2.25.2010

Preppy. (that word makes me think of Zach Morris)













I've been hanging on to this sweater every since the height of my obsessive sweater search back in December waiting for it's match to come along. It's perfectly preppy with gold buttons randomly placed on the shoulders and chest with a simple ribbed collar and black stripes that I secretly wish were navy. I guess that's the only not-so-perfect part about it since my idea of preppy is navy and white, but who can really tell the difference anyway (and why do I have such silly rules)? It was fashion matrimony once I rescued my khaki skirt from the office chair it had been banished to for the past few weeks. I finally brought the hem to a desirable length, and within a matter of minutes I had it styled with my neglected winter sweater! I guess it's kind of obvious that brown accessories rule my wardrobe too, it's just that I love brown so much and really couldn't picture this look with anything else.

Vintage Sweater: Saver's $6
Beret: Thrift $1
Vintage Skirt: Saver's $5
Socks: Estate Sale $1
Shoes: F21 $24
Vintage Kodak Bag: $1

43 comments:

Diane said...

very cute!

Emz said...

Cute outfit! Haha, I just wrote a post on the preppy skirt & shirt combos from NY fashion week and then I found your blog!

Kathryn said...

You look like you should be heading off to the club for a round of golf. You could always do something similar with saddle shoes. Or a shrunken blazer and a striped tie. Ooooh and a big bow headband ala Blaire Waldorf!

Sara Lynn said...

I really like this! I love that you adore brown accessories, they are my fave to. The hat rocks!!!

~Sara

amanda said...

i love zach morris and i love this outfit too! your glasses are so great.

said...

Your outfits make me smile.
:)

HoneyBunny said...

Oh this is my favourite style! Love this look to the bits<3

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love this Zach Morris look! :) You look awesome!

Kelley Anne said...

Hah, hah, my husband loves that show. He even owns it on dvd...all of the seasons. Anywho, I love your outfit. You look like a pretty preppy girl that could appear at any moment in Rushmore:)

Leproust Vintage said...

This skirt is soooo cute....and the perfect length! :)

For the record, the word preppy totally reminds me of SBTB too!

Little Monarch said...

i cant wait to come thrifting through america! it looks like you have much better things for half the price!

your sweater is very cute

Hunter said...

Just want to take a moment to say...those socks and heels. <3

M. said...

I love that you said preppy makes you think of Zach Morris! bahaha so great, and I love that sweater, it's so cute!

lovelove, M.

Justice Pirate said...

haha I have those shoes too and just put them up on my blog today to sell them. Do they kill your toes like they kill mine?!? They hurrrrrrrt!! so if you ever feel like seeing the photos I took of the shoes you and I both have. . .come on over.
as for the whole look you are sporting, it's awesome!!

avalonne said...

Totally loving this outfit!!! So pretty and nautical! Whoa a $1 Kodak camera bag? Sweet. You have the best clothes!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

This outfit looks great on you. The knee highs and shoes are WONDERFUL!

ps: i had THE hugest crush on zach morris back in the day. I loved his blonde bowl cut.

avalonne said...

You know your name sounds like a pseudonym. People would die to have your name as their real name! Starr is very pretty and I like that there are 2 r's.

Yay we could be long lost twins!!! Could I please do a blogger feature on you please. I'll introduce you as my long lost twin! I probably won't be able to get to it soon... because I have a lot of my plate. But when I have the chance, I'll interview you, if you're interested!

What kind of video camera did you get? I haven't heard of Ellen von Werth, but I love the sound of whimsical and dreamy. I love Erin Fetherson, so sounds like something I'd appreciate. I'll check her out.

Are you a film student? :)

Elizabeth said...

i love the color palette and tone of these photos, it's so lovely and old-fashioned...

Lemondrop Marie said...

Great sweater! Your socks are even pretty- they have great detail that make this an even lovelier outfit.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Happy Chinese New Year giveaway

Alix said...

those socks are so perfect with that outfit. and i really like your long bangs, mine are so long bu ti dont want to cut they, but they dont look cute like yours

BaronessVonVintage said...

just LOVE the socks and shoes!!! Awesome!

Miss Tofu said...

I love the skirt and the hat is so cute! Yay for pompoms. ^_^

Passed on an award to you- the 'Happy 101'!

<3 from pretty-preoccupied.blogspot.com

Rosie said...

Your socks are perfection! And this adorable outfit for under $40?? You are a miracle worker, lady!
p.s. love the SBTB reference!

Mel said...

Oh I love this so much! The colors are amazing, from the skirt to the socks and shoes! And that sweater is lovely, I love the preppiness/nautical vibe!

The Daily Fashionista said...

You killed it with this look! I love how you paired the skirt with the sweater. Oh and is it lame I still watch Saved by the Bell? I watched it this morning:)

tess said...

love the socks and the skirt

Taylor Sterling said...

love the socks! Great outfit!

Ollie Otson said...

You pull this off so well without looking nerdy. I love it. You look great in the sock/oxford combo as well.

Ulrika said...

Love this outfit, the hat and the socks are adorable!xxx

Jen said...

i'm loving those socks and i've never seen a more perfect bag for this outfit! i'm always so jealous of your great deals. nothing you're wearing was over $10 (except those f21 shoes that i'm still deciding whether or not to get - i'm so tempted).

St├ęphanie said...

I adore your style so so much !

Vicki said...

Love this outfit!! cute but preppy :)
vicki x

Justice Pirate said...

oh man. Yeah I actually walked around in those shoes and I said to myself, "never again!" because they gave me a blister. It was just not fun. I hope that someone who CAN fit them will be able to enjoy them in every way. Right now I just look at them. . .rather than wear them.

Maybe you and I both got the same remote for our cameras. What type of camera do you use? I use a Pentax K100D, myself. I look forward to seeing more of your photos, but they are always wonderful to look at. I don't comment too much because I am sure your mailbox gets overloaded. I will try to do so more though now. Thanks for stopping by.

fashionist__ahead said...

so cute outfit...
i love the thirt..:)

Sher said...

Somehow the colour brown looks so perfect on you, it tends to look dull and lifeless when I wear the colour lol! I love your preppy outfit too, you look like you came out of a retro magazine:)

xx

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Very nice outfit. You are so pretty.

Anyway, would you mind to exchange button/link with me?

http://chymecindyblog.blogspot.com

Take care.

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I just love your style! It's so full of vintagey goodness.
Thank you so much for the very sweet comment. It really helps to know that I have so many wonderful blogger friends such as yourself. :)

CAITLIN said...

everything about this outfit fits perfectly together. i love that sweater! "preppy" has kind of a negative connotation in my mind, but this interpretation is just slouchy & understated enough to demolish the uptight-big-bank-account stereotype i would otherwise assign to the term.

love love love this look. well played :)

Maria Confer said...

Love that skirt and sweater!! Always adore a classic preppy look.

Lulu Letty

Clare said...

Zach Morris would be proud. I love this, especially with those fab socks!

Kristin said...

Totally diggin' the knee socks!

sharonlei said...

I want this outfit so bad... I have to follow you now. :)!!!

xx Love & Aloha.

thrifting said...

I'm really looking forward to wearing high kneed socks. They look great with your outfit!