Thursday, February 24, 2011

Casual Thursdays

Hello there! So, my outfit today is super duper cozy-casual. Every other Thursday, I have to be at school until 9 (BOO!) so I wanted to make sure I made some comfy clothing choices. I decided that instead of staying at school during my four hour break from 11 to to 3, I would come home and relax in hopes of not being crazy sleepy by the time I get to come home. I also drank nearly a full pot of coffee. WOOHOO!

So, if you haven't noticed, I am totally into crop tops now. I picked up this cropped sweater at Urban Outfitters the other day for something wonderful, like 12 dollars. While you may not have much difficulty convincing me that a "cropped sweater" isn't the most logical garment, you would be hard pressed to convince me to not wear one. It's so cozy, and I think the fact that it's cropped makes me feel a little bit more put together on lazy dress days like today.

Oh, and also, if you follow my twitter you may have seen this, but I'm feeling a strong urge to finally dye my hair. I was thinking strawberry blonde. I'm a little terrified at the prospect of being at all "blonde" even if it's reddish brownish blonde. Any words in favor or disapproval? Have any of you had to deal with bleaching your hair/ have any words of caution and/or advice. Thanks in advance!

Sweater, Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Rocket Dog
Belt: Delia's
Scarf: H&M
Necklace: Gift

(Even my feet are awkward)

Until tomorrow,


  1. That's such a pretty comfy outfit! I love those shoes! Cute, cute!

  2. This is a great casual outfit, I love the colorful scarf!

    I actually went through a hair dying phase and blond was certainly a color I desired. I kept doing at home dying, which now that I think about it was probably not the best. I bleached it a few times and used boxed blond dyes. My hair just pretty much looked yellow-ish every time. My only recommendation is to get it done professionally. It's certainly gonna cost, but it will be worth it and it's harder to go dark to light.
    Strawberry blonde sounds pretty fantastic!! I had tried that color and it turned my hair orange. lol I am not cut out to be a blonde!
    Have fun on your hair adventure!

  3. This is such a great look! You look gorgeous. Casual but chic. (: And as far as the hair dying goes.. I say go for it! You can always go back to dark if you want to!

  4. i love this casual outfit! i need to figure out how to dress up jeans - i still haven't mastered it. the crop top + scarf combo is adorableee, girly.

    i don't have much experience with hair dying, but i totally think you should go for it. :)


  5. I would never bleach my hair, I don't think it would suit me and I'm scared it would ruin it. I like your hair, I think dark hair suits you, but then as Michal says if you don't like it you can always go dark again.

  6. i really want to dye my hair blonde. BUT my hair is the darkest brown before black and it just isnt worth the $$ & upkeep for me. but you should do it so i can live through you..hahaha.
    i love the crop top sweater.!!!
    i hope you survive your day love.

  7. Cute outfit, the accessories are great! I bleached my hair a few months back, but ended up dying it dark again soon after. It was a nice change, though, so you might want to think about it as something fun to try. :D

  8. hahaha OMG I do casual Thursdays like every Thursday! Seriously! I have to be at 9 too and I never feel like dressing pretty :) you look awesome. I love the sweater, and the shoes, and the necklace, and the scarf... and the jeans. And everything :)

  9. Hmmm, hair dying is a little tricky when going from a dark color to a lighter one (especially with any kind of reddish color in the mix) so I would I say to go for it IF you can afford to go to a professional (don't recommend that you do it at home)and can afford the up keep. If not maybe you can do a few natural highlights that are well blended so that when they grow out you don't see the roots and can go a long time without retouching them.

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  10. I want your shoes. I am in love with floral flats lately. Also, I don't want to sound nuts but you look great in those jeans. You look like you lost more weight. I'm a natural redhead but from watching other people dye their hair red is harder to maintain. It washes out more quickly so dye it a little more intense than you want. You can buy pantene's shampoo for red dyed hair to help a little. You have to bleach you hair first, and then dye it. Which can be kind of annoying. My best friend is a stylist, so I know a little about hair.
    My Heart Blogged

  11. crop tops are the best! you look fantastic in it. the scarf is lovely and the jeans are great. even on casual days you look nice! i don't have any valid hair advice to give, but if you consult with others i think you'll make a good decision

  12. Love the cropped sweater! I think your hair looks pretty how it is! If you've never dyed it before and plan on doing it yourself, you might go with a semi-permanent.

  13. Omg aren't cropped sweaters the absolute BEST? I'm addicted! I need that one! I gotta check out the UO sales right now. I love this outfit on you, it's super casual and comfy but it looks really cute. I think you should dye your hair if you want! It looks amazing dark, but it would look so awesome strawberry blonde as well! <3 I say do it.

  14. Lovelovelove this outfit! I love dressing in comfy clothes. That long break is horrible. At least you can go home, haha. Crop tops are so comfy, especially since I'm short and I have an even shorter torso!

    But I think the blond hair would suit you. If anything, you can always dye it back darker. :)

  15. Love those highwaisted jeans on you, Nicole! You look adorable. I say go for it-- you can always dye it back! :-)

  16. CROPPED TOPSS<3333 My obsession lately too!!!! My friend was blonde and she's now a brunette. She bought some temporary dye just to try out the color before she did it permanently--maybe you could find the same?


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