Desire To Move, Outfits with Movement

This is my favorite photoshoot to date.

Favorite stretch of road, favorite dress, favorite time of day… Everything is pretty much ideal. I’ve been really inspired by the idea of flying by the seat of your pants recently, and even though I’m stuck in a library during most of my spare time, it’s nice to look at pictures like these and revisit those wistful notions again. They can inspire even the littlest of things, like a trip to a new coffee shop or area of town – there’s loads of new places to discover here in Montreal and sometimes you just need that little extra push to get out of the house and move.

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I feel like my more recent posts have reflected that – a desire to move, shown through outfits with movement. Forget the backdrop, I don’t think you’d see an outfit like this on somebody totally content with being stuck in one place for a while.

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It’s pretty convenient that I’ve been getting this cliche wanderlust, though, because I just found out that I’ll be spending a semester abroad in Edinburgh next Winter! It’s a whole year away but I’m confident the time will pass quickly, as it has been lately.

There isn’t much else to say, so I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

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Nothing Better Than Home

I was so very fortunate enough to be able to go home for the weekend. Think of it as an early-because-we-got-a-great-deal-on-the-flight Thanksgiving break. It was such a nice breath of fresh in the middle of a relatively hectic couple of months for me.

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To be honest this post isn’t so much about the outfit – I’m sure I’ve worn something just like this before here on theClosetCraze. To keep it plain and simple, this is a home appreciation post. I mean look at these pictures! Nothing is more breathtaking than this year’s fall in the Napa Valley.

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Because this is a style blog: Free People Sweater, American Eagle Pants, Converse

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Some more home appreciation: The Fremont Diner: the only place I will allow myself to eat chicken and waffles. All Hail the Fremont Diner.

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Now it’s back to the dusty library I have the burden of calling my second home. (Don’t worry, I’ll keep posting though.)

xx

 

End of Summer

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Free People Dress / Free People Shoes / Urban Outfitters Hat / YSL Sunnies

This outfit was supposed to have a leather jacket, but the weather really wasn’t having any of it. I’m now in Montreal and even though it’s September I don’t even think I could get away with wearing this much clothing in the weather we’re getting up here! (Meaning, it’s really hot and will be it seems for a while).

Even though I’ve got fall on the mind and my last two posts exemplify this, I guess I’ll just have to accept the hot weather and try to appreciate it while it lasts.

xx

Bringing it Back

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Madewell Blouse / Cindy and Johnny Coat / Free People Boots / Topshop Jeans

As my return to Montreal quickly approaches (I go back next week!), I can’t help but reflect on simply how much my style has changed over the past year. Throughout the winter I made a strong, urban statement, with my docs, 90% black wardrobe, and a lot of leather. Returning to San Francisco for the summer (especially this summer, a small stylistic revival of the 70’s) completely shifted my wardrobe from dark to dreamy and ethereal, leaving me in a bit of fashion limbo as I prepare myself for the ’15 A/W season.

This outfit, though a little more retro than urban, is a small attempt to integrate these two looks I’ve possessed and loved. Pairing the mom jeans and the structured jacket with a peasant blouse and brown suede creates a nice fusion of boho and street, and I will continue to merge these starkly different strong stylistic feelings of mine for the rest of the season.

xx