Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What the Duck!

Today was the first day of my reading week! I am hoping to actually get some reading done, but it's hard to find the motivation with days off from work and mornings begging to be slept through. My friends and I are planning a fun little get-together at the end of this week (Flannel Fest, to be specific) which I'm very much looking forward to! It's nice to have some time off from school and get to relax. Things have been especially stressful around these parts lately, so I'm hoping this week is a successful break.

I wore this outfit today to go for a sushi date with Mike (which was fun and delicious and resulted in tummy aches from too much food). And then later in the evening, I went to hang out with Em and our good pal Erin. Reading week may not be as exciting as it was in first year, but it's always so so nice to catch up with close friends! We had an excellent evening of girl chats and almost forgot that we needed to go home and sleep at some point.

I remember I first laid eyes on this duck skirt three years ago in the Urban Outfitters in the Mall of America. I fell in love with it, but at the time, I felt it was too quirky/daring to wear (there was a point when that was actually a concern for me, imagine that) and I didn't want to spend that much money on it. After months of stalking it online, I finally bought it when it was on sale, and I'm SO glad I did. It's so fun and quirky and it's remained one of my favourite pieces all these years. I even wore it one year for Halloween as part of a "hunter" costume (it was a hilarious costume both because I am a vegetarian, and because it was about as un-obvious and awful as costumes get... people thought I was a Russian mobster).

I'm doing well remembering to wear my dresses and skirts more often so bully for that. Also I've been watching Downton Abbey every second of free time I get, so phrases like "bully for that" have slowly worked their way into my vocabulary. Does anyone else like Downton Abbey? I don't really know anyone else who is as into it as I am, and mostly my friends have just called me an old woman or laughed at me when I describe the plot! IT'S SO GOOD THOUGH, I feel that the world needs to understand what a quality show it is. I've just started season 3 so I won't spoil it for you and you don't spoil it for me either ;) Thanks all of you for reading and I hope you're having a wonderful reading week/ normal regular week so far! xo

Outfit Details
Cardigan- Joe Fresh
Circle Scarf- Smart Set
Skirt- Urban Outfitters
Shoes- Urban Outfitters
Earrings- Forever 21


  1. I love this skirt! Definitely worth stalking a sale for. :)

    And I haven't started Downton Abbey, but am seriously considering it (after I catch up on Walking Dead, that is - we've been doing a TV binge to keep up with that one. HA!).

    See Mo Go.

  2. I haven't seen an episode of Downton Abbey yet, but I do like to freshen up my English so I might have to consider it! And The mall of America? Isn't that the one from that TV show, haha? I've seen it on Discovery. Also, I love that skirt and think it was a genius idea of you to work it into your costume, haha!

  3. This IS a great quirky duck print. Love it:) and I will have to give the downtown abbey show a go too!

  4. This skirt is awesome! Great choice, you were definitely right to buy it! :)

  5. Love your outfit! Your blog is great <3 new follower! xoxo


  6. your skirt is soo cute! love it! xx

  7. Absolutely loving that duck skirt! And you are just too cute!
    xo TJ