22 October 2009

british fashion part one

1. It is okay for women to wear tights without pants, excuse me, trousers. No skirt, no shorts, no dress, no trousers, no long shirt... just tights. Yep.
2. It is stylish for girls to spend more time ratting their hair in the morning than it would take to brush it. I would assume that this was just lazy "how-i-woke-up"ness, if it wasn't for the fact that these girls have impeccable makeup.
3. Male style is at a significantly higher level here. (Well, people in general are much more put-together, but especially men.) Sweaters, cardigans, narrow-legged jeans, scarves, and "satchels" are not only acceptable, but worn with fantastic confidence.
4. Although everyone always looks perfectly put-together at all times of the day, there is still a degree to which anything (besides sloppiness) goes. Especially if it involves multiple seemingly-disparate (though not gaudy) layers. And you can get away with almost anything if you add a scarf.
5. Boots.
6. Floral dresses.

More to come...

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-29


  1. This has nothing to do with this post...buuut....yes there's a kayaking club! We meet sundays, there's a session at 1:30 and a session at 3:00. There's a polo taster session this saturday, and it's 25 pounds for a year long membership, which is pretty good, as you can borrow club equipment whenever as long as you get the okay beforehand. If you're a little experienced already, and come this sunday, the beginner's trip is the end of next week, so you might be able to squeeze in. If not, there's other trips throughout the term. If all else fails, you can join next semester :)

  2. W.O.W. This is the first time I discovered your blog. Not sure how this happened since you have been faithfully leaving me comments and encouragement like you so wonderfully do. What Wow-----I love your blog voice. It's captivating and intriguing. I think I like the way you think. Man. Miss you.

  3. this is sort of off subject but i chopped off my 12 in ponytail yesterday-just thought you should know :) love and miss you bunches