Converse and Parka


Told you guys I would be wearing this parka a lot. I can't remember the last time I've dressed this casual, but I quite like it! Don't worry, I won't be turning to slacks and grubby t-shirts anytime soon, but whenever spring rears its pretty head I find myself yearning for simpler times and the sort of style I used to have back in high school. Now, I wouldn't have worn something exactly like this back then, but I wore converse religiously and jeans + some sort of "cool" jacket were pretty much a staple. This is like the slightly more grown up version of that easygoing uniform. I like the all american vibe this gives off. I'd love to wear this with rainboots to go strolling through fields on the countryside or something. Or ride a bicycle. This is like the perfect bike riding outfit.

And I didn't feel like washing my hair so this is what I did with it. Longer hair is easy like that.


parka, blouse: H&M
glasses: Claire's
shorts: Levi's, vintage at T2
sneakers: Converse

43 comments

  1. Spring is the only season that I turn whole-heartedly to things like jeans. I think it's the changeable temperatures and the fact that, like you say, I just want simplicity in my life. If I had Converse I'd wear those too!

    P.S. I wouldn't at all mind a slacks and grubby t-shirt post!

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  2. Love this outfit! Perfect for spring!!! :D And yes, I love that when I don't feel like washing my hair I can just put it up :p
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  3. I love it! I like how the floral top makes it girlie still even though you got the chucks and cutoffs and parka all together! i'll have to copy this on a lazy day.

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  4. I love this. It's also quite reminiscent of my high school wardrobe. Anyway, you pull it off so well.

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  5. ugh sooo jealous of shorts. :]] I also had a jeans + converse staple in high school - what quirky, cool girl didn't!?

    XO Michelle
    Locked Out

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  6. Love your sunglasses! This look is so breezy and casually chic, the floral print shirt is great.

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  7. What a cute outfit...and I totally love the sunglasses!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  8. Casual outfits are just so necessary sometimes!! I loove this one, those shorts and button up are so perfect together. The parka completes it too.
    xJennaD

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  9. ahhh you look so cute :]] I love this casual look on you!!
    I also love my cons. I hadn't worn a pair for years but I love the urban chic vibe they bring to everything.
    You are too fabulous :]]]

    Charlotte xx

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  10. This casual look is great for almost any outdoor activity. You look adorable.

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  11. Parkas, blouses, and denim shorts are perfect for spring. I dig this. It does seem very Americana! I used to wear "Cons" all the time in high school. I was a high tops, girl, though. I had purple super high-tops, and I would fold down the edge and tie my laces around it to show off the inner lining, which had a peacock print. Pretty cool! Hahaha. I read and enjoyed your feminism post very much, but didn't have a chance to comment... One day!!

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  12. I love how you combined these laid back styles in such a chic way! You definitely know how to rock the converse :)
    La Petite Marmoset

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  13. you look great! you look like you're ready to have an awesome day at the park!! the outfit just screams spring!

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  14. you're so trendy here but still in an annebeth way with your floral blouse and red sunnies, love it.

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  15. Such a cute outfit! I LOVE your sunniesn so much:) They definitely are you!

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  16. so casual and cute, i love your jean shorts!!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  17. cute! :]

    www.playgroundlovevintage.blogspot.com

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  18. I really want some cute little denim shorts like that!

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  19. wow a very different look that i am used to see, but it is still you and that is what is so fabulous about you: you will never loose your fashion identity. love that little adorable blouse because of the print and the colors. the parka looks magnificent because of the little details and the cut.

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  20. Your Cons are so clean compared to mine.

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  21. I love this look. Can't get any better than a pair of converse. x

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  22. Those glasses are so cute. Love this.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks for the comment and all your advise!! Writing down purchases would be scary but I think it would really help! Also love the idea of the 30 day challenge, I will give this some serious consideration.

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  24. Funny om uw haar eens zo te zien, dit is echt wel the cool, laid-back annebeth :) maar ook leuk hoor!
    brunetteblogging.com

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  25. Super lief outfitje! Wat een mooi getrainde benen heb je zeg!^^ wauw!

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  26. Hellooo killer legs! Heerlijk noncha dit! Prachtige parka, ik zou 'm ook altijd aan willen hebben haha :)
    x M.

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  27. Love the laid back look, I've been after a decent parka for a while, this one looks lovely :) x

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  28. Show me the slacks and grubby t-shirt! I wanna SEE.

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  29. I like your casual look too!

    ps: you have amazing legs (like, seriously!)

    Virginie’s Cinema

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  30. Amazing look, I love your parka. And I love your blog, so I am now your newest follower :)

    http://fashiablee.blogspot.com

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  31. I love this look, so cute and so casual! It looks so bright, sunny and beautiful too!x

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  32. cute parka, cute outfit and dare I say what stunning eye lashes you have! looking very springy and I still adore those fun sunglasses of yours xxx

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  33. I agree, spring makes me want to wear denim and sneakers! And you look amazing, that second picture is fierce!

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  34. Cool shots, really like your parka!

    XX

    http://miriscastle.blogspot.com/

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  35. aw, i miss wearing shorts. i also wish i know how to ride a bike. XD

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  36. Deze outfit vind ik echt super!
    You can never go wrong with a pair of Converse! :D

    x Krizia

    www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

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  37. So cute!
    You have the most amazing eyelashes, by the way. Kind of random, but I notice with every close-up of your face, and always forget to tell you.

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  38. Funny om uw haar eens zo te zien, dit is echt wel the cool, laid-back annebeth :) maar ook leuk hoor!
    brunetteblogging.com

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  39. I love this look. Can't get any better than a pair of converse. x

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  40. Spring is the only season that I turn whole-heartedly to things like jeans. I think it's the changeable temperatures and the fact that, like you say, I just want simplicity in my life. If I had Converse I'd wear those too!

    P.S. I wouldn't at all mind a slacks and grubby t-shirt post!

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  41. Your Cons are so clean compared to mine.

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  42. Such a cute outfit! I LOVE your sunniesn so much:) They definitely are you!

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  43. you're so trendy here but still in an annebeth way with your floral blouse and red sunnies, love it.

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