The Last Hurrah of Summer

/ Saturday, October 8, 2011 /
Today was a fairly uneventful day. I was woken by the sweet sounds of the fire alarm in my dorm when someone managed to set their hairdryer on fire. Alright, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but you would think that the burnt smell and the smoke would be a hint to turn it off. We were all pushed outside where I discovered it was actually warm out (75 degrees!) so when we came back inside I changed into this:

Blouse: Jessica's Gunnies (Gunne Sax)
Skirt: Luna Girl (High street store, Harajuku)
Flats: SM New York (Delia's)
Headband: Claires

Out of the dozens of photos I took, the one where I'm looking away from the camera had to be the best. I suffer from a major case of awkward posing syndrome. I'm really not used to taking full body shots of myself. Usually I just take close up pictures of my clothes for my tumblr, cutting off all recognizable parts of myself. It's like when I see my face or any part of my body visible outside of the clothes, I just find so many faults with it. That goes back to my old insecurities. Hopefully with time I'll get better.

A close up shot.

This blouse is one of my favorites. I'm a huge fan of Gunne Sax and when I discovered that the brand carried not just dresses but blouses as well I was sold. I'm not a fan of every blouse they make, but the ones I've sought out and purchased have been absolutely beautiful. Most vintage blouses I've seen favor a looser, boxier cut because you're supposed to tuck them in at the bottom, but I love the sleek silhouette of the Gunnies' blouses. This one in particular is one of my favorites, since the short sleeve or even no sleeve blouses are quite rare. I haven't seen another blouse like this one yet. I often like to pair it with this skirt; I think they go well together.

Some of my other Gunnies blouses that will likely make an appearance here. Click for larger.


  1. You look super sweet! I used to have a lot of body issues etc. too and blogging and being faced with my body and face not always looking "right" and eventually also pushing myself to not look perfect, not to wear perfect things and pretty much just face myself for who I was, visually and mentally, really helped me a lot.

  2. @Eline: Yeah, I'm really hoping that blogging will push me in that direction too. It's taken a long time to get where I am, to even be willing to post pictures of myself up for the world to see, but there's still a ways to go until I fully accept myself. I too suffer from a need for perfection, but I'm hoping to pull away from that. I'm glad to see that blogging has helped you a lot! Gives me hope.




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