Quarter for Your Thoughts?



These photos were just taken last week, but already the idea of wearing a jacket (even one as light as the one pictured here) is horrifying. Yes, the heat wave that the Midwest apparently avoided most of the summer while I was gone has hit, and it has hit hard. I'll admit that maybe it's just particularly terrible for me because this is the first time since freshman year that I've had class on the exact opposite end of campus from where I live, but still. It's awful. Let the daydreaming about sweater weather commence. 

I can't say that there was anything too special about this outfit considering it was one of those "throw on quickly before class" ensembles. In case anyone ever doubted me, this is proof that even "throw on quickly" outfits for me include some sort of accessorizing. Speaking of which, there is one item worth mentioning — my necklace. I might have mentioned before that this was my summer of giveaway wins, and this was one of them. Linda of The Dragonfruit Diaries (who is, as you all know, the best) gave away this Snoozer Loser pendant a little while ago, and I was fortunate enough to win it. Not only is it a lovely piece, but it's actually quite functional. Believe it or not, this pendant is meant to hold quarters and even has a little spring in it. I've yet to use it for its intended purpose, but how cool is that? I've already had multiple people in my classes compliment me, ask me about it, and tell me that they had been staring at it. Functional and a conversation starter? It's too good to be true. 






On a completely unrelated note, have you all checked out Flock Together's redesign? Jen (who constantly manages to be too stylish/cool/talented/make me feel bad about myself in comparison) did it and I'm head over heels in love. Jessica and I have been working with all of the girls on revamping Flock Together a little bit, and the design is just the first item of many to look forward to. 

Dress: TJ Maxx
Jacket: from a swap
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Snoozer Loser (giveaway win)
Belt: Thrifted

17 comments

  1. Love this outfit! What a cute jacket and the necklace adds a great touch :)

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  2. Cute outfit! I love the mix of green and peach and that necklace is so neat! Good luck with all your classes hon, all this talk of university seriously makes me miss school! Haha

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  3. That dress looks great on you, and I love the jacket! And the shoes!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  4. This dress is gorgeous, love the sheer sleeves on it mixed in with the lace. It looks perfect with this jacket, and that necklace is really cool. You should definitely keep quarters in it "just in case" haha. Love that you just threw this on and look super put together :)
    xJennaD

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  5. Super cute throw-it-on-and-go outfit! That necklace is too cute! I want one!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  6. I love this whole outfit!! This is something I would wear and will no doubt copy from you! :)
    ~Sara

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  7. I actually am really digging this look! That is a gorgeous pendant.

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  8. You look so pretty in this dress! And I love how the pendant is meant to hold quarters. You should put one in.. you never know when you might need a quarter. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. ahhhh that necklace is so cute but i must admit i'm suuuuper in love with your jacket! so simple but super cool.


    --Leeds
    at this volume

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  10. Darling shoes! I am so excited for the idea of wearing even a light jacket!

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  11. Ok I'm swooning over those pretty peach shoes!! Gah, I love them! This outfit is so stinkin cute! I love the military jacket + dress combo and that's so awesome that you won Linda's giveaway! I remember that one! Such a cool piece.
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. Those oxfords are gorgeous and I wouldve never been able to tell this outfit was just thrown together! Your necklace win is amazing too I definitely need to check out snoozer loser!
    Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  13. Ooooh I love this pendant! And my good friend Anna has these exact same flats- she loves them! Your outfit is super cute :)

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  14. D'aww, you're too nice! Haha, so happy you're wearing it out and it's garnering you some compliments. It really is such an awesome necklace. The fact that it holds quarters makes it 10 times better! :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  15. seriously about Jen!? And she's younger than me but at least I didn't go into the marketing field like she did or I'd really be feeling inadequate haha. she is awesome though and did such a great job w/ the flock together make over. anyway, super cool about the necklace, so nice your classmates asked about it! love the olive green w/ the black & those flats are perfection. but wait, it's so hot and you have a coat?
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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  16. That's such a cute idea for a necklace, very practical for hanging onto some change of vending machines or bus fare, no? I think you look so put together for a thrown together look! That's one of the perks of blogging I think, it makes you more aware of what you wear so it's easier to put together a look that fits your usual style quickly :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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