August 19, 2011

last minute

necklace - Forever 21 / striped sweater - H&M / olive tank - Target / tote - Forever 21 / maxi skirt - Target / wood & brass bangle - vintage, thrifted / sandals - Target, thrifted

Oh boy, did I ever underestimate how long it would take me to recover from our flights on Wednesday! I have never been this thrown by a time-change in my life - last night I went upstairs to take a 'nap' at 6:30, slept straight through dinner, and finally woke up this morning at 5! There are at least some benefits to becoming an uncharacteristically early-riser; this morning I had plenty of time to get dressed, have a leisurely breakfast and do some reading, all before my favorite thrift store opened up at 8am. I found a ton of good stuff (I went with a 'fall wardrobe wishlist' in mind and managed to snag about half of what I was looking for), and now I'm itching to get it all to the dry-cleaners so I can really start playing dress-up.

These photos are from our very last day in Sweden. I started off with this tank and my beaded necklace because I love the colors together, but it was a little chilly so I threw on a sweater as we headed out the door. I was a little skeptical about how this shortish, boxy sweater would look paired with a long skirt and nary a waist-defining belt in sight, but I wound up liking this outfit much more than I'd expected - and it's hard to argue with a pairing this comfortable!


BiblioMOMia said...

The boxy, slouchy sweater with the maxi is absolutely gorgeous--the best type of draped silhouette.  And I love the peachy blush with turquoise.  This is just a lovely outfit.

Archives said...

im so glad youre stateside again! :D 

Jenn said...

I think the boxy sweater works really well with the maxi!  I love the color of the sweater, the stripes and the neat necklace.  Even though you may not have meant for the outfit to turn out this way, its really pretty. 

Penny Ka said...

can you ever have a trip without sleeping in the next 2-3 days? I m always exhausted and I ve never flew through the atlantic like you did- in this case I would maybe sleep during the whole week!hhhee! :)
glad to see some more pictures of your european trip!this outfit is so pretty!
Penny from

Genevieve said...

Simply lovely!

thatdamngreendress said...

I love your thrift store luck- I kinda have had the same in the past week or so.  Makes me want to go back for more!  

I love the slouchy draped style of this look!

Caitlin said...

I love your boxy sweater. The proportions are just perfect and the pop of aqua makes it perfect for chillier summer nights. Glad that you had safe travels and hope your internal clock catches up soon! 

CM said...

I'm a new reader and loving your blog. I'd love more details on your thrift store finds - what was on your list and what did you score??

sartoriography said...

Welcome back, lady!  So glad your last photo shoot in Europe was so fashionable.  ;)  You look super cool and super laid back at the same time, which I always find to be a really hard combo to get right.

Can't wait to see all the things you snagged at the thrift store!  

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