breaking the rules

beanie: american apparel, sweater: zara, shorts: j brand, boots: asos, sunglasses: ray-ban

One more final exam (...and a paper) till I'm done! Wahoooo. Wore this on one of my those days that I tried being a good student and spent the majority of the day in the library. Generally, I resist sporting certain pairings. Examples include crop tops and short bottoms, shades of unmatched whites, and black and dark brown. I can't tell you how many times I have cringed over seeing a girl in a pair of black leggings and cognac boots. We all have our hangups, but apparently I was able to momentarily overcome mine while getting dressed. For whatever reason, breaking up the black and brown with a pair of light cut-offs seemed acceptable-- or maybe the pandemonium of finals is getting to my head. A seemingly simple and quintessentially west coast (I can't imagine what weather on the east coast where wearing a sweater and shorts would be comfortable #thankyouhumidity) outfit made slightly less boring by the black and brown combo. Now back to making physics my bitch.

Because I felt as if I had not littered the web enough with my odd faces


  1. That sweater looks so comfortable! Good luck on your finals and close to summer!
    Hugs & Kisses,

  2. Loll girl I'm kinda biased to the black and brown because I love the color combo and am guilty of pairing the two you mentioned together:)! You are rocking this look! Now go show that last paper and exam who's boss:)!

  3. Amazing shoes...

  4. how gangsta rap is your expression on the first photo! totally badass! and I really really dig those sunnies too.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  5. cool outfit, i really like the look of those boots!

  6. I think the sweater/shorts combo worked for me here on the east coast ONCE. I remember bracing myself for the disgusting feeling when I stepped out, but it was surprisingly not bad. But that never happened again. One more final, I'm sure you kicked its ass. And yay for breaking personal rules -- I actually love black and brown together, and I like how you incorporated the combo quite subtly in your look.


  7. Love it! Breaking the rules is always fun ;) Good luck with your exams! Wish us luck too!
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  8. u look so edgy!!!!! :D this would probably be what i wear for winter as well!
    comfy yet edgy!

    xx Michelle

  9. Hi Lovlee, thanks for your wonderful words over at mine :) adoring the grungy vibe of this outfit!

  10. Yayyyyy! Congrats on almost being done with finals. :)


  11. Haha! I had this same complex about brown and black last winter. However, I'm getting over it and don't mind it. For example, this pairing totally works. :)

    Trendy Teal

  12. That sweater looks so comfy, and you look so cute! Good luck with your final final :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  13. This all-black look. And the beanie again. I love it!

    Cheers from Jakarta,

  14. It´s really important to do sometime the things other than usual :)

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  15. Good luck on your exam and paper! I am sure they will be fine! I had the same things 2 years ago! Stressful, but necessary! I loved your sweater!

  16. Good luck on your exam! You'll do a fabulous job!


  17. that's the PERFECT library outfit- it's cozy and casual and just super easy to sit in all day. I lvoe the beanie- and your face ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  18. I absolutely love your sweater and those gorgeous boots - casual cool! xE

  19. wow perfection. loving the outfit. loving the pictures.
    loving the background <3


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