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Outfit: Prep School Drop Out



Whenever I dress overtly preppy I always feel like a caricature. I never feel like myself in pearls and collared shirts, but they're fun when you go for a theme. Today I wanted to look like one of the teenagers Nina Leen photographed in the late 1940s through the 1970s. I resisted their ubiquitous saddle shoes for a slightly modern take on the look, but I do find a lot of inspiration in those vintage photographs--minus the pearls I do like the classic look of a sweater and tweedy or plaid skirt. I love how basic this skirt is; the thicker material makes it perfect for fall and winter outfits and the color will go with nearly any cozy sweater in my closet. Anyway, if you haven't seen Nina Leen's photographs before you should definitely check them out--she was a prolific photographer and her work of teenagers is very documentary.

9 comments:

Ruby Sterland said...

Love your jumper and bag! The ribbon in your hair is such a cute touch x

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Elizabeth Murdock said...

I adore your bag and now I'm pouring over Nina Leens photography. xx
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Bronwyn said...

I love the colours in these photos (or lack of colour)
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Claudia said...

Such a lovely outfit!

Celine de Wijs said...

The colors in these pictures are amazing. I like how you switched from color pictires to black and white for an old school effect.

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Jeannee Waseck said...

Love this OOTD! but now I really love it because I see the whole tie-in w/ Nina Leen - wow, those are some terrific photographs :) TY for introducing her to us!!!

Sierra Rose said...

Cute look, i love the shirt

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Ashleigh said...

I love the boots! And the kitchen in the next post is so pretty. I would love to live there.

Nikki Williams said...

love that sweater!

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