Today's Outfit: Varsity Blues

Madewell letterman sweater-jacket | JACOB pretty bows blouse (c/o) | J. Crew no. 2 pencil skirt (floral brocade version available) | Joe Fresh boots | Vintage Coach bag (new re-issue available) | Beausoleil glasses

When I wrote about my love of varsity sweaters, gorgeous blogger Leesh commented, "I have seen these varsity jackets all around, but I am unsure of how to incorporate it into my wardrobe and still look girly." As soon as I read that, I interpreted her comment as a challenge of sorts and decided that the debut outfit post featuring my Madewell letterman sweater-jacket should be as feminine as possible. The sweater's sportiness is the perfect counterpoint to the JACOB sleeveless blouse's dainty bows and pintucks and the pencil skirt's watercolour floral print. With sleek ankle boots and a vintage navy leather bag, the overall effect is girly without being overly twee.

I don't know whether it's because I'm busier in all aspects of my life or whether I'm simply worn out, but for the past week I've felt as though everything is moving in slow motion, and I get tired much more easily. I actually requested a blood test from my doctor earlier this week to rule out any iron deficiencies or thyroid problems, and ended up almost passing out at the medical lab. (Lesson learnt: Don't skip lunch right before blood work.) On top of this, I keep losing track of emails I mean to reply to. So if you've sent me something and it takes a couple days for me to get back to you, please bear with me as I'm trying to take care of myself and my health first.

Have a good weekend!


  1. I love the outfit! The little bows on the blouse are such a cute, girly detail.

    And take care of yourself!!! I'm sure you'll kick whatever it is that's wearing you out soon. It might just be the change of seasons. Or if you're into all that horoscope stuff, you could blame it on Mercury retrograde... ;)

  2. So cute - I love your skirt! The colours are gorgeous and so perfect for fall.

    Kate xo

  3. Great outfit post in response to Leesh's comment - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED (if you watch How I Met Your Mother!)

    I'm sorry that your energy levels have been low - I'm glad you sought out medical attention - hope you're feeling better this week! Take care!


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