Performancing Metrics


Schoolgirl Chic

I was very late to fashion. I went to a private Catholic high school, where we had to wear uniforms every day - there wasn't much fashion to be had outside of a plaid skirt and a navy blazer! You had to show your personality with things like socks, or extremely minimal additions to your blazer (i.e. all my Hard Rock Cafe pins, which I thought were VERY COOL back then). Truth be told, it made getting dressed in the morning very easy, and I loved my high school. But when I got to college I was leagues behind the rest of the girls. I guess there is still something comfortable for me about a pleated skirt and a blazer...

Hopefully I have taken the schoolgirl out of the outfit a bit; there isn't a bit of plaid to be found. And I kept the jacket a light cream color, since (while neither the leaves on the trees nor the temperature proclaims it) it is, ostensibly, spring.

And check out my beautiful birdie birthday earrings, from my dear friend, Adrianne. Thanks, Ades!!

Top: Simply Vera, Vera Wang for Kohl's
Skirt: Swapped!
Jacket: Harold's
Boots: Walter Steiger
Earrings: Gift (c/o Gleeful Peacock)

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  1. This is so pretty! The colors all come together perfectly. I'm really loving navy with creme hues right now. Very nice!

  2. Great pictures! Love the boots and the earrings are really unusual and pretty x

  3. Cute outfit. I love the pleated skirt. I don''t own one, but I've seen a couple outfit posts with them now, and I think they would be flattering for me. Love the blazer, you def took the school girl out of the outfit!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE the skirt! And it was swapped? great find!

  5. Love those boots. Great outfit!

  6. i went to a catholic school too, which really left me behind as well! i really blossomed fashion wise after college.

    great ensemble :)

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  8. LOVE the boots. So happy you love the earrings. *Muah*

  9. Anonymous4/21/2011

    I love your outfit! The cream blazer is definitely a classic, not too schoolgirl at all. Love the setting of your photos too.

    Thanks for following :)

  10. @brittany leigh

    It took me until after college, too! I was stunted for years :)

  11. @Shasie
    You should try the pleated skirt! I think they are fun and flippy while still being a little conservative. And they are almost universally flattering!

  12. @Ades

    The earrings are great! And so is the rest of the store; I spy several items in the etsy shop I am considering...THANK YOU, friend, for gifting me such gorgeous earrings!

  13. Love that skirt. Great outfit!