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Telling Tales And Biting Nails

When does one become too old to wear outfits that are reminiscent of schoolgirl uniforms? I didn't know how uniform-looking this would turn out when I was putting it on, but I'm not opposed to the resemblence. I've long left my schoolgirl days behind me, but I still like the structure and charm of pinafore with a pretty blouse (although mine is in desperate need of some ironing...). .

Outfit details:
Dear Creatures dress
Jeffrey Campbell heels

23 comments:

Ana said...

This outfit is adorable! I love how you paired the blouse with it. And I love your purse!

Ana
AnaCloud Vintage
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Anonymous said...

Honestly I'm 31 years old and don't care about wearing schoolgirl resembling clothing. I've not abandoning my pleated skirts, thigh high socks and mary janes as long as I still look good in them. Nobody is walking around with an ID scanner around my apartment!

Ashlyn said...

I guess the only concern with wearing "school girl" style clothing is if you want to look your age...I definitely feel your pain (as you have mentioned before) about people not thinking you look as old as you are. But honestly? Your outfit is so nice it doesn't really matter! I love layering blouses and dresses.

Ashlyn
Triple Thread

Mint Julep said...

You remind me of a japanese anime character, I love this outfit.

Celina said...

Gorgeous! I love outfits like this and as a girl who wore uniforms for many many years, I assure you none of them were anywhere near as adorable as this look (think plaid skirts and white polo shirts and scratchy sweaters, yuck!). You are inspiring me to start my own outfit posts (once I get the whole tripod tech aspects down) :).
XX
Celina
www.StyleByCelina.com

Etrala said...

Love the dress!!! and the blouse as well.... so romantic and naif...

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Erin said...

I love the crossed straps at the back of the dress!

Eunice said...

I kinda of liked it wrinkled and not ironed. Nice texture pairing with the dress. :)

Malou said...

Your outfit is so pretty, i love your style !
I really like the back of the dress, it's very pretty :)

Malou ✝

http://themysticalbox.blogspot.com/

daria said...

I actually found myself asking the same question when I found a gingham school uniform in a thrift store, for 12-14 y.o. I think, and wore it with oxfords :) It's never too old if you still fit the part :)

Mae said...

Definitely uniform-like, but you do this reminiscent, retro thing so well no one would ever accuse you of looking too school girl.

I don't.

You look chic and playful. What's better than that?


me ke aloha, Mae
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Miki's scrapbook said...

Oh, my! I am in love with this dress! So adorable! ;D

Kelly B said...

LOVE this combination!

Tammy said...

I got this dress too but it didn't look nearly as good on me as it does on you so I returned it. I love your you wore a layer underneath!

Emily Peebles said...

One is never too old to wear schoolgirl clothing. In fact, I dress in schoolgirl clothing almost every day. I just love how classy and presentable it looks! Your bag is really lovely, by the way.

Kimberellie said...

You seem to HATE ironing. I get it. Kind of. I used to be obsessive about wrinkles: in high school I ironed my JEANS. And then I got over it...mostly. Anyway, I totally recommend a steamer. It's much quicker and easier (and better for your clothes) than ironing.

Also, you look awesome. I love the dress and how your tattoos show through the blouse!

Kristian said...

I think this is a charming outfit. I love the details of the back.

Laura said...

I've had a major style crush on this dress ever since I first saw it. It looks lovely with that blouse underneath!

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Kimberellie, I do hate ironing! But I also tend to not notice wrinkles until I'm getting dressed and then I have somewhere to be...and then it's too late, you know? haha, but I hate it so much. :)

Mrs. D said...

Beautiful dress! I am a sucker for anything slightly reminiscent of sailor style :)

reckless daughter said...

I will never tire of this dress! It's funny because this whole "age appropriate" dressing topic came up when I was out with friends the other night. I think it is very different for everyone but it's more about how comfortable you are in your clothes. I think you can pull off almost anything if you have the right attitude. Why should you change what you like to wear just because society says you are too old? as my 4 year old self would say: they're not the boss of me ;)

Constance said...

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Buzz said...

Oh so lovely*

Kiss,
Laura