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May 23, 2012

Beige trench

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but my wardrobe almost entirely consists of red, black and blue. I can count the number of pieces in other colours on one hand. So what am I doing wearing beige? Technically, this isn't my coat - it's my mother's (not even in a cool way, but in a I'm-pretty-sure-she-bought-this-from-Big-W way). After the temperature started dropping a few weeks ago, I found myself without a transition jacket I liked. I wore my sad little jersey coat around for a while, before getting sick of it and filching this trench from my mum. I think I became reconciled to the idea of beige after realising how nice it looks with stripes.


I panicked about looking too grown-up, so I threw on a pair of red tights.


The top is UNIQLO, skirt is Glassons, tights from ASOS and shoes are Topshop.


A couple of my friends got me this Fjallraven Kanken backpack in royal blue for my birthday last month, I love it.


Another photo for good measure. I recently discovered the magic a $2 ebay-bought camera remote can work. Hello focused outfit shots!

Thanks for the comments on my last post, they did make me feel better. I'm more or less back on track now - I'm getting over my cold (I've been sleeping more, sleep is amazing), I saw my academic advisor about my marks and I know what I've got to do, and I only have two hours of class tomorrow. I've started a good book and I've also got something to look forward to this weekend. Life is good again!

30 comments:

  1. loving your outfit!
    the backpack is super cute, i wish my friends bought me awesome stuff like that haha
    xxx

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  2. Glad that things are better now. It really sucks when you get sick during a busy time but things always tend to turn out fine. Btw, totally loving your outfit and the backpack, what a great gift! :)

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  3. Oh man, I've been meaning to buy a remote for a while. Thanks for reminding me.

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  4. Gorgeous outfit! I love it. Also I'm now convinced I need a pair of red tights haha! :')

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  5. I agree, beige looks so effortlessly chic with stripes. The coat looks so good on you!

    Also, would you say that Kankens are particularly good for Uni? I'm thinking of getting something more practical than a shoulder bag for next year.

    Really glad to see you're feeling better sweet. :)

    xxx

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    1. I'd say they're pretty good, I can fit quite a lot of stuff into it and it's still comfortable when it's heavy, despite the fact that the straps are pretty thin.

      Thanks Philippa!

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  6. Such a lovely outfit! I really adore your coat!

    xoxo, Laura
    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

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  7. You have a Fjällräven backpack!!? That's so cool! I didn't know the existed outside of Sweden! I love them! (I don't have one myself though) :)

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    1. I think they're getting more popular around the world, I've seen a few people around here/on the blogosphere with them!

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  8. Such a cute outfit ! :) You can always rely on your mums wardrobe for a few essential pieces (as I have found anyways haha)

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  9. I love your outfit! The red tights and skirt combination are very Audrey Hepburn :) I have the same Fjallraven Kanken bag that I love to pieces as well! X

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  10. Love those red tights. Inspires me to pick up a similar pair! xA

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  11. Love this look! The combination of the stripes and the trench is ace. x

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  12. Such a great trench jacket! I love your red tights also!
    Would really love for you to visit my blog sometime!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  13. Okay, this is getting funny. Apart from, well your face, we look pretty much the same. Blue skirt, check, striped tee, check, beige trech, check. But I love how you put your red tights with it too!! I'm seriously digging your outfit pictures! :D

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    1. Well you know what they say about great minds, haha.

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  14. thank you!
    i really love old phone and I own another one from fire brigade from 40's!

    lovely post!

    http://hipandchips.blogspot.it/

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  15. Adorable outfit, love the red tights! x

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  16. Ha! The trench is the perfect transition coat - fact. They go with stripes perfectly - also a fact. I like it.

    Glad to hear things are back on track for you!

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  17. sometimes, i do think that i can't stop sleeping, even after i just wake up, i always feel that i need more sleep *i think i have baby attitude here*. and by the way, talking about looks so grown up by our clothes, i think it happens a lot to me. many people think that i am (like) 3 or 5 years older. i do think it was because my blazer (yes, i wear blazer a lot at my college, so i can wear t-shirt underneath. ha!).

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  18. I am still on the lookout for the perfect trench coat, I must say you wear yours perfectly!

    The title of your blog is another love affair of mine.

    http://shelovesmixtapes.blogspot.com

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  19. I love the color combo of navy/white striped and red, so pretty!! :)

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  20. love your outfit! it's so classy and parisian :) glad to hear you're feeling better as well xx
    athousandmillionwords.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm seriously in love with your blog and your style!!
    I'm a new follower :)
    I hope you can check out my blog and follow me too!
    xoxoxo,
    Alona

    www.fashionfreshman.com

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  22. I absolutely love the trench! You & me both on having wardrobe consisting of certain colors, mine would be pink, blue & gray.

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  23. Quite frankly, I think this is a killer classic colour combo.
    I know, how cold is it getting in Sydney!? Every morning and every evening I spend about half an hour dressing the little men and myself just to make sure no one is cold.
    Ronnie xo

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  24. you look so beautiful and remarkable! i adore your coat and skirt <333 i love the photos background too ;D xx



    Letters To Juliet

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  25. Lovely outfit. And your back pack looks really great on you.

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  26. the trench looks really nice, even if it was from big w! haha. it's making me want to see if i can pick up a cheap one from there myself. i feel the same about them, i'm not sure if they're too mumsy and i'll never wear it if i buy one but they've been on my radar for years as something to try out. and i think it looks really good on you!

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