Friday, October 14, 2011

Skippy Says: No Good At Being Bad (OOTD)

I'm that girl that used to ask for a hall pass during math class so I could leave and go cry in the bathroom if I did not understand something the teacher was explaining. Truth is, I don't do too well with being bad at things. And I'm bad at math. Well, 95% of the time anyway. The other 5% something clicks, everything suddenly makes perfect sense, and I'm convinced I want to "be a calculist when I grow up." And for those of you who don't know what a "calculist" is, it's a person that does calculus stuff. DUH.

When I was in law school, I studied pretty much every second I wasn't sleeping. What? I didn't want to be bad at it. It made for a fabulous first year of marriage, just aks Ryan. After turning in a particularly long and painfully boring brief, I rewarded myself with a quick stop by Urban Outfitters on the way home. What I really needed was a hug, but Ryan was at work, so this cozy flannel shirt was the next best thing I could get.






Shop:
- Urban Outfitters shirt (bought on sale, no longer available. Buy similar here or here)
- Vintage skirt (scored from SF vintage expo for $12!)
- Anthropologie belt (circa 2008? No longer available. Buy similar here or here)
- Hue diamond grid tights in brown (Buy here)
- Yellow cashmere ruffle socks (gift from my mother-in-law)
- Anthropologie booties (bought on sale circa 2010, no longer available)

106 comments:

  1. Love red skirt! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

    Fashion Cat
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  2. woah, I wish I was as disciplined as you in studying and wanting to learn more/understand. I'm actually meant to be studying for a test on monday right now...sigh
    your boots are really cute!

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  3. I wish I could study as hard! But I sort of manage at the last minute :D I love your shirt - it really does look super cosy :)

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  4. you look so cute- great colour combination!! Love your red skirt!
    Come follow my blog hun!

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  5. Isn't it funny how certain clothes remind you of a time in your life? I have so many clothes that have memories attached to them. Plaid and red is so fun together! Heather

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  6. I'm a sucker for plaid, so I love that shirt!

    Thanks! I'm now following you too; #81st follower!
    See you around.


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  7. I love the way you introduce your outfits! That cozy flannel shirt IS about the next best thing to a hug :)

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  8. Yellow cashmere socks sound so wonderful for your feet. I love your curly hair. So darn pretty. How is the nanny job going. Would love to hear some funny stuff about that. Great outfit. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  9. Such a gorgeous flannel shirt and I love how it did contrast with the skirt. I have one in green. :)

    Oh, and my field is Math. I did Analytic Calculus for only 2 weeks. I lost weight.

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  10. i'm sooo bad at math as well, that's why i studied communications hahaha

    your are shoes are always so unique and different, those booties are gorgeous!!

    xx
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  11. You always have the best boots!!! And I love the color of your skirt :)
    Have a great weekend.

    http://raviolisandwaterworks.com

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  12. I love wearing those shirts with a pair of broken down jeans and ballerinas! they add so much style dont they?


    PvdH

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  13. You look fashionably amazing for a law student !

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  14. Great outfit! I'm also not very good at accepting being bad at something.

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  15. Inna, I have no idea why the hell I have never read your About Me section. Holy Moly malonkers. It's decided. You and I are now BFF. I freaking suck at math, which is so stupid because everyone thinks Asians are great in math. I made it up to Calc 2 and then decided that things were getting silly, and I didn't need to cry myself to sleep every night because of my horrid math scores. Things were much better after this realization. and cosy. as cosy as that flannel shirt.

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  16. this red skirt is so pretty! and hate feeling like i'm bad at something... it just makes me work twice as hard until i'm good at it. :)

    cute & little

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  17. Nice! those plaid looks great!

    Kaye
    Fashion Blogger
    http://thestyleflux.blgospot.com

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  18. Lol, thanks CIndy! And with me I don't think it's discipline, more like a disorder :) Good luck on your test!

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  19. Thanks, it is! And hey, if you can get by studying at the last minute, that's awesome. If it works, it works :)

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  20. Thanks Heather! I absolutely have a really strong memory attached to almost every piece of clothing I own. And you know what's odd? Now that Ryan and I have been together for over 8 years, I bought almost every piece of clothing I own while we were dating/married, so I also have a memory attached about how he reacted to each piece when I showed it to him :)

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  21. Thanks! I have one too many a plaid shirt :)

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  22. Thanks Dawn! The socks are definitely wonderful-- along with the coat it was a cozy kinda day :) I'm only nannying part time so I haven't watched the baby since Wednesday, but I'll absolutely keep you posted!

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  23. LOL- bet you did! I lost weight the first 2 weeks of law school too- couldn't eat anything. But then it quickly came back :)

    Thanks so much for your kind words!

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  24. Thank you so much Teresa! Lol @ the communications major because you were bad at math :)

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  25. Thanks Jaclyn! These are by far my favorite pair of little booties. I've been ont he hunt for ones just as cute in either a black/gray or a bright color, and no luck so far :(

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  26. They really do! I've never tried that styling, but will definitely try it now :)

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  27. Lol, thanks! But I'm not in law school anymore- did not return after my first year...

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  28. Thanks Heather! Glad to know I'm not alone :)

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  29. LOL Laura- I'll tell my current BFF she's been replaced :) I (sadly) totally know what you mean about crying yourself to sleep when you don't understand something (ugh- contracts). So glad you stopped doing what was wrong for you and are much cosier and happier now :)

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  30. Thanks Kileen! That's exactly what I do- keep working until I get it, but I often end up driving myself crazy in the process :)

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  31. I love your bright red skirt!

    I hate that I wasn't super great at math either. I ask myself all the time why can't I be like all the other asian kids...hahahaha..

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  32. A flannel shirt like this is on my wish list! We want to do a road trip (next summer? I'm not exactly sure when) to Montana and visit a ranch, so I NEED a shirt like this! You look adorable.

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  33. I think making it to Calc 2 is pretty impressive! That's how bad *I* am at math (but I'm only half Asian so was only held to half the standards...LOL).

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  34. I love the dressed up flannel. I'm bad at math too. And I mean awful. I admire people like you who just try harder when they are bad at something. I give up.

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  35. I'm horrible at math too! HAHA Your flannel shirt is awesome. I love the colors of the plaid and how you paired it with a great color skirt. Those booties are wicked! Wooot Have a great weekend Skippy! ((HUG))
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  36. Thanks Lara!! $20 at Urban Outfitters :) Give them a try.

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  37. I was just like you when I was at school too :) And I hate maths so much!

    I love your outfit here, it's so gorgeous. The colours in the shirt are perfect for autumn! Sorry you had a tough day. I always treat myself after a day like that! xxx

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  38. Thanks Rachel. I wish I could give up sometimes, but the OCD in me won't let me :)

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  39. Thanks Amy!! It's ok, it was months ago, I've moved on :)

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  40. I love that red skirt! what a great find... only $12! you lucky girl! its the perfect color and length! Great post!!

    xoxox
    Alexandra
    www.fashion-feast.com

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  41. love the combination of the plaid and the skirt! it's very pretty :D

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  42. The skirt is too lovely for words ;)

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  43. i want your blouse, i completely want your blouse! the colors are amazing

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  44. so beautifull!!

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  45. That skirt is gorgeous! Love the color.

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  46. Mademoiselle PoirotOctober 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Going to Urban Outfitters because hubby wasn't available made me smile :-) Great outfit you got out of it thoug ;-) Thanks for your comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. Love from London xo

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  47. Thanks Alexandra! I got some great find at the SF vintage expo- can't wait to go again!

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  48. Thanks so much!! Have a great weekend :)

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  49. Thanks! Silver lining in everything :)

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  50. Thanks! I'm sorry :( They might still have it? But I doubt it since it was at least 4 or 5 months ago :(

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  51. Your plaid shirt is lovely and the whole outfit rocks, I like it so much ! Great style, I'd love it if we followed each other, if you like my blog too that is ! Kisses

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  52. LOVE that cozy flannel!! Um, somehow, you managed to make a flannel look chic!! Now, that's a feat!

    (And it IS hard to be bad at something! Very frustrating!)

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  53. Lol, making flannel look chic might be one of the best compliments I have ever gotten :) Thanks Samantha! Have a great weekend!!

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  54. I love how clothes have stories... :)
    They're just like mini-memories sometimes.
    Shopping therapy is dangerous...
    but has left me with some of my favorite pieces, haha!
    So I can't complain!
    You look sooo cute! I love this red skirt and can't wait to see how you remix it!

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  55. While I'm not one for flannel I always like it when others do creative things with it! The show stealer is the skirt though - it's SO PRETTY!

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  56. So cute!! Love all of those colors and great for fall!!

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  57. Such a unique outfit. I love the belt and the vibrant color of the skirt. I can't believe we are fellow law students. I am finishing up my 4th year as an evening student...May can't come soon enough! Have a great weekend.

    http://justtututiny.blogspot.com/

    Thu

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  58. Thank you so much for following my blog, I am now following back ! :-) Kisses

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  59. Im in love with your hair ! is perfect !
    xoxo from spain love
    www.mrolez.com

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  60. love a good check shirt!
    you look great honey
    jessie x
    the weekend project.

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  61. You look so adorable in this outfit! I love the plaid blouse and the skirt and just like you I treat myself..bought a lot of stuff during my MBA program! Alright Miss Inna, I wrote a post today on a topic that boggles your mind.....finding the best stuff at F21!

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  62. nice shirt!

    Check out my new outfit post!
    MY BLOG: Dress up for armageddon

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  63. Thanks Courtney! I've already worn it once before on the blog (see the "Classy Lady" post if you're interest). And I'm with you- all of my clothes have some sort of memory attached to them and it really influences when I want or don't want to wear certain pieces

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  64. Thanks so much Anna! I thought it was a pretty kickass find :)

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  65. Thanks Thu! And congrats on almost finishing up! I'm actually not in law school anymore (I decided not to return after my first year see my "about me" section) but I may go back someday...

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  66. You're so sweet- thank you so much!

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  67. Thanks Bessie! Heading over to read it now- can't wait to learn your secrets :)

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  68. The blue check looks great with red, and the socks are so cute poking out the top of your boots - love them! Am following you now :)

    Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog btw, I'm having a Sandy Mitchell bracelet giveaway I think would look fabulous on you! Click: Not Dressed As Lamb BRACELET GIVEAWAY Catherine x

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  69. i like your skirt babe:) looks amazing

    New outfitpost - My heart is black
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  70. This is such a great outfit! Love your flannel shirt!

    I also was terrible at math in high school as well! I used to hate going to math class..!

    Good luck in law school!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments! I'm following you!

    xoxo - Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

    PS: Don't forget to enter my Vintage Jewelry/Antique giveaway!!!

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  71. Thanks so much Catherine!! I'll definitely check it out :)

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  72. Thanks Denise!! I'm actually not in law school anymore (see my about me section) but maybe I'll go back one day...who knows. I'll definitely check out your giveaway :)

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  73. Thanks for stopping by my blog! i would call a western bohemian look! I love the plaids right now! That's a great inspiration...
    htt://www.cougarvintage.blogspot.com

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  74. I love that you tell a story behind your outfits. LOL. You never fail to make me chuckle at your comments. As for math, I'm not the greatest but thankfully, not the worst. Thankfully, I never had to do calculus. My worst subject was accountancy. My high school teacher said that I was his first student to ever achieved a perfect 0 in his entire 30 teaching career :P I couldn't answer a single question right. hahaha...

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  75. LOVE it!
    And the skirt is a real steal!!!

    xoxo Olga
    http://hotpinkcouture.blogspot.com/

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  76. I'm digging the red skirt and would love to own those booties!

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  77. Chic 'n Cheap LivingOctober 16, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Ahh I (and even more my husband) am like that too - keep on trucking and studying until something sticks! That skirt is too cute on you!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  78. Thank you so much :) What a great story about your accountancy class- you must have been very impressed with yourself :)

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  79. Thanks Sarah! I;m sorry- I bought them many months ago (maybe close to a year now?) and they're not available at the store anymore. Maybe you can give it a shot on Ebay? If I see them anywhere, I'll definitely let you know!

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  80. Thanks so much! I guess it could be worse- giving up easily wouldn't be too good :)

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  81. Aww how cute! That shirt does look awfully cozy. I'm currently in law school now, so I know what you mean!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  82. Aw, thank you! Good luck with law school!!

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  83. I'm like that too. Even if I hate what I'm doing I will be the best or it drives me nuts. Are you a first born too? That's what everyone in my life blames it on. :)

    Jenn

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  84. I like your blog!

    Take a look at mine and maybe follow me :))

    h-eart.blogspot.com

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  85. I'm actually the baby- I blame it on my OCD :)

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  86. I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand. As in, recycle?

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