Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ready for Fall



I start work tomorrow morning; I'm so excited and nervous! Mostly nervous. I don't know what to expect, which always gives me a nice case of anxiety. Oh well, we'll see how it goes. I'm just super relieved to have a job, so I hope I don't screw it up on day one.








I'm wearing: Old Navy top and cardi, H&M top worn as skirt, Target shoes, F21 hat.


A friend of mine sent me this H&M top as a birthday present years ago, and I never wore it very often because it's a tube top and I didn't quite have the boobs to keep it from falling down. Well, my mom brought it to Portland along with a bunch of other clothes I left behind in Missoula, so I decided to try wearing it as a skirt. And it worked! I rather like the results, and I love re-purposing old things to make them wearable again. Huzzah!

It seems the city is as ready as I am for fall; it was quite cool most of the day, and it looks like the forecast for the next few days is cool, overcast, and possibly rainy. Ahhh. Sigh of relief.

Not really up to talking much today; I have a pile of books waiting for me to eagerly devour them, so I'd better get to it.

26 comments:

Matchless Vision said...

I love when I can reuse clothing not what it was made for and it still looks lovely! Very creative.

amanda lynn? said...

i love the color of your hat! i so wish it was cooler where i live. im so ready for fall but its just not coming.

Heather said...

I love that last picture of you! I also love the tube top as a skirt, it looks perfect! :) GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!

Kate Maggie said...

I love that you wore that top as a shirt, you creative girl! It looks so good too. I love this outfit, the hat is my favorite. Good luck tomorrow beautiful - you wont screw up. Just remember to wear good shoes, iron your shirt, and smile lots. x

Meghan said...

Good luck tomorrow! You'll do great! I love the idea of using the tube top as a skirt! I have the opposite problem, I cannot wear a top like that without a bra and annoying straps, but I never thought to wear them as a skirt!

Nicole said...

I'm so impressed by your ability to turn a tubetop into a skirt! Seriously, it looks so cute :)
I'm so envious that you get to wear tights and sweaters right now. My weather forecast for this week is ninety degrees everyday. Boo!

gee said...

how exciting!! GOOD LUCK tomorrow. you will be awesome!!! :)
i love all the pattern mixing in your outfit. (esp those shoes!)
you look beautiful!
xoox

Midwest Mayhem said...

I tend to flock to anything that is a mustard colored yellow, so naturally I love your hat! Also, your top looks really good as a skirt, so cute! I love the little florals.

Shibby said...

Wonderful outfit :) I love your hat!

Good luck tomorrow have lots of fun =)

✿ren said...

Ahhh your hat! I love the pop of colour it brings to the outfit, and I wouldn't have known that the skirt was supposed to be a tube top until you said so. Awesomeeee. XDD

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i love how you mixed different prints in your outfit! just so smartly put together...

ps. love your hair too..
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Porcelain complexion said...

Loving this, especially the leopard flats!!!
Good luck for your first day! I'm sure it'll go really well xo

Sarah said...

I adore all of the patterns in this look. So cute. I love that your skirt is actually a tube top! Great idea. That pop of yellow works very well with this outfit as well.

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Flashes of Style said...

This is soo very cute! I love the hat! <3

Rūta said...

Very cute, especially the hat. I love wearing hats. I'm happy taht autumn- hat season - will start really soon

Lulu and the Locket said...

good luck with the first day of your job sweets - loving that mustard woolen hat xx

Becca said...

How cute are you!
I love your autumnal outfit. So cute!

Eden said...

Cute outfit and love ur lace dress from the prev post:)))
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Bea said...

Good luck with the job-and your hair as usual looks awesome :)

I gotta give you props for being resourceful on the tubetop. Maybe think of wearing some of my skirts as tubes! Haha :P

Bea from A plus B

Justice Pirate said...

you mix prints so well!

Little Monarch said...

it looks great as a skirt. i love your hair you are so lucky its so healthy and thick. your hat is cool too :) good luck with your new job. I start a new job too soon. im nervous!

MJ said...

I really love your hair!

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Seriously so cute. This makes me want Fall soooo bad. It's been like 90 degrees here ugh. I'm ready for allll fall has to offer like hot drinks and applepicking and tons of cold weather clothes!

MissAlyssa said...

this outfit is way too cute... i love all the mixy matchy colors!

little pipedream said...

perfect outfit! perfect, perfect, perfect!! the skirt, the target shoes, the hat... i love them <3 love love love :)

maggeygrace said...

your yellow beanie is simply marvelous! I love it! And that skirt is adorable. I love the pattern mixing!