Sailing + Harry Potter DH .2

Hey babes! First of all: thanks for all your feedback on my alteration conundrum. I've made up my mind about shortening the dress a bit (I'm thinking JUST covering the knees), but I'm still not sure about what I'm going to change on top. It'll be a work of stages I'm afraid!

Also, so sorry I didn't post anything last night but I was out with my sister and our boyfriends, we went to see the last Harry Potter movie and loved it. Of course the books will always be better, but the movie adaptations did a pretty decent job. The 3 last movies were my faves out of the series, but it's hard to choose between the last two: Deathly Hallows part one was a better movie because of the mood and the slow character development, while the latter was of course pretty epic with the huge battles and the beautiful conclusion to the franchise. 

I guess I was just a tiny bit too old to be entirely emotionally invested in the HP series, but I imagine it being incredibly important for an entire generation of youths. I think we all owe J.K. Rowling one for giving us such a beautiful story with such lovely characters. Too bad the gender ratio wasn't 1:1 when it comes to important characters, but thank god she gave us Hermione, Luna, Ginny (kinda crappy in the movies but cool in the books), McGonagal and all those strong motherly figures. The end of an era!

Now on to today's outfit. I wanted to wear this skirt for some reason and this blouse caught my eye: I LOVE this little piece and I cannot believe I haven't worn it in ages because it is LOVELY. Remind me to wear this thing again if I fail to do so!


The sailboat print totally goes with my sailor jacket, no? I'm giving you all a taste of fall with today's outfit. We're experiencing full on autumn in July over here in Belgium so I might as well go with it and enjoy the layering, n'est ce pas? This outfit really reminded me of Rhiannon of Liebe Marlene: check out her blog if you don't know it already, she's basically amazingly stylish in this really soft, feminine, understated retro way. LOVE her.

blouse: Pimkie
coat: H&M
skirt: T2
clogs: New Look
bag: Zara


And now for some foodporn! I made pasta a la norma after seeing Rick Stein's mediterranean escapes (the Sicily episode) and found the recipe here. I'd add some more tomatoes if I made it again, and not drain them as much because the sauce was just a bit too dry, but the FLAVORS! Oh my! I have never eaten anything vegetarian that was THIS good, and I'm not even an aubergine fan! Everything was amazing together, and it's a lot lighter than spaghetti with meat sauce so I'm totally recommending it.


YUM! I really want to start cooking more vegetarian meals. I have an environmental conscience! 

Have a lovely night babes :)

56 comments

  1. Love the outfit and WOO for Potter! haha :D :D
    Don't forget about Mrs Weasley! And even Fleur, she's a pretty tough broad :) (and even Bellatrix even though she's evil...)
    I was the perfect age to be emotionally invested, haha...I was almost 11 when the first book came out and that's when I started reading them... *sigh* my childhood is now over...haha
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  2. yeah mrs weasly is one of the strong motherly figures! and Fleur doesn't count, her being introduced as having that power of being really really pretty... Kinda cliché for a chick if you ask me :D

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  3. I can see the resemblance with Rhiannon,especially with the skirt and shoes :) but the piece I love most is your blouse - such a cute cute print!

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  4. This is a gorgeous outfit! I am tres jealous, no time for a movie yet.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  5. Jij komt toch altijd zo goed weg met van die maxi rokken, ben ik echt jaloers op :D
    Bij mij en mijn 1 meter 57 is het echt nooit een zicht!
    Supertoffe jas ook x

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  6. Je ziet er echt mooi uit! die rok staat je idd super

    xx

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  7. And don't forget Dolores Umbridge! Another evil one! And Rita Skeeter. ; ) Like you, I adored Harry Potter but I remember childhood before him. I kind of thought the last movie sucked, but c'est la vie.

    Love that sail boat blouse though. And love Liebemarlene, always!

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  8. Sailboat blouse! It's so super cute. I have one too, but I'm not sure it's as cute as the one you have.

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  9. Oh My qwertyuiokdsdxcvbnknbvfrfg!!!! This outfit is so cute! The sailboat shirt is my favorite! I love it paired with that knee-length skirt. Such an adorable outfit.

    -Meganne
    www.theposhpearl.blogspot.com

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  10. i adore this outfit..especially the skirt, so gorgeous! glad you enjoyed harry potter...ive never seen any, well i kinda watched the last half hour of the one with that guy from twilight. I'll have to buy them all and have a huge HP marathon! :)

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  11. Wow! I can't believe you forgot about that blouse! It really is darling. :)
    Goodness, so much talk I'm seeing about Harry Potter. Little me hasn't read the books or even seen the movies but I will probably pick up The Sorcerer's Stone in my spare time.

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  12. Love it! Those pieces look wonderful together. Your sailor blouse is so cute!

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  13. Ahhh this pasta dish looks sooo tasty, what a great vegetarian dish :)
    I love this boat blouse, its such a pretty piece, how could you forget it?! I love it with this skirt, such a great colour. Fall in July?! Thats offensive!
    xJennaD

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  14. Love this outfit. I have wanted one of those sailor jackets but I'm being super good. And that dish look yum!

    Kelly @
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  15. i love this skirt!!! you have such amazing skirts and dresses in your wardrobe!! so jealous! =D

    ahh harry potter. we so do owe j.k. rowling so much! she seriously transformed a generation with her books. and the latter movies were my favorite as well. deathly hallows pt. 2 was just amazing. i have no words at how incredible the film was! blogging about it as i type this! haha

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  16. Lovely little sailboat blouse lady! I've not seen Harry Potter yet as I'm trying avoid the huge crowds. Also, your veggie meal looks amazing. I've been a vegetarian for over 13 years so I can't wait to try this recipe.
    XOXO

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  17. can i have that blouse? its darn cute. dont you wish bloggers could do more trading with their clothes? that would be really cool, except postage obviously is an issue. anyway!! i know what im cooking myself for dinner tonight, hello pasta.

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  18. ah my uber talented girl, love love the food posts! have you seen http://www.luxirare.com/ that girl is crazy with food, unbelievable! anyway, you look 50's quirky gorgeous as always! love the different prints, it is like that magnificent wallpaper! the boots bring back so many memories. love the color of the blue skirt and of course the stripes! perfect!

    PS i am probably the only person in the world who doesn't like HP! 6 movies is just too much for me! my maximum is like 3. and i was shocked when Burton took over,not that i didn't like it (i love burton) but going from a child movie to a dark movie, well, it was a shock to me.

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  19. Yay for vegetarian meals :)
    I'm a big fan of this blouse, I'll definitely remind you to wear it more often. Really one of my favourite pieces in your wardrobe so far.

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  20. Cute :) I love the mix of prints you've got going one here!

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  21. dat blousje is zo schattig!

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  22. So smitten with your blouse and it looks perfect paired with this skirt. Your coat is adorable too. Love it!

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  23. I love the combination of things in this outfit. I haven't seen HP7.2 yet but I can't wait to!!!! I loved the books so so so so much.

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  24. hihi ik heb hetzelfde jasje (maar ik heb dan ook een sailor verslaving)
    maar ik ben echt weg van dat bloesje! zoo leuk ! lijkt helemaal niet van de 'pimkie' mss moet ik daar meer langsgaan !

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  25. Je kon echt geen beter rokje bij dat schattige zeilboot shirtje aandoen! Super :D

    Ben je de laatste Harry Potter ook in 3D gaan zien? :D
    Ow, en btw: ik ben al 17 jaar vegetariër! Dus als je eens een hele hoop recepten wilt, dan vraag je het maar ;D We hebben dezelfde smaak qua eten (ik volg je blog nu toch al een tijdje en krijg altijd honger van je foodfoto's), dus ik denk dat dat zeker goed komt :D

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  26. oh snap. Ive looked at this post three times already to swoon over that bouse. Seriously amazing. And so perfect with that skirt. You did it again lady
    xx

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  27. Echt een hele leuke outfit! Zo'n schattige blouse!

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  28. Aah I have these shoes! Is it only me that keeps losing my balance in them? ;) This outfit is fabby, I love it all! :)

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  29. this outfit is so lovely! is that coat recent H&M? because it's kinda amazing & I suddenly want it real bad. :)

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  30. Such a pretty outfit, you totally deserved to be featured on Chictopia! I saw you with this outfit today I was like OMG it's Annebeth! Congrats! Love your pairing with the pretty print top & this skirt is always amazing. I love how it kind of has a belt in belt so it doesn't need one; I always feel like I need a belt but am getting over it haha! & oh Harry Potter... I stopped reading the books so I guess I'm not invested in it like most people.

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  31. oops meant "built in belt"! & I should say HP is always enjoyable even not being an avid HP reader anymore.

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  32. Supertof bloesje, en ik heb nog altijd spijt dat ik die jas destijds niet gekocht heb!
    Ik ga straks naar Harry Potter kijken, joepie!

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  33. I don't think I could ever tire of your style! Love how you wear things- sort of classics revisited but always with a twist. Just lovely, Annabeth!

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  34. Wat sta jij leuk met alle rokken :D! Lief shirtje ook xx

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  35. Wat sta jij leuk met alle rokken :D! Lief shirtje ook xx

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  36. I don't think I could ever tire of your style! Love how you wear things- sort of classics revisited but always with a twist. Just lovely, Annabeth!

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  37. oops meant "built in belt"! & I should say HP is always enjoyable even not being an avid HP reader anymore.

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  38. I love the combination of things in this outfit. I haven't seen HP7.2 yet but I can't wait to!!!! I loved the books so so so so much.

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  39. this outfit is so lovely! is that coat recent H&M? because it's kinda amazing & I suddenly want it real bad. :)

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  40. So smitten with your blouse and it looks perfect paired with this skirt. Your coat is adorable too. Love it!

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  41. ah my uber talented girl, love love the food posts! have you seen http://www.luxirare.com/ that girl is crazy with food, unbelievable! anyway, you look 50's quirky gorgeous as always! love the different prints, it is like that magnificent wallpaper! the boots bring back so many memories. love the color of the blue skirt and of course the stripes! perfect!

    PS i am probably the only person in the world who doesn't like HP! 6 movies is just too much for me! my maximum is like 3. and i was shocked when Burton took over,not that i didn't like it (i love burton) but going from a child movie to a dark movie, well, it was a shock to me.

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  42. Love this outfit. I have wanted one of those sailor jackets but I'm being super good. And that dish look yum!

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  43. Love it! Those pieces look wonderful together. Your sailor blouse is so cute!

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  44. Wow! I can't believe you forgot about that blouse! It really is darling. :)
    Goodness, so much talk I'm seeing about Harry Potter. Little me hasn't read the books or even seen the movies but I will probably pick up The Sorcerer's Stone in my spare time.

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  45. Oh My qwertyuiokdsdxcvbnknbvfrfg!!!! This outfit is so cute! The sailboat shirt is my favorite! I love it paired with that knee-length skirt. Such an adorable outfit.

    -Meganne
    www.theposhpearl.blogspot.com

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  46. i love your cute lil sailboat blouse!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  47. And don't forget Dolores Umbridge! Another evil one! And Rita Skeeter. ; ) Like you, I adored Harry Potter but I remember childhood before him. I kind of thought the last movie sucked, but c'est la vie.

    Love that sail boat blouse though. And love Liebemarlene, always!

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  48. Jij komt toch altijd zo goed weg met van die maxi rokken, ben ik echt jaloers op :D
    Bij mij en mijn 1 meter 57 is het echt nooit een zicht!
    Supertoffe jas ook x

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  49. This is a gorgeous outfit! I am tres jealous, no time for a movie yet.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    June giveaway

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  50. I can see the resemblance with Rhiannon,especially with the skirt and shoes :) but the piece I love most is your blouse - such a cute cute print!

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  51. yeah mrs weasly is one of the strong motherly figures! and Fleur doesn't count, her being introduced as having that power of being really really pretty... Kinda cliché for a chick if you ask me :D

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  52. I only noticed your comment now! Sorry but the coat is from this spring but you might find it on ebay or something? Thanks!

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