Schoolmarm Chic

There's something about milkmaid braids, glasses, and a collared dress that says "schoolmarm" to me. I picture this ensemble on some strict, sour-faced woman in a small town trying to teach otherwise uninterested children in an old one-room school house. And yet for all of those connotations I somehow managed to find myself in this ensemble. It was a hot day so I chose the hair for practicality and while I made an effort to look nice, I was still too lazy to put in contact lenses. Let's just hope the sassy peep-toes and pink hair offset the more prim elements of my outfit...

Outfit details:
Seychelles heels (old, similar)
J Crew purse (old, similar)



  1. I love the dress, shoes, hair, and glasses! I wear glasses most of the time since my contact lenses hurt (apparently I'm "allergic" to contacts, awesome!), but I haven't yet gained the courage to take photos wearing glasses. You make it look so elegant!

  2. I read every single one of your posts, but I rarely comment at the risk of becoming a broken record. This outfit is exceptional, though. Every element works together so perfectly; they make me want to run home and play with everything in my closet.

  3. What a lovely outfit! I love the flower print on the dress, and that red bag is perfect!

    Joanne |

  4. I like the schoolgirl/librarian look. It is kind of classic but has a nice (I think) quirky feel to it. I really like your glasses. I know how you feel though heh heh. Some days I don't even feel like putting makeup on or "doing" my hair. Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely day!

    Anna Neumann from The Whistling Willow

  5. I am in love with that dress! Looks perfect with the milkmaid braids.

  6. These photos are just so perfect! And this outfit is amazing, so cute and the print of the dress goes so well <3

    The Quirky Queer

  7. I am literally obsessed with your blog! I discovered it just a couple weeks ago and I love it! Your style has a magical element to it, I just can't stop browsing through your pages. Keep it up girl!!!


  8. I can totally visualize this outfit on some sour-faced lady behind a desk, but your hair and bag (and overall lighthearted demeanor) offset that. I love this look!

  9. cute photos love <3

  10. Lovely !
    Saskia! xo

  11. So lovely! I love the pop (or should I say "pow!") of color from the purse! And, you're glasses are very cute and vintage cat-eye looking. I think they add to the outfit. :)

    xo, Becca

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  13. YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IS INSANE. I saw your pictures on modcloths style gallery and now I'm kind of obsessed. You're awesome, keep being awesome.

  14. love that print!


  15. So much love for this look. Those specs are the greatest!


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