Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

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Works Cited
dress: c/o eshakti
sweatshirt: american apparel via amazon
blazer: thrifted
tights: gap
boots: j crew

I'm pulling the ol' sweatshirt-over-blazer combo because my usual cardigan routine wasn't going to cut it in the cold today. I wish it were warm enough to show you the detail on this dress, which is super pretty and fits really nicely because the kind people at eshakti let you customize the fit, length, sleeve style, or pretty much any other measurement you want on your garments.
P.S. I hope my American friends are enjoying MLK day--Christopher and I are both planning on re-reading "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" to celebrate the day; if you care to join, here's the full text.

33 comments:

megannielsen said...

That dress looks gorgeous!! I'm totally a fan of your sweatshirt blazer combo - in my opinion, no-one does it better!! I hope you're not too cold today hun!!! XOXOX

Kellie said...

Cute! I love sweatshirts under blazers.

Work With What You've Got said...

I do not have MLK day off. Nathan says that's racist, but I work for a wonderful company in an industry where we just need to be in today. BUT Nathan has the day off and is taking me out to lunch. So it's not all bad.

I love love love a hoodie blazer combo. So classy casual!

amber said...

i love your blue tights!! i want to start wearing more color tights. your blazer is super cute too, love the look with the sweatshirt underneath.

enjoy your day off!! i have to work :(

WobiSobi said...

That Is really cute, Love the blue Tights!!! The Blazer is awesome also..

Alessandra said...

...and boy did you pull it off! Wow, love it.
Those blue tights...don't even get me started.

Shen Dove said...

Love your whole look but especially the tights! I'll make a point of reading "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" today as well!

Miss B said...

Wow, I love that dress, the neck detail stands out just enough!
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A-C said...

The turquoise tights are so unexpected and so cool. I especially like how the color is mimicked on the inside of the hoodie.

Lauren said...

I love the hoodie underneath the tweed jacket, and the ruffled detail on the dress! You are queen of layering :) I also really love how the v-neck of the dress lets us see your pretty necklace!

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Job and Rachael said...

LOVE today's outfit. Everything totally works (in my humble opinion ;) And thanks for the link, that is what my husband and I are going to read tonight! :)

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I have never thought of pairing a hoodie and a blazer, but now I absolutely must steal this look.

daer0n said...

What a pretty dress! Love the blazer also! :)

Jameil said...

I love Letter from a Birmingham Jail. LOVE. I wish it got half as much attention as "I Have a Dream." I'll be reading LFABJ today as well.

_kArLy[*] said...

i love this! how fun! :]
-karly
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gina said...

What a great outfit! I love the blue and black together, very pretty!

xo, gina

Rebecca said...

Cute layering. Have a good holiday!

Rosiecat said...

Happy Day, T! I might follow your link and read some MLK later tonight. (And all your cute little black dresses make me want to raid your closet...)

Bad Taste Toast said...

This is such a great outfit! i love the sweater and blazer combo above the dress! Gorgeous colours too!

alexandratherese said...

Love the tights/dress/boots combo! The blue of the tights really brightens up your outfit. Practical + lively = perfect!

Alexandra Thérèse xx

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Cassandra said...

I love this look! Everything from the layering to the color combinations is perfect! Hope you enjoy your day off. :)

Katie said...

Happy MLK Day to you. I like the blazer over the sweatshirt. Thanks for posting the text to Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I will have to check it out. Hope you are enjoying your day off.

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Linley said...

love your layering skills! i especially love the casual sweatshirt with that gorgeous blazer!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

What cute layering! That blazer is amazing.

Kayla said...

Your blue tights are singing to me. I desperately need to try the sweatshirt under blazer look now though. It's fabulous.


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Anna said...

as a former grad student, i have an important question: do you always dress this cute even on days you're just studying?

cause i used to never get out of my sweatpants during really tough weeks. or even just moderately tough weeks.

anyway, i'm super impressed. and i'm wearing sweatpants.

Anna
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kileen said...

i love the tweed blazer you added to this dress! it adds a nice pattern and texture to the outfit. and those turquoise tights are awesome! :)

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Keri said...

I really like the preppy chicness of this outfit! Though you look a little chilly.

the other emily said...

It is so awesome that you guys actually celebrate Dr. King's legacy and not just the day off (although, don't get me wrong, that part is pretty sweet too). Thanks for sharing the link - and the sentiment - with your readers :)

And to top it off, you look super-cool. I am a huge fan of your blazer-over-hoodie combo, it looks so cozy but still tailored. I can't wait to see more of that dress too.
the other emily

Myfashiontake said...

Love how you style today's outfit! Brilliant!

Laura said...

I love this outfit and thank you so much for the link. Every time I read that speech it has something to say to me about what is going on in my community right now.

Shallow Mallow said...

Sweatshirt blazer combo with matching tights! Love it :)

Molly said...

I always love the ol' sweatshirt over blazer combo! I've been meaning to try it out. Thank you for the (reminder of) the inspiration!

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