hand-me-ups

Sunday, February 9

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| earrings: gift | cardigan: via Carina | dress: via Carina | tights: Target | boots: Nashville Flea Market |

Hi, everyone! I'm stopping in for a quick outfit post before I'm off to celebrate the final hours of the weekend. A recurring theme I'm reading on blogs lately is that everyone is having a hard time taking pictures because the weather sucks and we're all bundled up anyway.

Good news: I still have pictures to use from when I was home for Christmas. So I'm super behind on these, but it's ended up working out ok! Because like most, I've been inside save for the minutes when I'm running in and out of my car, and I'm all bundled up anyway. Winter fashion exhausts me.
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But in CA, with tights and a cardi, you are all set for whatever extreme weather you may encounter! 

Usually I have to be wearing color or I'd consider an outfit wasted, but there's something really cozy about neutrals & grays in the winter. In retro with my face cut-off in this picture, this could easily be the Bridge club get up of a cat lady in her 60's. Buuutt I loved this outfit anyway! 
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Ok, and the reason (because I know you're wondering) behind the title is: I've mentioned before how when I go home, my little big sister lovingly dumps her secondhand items on me. Many times because they are too big for her! And I am 100% ok with that. 

This lovely dress and sweater are both courtesy of her closet. The dress is so simple and pretty and I've already worn it no less than three times since I got it. If it looks familiar to you, it's because she wore it here (at the Twin's graduation). Thanks, sis! 
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Thanks to my brother, Coren, for taking these shots!

And I'm off! To cook for my lunch bunch at work, maybe finish watching American Hustle, and definitely be asleep by ten to kick-off the new week. 

15 comments :

Brittney said...

That's actually pretty resourceful of you, showcasing looks from the past (and it helps me look forward to warm summer weather!). I also think this subdued look works and is really elegant.

Brittney

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Jacqueline Stewart said...

I love this outfit, the neutrals really look nice, and those boots... amazing :D

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

You're really good at styling outfits, just in case you didn't know ;) this has got to be one of my favorite outfits of yours! I'm really into the neutral scene lately. There's something comforting about wearing a simple outfit that blends in with the winter weather. The earrings add a nice, subtle pop of color. Picture me giving you the thumbs up sign emoji :)

Andi said...

I like the more neutral look you have going here! I'm also one to add color to everything, but I'm coming to appreciate neutrals more. Also - yay for sisters! Mine lives far away now, but I loved sharing clothes when we lived in the same town!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Your sister is so sweet to give you those clothes! And they are so cute - so score for you! You look lovely (and not at all like a cat lady!)

Alexa said...

thats so cute that your sister gives you clothes haha <3 you look super adorable as always priya! i love your sweater :) hope everything is going well! college is well crazy but I'm loving it

Alexa <3
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Jackie said...

I'm definitely on the "I am over this weather" train of thought when it comes to blogging...among other things.

Even though this is an "old" look, I love the outfit!

xo Jackie
Something About That

Lauren ONeill said...

This outfit is great Priya! I feel the same way when I don't wear colors, I feel like I'm doing it wrong! This is super pretty though, especially with your patterned tights. Super adorable!
You're brave to wear this without a jacket in the Bay. I wore my leather boots and wool coat and was still freezing. If I leave California, I'm going to be faced with a rude awakening!

Kelly Han said...

I totally get what you mean when everyone usually doesn't take pictures because of the sucky weather--I'm currently living in NY but I've always lived in California so I'd take CA weather anytime anyday!
Love the outfit and how you paired it with tights :)

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Tara Honeybird said...

One of my friends gets hand-me-down from her sister, too. I am so jealous because I am an only child! Your boots look awesome and they really make the outfit :)

Larissa said...

Lucky you, having still pictures from CA where it wasnt that cold ;) also lucky you for having that sister which is giving you super pretty pieces that this wonderful dress! I also like grey and light colors in winter, so totally agree with you about that!
Thanks for your last comments!
Lots of love!

zara may said...

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jackie jade said...

love this look - I usually love lots of color too, but sometimes it's nice to wear neutrals as well.
-- jackie - jade and oak

Darcy said...

This is such a great look! Love all the neutrals together.. cute tights, too!!
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Jessica @ Here&Now said...

You are adorable! I love the cozy cardi and knit tights!
xx
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