Thursday, June 14, 2012

Declaration of Dependence

I've been noticing how much I comment on the weather on this blog.  They say that weather is a safe topic and one that people use when they don't know what to say.  I, however, would like to point out that the weather actually interests me and influences my day a lot.  I would like to make the disclaimer that whenever I comment on the weather, it is not just a fluff filler! I love commenting on the weather!  And you know what?  The weather is beautiful today!  So there.

skirt: The Limited (similar) | shirt: Urban Outfitters | necklace: gift | shoes: Report

Has anyone else ever listened to the Kings of Convenience?  I got into them about five years ago and am in love.  They only have three full-length albums out but they are each so beautiful.  Some of their songs remind me of Simon & Garfunkel; their harmonizing is just so beautiful!  So anyway, I realized I was way behind and hadn't purchased their latest album Declaration of Dependence (from 2009!!) so I finally bought a used copy from Amazon.  So so beautiful.  I recommend to anyone looking for new tunes to listen to!  It has been my soundtrack to and from work each day in the car.  Love!  How many times can you use the word "beautiful" in one blog post... so so beautiful beautiful beautiful!  Apparently eight.

Happy almost-weekend!


  1. Gorgeous outfit. I love the subtle polka dots on the blouse and am a pleated skirt fanatic so of course I love your skirt.

    I talk about the weather a lot on my blog as well, but it really does influence what I wear a great deal. In part because I ride my bike to work so I can't just wing it.

  2. I have the same skirt from The Limited in purple. It's the best! I love yours paired with the subtle polka dots.
    Penniless Socialite

  3. sweet skirt, and of course the weather is not a fluff filler! I often talk about it in my blog too, and out of the blogs I read from different parts of the world, I enjoy finding out about the weather in those places.

  4. haha I love talking about the weather too, I completely depend on the weather forecast to determine what I will wear that day. And I love this black and white outfit with the pop of color from the necklace. The pleats are so gorgeous.

  5. hehe! I love talking about the weather, too! :-D

    Liesl xxx
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  6. That skirt is really pretty!!

  7. Haha, I feel like I talk about the weather a lot too :) HOORAY for beautiful weather, and love that blouse you're wearing - so pretty!

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. Love the classic black and white, that blouse is so pretty! You look beautiful beautiful beautiful! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. That pleated skirt is so gorgeous, Julia! You look so very ladylike in this outfit :)

    The Tiny Heart

  10. Oooh, such a pretty and chic outfit! Something about pleats that makes a skirt look more special. Love the beaded statement necklace too.
    And haha, I know, the weather affects us bloggers a lot though, so it makes sense that we talk about it a lot.
    Haven't heard of Kings of Convenience, but I'm such a music junkie, I love finding new artist! Going to check them out now :)

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    Trendy Teal

  11. I comment on the weather ALL THE TIME on my blog. But then, I'm English so what do you expect? It's what we do!

    I love that skirt. The polkadot top is really pretty too. Very subtle.


  12. i love the pleats!! so pretty and ladylike!

    i tend to comment on the weather a lot too...but it makes sense because the weather totally influences what i wear!

  13. I definitely need to check that music out. And I'm all about commenting on the weather, so please, continue. I love that polka dot top. This whole outfit is flirty and pretty!

    A Southern Drawl

  14. Nice outfit! Love the subtly sheer polkadot top so much! and I have a similar skirt, except it's shorter and I actually cut it myself :)

    Funny post! I usually complain about the weather on my blog, whether it's too hot, too wet, or too cold!
    - Che

  15. i love love love love love Kings of Convenience, "I'd Rather Dance" is one of my favorite songs.

    I think weather and style go hand in hand, you need to dress for the weather. Especially if you live somewhere that has a wide variety of weather. I live in Northern Canada, creeping up towards the Arctic actually, and weather affects everything about my day. I totally understand talking about weather a lot.


  16. I always end up talking about the weather too! I've never heard of Kings of Convenience but I'll have a little listen now!

  17. Haha I love this! I'm the same way, the weather interests me as well. Love this outfit, especially that skirt!
    And I've never heard of them before, i'll definitely check em out.

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  18. I love how you paired this polka dot blouse with pleated skirt-beautiful look!!! just checked the Declaration of Dependence on Youtube- loved the "Mrs. Cold" video- where a girl draws an amazing portrait of them:)


  19. This pleate skirt is sooooo feminine and classy, just love it! And I always end up on the weather too...when you live in MN, it changes like every five mins so it seems more exciting :D

    <3 Cambria

  20. What a pretty look. Love the skirt and your beautiful necklace.

  21. Love that skirt! I have a pleated skirt I love too.


  22. Great outfit and the necklace is so nice!!