Saved for Rainy Days


  • Dress, Hong Kong boutique. 
  • Quilted Jacket, Zara (and yes you guessed it, the boys' section). 
  • Boots, Hunters.
Stormy Weather - Etta James || Scratch texture by CrazyKira
This is what I wore on my first day of class. A lot of student bloggers are posting their "first day of school" outfits, which I have to say is so cute to see, just because preparing for the first day is such an important ritual when you were a little kid, except now of course there's no mommy or daddy around to help you. Also what is interesting to see is how much effort people put into their dress in at least the first few weeks of school. I believe we have it better here in liberal arts colleges as opposed to big state universities, in that most will avoid the eventual whole pajamas plus uggs combination, but here people too falter as they settle into a uniform. Now that I've finally finished this essay on Achilles in Homer's Iliad (so great a warrior yet so tragically doomed!), I can get back into replying comments and will duly follow up with some personal observations + thoughts on NYFW :)

23 comments:

Jada said...

You look adorable!!! :) Good luck this semester!

Joy said...

Thanks Jada! I will be needing it this year, since I just tacked on a fifth class <:P

Lindsey said...

That outfit is really cute, the dress is so perfect!

Lindsay K said...

You look great! Now I feel nostalgic for the first day of school pictures. I've been thinking of putting a few of my favorite on the blog.

Clara Turbay said...

I like this blog so much. i hope you soon can check out mine.
http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

Moorea Seal said...

CUTE rainy day outfit. I'll be wearing something similar for the next 9 months of Seattle rain up ahead.
xo MOorea

Audrey Leighton said...

love the picture! very Town&Country

FRASSY

www.befrassy.com

xx Audrey

TOPCOAT said...

Great boots, cute photo! xx

Aya Smith said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I love how effortless this outfit comes across... so cute!!

Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

e'clair said...

Here's to wishing you a fantastic year! And we can see from this smashing photo that you've begun by putting your best foot - or boot - forward, so cheers to that, and many happy academic returns!

katrina said...

so sweet -- i love your outfit, joy.

Bad Joan said...

Love your dress!

GTBB,
http://badjoan.blogspot.com
http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Cute outfit! I witnessed far too many lazy pajama/ugg dressers at my uni - although this was mainly for early morning starts where people probably literally had just rolled out of bed haha

teresa said...

Perfect combo again!

ZEOLITE said...

I love your hunter boots!

Rosa Pel said...

nice outfit

galatea. said...

aww you're cutee xx

Emma S. said...

I adore your jacket, i'ts original and very cute !

Catherine said...

This outfit is so cute, I adore the dress with the slightly more casual jacket! Good luck with your semester~ :)

Joy said...

@Lindsey, thank you!

@Lindsay K, you most definitely should. I look forward to seeing it.

@Clara Turbay, thanks.

Audrey Leighton, LOL I know. My friend was like: Are you looking for your horse on your estate?

@E'Clair, thanks!! I will be needing it and all best to you too (are you still pursuing your PhD?)

@Katrina, pastries are sweeter.

@Soph, most agreed. Thankfully people are still pretty chic this year.

@Teresa, glad you like!

@Zeolite, Rosa Pel, Galatea, Catherine, thanks everybody–really :)

b. said...

The whole outfit is so lovely ! Good luck with your semester ;)

A.U.G. said...

You just tacked on a 5th class? Well done and keep up the exceptional work.

Julia said...

OMG You've got your Wellingtons on and you look so good, you are my Best Friend Forever.
Kisses
Julie