You're In Brookelynn: Calm & Cool

Calm & Cool

Wild World by Cat Stevens on Grooveshark
So slowly but surely, the weather is slightly warming up. Or, at least, it seemed to be. By the time I got outside to shoot these photos (6pm-ish) I was freezing my butt off without a jacket on. It looks like the temperatures will be steadily climbing, though!

So some exciting news: this is the first time in about a year that I've been able to fit into these pants! I was so excited, I immediately tried on all of the things that were just a tad too tight that I'd still been keeping in my closet, and I'm able to fit into them too! This means that I get to wear the most awesome vintage dress that I've been saving, which my grandma gave to me. She was a tiny woman back in the day, and I used to not be able to zip it up past my ribs. But I officially can now! Go me :)

Outfit Details:
Jacket & Shirt: vintage, Jeans: thrifted, Shoes: Rue 21(old), Necklace: Forever 21
So this is probably my favorite jacket of all time. I bought it at one of my favorite stores in DeKalb, Moxie, which sells cute gift items and awesome vintage clothes. I've had this jacket since I was a freshman in high school, which was about 6 years ago, and I am still in love with it. Also, I bought this vintage top at my other favorite DeKalb store, Cracker Jax! I scored this off their $1 rack. What  bargain! If you happen to be in Nothern Illinois, I would definitely recommend going to these two stores.

Well I've got an exciting day of work and a meeting with a dance advisor at the university, fingers crossed I'll be able to officially declare a minor in dance today!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Aw, man, so lucky! I live in Florida and we just got a random cold front. It's 45 degrees out today and we are dying! We're a tropical people, we're not prepared for this haha

    Do you take your outfit photos by yourself with a tripod? I'm such a puss about going out and doing that on my own, I need to grow some guts like you!

    lauren || in between idols.

    1. Yes I do! It's pretty awkward and I've gotten some weird stares, but I have a few places that I like to go where there aren't that many people around usually. Sometimes I have my boyfriend take my photos, too, if he's around.

      It's supposed to get up into the mid-40s in the next few days, and that's pretty warm considering the past few months we've had here!

  2. Okay, so I love everything about this outfit.
    That new platinum hair. GAW-JUSS.
    That color pink looks AMAZING on you.
    That jacket. Just.. I love it. Always loved it.
    Those jeans look so great on you! That's so cool that you can fit into your Grandma's clothes. My grandma was crazy tiny too.