23.4.12

What I Wore // In the Drawing Room


Today's outfit post was taken in my Dad's drawing room.  I don't know how many of you have heard the term Drawing room... I think Drawing Room is a British term for the fancy room, kinda smoking room style, kinda the room that houses all of the nicest antiques and cool taxidermy and paintings room.  You know, "let us withdraw ourselves to the drawing room."  Something like that. :)
My dad used to buy and sell paintings and rugs on Ebay, trading up pieces for better and better pieces.  Antiques are kind of the best investment because they can only go up in value over the years as long as you treat them well.  I hope that you don't get the impression that my family is rolling in to dough or something from the looks of this room, my parents are just really cautious and wise with their dolla billz and chose to invest it in antiques rather than fancy cars or fancy vacations and things, only investing in things that can increase in value over time.  Anyway, here you see a lovely big rug, an old velvet family sofa, some old family antiques, a table behind me which holds lots of family photos that date back to who knows when, and a bunch of California Post Impressionist paintings, my Dad's favorite period of painting.  I love this room in our house.  In high school I would ask my dad to start a fire in the fireplace so I could do homework beside the fire.  So cozy.
I guess you could say that, where most American dad's have a den or a man cave, or a space where they can chill and watch a little football or baseball, my dad has a drawing room where he hangs out, reads, listens to whatever cool hip new music he has found recently, and smokes a cigar.  He hates nothing more than watching sports on tv.  Hates it.  I am not huge into following sports teams, but I do love an opportunity to yell at a tv so I'm cool with watching some sports on tv, soccer being my favorite.  By the way, my dad is American but we lived in England while I was a little girl and my dad feels more British than American. 


Isn't this hat so great?  I was a bit intimidated by it at first when I tried it on at Target but I grew to like it quickly.  While I was trying it on, 2 bro's walked by me, saw my big hat and said, as if I weren't listening, "Haha yikes dude... there are some weird girls styles lately bro."  "Yea dude, I guess like lots of weird styles are cool for girls now or something, I don't get it."  Eh whatever, I like my nice big stripey hat.  I will say that as I have gotten older, my outfits have gotten less and less outrageous.  I think that as my confidence has grown, my outfits have gotten more simple.  As a teenager, I just felt invisible so I thought, well since no one notices me, I'll just wear whatever the heck I want and be cool with it.  What I wore was also really really important to me when I was younger as the main source of my self expression since I was so shy and quiet.  As I have gotten older, and tested out every style of dress and fad under the sun, and as I have become more sure of myself and confident in my voice, my outfits have gotten more simple.  Still a little quirky at times, but more subtle than my younger years.  My clothing still feels like a expression of self but as an adult, it feels like an extension of my personality rather than the main source of sharing my voice.
All that being said, most of the time I dress pretty simply but I do love my accessories and I love experimenting with style, just in a more subtle way than when I was younger.  I think a big hat, a leopard print belt, and a couple of big gold gaudy rings are a great way to add a little fun to a pretty simple everyday outfit.

Sheer top:  H&M
Tank Top:  Urban Outfitters
Rings:  vintage & one c/o Beginning Boutique
Pants:  Sample Sale for $2!
Glasses:  perscription raybans
Shoes:  c/o Blowfish Shoes
Hat:  Target
Belt:  Target 

Ps, these are the shoes that I used in this tutorial of how to resize straps on your shoes!  The tutorial can also be used for resizing belts or adding notches to a bag.  These shoes from Blowfish are totally going to be my summer go to shoes.  I'm really diggin' them!


22 comments:

Angie Bailey said...

You look gorgeous! I love your fashion style. Also, your nail polish is simple and classy!

That room is so... I don't know the word. Cozy? Classy? It's comfortable. It's just... Soft and warm and inviting looking, yet withdrawn. LOVE. Jen and I would love a room like that, except with our own unique finds!

charity victoria said...

Haha, the words that come out of bros mouths...perhaps they would prefer some Abercrombie or Hollister? I love your hat, very easy-chic. And what a cool room! It's great that your dad has a room to draw into and be in love with. Good for them.

Anonymous said...

I think your pretty but your face looks manly when you wear hats its not a good look for you.

sweet harvest moon said...

Such a beautiful room!

And She Came Alive said...

Your dad sounds like my husband. He hates sports and absolutely loves to be somewhere quiet and, of course, love the chance to read.

Violet Bella said...

i love your simplistic style! and i feel just the same way about my clothing, it has toned down and become more simplistic (for me) the older and more confident I become in myself and my personal style. i completely understood what you said.

and whoever anonymous is... that is just freakin rude! i absolutely disagree, and think the hat is lovely on you!

Anna Zimmerman said...

That room is awesome!! and super cozy.

Moorea Seal said...

You know what, you are entitled to your opinion of how I look. That is fine. But I would appreciate it if you didn't leave insults on my blog. I've had a lot of heartache in the past feeling like I looked manly, I've spent my time being bullied when I was younger, bulling myself and being bullied by others. But in recent years I've just accepted myself fully and I try my best each and every day to love myself fully, even on those days where I don't look perfectly feminine.
I'd really appreciate it if you would only leave kind words on my blog. I'm not looking for an ego boost, I just really would appreciate it if you could respect the vulnerability that comes along with posting outfit posts. Insults and rude words, especially when posted anonymously, can have a really bad effect on a person. I already spent my night last night bawling crying over the cyber bullying my little sister was experiencing which was a million times worse than just calling someone manly looking. But, waking up and seeing this comment didn't make my morning any easier.

I appreciate your understanding.
love, Moorea

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Hmmm. I was just thinking how the big floppy hat gave such a fun, feminine look to the outfit! You look gorgeous in it, and it was a great way to style the look!

miss teacups. said...

Anonymous commenters are THE WORST. I'm sorry Moorea.

I agree with Melissa, I think you look super feminine and pretty. I love the big hat and I'm pretty sure I commented on IG to tell you to buy it as well. They are super fun and I think really pretty.

You look great!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

You look so gorgeous. I love that floppy hat. I'd say a floppy hat is almost like lipstick... I always want to wear it... But, too shy.

Anonymous said...

Like I said your pretty and unique do not get me wrong. Its just with all the stuff big glasses, big hat, clunky shoes its all like your trying way to hard. Your face is pretty its all the stuff you add on it thats not right.

Moorea Seal said...

Alright. That's fine that is your opinion. I wear what makes me happy and if you don't like it, that is fine. I have worn glasses everyday since I was 14, I love hats and shoes and I don't care if it looks like I'm trying too hard because I am not trying to be anything but myself. There is no "right" way to style yourself as long as it feels true to you, and that is something I feel passionately about.

Sheyla said...

You look great! It's the perfect outfit for the weekend.
Take care :)

Kate said...

That room is gorgeous and you look FABULOUS!

lisa said...

That room is amazing! I love the color and your dad seems really cool :) You look great- I love the hat and really want to run to Target to buy one. The blouse is really pretty too!

laura k. said...

I love that second photo for so many reasons. Love the way the light is catching your hands and the hat, love what a unique pose it is. You look great and that room is AMAZING.

Noor said...

Wow that room is amazing! Its always been one of the things I wanted (a drawing room).. Ahhh <3

I agree about the anon commenter I turned it off my blog. I was never getting bad ones on Little Pink Strawberries my personal one but my cooking blog of all things would get such rude comments. People were constantly leaving comments that I was not Muslim enough bc I said Happy Birthday to my blog or something stupid like that LOL. I just took them off and no one is strong enough to use their real names..

Heidi said...

Love this outfit on you! I give it two thumbs up!!

kelly ann said...

That hat is perfection on you! I love big, floppy hats. :)

And as I've said before, this room is SO amazing. Your dad has incredible taste!

Nessbow said...

Good on you for buying the hat despite the naysayers! I think it looks awesome.
I would love to have a drawing room someday. I think for now I'll have to settle for a generic loungeroom.

chicmoment said...

Eyecatching hat!!! So nice combination!!! (Love your flats!!!:D)
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