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It’s always the way.  When I’m packing before a trip away, I tend not to think about what the heck I’m wearing the days before because I’m an anally retentive freak who tries to prepare as much as possible for absence (in this case it’s work).  This is on paper a blah blah blah outfit.  An inconsequential, nothing-ness outfit.  For me though when I pulled on this poloneck jumper which I wore quite a bit at uni and zipped up the patent Doc Martens which I forced myself to buy in order to have a pair of flat ‘errand running’ boots… I suddenly regressed into my UCL uni days, something which I do every once in a while.  Only because I’m a sentimental hack like that that reminisces over nerdy days heading off to the library… even if it does result in a god awful boring outfit as demonstrated below… the simple act of pulling on a jumper that has a polo neck (which I like to pull up over my mouth) and stomping around in boots and wiggling around my fingers in leather gloves on certain days can make me oddly satisfied.  It’s on days like these where I realise the way I dress isn’t always for aesthetic gain and that sometimes, I’m after a specific feeling/memory instead…

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Comments (32)

  1. Paloma says:

    So weird. I swear I used to have a repeating dream when was a teen about me in the furute, in a bus stop, wearing THAT sweater. I wore it with black pants ans vintage running Nike sneakers, though. Regression in any case. this Autumn is being really autumnal.

  2. some days call for a good memory sweater.

  3. enc says:

    I think we all do this, Susie. We just hope to look good doing it!

  4. KD says:

    If a sweater is as cool as yours, that’s good. If it brings back pleasant memories, it’s the bomb.

  5. Love that black and orange and that skirt! so awesome

  6. Cecelia says:

    hahaha I’m so relieved you posted this
    whenever i don’t put together a particularly crafty outfit because i’m running to the grocery store, I always wonder what you do…and if you ever look like an average person…and then i get frustrated because you’re this well dressing wunderkind and i’m just a busy frazzled looking person.
    not that i’m saying you look busy and frazzled in this putfit.
    i think you get my point.

  7. Sister Wolf says:

    A Proustian post! How often does one come across that, eh?

  8. songy says:

    You are hell cute. I should make my face like that. At least that way people are not going to complain that I never smile. well if that makes sense.

  9. anne says:

    i love how a slumming outfit for you is an everyday outfit for the rest of us…i’m practically wearing the same thing as i type (minus gloves and with sandals instead of boots; it’s almost summer here!)

  10. Comfortable but very cool. I love it.

  11. Megan says:

    Its pretty hot in SF these days! I was wearing a tank and jeans today! not sweater or jacket weather! So beware of bringing an excess of cold weather clothes!

  12. marian says:

    nothing quite as comfy as uni wear. hon i like the jumper. xx
    Marian

  13. Drusilla says:

    If that’s a ‘slumming’ outfit for you…I’ll wear it, any day! But it really is about how you feel in the clothes, so some days just call for sleeves to be pulled over your hands and fuzzy things- it’s no different in that sense from ‘normal’ clothing, really.
    Beautifully written, btw.

  14. Imelda Matt says:

    LOL…that’s Haute Couture compared to what I wore to Uni.

  15. a dreamer says:

    hahaha you truly do look like a uni student. theres no harm in reminiscing. wow, so you own a pair of DOcs too? i didn’t know you caved in…

  16. susie_bubble says:

    ^Yup I did… they are very practical though and I had to buy a pair of flat boots so I thought I’d regress further back into teendom….

  17. How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  18. How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  19. How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  20. How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  21. How come we all dip back to those moments and recreates the memories?

  22. Jael says:

    I will randomly break out this hideous leisure shirt when I really miss my dad. He wore it with a white leisure suit, but I wear it under a sweater. It in no way fits the rest of my aesthetic.

  23. hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  24. hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  25. hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  26. hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  27. hihi lovely sweater!
    and the dr.martens, yum yum!
    your style is amazing!

  28. floraposte says:

    Comfy, comfy outfit! You look great even if it is a complete departure from your normal style.
    Ah docs, I am really tempted by the look of the heeled docs which are out at the moment. I thought they would be really gross, but once I saw them they started saying “Buy Me!”

  29. winnie says:

    Uni style was always fun, love this outfit!

  30. I’m not used to simple outfits on your blog!

  31. selina says:

    quite the nod to halloween i think!

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