edinburgh



"twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do 
than by the ones you did do.
so throw off the bowlines. sail away from the safe harbor. 
catch the trade winds in your sails. explore. dream. discover."
-- mark twain

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shirt: my mother's from 1981 sweater: via meg for ww skirt: uo shoes: uo scarf: vintage


this is one of my many favorite t-shirts that i stole from my beautiful mother.
when she and my father were in medical school back in 1981 they had the opportunity to study aboard for the summer at edinburgh university. 
my mother was severely pregnant at the time with my older brother but i can only imagine her waddling to labs and such. 

one thing i want to do more in my life is travel around the world. 
i have such a severe case of wanderlust. 

have a wonderful weekend loves.
xoox

ps. giveaway is open til february 13th.

57 comments:

  1. I love this! and even more so that it's your mom's shirt! cool ^,^ aaaand I have those same exact shoes too.
    great minds think alike ^,~

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  2. This is super cute and I loved reading the little story about your parents in school together with her all pregnant with your bro. how darling!! You two are close in age then!

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  3. I love these photos - such a great outift x

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  4. I want to steal that shirt! I studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in 2004 and absolutely loved every minute of it. You definitely have to go there!

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  5. I love love love this outfit! A great mix of girl and casual. And what a cute story!

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  6. Hehe isn't that skirt so great?! It's definitely one of my faovirtes :) I love how you styled it with one of your mom's graphic tees! Your headband/scarf is so cute too! I have to try it one day!

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  7. This outfit is absolutely spectacular! Seems to have a slightly different vibe than your other outfits on here, but it's a vibe Im more than willing to warm up too!

    It's so neat that your parents got to head overseas to study.... although now I've convinced myself that both of your parents have accents. I know they probably don't, but I'm just going to keep pretending they do :)

    Stunning pictures as always! The orange skirt is incredible, and you styled Meg's sweater perfectly :D

    Alyssa

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  8. I love that Mark Twain quote! It's one my favorite quotes. :)

    This outfit is so cute. I love the colors!

    :o)Sarah
    restlessromantic.blogspot.com

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  9. I love your style *-*

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  10. This outfit is so adorable. I have been wanting to tuck in a graphic tee to my high-waisted skirt for some time, but I didn't add any to my 30 for 30...next month!

    Love those tights, too.

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  11. Gee, I love this outfit! That t-shirt is so cool, and I love that it's legit and not just some t-shirt from F21 (like my Oxford shirt which doesn't even have the right coat of arms on it, fail). I'd totally wear this! Love the sweater on you too.

    Also that quote resonates with me so deeply right now. It kind of made my day.

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  12. Love the outfit, and you should def try and visit scotland one day, it's amazing. Maybe in the summer though. My dad always jokes that he and my mum once went camping near inverness (where sheis from) in June and it snowed! x

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  13. You always have the prettiest outfits i swear. Everytime i look at a new post the outfits you wear are amazing! I wish i had your stlye

    marja <3

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  14. What a great look!

    When I was studying abroad in Spain, I had sent my friend a postcard with the exact same quote. She was studying abroad in Chile at the time. It's so perfectly appropriate for those of us gypsy's with wanderlust.

    have a great weekend!

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  15. Oh dont you worry, I always bring the spf!! This outfit is so much fun! we should have a picnic where you are...looks much more friendly with grass and dirt and such!

    I love edinburgh...scotland is one of my favourite places ever!

    Shy

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  16. I can't tell you HOW many times I have put that skirt in my shopping cart at UO. Love love love it.

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  17. I love clothes with a story! Makes them so poetical and gives then incalculable value!

    This look is lovely, it's the perfect casual with a trist outfit :)

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  18. I feel like this is a totally new look for you! I love casual tees paired with skirts. I got the wanderlust bug too, I've been planning to go to Paris since 2008.... procrastinator.

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  19. I loveee this! The red and blue is so great together! Edinburgh is amazing, wish my mum kept clothes from when she was younger!

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  20. aahh, i LOVE your sweater!! and your skirt. so pretty :)

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  21. This outfit is great! I love the skirt but than tee really makes the outfit. It is SO cool & I love that it was your mom's! I want to go to Edinburgh SO bad!

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  22. I never would have guessed that shirt belonged to your mom. It looks new! The outfit is so fun and whimsical. I hope you get to travel more in 2011! xo

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  23. love your skirt and the tights are such a cute colour! x

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  24. I LOVE this outfit Gee! Seriously, that sweater is amazing and paired with that tee. Love.

    Haha, and for some reason when you said your mom was "severely pregnant" made me laugh so hard. Sounds dangerous.

    xx

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  25. i love this! the colors are seriously so cute. that cardigan is awesome. aaand i LOVE pairing (especially vintage) graphic-ish tees with skirts. and severely pregnant..haha. (:

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  26. That second-to-last photo may just be the most perfect photo of you ever. I swear, you remind me of a fairy--princess!

    ps: One of my favorite quotes. Lovely.

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  27. I adore that skirt, it looks so pretty with your tights! You have such a cute blog :)

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  28. This is such a wonderful outfit. I'm always wanting to find new ways to wear the huge amount of tee shirts I've collected over the years, and this is definitely going to be some inspiration for me. And holy cow, I love your shoes. I may just have to buy myself a pair!

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  29. I love wearing tees and you wore it so good right here! I like the combination of the skirt with the color of the tights. Works really good together! Oh and your mom is so cool for owing that tee =)

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  30. That quote stays true to my heart. I am so glad I went to Australia for a year, I will never regret it!

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  31. i wanna squeeze you so tight! how adorable and love the whole ensemble plus that quote (as always) rocks!

    i can't imagine your poor mom...med school AND pregnant! mood swing city i expect, that's a toughie. good for her, i'm sure your pops was ultra supportive.

    happy travels, near or far and happy weekend too! ♥

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  32. I love this...very cool in so many ways. How stinkin sweet is your mom's tee!!! The sweater is gorgeous and I had that same skirt in navy, then I returned it. Darn it. Hmm, I should have gotten the red, it's so cute. The blue tights pull it all together. I would so wear this...head to toe, I adore..then again, I would wear anything of yours:)

    Have a wonderful weekend darling!
    xx Marisa

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  33. YOU ARE SO FREAKING CUTE. Seriously. I love you in this assortment of colors. !! Ah this outfit is perfect!

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  34. You even look perfect in a uni tee!! Amazing! So sweet, what an adorable college girl you are, hehe :)

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  35. I can totally relate to the wanderlust feeling! That's what i want to do more either: more travelling instead of spending my money on too many clothes ;)
    Speaking of clothes: I adore the outfit! The mix of red and blue is lovely, primary colours make everything look cute and cheerful! And the shirt ids awesome. Hw cool that it's originally from your Mum! Wish my Mum had kept some of her old clothes...

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  36. LOVE the tights! Such cute photo's :)

    -Shope
    http://londonscloset.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  37. such a playful and cute outfit! i LOVE your sweater, and your shirt makes me want to wear more graphic tees (even though this one is far cooler than normal graphic tees)!

    x

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  38. cute. cute. cute. you are such a cute fucking girl! love your outfit. Can't wait to see you style an outfit around the necklace you won! i shall send it as soon as my slow self allows! <3

    love, polly :)

    so glad you share the harold and maude love!!

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  39. maybe you get this a lot, but you definitely resemble zooey deschanel in these pictures! gorgeous.

    www.playgroundlovevintage.blogspot.com

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  40. Adorable outfit! That shirt has such a wonderful history to it :)

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  41. i love this quote by mark twain..so inspirational and so true!
    xoxo

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  42. oh and love these photos of you ! too cute! such a great skirt and tights..great mix of color!
    xoxo


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  43. i wish my mom saved clothing from when she was younger, even t-shirts like this. such a cute, casual outfit!

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  44. Great outfit!
    That tee really gives it some depth :D
    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  45. Great outfit, so cute. A few of my friends go to Edinburgh Uni, I bet they'd love to see that top :) xx

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  46. oh i love your tshirt!!! it is so adorable and the skirt is ridiculously cute :)

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  47. you are seriously so cute. i love this outfit! u look so youthful and fun. hope all is well doll... <3 - mia

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  48. I love Mark Twain and I love that skirt, I love the shape and the buttons down the front and I like how you've styled it with a casual t-shirt! xxx

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  49. oh wow, it is so funny to be AT the university of edinburgh and see you wearing this shirt so far away! it looks really nice on you :)

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  50. I lvoe me some t-strap! Your UO shoes are casual but chic!
    Loves!MB

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  51. oh this is such a lovely outfit!!
    i really love that skirt and that amazing cardigan :]]
    you look super cute :]]

    Charlotte xxx

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  52. Cute outfit! I can't wait to move to Edinburgh this year! It looks like a great city!

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  53. you remind me of zooey deschanel in these photos!

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  54. I love your tee & the bright colours in your outfit...seriously fab skirt! I too would love to travel the world, I've been to a few places but more would nice, I hate to fly though! Hope you get to do it one day dearie! :)

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