Tiredness is a State of Mind

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Hmm...this looks a lot like what I wore here. I obviously need more color in my wardrobe! Unfortunately the only other colors besides black, white, and blue, is pink...which has already been shown twice. Possibly others, I don't remember.
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Wearing Gap cardigan ($12), J.Crew ruffle top (gift from my mom), husband's belt ($10), and secondhand BDG jeans ($17).

Our Philly outing was great, but tiring...hence, the title. We stayed at the Museum of Arts for HOURS. There was so much to see! And we went to check out UPenn's architecture school but everything was closed. Also, for the architecturally aware, did you know Robert Venturi's Vanna Venturi house is in Philadelphia? My husband had learned about it in school and wanted to check it out. We talked to the owner and even saw the interior. At first glance, it is an odd-looking house but it plays an important role for post-modern architecture. AND, we were able to see the Nowhere Stair in person!

Happy New Year's Eve! What are your guys' plans for the New Year? We'll be spending it with friends and family and with lots of Korean food!

59 comments :

  1. thanks for the comment on my blog! hope you have a great N.Y.E xxx

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  2. i love how you are wearing your husband's belt, great idea!
    thanks for stopping by my blog! happy new year :)

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  3. I have a similar top. :-)

    Happy New Year, darling Elaine!

    X♥X♥

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  4. Love the ruffled top and complete look !

    Our plans for New Year's Eve are:
    Comfy, casual clothes, a roaring fire in the fireplace, eating too much and watching the ball drop in Times Square on T.V.

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  5. love the belt!

    thanks for checking out my blog, love yours! You have a great sense of style and a cute haircut! cannot wait to see more, would you like to trade links?

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  6. Happy New Year's Eve to you! Love the JCrew tees. I'll be in Chicago with my boyfriend a few other couples wine-ing and dining.

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  7. I really like this pic. You look very ...dreamily thoughtful, and pretty!

    Happy New Year.

    shopTOlive.ca

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  8. the shirt is lovely~ ruffles are the best i think. merci for your kind words and support :) hope you and your family have a wonderful new year's celebration and yummy- korean food!

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  9. Acutually, this outfit would be perfect with some jewlry! I think thats what your missing!

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  10. love this! i borrow my brothers belts all the time

    trade links?
    http://smalltownchicc.blogspot.com/
    ♥smalltownchicc

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  11. I love this outfit! Simply chic! Happy New Year, Elaine!

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  12. mmm korean food - you've given me such a craving now! happy new year :)

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  13. mmmm i wish i had some homemade korean food for new year's!

    i hope you have a wonderful new year, Elaine!

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  14. ooooo...i'm so jealous! i lovelovelove the philly museum of art!!!

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  15. ahh one day i want to go to the east coast and spend hours and hours in museums! you're so lucky, AND chic despite such a casual outfit (: happy new years dear!

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  16. Really love your style... so cool!
    thank you for the lovely comment!
    Tomorrow x
    inthebedroommirror.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your hair!!! It's so chic!

    Have a great New Year!!

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  18. I love the ruffly shirt. Nice simple combo.

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  19. The simplicity of your ensemble is what makes it so fabulous - love!!

    I am having a girls night in with yummy food, a chick flick movie marathon, and a wonderful friend!

    Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

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  20. happy new year! you look great, i like your style. i'm doing dinner and small get-together...rocking it low-key this year. love your blog!

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  21. yeah, i took it off. I got embarrassed that so many people were watching it I didn't know. (In an hour there were like 60 views already) I'm kinda weird I know,I wanted to just post the video on my blog, but cant figure out how. I could FB it. Idk...

    I like your outfit...and Happy New years!! We are probably going to burn a Christmas tree! kinda excited about that. It's an Australian tradition I think...

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  22. That is a gorgeous top! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip to Philadelphia. :) That is one of my favorite cities!! And your New Years Eve sounds like it's gonna be fabulous (and delicious, hehe). I'm going to be with family, eating junk food and drinking champagne! :) Happy New Year!

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  23. i love your hair! your style is so cool, so simple/effortless yet so stylish

    HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

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  24. i'm loving the borrowed belt :) and the white version of your j.crew top is lovely as well. hope your NYE is fabulous! have fun tonight :)

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  25. i happen to love black and white together--nothing wrong with simplicity. this is seriously simple and gorgeous.

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  26. sounds like a cool house to go see! ...And your outfits may kinda seem the same, but the have totally different vibes! Lovely as always

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  27. You have such beautiful skin! Happy new year! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  28. hello darling
    thanks for the lovely comment on my blog
    it means a lot to me :)

    i really like the outfit you are wearing
    i don't know how many people can pull it off but i think it takes a lot to rock a plain T and jeans with a boyfriends belt and navy cardigan.

    you make such a plain outfit look so edgy and classy
    i hope this make sense haha but i really think you have pulled the look together without looking like you don't care
    its a good thing :)
    well cute blog and happy new years!
    i hope you have something fun planned
    XX

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  29. p.s. i love the philly art museum! It's very inspiring and i like to go there every so often

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  30. I love that JCrew top!!!

    Happy New Year!!!!!

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  31. Happy New Year! I spent my New Year's Eve last night by going to Hoobastank's party concert :D Hope everything goes well with you and your family in 2010! And keep posting cool outfits! ;)

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  32. Just wanted to thank you once again for commenting on my blog.

    I love your top! Your outfit is simple, yet still looks very nice and classic. It looks great!

    Glad to hear you had fun in Philadelphia!

    Happy New Year!

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  33. Lacking colour, maybe. Super pretty, definitely!

    Happy new year!

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  34. Awww lovely outfit. HAppy New Years!

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  35. nice cardigan! happy new year!

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  36. I love the simplicity of your outfit it's sooooo cute and amazing! i love the shade of the jeans or color or not sure the correct way to say it hahaha!! the belt wow! very rebellious and care-free i love it! your blog is amazing you are so talented!

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  37. love the simplicity of black and white:D u look great as always. just wanted to wish u a happy new year, elaine!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  38. love love lobe the black outwear ! so simple but awesome !
    happy new year, Elaine !
    thanks for your comment on my blog :D

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  39. hey elaine, happy new year to you too! :) hope you had a fantastic year in '09!

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  40. so awesome ! love the belt! ;) Happy New Year!

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  41. Very chic and stylish. Happy New Year.

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  42. love the top!
    happy, happy new year!
    xx

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  43. really pretty! happy2010!
    http://fashionandstreet.blogspot.com/

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  44. hey baby, happy new year
    + I wish you all the best ;]

    love the cardigan

    && omg korean food? i immediately think of kimchi
    lol but i dont think i can eat spicy food :P

    xoxo
    NIKO

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  45. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, I hope 2010 is wonderful to you xxx

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  46. happy new year!
    follow me and leave a reaction.
    loves!

    http://lindadb.blogspot.com/

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  47. Hy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hop you have fun last night!:)

    Happy New Year!

    kiss

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  48. love the simple black and white. that top is dear. i have been wanting to try korean food. what's a good thing to start with?

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  49. Wow, it really doesn't take a lot of money to look stylish! =)

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  50. I just LOVE that top!! I'm glad you got it in two colors =D

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  51. Color or no color - the details make this outfit perfect. You look fabulous! Happy New Year!

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  52. I like your top.
    Happy new year!!
    -iris

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  53. hi dear, I guess you already have it but I gave you and award on my blog...
    :)
    :-*

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  54. Love that you always make black and white look so chic!
    http://igetdressed.blogspot.com

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