Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft, second hand, $15 // Jeans: Urban Outfitters, purchased with gift certificate // Shoes: Payless // Earrings: Forever 21, $7 // Bracelet: Courtesy of LOFT // Jacket: Collection via TJMaxx, purchased with gift card (see below) // Shoes: Payless

My brain is too fried to come up with transitions, so here is my random list of thoughts:

-It feels a little wrong to use a literary title for a post that has no relation whatsoever to the story, but what can I say? Hemingway is better at coming up with titles than me, and it was the first thing that popped into my head upon assessing today's neutral ensemble.

-This shirt does not fit that well, but I loved it too much to pass up. I decided to embrace its looseness wholeheartedly rather than trying to tuck or cinch. It looked best with skinny jeans, so I wore them even though I wasn't supposed to (at work).


-The rainy day was much cooler than I expected, so my faux leather jacket was definitely my best friend both inside the office and out.


-Ever since I chopped my hair off, all I've wanted to wear is huge earrings. After sporting the same pair pretty much every day, I finally got a few more pairs from Forever 21. This is one of them.

That's all for today!

36 comments:

v. said...

You look amazing with the short hair + long earrings combo! And I love that jacket on you.

five foot something said...

Amazing shirt; love the ruffles in the front.

I have something similar but have never figured out how to actually wear it; the ruffles tend to overwhelm.

Charmalade said...

I really like the last photo, it shows the lovely color and ruffling of the shirt. And isn't it interesting how your style is affected when you changed a little something, like cut your hair super-short? I actually think I've become a little more "daring" after I cut off all my hair. But no earrings for me, no piercings!

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A Shopaholic is loose said...

Very cute top! And of course I love the leather jacket! ;0)

Have a nice weekend!

Hugs from
A Shopaholic is loose...

Francesca said...

i love ur look lately. that short hair does you SO well!!!

love the shirt, hte jeans and the wedges. you can't go wrong with a pair of washed out jeans and a flirty top. i love it!

xoxo,
F

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Lea's Suitcase said...

Have you checked out TJMaxx jewelry section? I just picked up some amazing "statement" necklaces for $15-$25 each... not bad! JCrew has some similar for $60 and up so, it was such a score :)

WildBirdVintage said...

I really like this one, you look amazing.

Kendra said...

This look is gorgeous. Even though it's fairly neutral there isso much texture and interest going on. It has a bit of a romantic, elegant feel, and looks just perfect on you. I am totally loving the daring pixie!

Melanie said...

You are stunning. I actually really like your shirt!

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

i looooved big earrings when i had my pixie cut! now that it's longer, they just get in the way! :'(

Jolie said...

The last photo is gorgeous, long earrings do look best when your hair is so cute and short.

Jill said...

It's always okay to use literary titles, and the title completely made sense to me in relation to your look! Very clean and well-lit. :)

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SarahAnn said...

I agree--totally okay to use literary titles, especially Hemingway because all of his titles are brilliant.

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Angela said...

Can I just tell you how much I adore this haircut on you?! I have to admit, I was one of the ones who voted for you not to chop off your hair a while ago, but you really look fabulous with short hair too. I don't think you can go wrong.

Thanks for such a great blog, too. You're one of my absolute favorites.

vintagewithatwist said...

you look gorgeous! love the grey jacket with the cream, the colors go great together

Emily Kennedy said...

For the past couple of days I have reeeally been wanting a pair of gray jeans. I know they were cool because of Sienna Miller like three years ago, but I want a pair now. You think it might be the weather we're having?

Also, I used to work at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books bookstore in San Francisco. Isn't that just dandy?

irene said...

i like the jacket and the earrings

Kimberellie said...

Love it. And I totally understand about the big earrings with short hair! Whenever I chop my hair off I feel the same compuslsion!

Clare said...

I totally do the same thing with earrings now that my hair is short. They get to be in the spotlight so much more than they ever did when my hair was longer. I love this pair, and they go so nicely with that blouse!

Laura said...

So cute I love the shirt and even though it's loose it looks fabulous.

Caylie said...

i love your outfit and hair!!!

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emilypanda said...

your top definitely looks like it fits you to me... as long as your are happy with your outfit that's all that matters!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

these pictures are so beautiful and i love the simplicity and detail of this outfit.
i am also loving your short hair!! the big earrings are amazing.

Trishna said...

Pure, simple & beautiful.

:)

megannielsen said...

Wow I LOVE this outfit!! it's so light and airy! Meanwhile, I keep seeing you wear all these cute shoes from payless, but I can never find them in store and online. Do you get them from work before they release or something? I've got shoe envy!

Kansas Couture said...

meganielsen -

Any Payless shoes I wear that are no longer online or in store have already come and gone. These ones are from a couple years ago. Payless.com gets new styles a lot, so it's good to check often. Hope this helps. :)

Niki said...

I can't get over how well that pixie hair cut suits your face - it's so brave but absolutely perfect. I am very jealous!

This outfit is gorgeous - I love the light tones, and the gentle ruffles. It does feel very light and airy.

Gorgeous as ever... x

megannielsen said...

Thanks Katy!! That's such a pity... I love them!

patricia said...

Hahhaha I love sneeking into work wearing jeans (when I'm not supposed to)
That top is just lovely!

Clothes Coquette said...

Very pretty & sweet!

HAL said...

very sweet look, i love the blouse. adorable. xo

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Alyssa said...

You are just so pretty and soft in this outfit! I like the ruffles and the matching cream-colored shoesies :)

harajukuloveee said...

that is the cutest thing! you have a lovely face and long earings compliment your short hair a lot!,
i also love the ruffles on the top, lovely!

Deidra J. said...

I love the sushi place you are in front of!

Hello*Pretty said...

Wow- I love your style!! This outfit is just perfect! I'm going to follow. xo- karrie

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Dutchgirl said...

Hi from Australia! I cut my hair super short a couple of years ago (a la Jean Seberg and Mia Farrow) and ever since then I too have been obsessed with big earrings. Hahaha! Must be something to do with framing the face or perhaps keeping the look feminine. Who knows?