Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Uniform (what I've been wearing lately)

I've been wearing some sort of variation of this outfit steadily for the past week or so. When pressed for time and hopping on the freeway from work to school and vice versa, a simple, comfortable yet put together outfit is my go-to. My key components have been:
  • flat over the knee leather boots
  • slightly oversized (and super warm) sweater
  • some sort of statement scarf
  • black leggings/slim black trousers
Here's one of my favourite mixes, with pieces that I am sure you have seen in previous posts. 



My sweater is by Vince, from a collection a couple of years ago. It's cashmere and ridiculously warm. It is no longer available unfortunately but I highly recommend the brand Vince for knitwear. They are pricey but they wear beautifully and can be worn for multiple seasons.
I also found a very similar sweater style on sale online (here's the link), in a variety of colours, also made of cashmere and at 50% off if you are interested. I'd probably buy it 1 or 2 sizes larger since I love oversized knits but that's just my suggestion :)

Scarf - Zara (last year's collection)

Leggings - Only Hearts (I've blogged about them. They're the "So Fine" black long leggings and they are my holy grail leggings, if there ever was such a thing!) 
I get mine from Shopbop/Revolve but they are both sold out at the moment. They periodically restock them though :)

Boots - I LOVE THESE. A black pair of flat leather over the knee boots can do no wrong. Mine are by Tahari and are no longer available but I found a super similar pair at a great price by Report here. Some other beautiful similar pairs also here, here and here. As you can tell, I have a small obsession with over the knee boots at the moment. I saw some droolworthy Stuart Weitzman ones in store the other day, but that's another story. Sigh.

I hope your week is going by quickly, I sure hope mine will. I have next week off from school and I have a trip to New York City that I planned for next weekend. Exciting times ahead :)

xx

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    1. ombre always makes me happy haha xx

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  2. Have fun in New York! Are you going to se Dara?

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    1. hopefully I will meet her, yes! going to see some family too :)

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  3. Love the outfit! Just bought my 11 month old daughter her first pair of Stewart Weismans ....he he he ooopps... I'll twit pic it to you

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    1. your daughter is very lucky, Mehreen :) xx

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  4. Have a safe and fun trip. Sounds like you could do with a holiday. Those boots are stunning!

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  5. That outfit is so classy, simple, and cute. Nicely put together :)

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  6. That sweater is gorgeous :)

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  7. Love it, I could wear outfits like this every. day. p.s. your hair looks great dark(er! xo

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  8. I am in love with my cashmere sweater at the moment too!!! And thanks for recommending the brand Vince, I've always wanted to get my hands on their stuffs (it may sound stupid but this is simply because my bf's name is Vince lol).

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    1. haha no it doesn't sound stupid - it's cute... plus their knits are amazing so I am sure you will love :)

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  9. I've been doing this look too only with smaller boots or pumps. I have navy skinnies and a few chunky knits I can layer my thermals under! I find it quite flattering considering how cold it is! At least my bum looks nice hehe!xxx

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  10. You look SMASHING! I adore Vince and Theory sweaters. I wish I had splurged on the ombre cashmere trend, it really is beautiful!

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  11. you look so effortlessly beautiful in these pics. Love your style:-)

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  12. Seriously love the whole look! I've been living in my flat otk boots as well. Im so ready for warm weather, I feel a bit stuck in a rut ATM :)

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    1. oh I am too!!! can't wait for some more sunshine

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  13. I like the sweater. Its gradient effect looks gorgeous.

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  14. Love your outfit, its effortlessly stylish :P ! Would love it if you could come check out my blog, if you like it, please follow and I will follow back :) Thanks a lot !

    Lisa <3
    http://makeupforview.blogspot.com

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  15. This outfit is gorgeous, you look so comfortable but stylish. Gorgeous! xx

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  16. Grays and blues really complement each other. Love the look. Come over to Singapore where it's summer almost everyday. Trade places with me. I need a little winter in my life. :)

    mrsvanity11.blogspot.com

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  17. you look amazing Sandra! it's so hard to find outfits that are comfy, simple and easy to thrown on and get still look great for uni. Love the boots, they're such a good length

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  18. Your outfit looks lovely ! Comfy and pretty at the same time ! xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  19. <3 that ombre sweater!!! The effect is amazing and that shade of blue....*no words* !!!

    xxx

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  20. oh! I love those boots! too bad the 6pm site you provided only ships to the U.S. Do you see them at any sites that ships to Canada?

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    1. one of the other links I posted was for Piperlime, and that website ships to Canada :)

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  21. love this outfit, Sandra! and these boots are tempting!

    I was wondering if you could do a blog post or video on what bad you bring to school! Do you bring a bag and a purse, or just put everything you need in a bad with your books?

    THANKS =)

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    1. I bring a large tote and put everything in it!

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  22. I love this outfit! This is my favorite look to wear at school! Your blog is amazing - and I'm now a follower :)

    ~Alex
    nofearofperfection.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh my goodness this outfit is amazing! Where can I buy cute boots like these? I've been looking everywhere and I have found no such luck. Thanks so much!

    -Annie

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  25. Thumbs up for the outfit... its so beautiful

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