Monday, March 31, 2008

Goodbye March; spring break

I am off to class again after a week off. This is my last quarter before graduation! I am excited for my first class on the Modern Balkans. I am a sucker for Eastern Europe...

The temperature is in the 40s, it is rainy and foggy and I am not searching too hard for a trench coat yet because I still have time left in my winter coat. If March really does come in like a lion and out like a lamb, I have a newfound fear of farms.

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That said, I am all cozied up for class today.

RIP, spring break

Beret: thrifted
Scarf: Oscar de la Renta, from Grandma
Sweater: from a clothing swap hosted by Painfully Hip...more on this later!
Snakeskin belt: thrifted
Skirt: thrifted
Tights: H&M
Metallic booties: also from the swap!

To tell you the truth, I am actually really excited to go back to class. I love school, and sometimes breaks can be dull. Especially when you live alone!

19 comments:

heather said...

that sweater! those shoes!!! wonderful as always

the iron chic said...

Haha.
Your evil lamb.
Maybe when if this extreme global weather keeps up, that saying won't be applicable anymore.

Nadine said...

Oh the shoes - love at first sight :).

Anonymous said...

Hey! Love your site!

I just have a few questions:
1.) I love chicago, in fact i'll be a freshman at Columbia next year! I love the adorable knit berets that everyone seems to be wearing there, and i noticed that you had one. Any idea a/b where to get one in Chicago? Ive looked everywhere!

2.) On that note: Do you know of any good shrift shops downtown chicago?

3.) And, just curious, how do people around you (in your classes or wherever) respond to your outifts? Do they stare, laugh, compliment, or copy you?

Again, love your site!

Stararah said...

I love the outfit!
I need to try using my striped sweater in an outfit before it gets too warm...

Isabel said...

Hahaha! The evil lamb is genius. You must post something about the Painfully Hip clothing swap too. i read about it a while back and it sounded divine. Judging by your boots, it was.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

You look very adorable, I'm glad you went to the clothing swap - I wish!

Sally Jane said...

I always see you on W.R. I didn't realize you had a blog. Yay! :)

WendyB said...

Nice boots!

Style Scout said...

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bronwyn said...

Love the stripes....and the boots.

Isa said...

ah, do you look darling again.
haha, I know about that free time dullness. I´m having two weeks off (after my finals, even!) and already have thoughts like `it wouldn´t be all too bad going to class right now´.
but oh, will I curse when I have to get up at 6Am again!

Alyssa said...

very cute! :D

said...

omg this is my first time to your blog-- and i love it! you look great in your oh so stylish outfits! your a cross between blair waldorf and cory kennedy.. well sort of. You have such great fashion sense i love it!

i'm adding you to my blogroll, if you dont mind!

Lady Language said...

Darn! I missed those boots - what a great find :) Love the scarf and skirt as well.

Wendy said...

You look as cute as ever. I hate school, so spring break ending is the worst.

Natasha said...

Thanks so much everyone!

anonymous, you will love Columbia! I have plenty of friends that go there and they have a blast. They also have great connections for internships and people in their industry. I hope you like it as much as they do!
As for the berets, there certainly are a lot of them here. I have a beret problem, actually. In weather like ours, they are a pretty perfect accessory. I usually find them at thrift stores, but I have seen great ones at H&M and Forever21.

The best thrift stores here, in my opinion, are the Salvation Armies and Village Discount Outlets...they both have several locations. Check back often, because plenty of people scour them regularly. If you ever have a chance to bolt to the suburbs, the thrifting is better there...less competition.

As for how people react to my clothes, I think it is something people generally accept. I haven't gotten any downright rude comments. Some people definitely mention my clothes, but usually they say something like, "you make me feel so underdressed" or, "you really love your skirts, don't you?" I get compliments too, so I think people are usually quite pleasant. That is another nice thing about going to school in a city...especially one like Columbia, where there will be arts students - people are much more open to unusual outfits than at a school in the middle of a field. So don't be shy...wear what you like!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing back! I'm so excited about Columbia!

....There's an H&M in Chicago?!

Natasha said...

Anonymous,
Yes, there are two H&Ms in Chicago! One is on State St. and one is on Michigan Ave. We also have two Forever21s and plenty of other national chains. We got the H&M when I was in high school, and I can barely remember what it was like not having one. :)