October 1, 2011


{Merry Happy - Kate Nash}
cowl neck top via Taiwan, striped skirt via Taiwan, Levi's braided belt, AA bralette,
DV Jamison booties, j'aime Paris necklace, green purse via Taiwan

Life is in full transitional mode; from summer to fall, a-line cut to collarbone length, lazy butt to workaholic, it's a nice change of pace I must say. The past six weeks have been difficult, rewarding, exhausting, exhilarating, hilarious, successful, and above all, different. Different in ways I never thought life, and I, could ever be. I'm surprising myself all over the place and I like it, love it, want to spend the whole day tangled around in it. I love surprises! I am beyond the moon about it all and I can't wait to share every detail with you lovelies. Keep those fingers crossed for me for just a little longer!

This is my hello to fall! With October 1st marking it's territory, I feel like a formal declaration of love is in order, if not absolutely necessary. I cannot wait to snuggle underneath my comforter with Lawrence (my cute little heffalump of an elephant) and watch movies after movies while the rain and wind do their typical do-si-do outside my window. I am beyond excited to wrap my neck up with feet upon feet of never-ending fabric courtesy of my huge AA circle scarf that smothers me in just the right way. I look forward to splashing around in puddles as I turn my dreadful mundane walk to class into one of adventure and ridiculousness? Can you tell that I love fall above all? Gosh, I am a poet and I DO know it.

Firstly, I apologize for my rudy red cheeks. The Indian summer we were experiencing in the Bay was amplified in Berkeley, I swear! So hot was the heat that I seriously contemplated running around in my birthday suit, at least then I wouldn't have clothes sweat-glued to my back although I would get a few more awkward stares than I normally do. My DV Jamison booties are now my right hand gal who I entrust everything with, they are just lovely. It was one of those days that I just threw in a little bit of this and a little bit of that then BAM! out the door. It seems to be an emerging pattern that the sociolgist-in-training inside me is noticing; that whenever it's unbearably hot, I usually tend to just pick, grab, throw, leave, dgaf. The sun gets me all worked up in a downright weird funk, weird huh? My life is basically opposite day, everyday.


Analisa said...

Your bag is gorgeous! I always enjoy reading your posts!

Unknown said...

Love the look!
Very cute.


Aney Mei said...

You look super cute in this outfit! I love the draped vest + striped skirt. The subtle colour blocking looks amazing!

Laura said...

You look so tall wtf!! haha I miss youuu and I swear its hotter in the bay than it is in LA right now! Cute summer to fall transition love <3

Mallory said...

I love the stripes :) The weather has been so annoying, I never know how to dress anymore (too hot outside!)


Anonymous said...

Fall sucks! I don't know what you're talking about, Bay Area girl.

I def know how much you love your DV booties. They are too freaking cute.

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

Chelsea said...

love the color of those boots. great outfit choice!

my life in style

maggie said...

Loving the outfit! And I understand why you love those boots, so cute!
And it is finally Fall in the Bay Area. Marin has been so hot! But the weather is finally cooling down~

xx maggie

Mani said...

Oh woooow! That outfit looks great! Fabulous selection!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

Anne said...

really cool mix!

Angela Jessyana said...

i love how you combine your top and skirt! nice outfit! :D

Zineb.C of Asidress.blogspot.com said...

Your TOP is awesome <3, nice outfit

Bree said...

Don't hate you at all.
Love the colour of your bag! My fingers are crossed:)


Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

Loving this look!

The Key To Chic said...

Happy fall! I love the DV boots. I think sometimes the best looks come about by just throwing things on with little planning. Was curious, how comfy are the boots, and do they run true to size? I've been thinking about buying them for a few weeks...thanks for your help!

Unknown said...

I really like how comfortable this outfit looks! And I'm glad that you are having an amazing month and I can't wait to see what surprises you have for us =)


Ripped Jeans and Green Tea said...

i love this outfit !

Nnenna said...

Wow- the color of your purse is so gorgeous! I'm sad it's from Taiwan because that means there's no way I can get my hands on it! I'm excited about fall too and I'm looking forward to more tea on chilly nights, knitting, apple cider, tights, and various other fall-y things! :D

star-crossed smile

Oh to Be a Muse said...

that cowl neck top is so awesome. i love how it opens up on the sides.

those booties are just lovely, and i can totally tell how much you love fall!

Kia Gomez said...

Hey !
This outfit is so cute, I love it :)


Olive Tee said...

loove this outfit! I also love cheese on toast :)

Bad Joan said...

Great blue wrap!


K A T H L E E N said...

how cute are those boots!! and blue and green go very well together!

Unknown said...

I love the shoes!

Fabrizia Spinelli said...

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Yuma said...

you look so cute♥your bag color is great!
yea,autumn is fashion season:)

yiqin; said...

this is styled so damn well.

Jelisaveta Đukanović said...

Beautiful photos and outfit! :)


The Key To Chic said...

Thanks again for the help with the DV boots, may you enjoy them! They look awesome, and I'm seriously considering buying :)


India said...

so cute! lovely look!

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