Sunday, November 4, 2012

Plaid and Houndstooth | A Tale of Two Patterns

cable knit houndstooth burgundy holly berries 2 3
Ralph Lauren cable knit sweater (gift from Aunt) // H&M chambray shirt (underneath)//
Forever 21 houndstooth print pencil skirt // Forever 21 burgundy tights //
Target Xhilaration brown oxford flats // 

Photography: self, tripod and remote

True free time in med school doesn't exist. It's like the Tooth Fairy or Santa's assembly line of minimum  free wage elves ... you wanted to believe in them so badly as a kid. BUT when you've finished a block and have a precious 4 days to yourself, you're nearly at a loss of what to do! So far there's been lots and lots of movie watching (Mission Impossible I, III, Footloose, The Little Mermaid), eating, sleeping, dancing, and a big dose of retail therapy with the girls (read: trying on a zillion pairs of pants at LOFT and grabbing everything remotely winter-cute at H&M). Looking forward to thrifting, reading for pleasure (Enduring Love), munching on chewy colourful macarons, revisiting the magical world of Disney via the perspectives of Hercules and Cinderella.

The weather outside is frightful, but certainly less horrible than it was earlier in the week (still shaking my fist at Hurricane Sandy). Best hopes for the East Coast and New York to be back to normal soon - I'm saddened by the destruction and losses. When it's so bloody cold out, I just want to curl up with some dark chocolate hot cocoa, a good read, and fuzzy socks. Alas, adventure out there is to be had, so cable knit sweaters and layering with denim and my trusty coat made getting dresses easier. These tights from F21 have been my cold weather staple - they're lined on the inside with a thick soft fuzzy material, keeping me very warm. This was what I wore on Friday (11/2) to a casual meeting.
{My bangs need some TLC}
4 fall winter stroll prep 5 6 holly jolly 7 last


Sakuranko November 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM   said...

Really cute outfit, i really like it the leggings and your shoes!!


m November 5, 2012 at 7:02 AM   said...

love your purple tights!

Kristin Robinson November 5, 2012 at 7:13 AM   said...

I really like your outfit and all the shots of the berries! You have convinced me I need burgundy tights now lol

It was really fun going shopping with you this weekend :)


Angie J. November 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM   said...

LOVE IT! I feel like your outfits are getting better and better! this is a perfect fall outfit.

x Angie ||

lisacng November 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM   said...

Love the wind in hair! The plaid and houndstooth look great together! Prolly 'cause they are contrasting shades, not all the same shade. Ooo, and lined tights. Great idea! The red berries are a reminder that the holidays are upon us!

joy November 6, 2012 at 2:40 AM   said...

This is such a great fall outfit, I LOVE the layering and the print mixing and the tights add just the right amount of color! And that is so cool that it is fuzzy material lined, it seems so cozy. I might just have to go buy one too :)

Anonymous November 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM   said...

Cable knit jumpers make me look tubby but I kind of love that coat!

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binti November 8, 2012 at 6:45 AM   said...

nice woolen i like it.

Amy November 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM   said...

gorgeous skirt! I also love it paired with that jacket!

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