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Taste the 1970s Rainbow

Why, hello!  Lately I've been wearing a lot of maxi dresses/skirts and pants.  More on the pants tomorrow, but I'm wearing a lot of full length bottoms because it gets kind of chilly here at night!  Obviously LA isn't cold but if you're outside for a few minutes in shorts or a sundress you suddenly feel pangs of regret.  Most of my classes are currently in the evening and part of the curriculum is to see shows at Upright Citizen's Brigade.  Standing outside in line is part of the routine of going to shows (last night I was outside for an hour with my friend Shawn so we could see Assscat since a few weeks back we came too late and got turned away) so practical dressing for winter(ish) nights have become necessary for me.  

This true vintage 1970s skirt I got about a year ago and have worn it a few times but have only photographed it once.  It came with a matching blazer that I have yet to wear because it is slightly oversized and feels "clownish."  I have yet to unpack my jewelry in it's entirety so I've been keeping my accessorizing to a minimum to nonexistent (like in this outfit) lately.  This purple Target shirt (fun fact: my Border Collie ate this shirt last night...) goes went perfectly with the deep purples in the checkered color blocking of this pleated skirt.  I chose my purple Chucks for this outfit because I went out on a Friday night a few weeks back to see a UCB show with my new friends, Lindsey and Una, so I wanted to wear comfortable shoes as standing in line would be part of the night.  (Apologies to those who loved my crazy footwear: more and more sneakers will be featured from here on out as my lifestyle has radically changed.  I'll always be a heel girl though and promise to never discontinue my use of them, despite that they will be worn less frequently!)  

Though I am the queen of mixing prints and wearing bold items together, sometimes an understated outfit like this is just what the doctor ordered.  The skirt is the central staple piece and everything else is solid and complimentary.  And for those who love to mix vintage with modern fashion, this is a good example of how to do so.  The Dooney and Bourke bag is also vintage (and classic), so the bag and skirt balance out the tee and shoes.  This is a 1970s look but it also could have been worn in any decade since.

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  As you can deduce, I spent pretty much my entire weekend at Upright Citizen's Brigade.  The next two days are The Second City days before I flip back to UCB.  One class is ending tonight, another next week, and then so forth until early January!  I feel like I just arrived and already my first term is coming to an end and I'm trying to figure out my schedule for the first few months of 2018!  I'm not even sure I've processed this huge life move I've made yet, but the future is apparently here!  Ha.  Is time flying for anyone else?  Have a great Monday!
Lauren-Blair Donovan


  1. That maxi skirt is just stunning and so colorful!

  2. Ha you know I'm still wanting to raid your wardrobe right? especially anything rainbowish hahaha. I absolutely ADORE how you styled it in your Instagram photo from head to toe, it's the perfect combo!!!...damn that sounded like I was trying to rap XD. I could see how the matching blazer could be too much together though as an outfit with something else could be cool.


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