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Travel Street Style

The Sartorialist is in London this week, and as I’ve watched him post pictures of people here (as he travels), I’ve been inspired to stray from the regularly scheduled program (and what has begun to look like a sanctuary of vanity) to show you some of my favorite outfits I’ve come across in the past few months…


Spotted at the MoMA, New York.


Scandalous socks near Piccadilly Circus, London.


This charming man was sitting at a café near Charing Cross Station, London.


This woman’s triumvirate of light blue tones matched with SEE THROUGH heels had me shaking with glee (hence the poor quality). Spotted in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel.


I loved this father/daughter duo wearing the same colors in Stockholm. Also — those pigtails <3.


Purse or hatbox? Vienna, Austria.


Cuffed trousers in Berlin.


Pink and Blue at Portobello Market, London. (Apologies again for the quality, but it was too good to  leave out!)

Street Style: Travel Edition


Not much text here. I just want to a share a few of my favorite shots from on my travels. These are all candids from Haiti, except the last one which  was in Chapel Hill, NC.


It is not uncommon to see children in Haiti walking around in uniform. I thought this girl looked so lovely.IMG_7768

Hats! I kept trying to snag a photo of the wide brim, but this was the best I got:




Street Style: Notre Dame + 1 Detroit


Go Bold


Matching backpack and tights ❤


Caped Crusaders


Joie, sleek exterior, accessorized with a blood red criminal law textbook.



Honorary Mention (because your hat be jammin’):


My Favorite Cardigan


Christian from Detroit or should I say Blue Steel?


Mike from Philly,




Crazy Legs and Strong Ankles


This was before I realized I needed a picture of the whole person.. but they are still so cool I had to include them.



Going Postal: Street Style Sans Street

Notre Dame, Indiana- Home of the post office runway. Seriously, that should be the tagline as you enter our campus post office.

For a while now, I’ve been trying to find interesting ensembles that would work for a bumpin’ street style section. But as of yet, I’ve seen some of the coolest compilations at the campus post office. So instead of true street style, as I try to get up the nerve to ask people to take their picture (shammme on me), this has become more of an introductory human study. Why did you wear that to the post office…


 I particularly love that this outfit combines err Russia with some rather boho boots. When the world is covered in snow, you just have to go light and blend in. My only remaining question is, if this woman wears full fur to the post office, I wonder what she wears to the bank.


Say hello to grown up Ron Weasley, still wearing oversized knitted sweaters. Though it’s not very visible, his jacket looks very standard issue, and he’s coupled the homemade knitting with an obviously store bought scarf. I love the combination of neutral tones, and let’s be honest, I want that sweater. It slouches so nicely!


Red hair, don’t care. I enjoyed the glam rock look this girl has going on. Leather studded bag to match her boots. Did she roll out of bed or #justmadethisway? You be the judge.

Thanks for bearing with me. These pictures serve the dual purpose to shaming me. I guess I should add covert iphone pictures as belated lent offering. Henceforward, I will try to actually talk to these people so that I will be able to get more of their outfit than their backs.

The Social Sartorialist: Sweet Juxtaposition

My favorite fashion blog is The Sartorialist. For me, Scott Schuman is the epitome of street style (I still love you Bill Cunningham!). Not only are his pictures beautiful (and he self taught!), but he does a great job capturing the urban movement of fashion without entrenching his work on a series of repeated tropes. Well last week, the Sartorialist himself engaged in some shameless self promotion:

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 Of course, I immediately followed him @thesartorialist *wipes perspiration from brow* and the results have been highly amusing. In the midst of Super Bowl nugget platters, bathroom selfies, scratchy videos of dogs, and attempted landscapes, all the sudden this will pop up:
Parisian boy. I cannot even handle you right now. Sigh. The charming juxtaposition of low culture and high culture is endlessly amusing to me. As I’m walking I will be checking my instagram and will find myself just blown away by the sheer power of the art. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, check it out yourself:
Maybe one of these days, I’ll comment, but for now I suppose I will just resign myself to hanging out with Mr. Schuman in person….

62039_1373285768436_1120530083_31776837_3276167_n 2 Yes this *is* actually me. We sorta go back…

As a fun tidbit, for those of you who don’t know, “sartorial” literally means “of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.” It’s only used as an adjective in the English language, but Mr. Schuman is so talented, he actually has his own noun. Could this word creation make him the Shakespeare of fashion?