01 February 2013

Mother, May I?

As much as suede tote bags and textured leather satchels make for a cute ensemble, nothing beats a backpack for its comfort and functionality when attending college, especially a fashion one where your art tools and supplies weigh a metric ton. So yes, I finally caved and got a black faux leather backpack (this would do for now until I can hunt down a better one). It's odd to feel unsettling with having two hands free since everyday for the past two years I've pretty much been lugging an A3 shoulder bag to uni. My current disregard for neatness packing allows me to just toss all my crap in it and sling it over your back with the weight still even distributed - gotta' love symmetry. Plus, you can't deny the powerful nostalgic element of putting on a backpack that adds a sense of innocence and harmlessness to the wearer, but to be honest, if future projects demand heavier fabrics and bulkier supplies, the travel forecast predicts me commuting around with a luggage as a final resort.
jumper MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF FOR AMAZON, kilt GIVENCHY (menswear), trousers 5 INCH AND UP X NELLY, shoes Y.R.U., backpack JANSPORT

43 comments:

  1. Wow lovely outfit and cool pictures!

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  2. i just love you in a kilt. and with a backpack, and all black and red monochromatic.



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    1. Thank you Elena, sweet of you to say xx

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  3. wow great sweater

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  4. I really like the whole silhouette of this outfit!
    With love,

    Joy
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    1. Thank you Joy, I credit that to kilt and backpack mostly.

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  5. Really love the simplicity of this look! And I hadn't seen those faux backpacks! I've been looking at leather ones for ages (Demeulemeester, Damir Doma, Kris Van Assche, Eastpak, Alex Wang), but they never have quite the right dimensions for what I'd carry in them. They seem like such a big expense for something that isn't *just* right.

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    1. Thanks Michael, I'm still also on the lookout for proper leather ones, preferably Alex Wang.

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  6. One thing I really love on reading your outfit posts is that you're always filled under designer garments, I mean, like there's just something so addicting about it, and so appreciative on the fashion piece. The red contrasts out the whole look, and I love the feminine-school girl like touch on the skirt, and the fact that you also look boyish. You are definitely taking the school-girl kind of feel, onto a new level, with edges of a school-boy feeling.

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    1. Appreciate that you fancy the effort Reinhardt :) Cool that you also noticed the whole school boy vs. school girl vibe hahaa. X

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  7. I so love it..
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  8. Your sweater and bag are amazing.

    LOVE BO,
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  9. i remember being such a spastic mess toting my materials to class. i hope the backpack works out. :) what a fun post! xo

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    1. Haha, yeah it works out quite well, the only downside is worrying someone's gonna pickpocket me on the tube or somewhere...

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  10. So cool. I love this skirt on you! WOOHOO
    xoxo

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  11. cool look!

    xo Jennifer

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  12. Cool pics.... mensweater is perfect!!!
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    1. Thanks, but actually it's a women's sweater.

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  13. i love your backpack and the way you styled the skirt! amazing!

    very nice blog ;)
    kisses from russia,
    Juliet

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  14. I really love the sunglasses, it looks amazing on you and esp the bag :)

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    1. Thanks, I also really love the way the shades frame my face, they were so worth it.

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  15. great outfit, especially how you mixed skirt with pants, it does rock!! :)

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    1. Yay! Thanks Dana, glad it worked out well.

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  16. Great blog! I would like to invite you to my blog. Let's follow each other ;)
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  17. cool sweater :)!

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  18. yay for backpacks haha. embrace it - school is like the only time you can get by wearing one without looking like a complete dork! i love the red and black goin' on, and your red top matches those red pipes in the background... niceeee! :D

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    1. Well I hope I can still pull off a backpack after finishing uni. I am really feeling them for travel, then again, I might have to add a lock on them to discourage thieves.

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  19. Damn you rock this kilt. Super rad outfit <3

    xo

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    1. Awww thanks Mira, love that you love this! x

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  20. Buona settimana (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo outfit sul mio blog, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
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  21. Gorgeous outfit, the sunglasses are fabulous <3

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    1. Merci Marta, they're my go-to sunnies :)

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  22. BEAUTIFUL LOOK, I LOVE IT!

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    XOXO

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  23. awesome outfit! That jumper is gorgeous and oh my god that Givenchy skirt! Of course you would have it! lol And you are totally rocking it ;)

    Hayley xx
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  24. Great great great shirt!

    Stop by soon!

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  25. I LOVE the way you present your images! plus the backbag is so kooool!

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