There is something about the brisk weather that reminds me of my collegiate days at UC Berkeley. While the school is located within an urban area, one of the things I appreciate most about the campus is its historic setting. The picteresque architecture emanates collegiate life. Ornate detail adorns classroom buildings, and the main library features an impressive rotunda. Even today, I could spend hours wandering through campus, admiring each unique detail.
Feeling particularly scholarly, I styled this lovely dress from Tulle with a vintage tweed blazer and carpet bag. I have quite a little collection of black dresses in my closet due to their versatility. This dress will quickly become a favorite of mine for the colder months, especially because of its longer sleeves. And there is something about the combination of a vintage basset hound brooch and tweed. Isn't he lovely?
Dress: c/o Tulle
Tweed Blazer: Vintage
Shoes: Vintage
Bag: Vintage
Pin: Vintage
Tights: The Gap
Listening to: If I Could/ Simon and Garfunkel
yellow and white
doggie pin


Elegantly Academic :

Love old academic buildings! My university was built in the 1970s so it has a very different feel ...
Kelly xo

Lydia :

This time of year reminds me of school too. I love your colored tights.

Lilaanaa :

love your look

Nikki :

what a beautiful dress! I adore the bag as well :) My college building is 'only" 50 years old, and not impressive at all! my boyfriends univerity on the other hand looks a bit like Hogwarts, haha ^^ x

thinkmilkandhoney :

I love the dress, the fabric seems to have a great texture, and the basset brooch is so cute!
Those are some nice buldings, my university was built in the late 60s and was all concrete blocks.

Andrea :

very cute dress and i love the colour of the tights!

The Wearwithal :

Love your bag!

Jenni :

I love this dress with the blazer. Love the basset hound pin, too... I've been trying to collect animal pins, but so far I only have one. :D

SomeoneLikeYou :

What an absolutely darling LBD! The little details sure make it special <3

...And these pictures make me excited to be taking my own outfit pictures on a college campus next year! xx

courtney :

your bag is terrific! i love tapestry bags =)

Amber Blue Bird :

The tweed jacket and carpet bag compliment this dress so nicely. Its like a modern mary poppins :)

Sharmaine Ruth :

you look adorable as always! I'm loving the bag :)

<3 Sharmaine Ruth

Rebecca :

You went to Berkley, that is pretty awesome. I do like a tapestry bag and the black dress is a great base for all the textures/details in your outfit.

Kellie W. :

Tweed is basically one of my favorite things ever, and your brooch is adorable! Perfect autumn outfit!

elanor, :

You went to Berkeley! Awesome. :) I love old campuses. When touring, those with them were the ones i liked the best...!

also, i am planning on starting my apps any day now, so expect my personal statement soon! (that is if you still have the time to look mine over!)


Courtney :

Adorable outfit. I LOVE the shoes. I have a really similar gold vintage brooch, but it's a dachshund. I wore a the same colors today to work (I'm a teacher) but opposite. Black tights and burgundy dress.

Megan :

Just found your blog and I am in love!! Such beautiful styling and photos - and I love everything thrifted and/or vintage :)

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage :

Gorgeous! Love the tweed closeup, so pretty.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
I'm having a giveaway...

styleforlife :

Soooo darling. I love your blog and your vintage style of course.
Shall we follow each other?
I would love that.
I would also love to collaborate with you both...xx Emily of EL Vintage

Lara Boffa :

This is so going on my mood board! Love!!!!

Alex :

Absolutely gorgeous bag and outfit!

Would be a pleasure if you visit me on my blog too!

Amelia :

adorable! i love the chic academia look :)

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) :

That basset hound is just adorable! I love your tweed blazer and that beautiful dress! I hope you have a beautiful day!

Chaucee :

I really like this outfit! Blazers are such a great addition and the silhouette of that dress is beautiful!

Lina :

This dress is super wonderful! This is my dream outfit, for real. You gals certainly rock it!