2.23.2010

Hair Knots and Hemmed Dresses















don't you love starting your day off with a war against the alarm clock. you fight it off and bury it under the covers til it decides to it's little number at you again... and again. and again. ugh! i guess that's what i get for staying out so late and drinking one to many rum and diets with my friend Sieanna, it's just that girl time is so crucial to me. i should consider myself lucky to even have gotten that extra time seeing as i should have been at work last night, but monday's are kind of slow and taking the night off seemed more practical at the time. my only rule for taking off is to fill my night with something productive, so for that i turned to the pile of clothes in my office chair. they've been plaguing it for months, just sitting there waiting to be hemmed, but of course i've been to lazy to do so. they're all great pieces too, things i've been wanting to wear for so long, just couldn't because they weren't quite ready. in fact, one of the dresses was a purchase i made over a year ago that was in desperate need of my undivided attention. by the end of it all i hemmed three dresses and two skirts with a just a few more pieces left to go. it was such a great feeling to have a clean chair and a whole new addition to my wardrobe!

Vintage Coat: Flea Market $12
Lacoste Cardigan: Goodwill $4
Vintage Camisole: Salvation Army $1
Vintage Velvet Skirt: Goodwill: $4 (one of last night's hem jobs!)
Tights: Target $5
Shoes: F21 $24
Vintage Heart Necklace: Yard Sale $2.50
Purse: Goodwill $3

41 comments:

tess said...

I had the same problem this morning. and that 30mn I avoided getting up wasn't very restful

love your coat!

princesspolitico said...

its amazing how you perfectly accent all of the elements in your outfits. the floral background plays wonderfully off of your new coat - and the white tights are a great contrast to your strappy heels. i love your blog and style and am constantly amazed at your fashion sense :)

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

M. said...

Starr, this might be my favorite of all your outfits! 1. I'm in love with velvet so that skirt...made me die a little! and I love what you paired it with!
I never see your hair up in a bun, it looks so cute - thats one of my to go to styles I use when I feel like doing nothing to my hair but I might get it cut short this weekend, if I do I'm really going to miss that hair style!
I might punk out though haha!

lovelove, M.

Amanda said...

So cute!

I have the same battle with my alarm clock every morning. I'll shut it off with the intention of getting up, then falling asleep and waking up 3hrs later realizing I missed school.

amanda said...

you find the most amazing vintage stuff! and your hair is crazy cool.

fashionforwriters said...

You are adorable!! I love seeing your hair up in a knot. How did you get it to be so perfect and neat? I'm in awe.

Jenny

The Daily Fashionista said...

Great outfit!! It's so cute and the jacket is amazing! And yeah, I hate those days when stay out just a little too late and have to be at work at 8am. Made that mistake a couple times too many! lol.

Hunter said...

This whole ensemble made me smile. :). I've got a pile of studf that i need to fix as well. Maybe i'll get on that cause you've made me feel inspired/guilty. Lol

G&M said...

the coat is fabulous

Audrey J. said...

I hate that part of the day, i just can't get enough sleep! I loved the whole outfit. What a cute cardi. Your hair looks nice!!

Ollie Otson said...

Ugh, I hate hemming things. I'd rather make a whole new dress than sew a missing button onto another.

Laura Gerencser said...

Cute outfit!! Love the shoes!!

Kelley Anne said...

What a great coat. I have something sort of similar actually:) I know, I always let things pile up unless I make an effort to hem them right after I come home from the thrift store. Otherwise, they sit around forever.

Mel said...

You're adorable! I love this outfit, from the coat to the tights! I also love how you did your hair; I can never do that with mine because it's so heavy and uncontrollable :(

Desiree said...

Ok. I can't even pick one thing I love about this. The hair, the shoes, the cardi, the coat, the skirt. Ahhh you're killing me with all these lovelies.

Rosie said...

That skirt is amazing!

Christina said...

You have such a great vintage-y sense of style! I love your coat so much!

Lara said...

This sounds like me every morning. At least, in the winter it does. I am definitely someone who relies on sunlight. I could never live in Alaska because when it is winter, I would never wake up!

Leproust Vintage said...

I love your hair not! I just cannot wait until my hair is long enough for that!

I have the largest pile of vintage finds that need/hemmed/altered......every weekend I say I am going to get to it....one day!

Lilee▲ said...

oh wow i so love this and i'm following your blog~

Clare said...

LOVING the super-cute topknot!!

Maria Confer said...

That coat is so amazing. I can't believe it was only $12!

Lulu Letty

Taylor Sterling said...

that coat was a steal!! Love it! xoxo

Nubiasnonsense said...

I love your fur and nice shoes. The outfit is very well put together

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kacesi said...

Such an amazing coat! I need to check out a flea market asap. Love your blog :) Following!

Sher said...

Oh, I wore my hair the same way too in my latest post! How cute!! But why is it that yours look way way nicer?

I really adore that highwaisted skirt of yours, it's so sweet:)

xx

Amalia Mas'ad said...

Great hair! I adore your styleeeee

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Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

That coat is gorgeous!

Ugh...I hate waking up in the morning. I have been really bad about it, lately.

_nina_malvada_ said...

love the coat and the dress...

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Veronique said...

wow! i really love this outfit!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Love your hair like this. Mine is so thin, it always falls out of the knot when i attempt this look!

Amalia Mas'ad said...

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Anyway, I'm following your blog now, hope you'll do the same! Xoxo, curly

Rachel said...

wow that coat and those shoes are to die for.

Ashlee said...

i love that coat.
and seeing your hair done up like that makes me miss my longer locks terribly.

lovely.

Berlin said...

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chaoskontrolowany said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love your coat and hair!<3

xoxo M.

stephanie renee said...

you look so cute, i love your top knot.

St├ęphanie said...

Perfect outfit !