the art of being proper.


H&M tweed blazer | Asos pussybow blouse | F21 corduroy flares | H&M bucket bag | Madewell crest pin | H&M fox & rabbit stacked rings |  Zara leather court heels | OPI "You Don't Know Jacques" nail lacquer

It all started off with this pair of corduroy flares. Then some ruffles, a tweed jacket, and a cognac stowaway bag were added, and all of a sudden it was time to dash away to the English countryside. Just imagine- wild horses, historic castles, quaint villages, and all things prim and proper. Although it has been years since I've visited the English countryside, I still like to reminiscence of what seems like a faraway land. Rolling hills with a borough tucked in here and there, bluebells fencing country lanes, and fragile streams that sing with the resounding strength of a symphony all make up this panorama. Perhaps Jane Austen novels that I read when I was younger are at fault for my whimsical thoughts. Or perhaps that any girl likes to feel and be treated like an aristocratic lady. You may serve the afternoon tea now, my dear.

       




160 darling comments:

fifi said...

what a great outfit! the love different textures!

Farrah Abigaelle said...

Great outift, I usually wear things like that! Great blog =)
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Brinny said...

You look so sophisticated, I adore your blouse! :)

xx
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Rae Veda said...

Love your shoes! Too cute. You're beautiful. xo, rv

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Cee said...

I love that this look came together so naturally, and yet it looks like all fo the pieces were meant to be together. There's something so fresh about it, and yet a very classic 70s element at the same time. Annie Hall-esque, and yet feminine. Just gorgeous!
xox,
Cee

Natalie Leung said...

oh what a great tailored outfit! really suits you :)

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alison*elle said...

I love when looks just happen like that! I definitely get that English countryside feel from your outfit - though it's a bit more modern! :)

xo, alison*elle

Julie Khuu said...

I feel ya honey...except mine always starts with a mood...feeling like frolicking around the English countryside always calls for winter florals and definitely some sort of cape into the mix...bonus points if it's raining and I get to bust out the wellies...ahhhh the fantasy of fashion!

Love this head to toe Fall look...styled beautifully babe!

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Frannie Pantz said...

I have to say, I'm always impressed with your outfits, but this is probably one of my faves. I love the blazer and the flared cords. And that top is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous!

azu said...

Very proper and sooo chic! I love the blouse with that blazer. I can't believe those pants are corduroy. They look like denim, but that's even better that they're not. it gives it an unexpected texture that's very Fall.

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Channing said...

I love this outfit it's beautiful all you need is a cup of tea Fancy teacup!

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thestylevoyager said...

You look very elegant in this outfit. Burgundy, gray and brown are such great combination. I always find pairing blazer and long pants make my petite figure look even shorter, but you carried it very well!

Michelle said...

I hardly see you in jeans! This is a great outfit. So chic and classy looking. The blazer is gorgeous and I love that nail polish color. Perfect look for the fall. ^_^

In a Dolly's World said...

I love the blazer!!! Must go get one! :D Lovin' the twins rings too! ;) Just overall a very adorable and sophisticated outfit! Love ya!!

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

your writing is always exquisite...and so are your outfit. love the tweed jacket. perfect for fall :)

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Adele said...

The blouse & tweed jacket combo is perfect Jamie! Congrats also for winning Bloggers wardrobe xoxo
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El said...

What a lovely lady you are :) So classy!

xoxo

tiffyama said...

The tweed blazer is like the icing on the cake! Love!

June Lee said...

Love your outfit!

Especially the blazer =)

Lovely...


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Gawgus things... said...

This is a fantastic look! Love, love, love the blazer and blouse :) xxx

Nicola said...

Lovely outfit :) I adore pussybow blouses! xx

Angela Leberte said...

you look beautiful as always!

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Friday Winter said...

This time you look quite mature, your tender light smiles, and your preference for the cold colors, I love that.. quite experienced!!
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This Charming Style said...

This is so elegant and lovely, that blouse is simply wonderful! xx

Arabesque said...

this outfit is my favurite! and the last one too, and all previous too ;) i love your style so much!
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Lowri said...

I'm loving tweed right now, so adore that jacket! Gorgeous outfit :)

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India said...

Lovely outfit!

Anja said...

Gorgeous, I love the different textures and the warm colours. Perfect for autumn. <3

Miss Starshiny said...

good look for fall! nice colours!
Miss Starshiny

Maggie said...

Very classy! I love this combination of colors! Maybe I would add some simple belt.

Between Nous said...

I loove the look so much!!!!!!!

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HollyLou said...

so chic, like always! X

RA said...

you are always so gorgeous<3

Anastasia Siantar said...

Cool blazer you have there my dear!
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Biser Sable said...

love the bag and the rings!

Doudinou♥ said...

You look amazing !! I really love everything you're wearing ! You inspire me :) ♥

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fashionstoned said...

om gawd, I love it! you look gorgeous!!!

Cara said...

What a beautiful, polished fall look. I love the blouse sleeves peeking out from the jacket, and all of your accessories. Great, great outfit!

LyddieGal said...

Wow, you are full on fall here and looking gorgeous!
Fab photos today!

Dessislava said...

this outfit is fab and i really love it

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jezdem said...

I really like it what you wrote. I only regret I can't comment it the beautiful way because English really isn't the language I use...

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that jacket looks perfect with the tied bow from the blouse!

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Une armoire Pour Deux said...

You're so pretty ! love your blouse !

Jen said...

I love that blazer. <3

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Daria said...

Girl, you look adorable! My favourite piece here is this blouse - such a deep colour and such a soft shape, love it!

xxx
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I V Y said...

cute blouse :)

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Jewel said...

Great classy outfit girl ;)


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michelle_ said...

i lovveeee your bowtie blouse !
great way to get into the 70s vibe trend !


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CessOviedo said...

I'm in for tea at 5! Love the blazer, timeless and chic!

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Oreleona said...

love your outfit! looks like ure ready for fall :) love the top and jacket!

Rosalind said...

Your description of 'the English countryside' sounds remarkably like where I live! "Hills...bluebells....streams... horses..." Yes indeed, sounds like home. And I have to say, you would look perfectly at home in this lovely outfit, wandering these country lanes towards a Tearoom, serving scones with cream and pots of loose-leaf tea.

Nixie Pyrena said...

oh i love this look ! nice blouse dear !
have a nice day Jamie !

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LilFashionista said...

Love your outfit its amazing and pretty♥
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Sugar with Spikes said...

Looks beautiful and sophisticated!

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Sara Szatmary said...

Lovely outfit! The colors are so perfect for fall!

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great outfit! you look awesome

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the girl never gets older said...

you look gorgeous, so classy! i love the location of the pictures too ♥

Patrícia Aquino said...

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Plami said...

You look gorgeous and proper indeed! I love every single piece and detail of this outfit!

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Susie said...

I love color of this shirt ;)

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Love this outfit !

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menina elegante said...

I just love your sheer blouse!! :) x

Natalia said...

i like your bag! nice!

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

beautiful!

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Paper Doll said...

always love your pics. that blouse is beautiful too :) great outfit!

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FashionFlirt said...

Your blouse is so pretty! xx

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Sarah Whitney said...

That bag is so rad! I love the shape!

Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog girl! <3

inês said...

love your jacket, blouse and bag! ♥

Metisse said...

everything is fitted so well, and the colors remind me of starting college in the fall! adult-like, still very cute, and still a little comfy!

Katie said...

Nice outfit Jamie, I love the pairing of the tweed jacket with the deep red chiffon floaty blouse. Great colours.

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Temporary:Secretary said...

Your description of english countryside sounds exactly where i live. I'm in the middle of nowhere, in a historic Georgian town where the streets are cobbled. There's a castle (google "richmond castle" when you have spare time, it should be the first link - that's the town i live in). xxx

inmyhansonshirt said...

I love this outfit. That blouse is just beautiful. Love the colour!

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Haylie said...

i love your blouse! its gorgeous :D

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knockedupfabulous said...

Love the fall colors! That bag is equally awesome!

Donna said...

Nice outfit! Good colors together! P.S. Oh and, would like to be sipping tea with you right now--- in the parlor, of course!

Shels415 said...

Love love this outfit on you! Makes me feel the fall season, which is my favorite!


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Adele said...

You look really stunning. What a fantastic blog! :D

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Jaya said...

lovely look! I love that blouse!! :)

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HeyDahye said...

I am now following you!! I love your feminine style.

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Bad Joan said...

Love the jacket and the detail on the blouse!

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Ale e Elis said...

I love your outifit. Perfect!
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Fiona Ma said...

wow loving the outfit especially the blouse!!


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Jo said...

I'm drawn to the description of your blog. It sounds so whimsical. Your outfit photos are taken in such an artistic manner. I'm a new follower.

Lucia Del Pasqua said...

elegant but casual...well done!
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Shantik said...

You look beautiful!!! The bag is yum! ;)
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Koerdia said...

Wow you look beautiful! :)

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Susanne Aprisilia Fergie said...

super lovely blouse <333

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TheMadTwins said...

Love your bordeaux blouse! Great outfit! You looks so pretty!

Sarah said...

Your tweed blazer is gorgeous. Such a classically gorgeous outfit!

JustPatience said...

Grest outfit. Love the shoes!

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Hello you, elegant lady! you look beautiful x

Katie's Bliss said...

This is such a great fall outfit! Love your tied blouse!

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Love this! The blouse id darling...xo

M said...

Your blouse is the perfect shade! It looks lovely paired with the tweed, too.
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Amber said...

I really like this! You look good in jeans!

Limasim said...

so beautiful, i really like your style and your blog , follow you <3

Amanda said...

omg u are so amazing! I love this look!

Sorcha said...

You certainly wouldn't look out of place in England - although, I have to say, this outfit is a thousand times more stylish than most of what is worn in the countryside! :)

Sorcha x
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WearIAm said...

Gorgeous outfit with a perfect Autumn feel to it! Your blog is brilliant to read!

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Raez said...

gorgeous. love the mix of wine and camel!

xx Raez

Nina Trendsurvivor Papaioannou said...

I love the look..and your nail polish!!

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Lili said...

I love that blouse, great choice in outfit!

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weasel said...

Great outfit, love the blazer

Ashley said...

Love your pants, they're perfectly fitted. This outfit does kinda remind me of a Jane Austen novel too!

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Hi Jamie!

I love your Blazer! Its soo preppy! and so as your style! very chic! I hope you can visit my site too when you have the time!

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The Key To Chic said...

My dream is to have a cottage in the English countryside with a rose garden and shabby chic furnishings. Love the jacket and feminine blouse. Now I want to go to England...or drink some Early Grey!

Edith said...

I adore the outfit, and styling all together. Im from LA and style is big over here, and so i appreciate your looks


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angela.matina said...

that blouse is so pretty! your whole outfit is amazing. just came across your blog and love it. x
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Rach said...

Love your blouse and your blazer!!! you look so chic here. great outfit!

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CHOUCHOU-ROBINE said...

You look amazing dear!
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SUNDAYROSE said...

Great Outfit ! I really like your Blog ... denise

alexandra grecco said...

Adorable blazer!
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London Wishes said...

You look AWESOME !!!!!
We are in love with your blouse ;)

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maria said...

i love that! your photos are amazing! :) kisses and hugs from Spain
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world on high heels said...

stunning look!

Ly said...

You're top is so pretty!!

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Ashley said...

Everything about this outfit screams fall! I love the addition of the little crest pin

Naina said...

Love the shade of the blouse under your blazer, it's the perfect compliment!

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Rianna Bethany said...

The bag is really nice, I like the contrasting panels

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Evi said...

What a lovely blog...You have such a great style..I'm a big fan ;)

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the jacket is awesome!
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Rosa Pel said...

really nice outfit

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thats such a pretty outfit

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Emily Ulrich said...

Absolutely loving that bag! This would be a perfect look for Watership Down. :)

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Erica Wark said...

LOVE the bow blouse!!
The entire outfit looks incredible!

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Anđela Vitorović said...

Beautiful pictures, love your blog! :)

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Tiffany said...

I love your outfit and you look so pretty too :)

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love it!!

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Minza. said...

Love it <3
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Seycil Ciceylia said...

another awesome post dear :)

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

Your bag is amazing and I love your makeup style <3

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Love this look !
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Just stumbled over your blog! :) I love the outfit!! I looks just great!!

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Mol†o ❤ Fashioη said...

You are always so classy! I do love the fresh, classic vibe of this casual outfit, and these flared jeans look great on you.

Clara Turbay said...

I like so much your outfit.

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ROCKIN!
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Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

Fantastic outfit, fantastic writing, fantastic post!


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Julia Topaz, La Belle Oiselle said...

the burgundy is such a nice color!

Grazziella said...

OOOh such a cute outfit, love the hat and the dress perfectly mixed


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Qué Acierto! said...

Lovely outfit. So sweet for these pre autumn days.

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Loving the jacket ur wearing! such beauty!!

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fashiongamble said...

love your outfit!

Kosi Harris said...

It's so chic, very Ali McGraw like! A new fan to your blog!
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Fashion Pie said...

I love love love the fall colors and the different textures in your outfit... Very nice!

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Georgia Rose said...

Love the combination of the blouse with the tweed! Super cute, almost makes me wish it were a little colder over here.

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Ulrika said...

Wow, again an amazing look ! The burgundy and tan go perfectly together. Love the business-y vibe :)

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I love this blazer! Perfect ensemble :)

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Gorgeous! That's all I can say. Simple, chic and very prim and proper! I love it! You might like to check out LIFO. It is online hub for girls that let them have their own virtual closet, read and write about the latest fashion, beauty and celebrity trends.