the weekend warm up

posted on: February 10, 2012

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striped tee from h&m // mustard yellow cardigan from winners // leather jacket from le chateau // scarf and sunnies from forever 21 // mavi denim, gloves, and purse from plum // hue socks // kelsi dagger booties

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you know who i don't understand?  umbrella thieves.  yesterday i left my cheap $10 (albeit cute and polka dot) umbrella in the umbrella stand at the front of a store.  browsed around, and when i went to leave...it was gone.  i was then stuck walking around downtown for the next four hours completely exposed to the rain.  my only saving grace was that i'd worn my large brimmed hat, so my hair remained in decent condition and i was spared from looking like a total drowned rat.

on another note, i have decided that there are three time in the year in which i cannot stand to be online.  a product of pure jealousy, those times are during both weeks of nyfw and coachella.  events that i have always wanted to attend, but haven't been to yet...it's just so painful to  read updates from people there!  i like to pretend that if i were in new york right now, this would be one of my daytime shopping outfits (okay, maybe not with the heels, to be more realistic).  my goal is to get to nyfw this september.  not sure how i am going to make that happen, but i sure am determined!  who wants to come with?  i couldn't possibly the only person out there who dreams of attending shows and parties at nyfw?!

hope your friday is looking good so far my loves x

38 comments:

  1. I also don't understand umbrella thieves, but they are lurking everywhere! Isn't it just infuriating?

    You look gorgeous, your outfit is fantastic - I am basically in love with your scarf!!!
    xx

    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  2. Alicia your pictures are so gorgeous; I need a pair of sunglasses like that.

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  3. I am totally with you about attending NYFW shows and parties. Seeing all the photos on Instagram are killing me! Oh and lovely outfit. I'm really digging your layered look :)

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  4. With regards to the umbrella theft, it sucks, but you know if it helps, maybe you help shield a person who was having a really rough day and needed the umbrella more than you?

    I went to a bunch of shows for Mexico City's fashion week years ago. But we went as members of the press and public relations reps. How does a 'normal' person just attend shows? Do we buy tickets? How does it work?

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  5. I knowwww, I would LOVE to go to NYFW. If you find a way to go, please take me in your suitcase ;)

    Love this layered look, Alicia. Can't believe someone stole your umbrella from Aritzia! Guess they didn't have one of their own.

    xo, alison*elle

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  6. I'll do a fashion show for you the next time I see you. We can call it melissa knight fashion week (MKFW) and it was be spectacular.

    Love your scarf m'dear

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  7. You do casual so flawlessly every time!

    Bon week-end :)

    Virginie ♥

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  8. I stole your umbrella ella ella.

    Ok...no I didn't.

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  9. I've often had the 'fear' of leaving my umbrella and it getting stolen - thankfully it's never happened to me *touch wood* but who the heck steals it anyway!?!?!? Scabs!! That's who! ;)

    Sadie xx

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  10. Sorry someone stole your umbrella. But, cute outfit and LOVE the scarf and bag!!!


    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  11. what goes hand in hand with umbrella thieves are the people who walk under the store awnings with umbrellas. hello? you have an umbrella? leave that under cover space for people without them! arg.
    feelin the same way about jealousy tweets my friend! you're def not alone in that department. but without a lil jealousy, we wouldnt push hard to obtain our dreams. nyfw sometime soon! :)
    ps. love your scarf!

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  12. I love love love the hint of mustard <3 So gorgeous!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  13. NYFW this September is a definite possibility!! I am really hoping to make it happen! Would be so fun to meet up there! Such a bummer about your umbrella! Who would do such a thing? Looking cute as always, girlie!

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  14. So I love this look! The scarf is a great pop! And I really like your hair in the bun. It's relaxed but chic.

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  15. Your top knots always look so great. I'm still trying to perfect mine.

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  16. My super-awesome button-retractable umbrella was stolen. Now I carry around a $2 umbrella from daiso that's made out of clear plastic with yellow polka dots.

    I love the scarf; the colours and stripes make it look almost like a geometric design when you wrap it around your neck. I also love the yellow cardigan poking through -- like an optimistic hope for spring.

    www.amuseume.wordpress.com

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  17. My super-awesome button-retractable umbrella was stolen. Now I carry around a $2 umbrella from daiso that's made out of clear plastic with yellow polka dots.

    I love the scarf; the colours and stripes make it look almost like a geometric design when you wrap it around your neck. I also love the yellow cardigan poking through -- like an optimistic hope for spring.

    www.amuseume.wordpress.com

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  18. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  19. Yes, what is up with umbrella thieves?! SO rude!!! And Alicia these layers & colours are absolutely stunning. This is the perfect outfit for a day of strolling. Love!! And I can't wait to see you tomorrow too. xo veronika

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  20. Love the layers!!! Such a perfect casual outfit!!

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  21. Great layering and I love that scarf!

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  22. I'm heading to NYFW again in September. You have to come! It would be so fun meeting up there! I attended shows for a New York based website and the entire time I was thinking; "I don't belong here" It is an amazing experience. I so hope you end up going!

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  23. Alicia, my fingers got away on my before I could type out my full name but the above commenter was me.

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  24. love the scarf!

    http://glamorouspetite.blogspot.com

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  25. YES! I totally agree with you on not wanting to be online (especially Twitter) during this time... I WANT TO BE IN NYC! I am really thinking of going there in September this year. I have never been to NYC, it has been at the top of my list for over 10 years, so it's time to go! It would be the happiest of times.

    Your outfit is lovely by the way, those colors are so gorgeous! Definitely a great outfit to go shopping in NYC - keep that in mind for when you're there ;-)

    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!! xoxo

    Leonie

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  26. I love that scarf-can't believe it's from F21.

    I know what you mean. I was hoping to go to Coachella this year but it turns out I'm going to Scotland instead so I can't be too upset about that :P

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  27. I'm not sure if I'm too young to have a bucket list, but if not then NYFW and Coachella are both on it! I have wanted to attend NYFW for as long as I can remember. One day. One day. (I said it twice for dramatic emphasise;-) )

    Jen xo
    http://www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

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  28. I love this look pal! The layered patterns and colours are beautiful, as are you. And seriously, the same thing happened with me and I almost cried, not because the umbrella was expensive but because who would steal an umbrella when it's wet out??? Whatever, bad karma is headed their way!

    Let's hang soon giiiiiiirl I have this comign week off so if you want to do quick shoot and drinks/coffee, you holla at yo girl.

    Alex xoxo

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  29. awesome outfit! totally digging all of the colors, you look great!

    x

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  30. hi there!
    i just read your entire blog (maybe it was an accident?)
    i sorta feel like a legit stalker....anyway i love it i love your style and i hope that one day my lil blog baby it as great as yours!
    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  31. Agreed - I get so jealous seeing pics of FW! Love this outfit you're wearing - that scarf is amazing, and I love all the colors :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  32. love the colors and contrast of your outfit!! I'd totally do a double take if I saw you walking down the street in this one!

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  33. You do layers so well! I love this casual look. The scarf & boots are fabulous!

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  34. I SO know how you are feeling!! I have had my fair share of festivals but Coachella will forever remain on the "Dream on girl" list. But I soooooooo want to go someday. Just as some of those killer Brittisch Festivals or Sziget in Budapest. Aah!

    And I also love your mustard cardigan, by the way. x

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  35. Haha I know what you mean. Somehow Instagram is not has fun to be on during NYFW!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  36. Alicia! looooove your blog & love this look so so much. i searched high & low at Forever21 for the scarf today and when i ALMOST gave up, it magically appeared. amazing find. :)

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  37. I'll go with you, pick me, pick me!

    I love the way you mixed the two different stripes!

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