Autumnal Regression

Autumnal Regression

It’s always the way.  When I’m packing before a trip away, I tend not to think about what the heck I’m wearing the days before because I’m an anally retentive freak who tries to prepare as much as possible for absence (in this case it’s work).  This is on paper a blah blah blah outfit.  An inconsequential, nothing-ness outfit.  For me though when I pulled on this poloneck jumper which I wore quite a bit at uni and zipped up the patent Doc Martens which I forced myself to buy in order to have a pair of flat ‘errand running’ boots… I suddenly regressed into my UCL uni days, something which I do every once in a while.  Only because I’m a sentimental hack like that that reminisces over nerdy days heading off to the library… even if it does result in a god awful boring outfit as demonstrated below… the simple act of pulling on a jumper that has a polo neck (which I like to pull up over my mouth) and stomping around in boots and wiggling around my fingers in leather gloves on certain days can make me oddly satisfied.  It’s on days like these where I realise the way I dress isn’t always for aesthetic gain and that sometimes, I’m after a specific feeling/memory instead…

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  1. Paloma

    2008-10-22 at 10:39 PM

    So weird. I swear I used to have a repeating dream when was a teen about me in the furute, in a bus stop, wearing THAT sweater. I wore it with black pants ans vintage running Nike sneakers, though. Regression in any case. this Autumn is being really autumnal.

  2. fashionherald

    2008-10-22 at 10:56 PM

    some days call for a good memory sweater.

  3. enc

    2008-10-23 at 12:30 AM

    I think we all do this, Susie. We just hope to look good doing it!

  4. KD

    2008-10-23 at 1:02 AM

    If a sweater is as cool as yours, that’s good. If it brings back pleasant memories, it’s the bomb.

  5. The Stylish Wanderer

    2008-10-23 at 3:36 AM

    Love that black and orange and that skirt! so awesome

  6. Cecelia

    2008-10-23 at 5:50 AM

    hahaha I’m so relieved you posted this
    whenever i don’t put together a particularly crafty outfit because i’m running to the grocery store, I always wonder what you do…and if you ever look like an average person…and then i get frustrated because you’re this well dressing wunderkind and i’m just a busy frazzled looking person.
    not that i’m saying you look busy and frazzled in this putfit.
    i think you get my point.

  7. Sister Wolf

    2008-10-23 at 6:23 AM

    A Proustian post! How often does one come across that, eh?

  8. songy

    2008-10-23 at 6:40 AM

    You are hell cute. I should make my face like that. At least that way people are not going to complain that I never smile. well if that makes sense.

  9. anne

    2008-10-23 at 7:42 AM

    i love how a slumming outfit for you is an everyday outfit for the rest of us…i’m practically wearing the same thing as i type (minus gloves and with sandals instead of boots; it’s almost summer here!)

  10. Annie Spandex

    2008-10-23 at 8:59 AM

    Comfortable but very cool. I love it.

  11. Megan

    2008-10-23 at 9:20 AM

    Its pretty hot in SF these days! I was wearing a tank and jeans today! not sweater or jacket weather! So beware of bringing an excess of cold weather clothes!

  12. handbagstrader

    2008-10-23 at 9:50 AM

    Beautiful girl

  13. marian

    2008-10-23 at 10:37 AM

    nothing quite as comfy as uni wear. hon i like the jumper. xx
    Marian

  14. Drusilla

    2008-10-23 at 11:31 AM

    If that’s a ‘slumming’ outfit for you…I’ll wear it, any day! But it really is about how you feel in the clothes, so some days just call for sleeves to be pulled over your hands and fuzzy things- it’s no different in that sense from ‘normal’ clothing, really.
    Beautifully written, btw.

  15. Imelda Matt

    2008-10-23 at 11:34 AM

    LOL…that’s Haute Couture compared to what I wore to Uni.

  16. a dreamer

    2008-10-23 at 11:50 AM

    hahaha you truly do look like a uni student. theres no harm in reminiscing. wow, so you own a pair of DOcs too? i didn’t know you caved in…

  17. susie_bubble

    2008-10-23 at 11:55 AM

    ^Yup I did… they are very practical though and I had to buy a pair of flat boots so I thought I’d regress further back into teendom….

  18. make do & mend

    2008-10-23 at 3:54 PM

    How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  19. make do & mend

    2008-10-23 at 3:54 PM

    How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  20. make do & mend

    2008-10-23 at 3:54 PM

    How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  21. make do & mend

    2008-10-23 at 3:54 PM

    How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  22. make do & mend

    2008-10-23 at 3:54 PM

    How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  23. Jael

    2008-10-23 at 7:32 PM

    I will randomly break out this hideous leisure shirt when I really miss my dad. He wore it with a white leisure suit, but I wear it under a sweater. It in no way fits the rest of my aesthetic.

  24. Iris & Pieter

    2008-10-23 at 8:22 PM

    hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  25. Iris & Pieter

    2008-10-23 at 8:22 PM

    hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  26. Iris & Pieter

    2008-10-23 at 8:22 PM

    hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  27. Iris & Pieter

    2008-10-23 at 8:22 PM

    hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  28. Iris & Pieter

    2008-10-23 at 8:22 PM

    hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  29. floraposte

    2008-10-23 at 8:47 PM

    Comfy, comfy outfit! You look great even if it is a complete departure from your normal style.
    Ah docs, I am really tempted by the look of the heeled docs which are out at the moment. I thought they would be really gross, but once I saw them they started saying “Buy Me!”

  30. winnie

    2008-10-23 at 9:25 PM

    Uni style was always fun, love this outfit!

  31. love-aesthetics

    2008-10-23 at 10:14 PM

    I’m not used to simple outfits on your blog!

  32. selina

    2008-10-28 at 1:15 AM

    quite the nod to halloween i think!

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