Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Outfit Post: Neutrals... and Fashion School!


But first, some news: today was my second day of class at New York Fashion Academy, where I'll be working on an 18-month program in fashion design.  Exciting!  So far I've had Fashion Illustration and Draping classes, both of which have been awesome.  The school, while called New York Fashion Academy, is located in Ballard, a neighborhood of Seattle.


Because I had class today (and also had to drive for 40 minutes and execute a truly exciting parking job), I wanted to wear something comfortable.  I got this little grey dress a few weeks ago and have already worn it three times - it's super slouchy and comfortable, but it's just designed enough that it looks like I thought about it.  Hah!

I wanted to play with neutrals today for some reason - maybe it's that the weather has turned a little chilly, or maybe it's that I've been wearing so many bright colors that neutrals seem a good palate cleanser.  In any case, I loved the combination more than I thought I would.


The cardigan is another recent purchase, a cashmere Cynthia Rowley sweater snapped up at a Marshall's for half the original price.  It's so cuddly that Lumberjack has taken to petting my shoulders at random.  It's also a really great shade of beige - a little bit heathered and a touch of a peach/pink undertone.

I've also been doing a little bit of experimenting with my hair.  I was intrigued by the new Garnier silicone-free shampoo, since I've heard that the various silicone compounds in regular shampoo can be bad for long hair by hiding damage and building up in the hair.  I've been using both the silicone-free shampoo and conditioner for three or four weeks now, and my hair definitely looks different!  It's been taking on a wavier texture, which is fun for playing with.  I think it's still too soon to tell how I like it in the long run, since it seems to take a while for my hair to adjust to new things, but so far it's been positive.


The earrings are from (because I'm predictable) Tasi.  I love that they used pieces of wood shaped like feathers, and although you can't see it here, they're asymmetrical.  It added a little bit of edge to a soft outfit.

Hope everyone's having a great week!

Grey pocket dress: Mystree
Cashmere long cardigan: Cynthia Rowley, via Marshall's
Coral flats: John Fluevog Danielles
Earrings: Tasi

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