Friday, August 27, 2010

And my head told my heart to let love grow

So, despite totally wanting to wear all things fall, it's simply not fall yet. And despite having three days of rainy cool-ness, it's simply not chilly out anymore. So even though I wanted to wear jeans, boots, and a cozy sweater, I decided to try and put together a very summery outfit. For some reason, blue and white feel, to me anyway, like the perfect warm weather color combination. Also, I apologize for my angsty facial expressions in these photos. It wasn't intentional, it's just that generally when unattended my facial expression comes off a bit... depressed, rather than the neutral it's meant to be. Oof!

Top: Delia's, Dress: UO, Belt: NY&Co, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bow: Claire's

So, counterproductively, I purchased the best ugly sweater ever (or it's close, at least). Seriously, it's way better fitted for the rug on the floor of a log cabin 10 years ago. In my (weak) defense, it was drastically reduced (I can't figure out who in their right or wrong mind would pay 65 dollars for it). I want so badly to wear it, so despite tomorrow's predicted eighty degree temperatures, I may just have to show it off, completely ignoring the first paragraph of this post. Oh well! Also, I got my Toms in the mail today! They're so comfortable and I can't wait to wear them all the time.

Now, I'm off to try and figure out my class schedule for next year and which teachers I want to interview with. Wish me luck!

Until tomorrow,


  1. i love this outfit! it's so summery! i too am frustrated with this hot weather. i desperately want to go back into tights and layers. i have run out of summer outfits! i can't wait to see your ugly sweater and your toms :)

  2. I am so excited to see this log cabin rug sweater you're talking about! :D Sounds fun! I've always wanted a pair of Toms but haven't justified spending around $60 for a pair of canvas shoes. Back in the day when they were just $30-$40 I could have done it, but I don't understand why they are up-ing their prices these days - does it cost more to send shoes to Africa than it did a couple years ago? $20 more?

    Anyways (I totally had no intention about making this comment about TOMS) I love how you always have something fun and girly in your outfits. Today its that adorable bow!

  3. I was going to get Toms for my birthday, but I decided on a new cell phone instead haha. I almost kind of regret it hearing you talk about it :) I loveeee your shoes so much in this post, they are gorgeous! I would wear those constantly :) Also, adorable skirt!

  4. I love your shoes! I've been wanting shoes that tie in the middle like that for awhile, but I couldn't afford any. So, I just started wearing my tap shoes - which ended up being perfect! I really like the color of yours though. Too cute!

  5. Very cute outfit Nicole, it definitely is very Summery.
    And you are not alone, I have been longing for Fall as well; but we are still having hot Summer days. Oh well, just have to keep waiting.
    Oh and Good Luck!

    -Ana, (In)Sane

  6. you look beautiful love!!!
    like always..i love your shoes.
    (i think every time you wear them i am going to have to say this. haha)

  7. This is so super cute, one of my favorite outfits of yours for sure! I love that top of yours, and those shoes are so pretty. <3333


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