold (when it’s done right).
Over a year ago I posted over on my old blog (which is no longer active), a post in homage to Laura Spencer. I wrote about how by a strange coincidence thanks to my lovely sister I came across a vlog series on youtube called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice). Anyways, as I am now in the midst of working on my thesis, I recently re-watched the entire series and have fallen in love with Laura Spencer (aka Jane Bennet) all over again.
Jane Bennet is a beautiful person, both in character and in appearance, and it’s so easy to like her. But in this particular adaptation, she is a bit more. In other versions she can be a tad two-dimensional, she doesn’t has the liveliness of Lizzie and usually doesn’t undergo any major character development. She just stays and waits until Binngley comes back and proposes to her. However, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is different. I love how they modernized one of my favorite stories and made the characters and the story itself come to life in a believable way. Anyways, back to Jane. I wanted to share some inspiration photos from her tumblr page because she has once again become my Style Crush!
This one is probably my favorite. The bicycle pin is so precious and the whole look is just adorable and vintage inspired and wonderful. (On a side note: I have fallen in love with pins lately. Such an easy way to add a little something unique to an outfit right?)
Her look is both vintage and modern. I adore her. Really. I love how her clothes are so unique and the styling is really appropriate. She wears little hats or headbands or just has really perfect hair (the braids, swoon). This last picture is Laura Spencer modeling for ModCloth. She’s herself here but still in tune with her character of Jane. It’s another side of Miss Spencer but you can imagine Jane Bennet wearing these clothes as well (especially the 2nd dress – I LOVE the second dress!!).
These photos are from last Wednesday, when I went to uni in the morning and then I met my sister for lunch (she was kind enough to take these photos, well, the ones of me anyway) and then I stopped by work. Wednesdays are always super busy but they’re also really fun.
I don’t always take the time to do my hair. Actually, on most days, I either wear a very lazy side braid (or the Katniss braid, as some people call it) or an even lazier pony tail or I just leave it down (that’s on the laziest days of all). But lately I have been making more of an effort on the hair frontier: I’ve played with styling my long fringe, which I have been letting grow out, I’ve tried pigtail braids, I’ve done the messy bun. I’ve also recently bought a large hair doughnut, which I used to achieve the hair style shown in this particular post. It’s really easy to use and looks quite put together, it gives a level of sophistication to an otherwise casual outfit.