Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts

Works Cited
sweater: urban outfitters
pink button-up: thrifted
skirt: american apparel
belt: anthro (christmas)
tights: ae
boots: indigo

Today was all about creature comforts--slouchy sweater, worn-in button-up, jersey skirt--because I'm feeling a little sad. My little sister just left for a semester abroad in London, and after a morning of sniffling in the airport (and about a million hugs), I need something cozy to slouch around in for the rest of the day while I try not to think about the movie Taken.

Creature Comforts

On the upside, London is such an exciting place to be, and I'm so thrilled that she's going to spend the semester rooting around the Bloomsbury district, eating fish and chips (and of course tikka masala), and wandering through museums. Did you spend a semester abroad anywhere? I went to Ireland, where I drank lots of Guinness and read W.B. Yeats and visited TopShop every other week.

30 comments:

Angela said...
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Angela said...

Oops, grammatical mistake...take two:
Tell us more about Ireland! :D
May your sister have a safe journey and an amazing experience.

catherine_sr. said...

Aw, I totally know how it feels to miss family because I'm an expat. I live in Taiwan with my husband and a lot of my relatives still live here, but of course I miss my parents and my friends in the States. On the other hand, I'm sure your excited to hear about your sister's adventures in London. I would love to visit right now!
I love your outfit, especially the slouchy cardi, which I am a big fan of. And I wish I had a cool little corner like that to take pictures in!
the renegade bean

Loaf said...

I love this outfit. Definitely one I am going to try to recreate from my own closet.

I studied in Paris for a year and it was incredible. I'm sure your sister will have a fabulous time!

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anne said...

i totally understand about missing your sis. i only see my sister a few times a year :(
love the layering!

Fashion Therapist said...

I'm in love with that AA skirt and every year I tell myself that I'm going to buy it, but I don't. I'll just admire yours. :)

Sal said...

You do SUCH great things with that simple AA skirt, lady!

caffeinerd said...

I watched "Taken" on the plane ride over to Scotland when I was traveling abroad by myself for the first time (meeting up with the boyfriend). NOT GOOD TIMING. I am sure she will have a wonderful and safe time!

This sweater looks great belted!

Magatha-May said...

What part of Ireland were you in? I would have loved to spend a semester abroad but unfortunately my course didn't offer the option.

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

Exciting for her, but sad for you. Are you going to get a chance to go over and visit?

I didn't do any semester abroad but I can only imagine what a wonderful experience it would be!

fashademics said...

Awww, Bloomsbury! I lived there up until about 6 months ago! I lived just down the road from Coram's Fields and LOVED it. Tell your sister to check out Persephone Books in Lamb's Conduit Street. One of my fave London bookshops. Oooh. And Judd Books on Marchmont Street (the street that forms a T intersection just outside the Russell Sq. Tube Station and the Brunswick Centre). There's a brilliant pub called the Marquis of Cornwallis on Marchmont Street that I love - it was my "local" - and a FANTASTIC (as in my mouth is watering even thinking about it) noodle restaurant called the Hare and Tortoise in the Brunswick Centre. It's a brill place to grab a meal, eat in or take out, on those nights you don't want to cook. The portions are huge and a £6 takeaway usually made up two dinners for me.

Argh. Sorry for the barrage of London-ess. I got nostalgic all of a sudden. :oP

Where did you study in Ireland?

raita 2 said...

love your outfit! :) the colors, the pieces of clothing, girl you really know how to dress up! :)

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jesse.anne.o said...

I like this combo shape-wise and these colors. Man, you must have a ton of TopShop stuff!

A-C said...

I got to spend two summers abroad. Summer of 05 in Barcelona and summer of 06 in Amsterdam and Belgium. Completely different trips and experiences and I loved them both.

Also I know what its like to miss your sister as she and I live in different states right now due to school. It sucks. *hugs*

Taylor Sterling said...

Great layering! I love how you belted the sweater!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I spent a summer abroad, learning Spanish and living in Salamanca, Spain. A bit later, I lived in Madrid for a year and a half. I've been living in the states again for two years now, but I still really miss Madrid!

My sister is almost eight years younger than I, and we only see each other about once a year. It can be tough to be away from family.

I want to hear more about your Irish experience!

Viktoria with a K said...

It looks so warm where you are!

Love the purple tights!

Anna said...

I spent a semester in London, and it was amazing. Your sister is going to have a wonderful time (and maybe you can visit her?). Still, being away from family is always hard, even when you're just in another part of the country. I hope you're not feeling too sad!

Jen said...

i'm loving this casual, comfy outfit. pale pink and gray are one of my favorite color combos (but i have yet to wear it, strange, no?) haha :)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love your outfit, especially the pink top and purple tights.

I never studied abroad, but I did intern one summer in NYC while my now-husband studied abroad at Oxford. It was a lesson in long-distance relationships and also enjoying ourselves in different parts of the world. He loved it and got to do so many wonderful things, including visiting the Guinness factory.
Hope you get a chance to visit her! :) - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Athenista said...

love this look! i know i already said it on flickr but i just love this color palette! i have GOT to get my hands on some colored tights.

Lulu said...

Having lived in London for almost nineteen years, I can honestly say your sister is going to have an absolutely brilliant time! It's such a buzzing fun place and I miss it so much when I'm at university. Maybe you can visit her? :) It's always hard being away from family, isn't it?
I love your ensemble...lovely colours and those boots look very enduring and wearable! :)

renwore said...

Love the sweet colours on your outfit, the purple tights are a great color to add in!
I've never spent a semester overseas, though now I wish I wasn't so lazy to apply a few years ago :(
London sounds really fun to be in for sightsee-ing and shopping, perhaps you could take the chance to visit your sis sometime during her semester?

Diana said...

This is such a sweet, cozy outfit. I'm sorry you're missing your sister. But this gives you a great excuse to travel to London :)

daisychain said...

LOVE your skirt.

juliamarisa said...

i'm planning a sememster in england myself. for next spring. too bad we won't be there at the same time- your sister and i could have met up!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

U totally make this look with the belt! LOVE it!

Mary said...

I just found your blog today-- I'm actually leaving for a semester abroad in London next week! Small world :)

Elaine said...

Oh, it's always sad to see your siblings go! My brother is in Spain right now for an LDS mission for two years. It's exciting that he is abroad. I never did a study abroad. I did go to Spain with my high school Spanish club! ;) But I don't remember much now..ack.

You've been looking AWESOME lately. You're definitely more skilled with creating new outfits with a limited wardrobe! This definitely looks comfy and cozy. I love the purple tights with it!


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Audi said...

Fantastic outfit -- love the gray and purple together, and that cardi is just so cozy looking!

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