March 1, 2013

the yellow wallpaper.


My last semester of college I needed a few extra general education credits to graduate & my criteria for picking classes came down to: not before noon, not at night, & not on a Friday. Like, duh. I ended up taking a Women's Lit class which I was completely unexcited for because at the time I was fully convinced feminism was all about angry lesbians that don't shave. During said class I read the short story The Yellow Wallpaper & the dingy, dirty yellow color of this dress immediately reminded me of the old yellow wallpaper from the story. Which I love.

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65 comments:

  1. I do love this combo. Love the way you rock that sweet dress. Love!

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  2. lovely dress ;)
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  3. Love the dress, & I love the fact its genuinely reminded you of old yellow wallpaper :)

    Kerys -xo
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  4. I seriously love your style and your blog but I can't help but disagree with your comment about feminism. I couldn't think of a more ridiculous and ignorant thing to say. I'm not lesbian, and I shave(which, doesn't really have anything to do with being a feminist and everything to do with personal choice), but I am a feminist. I would hope that considering the fact that your reader base is predominantly female you would be in support of a continuing generation of women fighting to keep their basic rights.

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    1. I fully agree. But you must have missed the part where this was written in past tense. Meaning those were my thoughts BEFORE taking the class & knowing anything at all about feminism. Also, just in general, please don't ever take my sarcastic tone too seriously.

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    2. Ooh you're right, my apologies. I totally misread your comment. I just get a little worked up over this subject especially! So sorry! x

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  5. ohhhhhh I love your dress so much! Great styling.

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  6. Love this look, perfect balance of feminine & edgy!

    Xoxo
    Cassidy

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  7. This is gorgeous, love your outfit so much!

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

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  8. You are a styling genius. Love that you took the ultra femme dress and hardened it up. Great juxtapoition. Love ya

    xoxo
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  9. Wow this dress is cute/beautiful. I remember that yellow wallpaper story. Mmm, I think I read it my freshman year of college. I'd forgotten it until now. Now I want to take a women's lit class.

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  10. this dress is amazing, love the pattern and colour
    xx
    yasmin
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  11. Oh, what a lovely dress, great outfit and the colour of the dress is so original ! Would have loved to see how it looked with the jacket on though !
    Have a wonderful day !

    Charlie xx
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  12. This dress is amazing, you always look so well xx
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  13. You look fantastic and amazing dress. I need to read this book
    Plus I totally joke that's what feminists ate like that ha ha ha although I AM a feminist and not at all angry of lesbian and do occasionally shave my legs- but it's funny how stereotypes stick even though you know their false :)

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    1. Thank you for getting my terrible humor. I'm a feminist as well, & I think fundamentally always have been, but at the time was just too ignorant or careless to understand the term. Which only shows my stupidity considering I was about to graduate college. Ha.

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  14. You look amazing, I love the dress!x

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  15. Outfit perfetto !!!

    E' un piacere conoscere il tuo blog ti aspetto da me, se ti va. Kiss Marcella

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  16. Beautiful dress & great outfit. I recently read The Yellow Wallpaper as well for my lit class and I quite enjoyed it.

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  17. love the pattern on the dress xx

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  18. love love love looooove this <3

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  19. i definitely had to read that in college too!!!! this dress makes me a lot happier than that story did though haha!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  20. Love the dress so much! What nail paint are you wearing in it? It's so bright!

    lisatakespictures xo

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    1. Thanks! It's some generic brand of neon yellow I found on Ebay!

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  21. I am in love with this dress, and not even joking you are perfection :'(

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  22. I love how different your style is. It's perfection. That dress is amazing x
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  23. I totally love the reference I had to do a presentation on the yellow wallpaper

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  24. That's my ideal schedule for school. Not before noon, not at night, and not on Fridays! Glad you found a class though. And you're right, it does remind me of wallpaper, but in a totally chic way. I love the outfit!
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  25. I love how you choose your classes! That dress reminds me of the 60s and I love it.

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    xxxx

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  27. Love your dress not much my style but it looks so good on you with your hair colour really like the way you have styled the dress also with a black belt really nice xx

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  28. great outfit ! I love your jacket it's perfect for my ;)

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  29. cool dress!!! LOVE YOUR LOOK! my criteria for picking all courses is not before 10:50 :)!!!

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  30. this is a beautiful look. 1/2 tough & 1/2 soft. definitely going to check into the yellow wallpaper. thanks for mentioning it!

    cheers,
    charity

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  31. Love the look so much! :)

    xx MJ
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  32. WOW! Your style is a fantastic! I envy.. :)

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  33. I've fallen in love with your dress <3 thank you for introducing me to LuLu's!

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  34. Ooh, The Yellow Wallpaper, haha. I've studied that story so many times! You look lovely, though, and not at all like that tragic heroine ;)

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  35. I love your new hair color! :)
    beautiful!

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  36. love the look ! and so great hair !

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  37. Stunning dress!
    - Charlotte
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  38. The dress is cute and I especially like that your beanie hat is not neon! Peeps keep trying that as a lazy way to pimp an outfit xx

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  39. Whoa WHAT the fuck, I just finished reading The Yellow Wallpaper.

    And glad that the class changed how you viewed feminism! Sometimes I'm like, maybe there's a large number of people who support equality but have just been fed anti-feminist bullshit. And then I read something on the Good Men Project and kinda just... cry and throw shit.

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  40. you just look great , love the hair sweetie , amazing put together look , cute dress 2 .

    Am following you with GFC , Wanna follow me back & make my day ?

    N@NY
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  41. I remember reading that, ah good uni times. Hannah x

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  42. This dress is really, really beautiful.

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  43. That dress is gorgeous! the details is love <3


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  44. gorgeous dress
    xx

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  45. I absolutely love paisley prints ! Your dress is beautiful !

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  46. yellow and grey! j'adore cette association!

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  47. Beautiful dress!

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