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Oakland and Octane

DSC_1032Hello everyone, I’m sorry for the brief hiatus, but in the past week I have gotten settled into my new apartment in the Southbank of London and¬†started Fall classes. After wading through I the mountains of paperwork that accompany the new year, I finally got onto the blog today only to realize what a backlog of unpublished posts and lovely comments were waiting for me! For this reason, I’m going to do my best to have a sort of “purge” week and go ahead and publish posts from this summer that are probably barely acceptable after Labor Day (but I hate to throw them away). In addition, I wanted to let you know that over the Fall I will be using this forum as a way to keep my family and friends updated on my travels, so you have to forgive me if some of my posts wax towards travelogue rather than fashion discussion. However, while in the land of Harvey Nichols with my new Chelsea boots in tow, fashion will never be too far from view. ūüėõ

Tldr: A bunch of posts coming out this week, and you can look forward to my travels this autumn!

In the meantime, I wanted to show you some pictures of what I would consider well-executed eyelet that you could probably get away with until October (at least in Georgia).

DSC_1069Julia (shown above) and I explored Atlanta’s Oakland cemetery¬†a few Sundays back. It’s famous for its beautiful architecture¬†and¬†for holding Margaret Mitchell and Maynard Jackson’s graves. There are also a large number of confederate graves here, as the cemetery was founded in 1850. Today, you can still see where some Union soldiers who spent the night in the cemetery wrought havoc, changing dates on certain graves so that people died before they were born, etc.

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DSC_1035Julia’s ensemble is composed of a navy eyelet J. Crew tank with pleated eyelet J. Crew shorts, and shoes from Bass,¬†I think her outfit is a good example of looking very cute and put together while staying cool and comfortable. Without exerting too much time and energy, she’s pulled together something you can wear to coffee, the mall, or afternoon lunch without the discomfort that usually comes from anything not-a-sundress touching your body in Georgia.

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DSC_1040After Oakland, we skipped across the street to Octane Coffee shop. Inside, Octane has teamed up with “The Little Tart” for a great pastry selection. Personally, I enjoyed the apricot ginger scone, though that should come as no surprise. Thanks for viewing!

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Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon- Big City Bread

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The second entry in my Athens chronology is Big City Bread. This bakery and/or cafe was responsible for some of the longest, loveliest afternoons I spent in Athens. Located a few blocks back off Baxter on Finley Street, its about a ten minute walk from downtown. They do an excellent breakfast, brunch, and lunch; then, late afternoon, they close down and transform into a full service restaurant. While the lights in the trees are lovely and worth seeing in the evening, I’d actually recommend the lunch menu. Sandwiches are about 8 dollars, and the sunshine under the trees is free. I love buying one of their tomato baguettes and taking an orangina outside to read the novel of the week.

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Here, I’m repping my fallback uniform: safari chic. I dressed up a Forever 21 romper with Charlotte Russe shoes and a J. Crew vest. it was just breezy enough for the swelter of a Georgia afternoon when catching up with an old friend.