The Twisting Schoolgirl


I think the fact that I've been researching Slyvie Vartan for a style crush post is abundantly evident in this outfit--at least if you focus on the styles she sported in the 60s. That's the thing about the 60s--school girl influences and things we consider juvenile looking now were completely hip. Wearing a peter pan collar and mary jane flats labeled you as a fashionista rather than infantile and inept. It's weird how often women who prefer this style or even other ones have to defend their intelligence or maturity, when the popular opinion of what is ok to wear is a constantly shifting fad. Anyway, that's sort of beside the point and there will be a lot of big hair and pleated skirt inspiration on Friday afternoon. My hair style couldn't quite survive the wind we're experiencing and I was a bit more "shivering schoolgirl" than la collégienne du twist...

Outfit details:
Good Night Day scarf
Zara coat (similar)
vintage dress
ASOS book clutch (old)
*pictures by Jon

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17 comments:

  1. What a perfect outfit!

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  2. What a wonderful outfit! You always seem to come up with such wonderful styles! Makes me feel like I am back in college of catholic school. Such great memories!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS OUTFIT!
    SUCH A PRETTY VINTAGE DRESS
    WITH A COOL BOOK CLUTCH (WHICH I THOUGHT IT WAS A REAL BOOK AT FIRST LOL) ;)

    LOVE,
    SIENNA XXX

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  4. My mother was a huge Sylvie fan, and she looked remarkably like her, actually!!! And she did emmulate her style back in the 60's.
    http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

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  5. oh my goodness. you look so darling! i love everything about this look.

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  6. I looove this outfit!

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  7. So much love for this look - the dress, the shoes, the setting? It's pretty much perfect

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  8. I really enjoy this look as well and it always irks me when people describe it as too "twee" or "babydoll" -- perhaps I am just dressing for the incorrect decade.

    xx Abby a geek tragedy

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  9. That's such a gorgeous dress! For some reason white tights remind me of my childhood and I doubt I could pull them off again, but you do it so well :)

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  10. Amazing look! You are always finding inspiration and challenging yourself to think about fashion differently. Bravo!

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  11. you are an daily dose of intellectual, cultural and style inspiration!
    Not only to this slightly older reader but my female high school students. I love this post! The setting is perfect. Nothing more classy then a peter pan collar and mary janes! I still wear them :)
    Have you ever posted a 'what I am reading' or 'what is on my bookshelf'?
    I would love my girls who follow your blog to be inspired by your choice in literature.
    Thank you for continuing to be a positive role model for teen girls!

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  12. You look lovely, that is such a pretty dress! Sylvie Vartan had such great style. I can really see it being channeled in your outfit. And yes, it is very unfortunate that people's intelligence and maturity can be often judged by something like clothing, or reluctance to follow passing fads.

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  13. Oh, how I love the blue on blue, it is just gorgeous!

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  14. This outfit is so perfectly coordinated, I love it! The coat is really lovely and the thick scarf looks so cozy too :)
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

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  15. Such a perfect outfit! I'm loving every single piece and the combination is gorgeous. I've often hesitated before wearing "juvenile" clothes because people always tell me I already look much younger than I am. But really, it doesn't matter, I should wear whatever I like, and I happen to love school girls inspired clothes!

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  16. that scarf is too cute!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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