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What I Wear: Internship Edition

Uncategorized July 23, 2015

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Hey guys!

A couple of weeks ago, a co-worker gave me what most people would consider a compliment. “You look so cute and preppy today” she said. For me, however, looking ‘preppy’ has always had negative connotations — it was actually an insult at my high school. Can’t say I blame my peers, the tendency of preps to wear excessive pink and Lily Pulitzer has turned me off of ‘preppy style.’

However, the place I work at is a preppy brand. I was dressing for the environment I was in. I can honestly say that the place I work (an equestrian brand) makes beautiful clothes that I wear to the barn pretty much exclusively (no pink or tacky prints. Just high quality stuff — the good, authentic Ralph Lauren style prep that has been lost on many preppy bloggers). Still, my co-worker’s comment made me realize something — I had no clue on dressing authentically at work.

When I say “authentically” , it means ‘true to my style.’ In an effort to be professional, I wore too many pleated skirts, polos and button downs. At one low point, I even wore ballet flats. Yes, really.

I felt as if my monicker had died, and it made me sad. But it also made me wonder. Can “Princess in Trainers” still be “Princess in Trainers” at the office without looking unprofessional? Turns out, I can.

Since my office is pretty creative, the dress code is a bit more flexible than most. Using a layering technique that I was obsessed with last summer, I Layered my vest over a thin sweater. Paired with a unique necklace, Skagen watch (IT IS THE BEST THING EVER) and Vince slip-ons, I actually felt like myself. Success.

On the whole, my job has been an amazing experience. Just being around so many talented people has made me realize that I am on the right path. I’m going to write a full post on my internship once its over, and I can’t wait to share that too.

Side note: I am doing lots of tech-y stuff as of late. Can’t wait for you guys to see the new site. Its gonna be up & ready (*fingers crossed*) by the beginning of September. See you next week!

Clothes That Don’t Fit

Uncategorized June 30, 2015

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Dress (open): Urban Outfitters | Cropped vest: Brandy Melville | Trousers: Aritzia | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Purse: Miu Miu (its a hand-me-down / super old) | Arm band: Boohoo | Necklace: Fernweh

Hello…. people of the internet?

I know, I know. I missed last week. Even though the readership of this blog is considerably small, I still feel annoyed with myself if I don’t post every single Tuesday (I’ve only missed twice). However, not only was last week insane, but I also had no clue what to wear. Since I’m at home, my closet is mostly full of all my “rejects” that I didn’t take to the UK (meaning pieces that I think are hideous or too small).

Instead of completely writing off these items, I decided that this week, I’d give one reject a new life. The dress. Although it may look like a slightly oversized blouse, its actually a dress that’s far too short. Funny enough, I always discover that a dress is too short at the most inopportune times. Parties, windy days, dinners at grandma’s. The list goes on.

Thankfully, this Urban Outfitters dress is no ordinary dress. Button front anything means that it can be worn like a cardigan or an unbuttoned shirt. I paired it with these loose fit trousers to keep everything chilled, and the crop-top makes the layering look effortless and not awkward (like this sentence). Cropped things are convenient because they decrease fabric weight & allow you to wear more all at once.

As for the trainers, I’m still rocking the Vince slip-ons. They only leave my feet when I go to bed. Or take a shower. No lie.

P.S: I LOVE PARKING GARAGES AS YOU CAN TELL .

Be sure to let me know how you repurpose your “rejects”. See you next week! ❤

Spring Day in Scotland #pastelsonpastels

Uncategorized April 7, 2015

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Sleeveless Trench: TopShop / Dress: Wilfred / Sunglasses: Black Market Vintage / Left Earring: River Island / Right Earring: TopShop Unique / Bracelet: H&M Stockholm / Bag: Auxiliary / Tripod: Manfrotto / Trainers: Acne Studios / Socks: Calvin Klein

Hello friends!

Within the last couple of days, Scotland has suddenly become warm. Yes. Really. I’ve been hiking a lot, enjoying the vitamin D before the reality of impending finals sinks in. Today, I actually bought gelato (wasabi — its better than its sounds), and the line was down the street. Coinciding with the sunshine and good vibes, I decided to rock out to Flamingosis and dress like a girly girl ’cause I’m happy. Life. Is. Good.

To keep comfy, I opted for my new Acne trainers. WARNING to those who buy them: blisters will happen. You will break them in — promise. For the beginning of the wearing process however, I wore cute socks. The habit has stuck.

On a different note, I just returned from an ice hockey game. Its making me miss home terribly (and our university team is pretty bad tbh haha).

Tell me in the comments: what’s your favourite type of gelato? Do my sunglasses resemble Stitch eyes from Lilo & Stitch? [**hopes they do**].

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post! I think Friday posts won’t be happening until the holidays, in which I will post 3x per week instead of once. I am stoked.

How I wear: Bowler Hats ft. Nike Free 5.0

Uncategorized February 17, 2015

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Tee: Wilfred / Hat: H&M / Trainers: Nike Free 5.0 / Sunglasses: Wildfox / Vest: 3.1 Phillip Lim / Bag: Alexander Wang

Photo: Morgan Filliol

Hello friends!

I was in Glasgow recently with a friend from home, stirring up shenanigans & listening to deep house (the kind that’s good — not boring and redundant). In addition to discovering Sub Club (check out their soundcloud here) , I also discovered this H&M bowler hat. Although it doesn’t fit my massive head (7 5/8), I think it looks cool sitting on top of my head. I’ve honestly never been one for hats, but this one appeals to me because of its polish and boyishness. Paired with my favourite loose baseball tee, its casual…..yet not so casual.

For these photos, Morgan and I were just walking up and down one of my favourite streets, taking pictures along the way. Admittedly, half the photos involve me posing with fruit and making stupid faces, so these lot were the only ones that turned out.

Most importantly, let’s talk trainers: 

These babies have been featured on my Instagram @stephieirwin , but they’ve otherwise lived an anonymous existence. I rock them at the gym 99% of the time — they’re super easy to run, jump or do anything in. Thankfully, these Nikes are new, and you can even find them  here in full colour. They’re flashy — but that’s what I go for.

I hope you’ve enjoyed Tuesday’s post. Comment below on your favourite ways to wear hats. I’d love to know ❤

How to: The Fall Transition ft. Converse

Uncategorized August 30, 2014

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Transitioning into fall is uncertain territory — it’s still summer (but not really), and school is starting again (but you’re not in the thick of it). How does one sartorially cope, you ask? Well, I personally cope through layering light pieces and wearing cool jackets. In my first outfit, I rock a light jumper as a tee, a scuba pleated skirt and a leather jacket. The light jumper is more warm than a teeshirt, yet it doesn’t leave its wearer boiling hot, and the skirt still coordinates without inducing heat stroke. To finish it off, I added my favourite leather jacket to block extra wind. If its raining (most of the time it is in Scotland), I’ll instead opt for a cropped trench coat in a light material.

As for my trainers (most importantly) these leather converse are genius. If everyone on earth was required to buy one pair of trainers, it should be these. Not only do they go with everything, but the leather makes them 100% more comfortable than the canvas.

Bag wise, I like to carry purses with wide sides, since they can fit a laptop, yet still be a purse. This year, I’d only try to wear a backpack if I could miraculously get my hands on the new Alexander Wang fall 2014 one…. so cool.

Comment below on your tips for the fall transition, or if there are any backpacks you’ve been lusting after! Be sure to check out my fall 2014 style pin board here.

What I’m Wearing

Jacket #1: AllSaints
Jacket #2: Burberry
Jumper: Crooks and Castles
Pleated Skirt: Wilfred Free, Aritzia
Trainers: Leather Converse
Bag: Prada (not actually mine — just to clarify)
Necklace: Claire’s Accessories

Look Book Chapter 8: Ferrari Trainers

Uncategorized August 19, 2014

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Of all the trainers I own, these are by far one of my favourites. Dubbed by friends as my “eurotrash” trainers, I usually rock these in a (failed) attempt to look more European. Despite their flash, I love the comfort of these trainers. Since these are race car driving shoes (side note: they even have a warning inside saying that the shoe isn’t fire retardant), they are amazing for long drives or strolls. Styling wise, these trainers are an easy way to upstyle any look that is casual (or boring, whichever word you prefer :P). Above, I wore mine with a blanket cardigan from Anthropologie which IS MY LIFE. The red in the cardigan ties in perfectly with the shoes, and the chilled vibe of my look becomes more preppy in an effortless way.

I wore this look to lunch with my dad and as one could probably imagine, he 100% loved my shoes (despite being a Lamborghini fan).

Moral of the story: If you’re going to buy “eurotrash” trainers, SPEND money on nice ones. When styling, pair them with boho looks or anything simple (boyfriend jeans and a white tee, for instance).

What I’m Wearing
Overalls: Wilfred
Tank top: Lulu Lemon
Cardigan: Anthropologie
Bag: Phillip Lim
Trainers: Ferrari Puma racing shoes