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Varsity Blues

This is definitely a very 'Rosie' outfit - comfy, casual, a nod to nautical and a big chunky necklace.  I feel a bit 'preppy US high school' with my jacket on, like I need to be dating a quarterback jock and eating a corn dog at a drive-in movie or something (I want to do those last two things immediately, kthanx).  I wore this to Redfest last Saturday, I thought it would be kind of awkward wearing dungarees to a festival (hello toilet situation) but actually it was fine, just like wearing shorts really except for making sure your dungaree straps don't trail in something grotty.  Mmm.

I feel like I look about 16 in these pictures - does anyone else wonder whether getting IDed all the time is truly their youthful looks or could in fact be because they walk around looking like a college student (or a giant baby in the case of this outfit)? I got IDed buying cider in Asda on the way to the festival and the woman was so incredulous at my date of birth I thought she was going to get all of her colleagues over for a look at my driving licence. (I'm 29 next week, please don't mass unfollow me for being ancient!) I'm not sure this is what I imagined I'd dress like when I was in my late twenties but I'm not sure anything is how I imagined it'd be at that age, so there we go!

jacket: topshop sale £15 [similar] | necklace: topshop [instore - £16]
t-shirt: urban outfitters [old] | dungarees: primark £12 | flip flops: havaianas
I can't lie, this week has been a particularly stressful one.  I was poorly on Monday and then since then Tom has also been struck down with an almighty bug that's left him completely sofa-ridden (and nearly led to a hospital trip yesterday).  We were hoping to have the conservatory renovation finished for a birthday barbecue with my parents on Saturday but I'm not sure that's going to happen now which is a shame but can't be helped.  Playing nurse and trying to keep on top of chores (along with all the DIY) has meant our house looks like a bomb's hit it and I can't relax when it's that messy! Oh, and we have hardly any food in so my last three dinners have involved toast, which is deeply unsatisfying.  Roll on the weekend!

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24 comments

  1. I love that necklace ( want one for myself now! ) and those dunagrees on you Rosie! They really suit you,especially with that bomber jacket.

    I bought a pair of dunagrees last week but its safe to say i'm not one for pulling them off at all...sigh :(

    TazandBear

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  2. You're almost 29! You seem so 22! That's the age I had in my head anyway. I get ID'd loads and yadda-yadda, on one hand it's frustrating to forget your ID & then be refused entry from a pub(!) even though inside you're screaming (or I am, in this case) "I'm 20freaking6!" ...but on the other hand, woohoo!

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  3. Wow you do not look 29! I get ID'd all the time too - I'm 22 but I have braces so I blame them!
    The Life of Emily-Alice

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  4. Oh Rosie if I look like you at 29 I will be happy. I'm constantly being ID'd so I know the feeling. I hope both you and Tom feel better soon..it's horrendous when bugs go supersized! xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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  5. Hi Rosie, as a long time reader, list-writer and also approaching 30 don't forget to set your "30 before 30" goals...I am 30 next April and I am making the most of my 20's so I don't feel so bad about 30! Enjoy!

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  6. You look awesome Rosie! Those dungarees look amazing on you! And that necklace is just brilliant! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I totally understand. I get asked for my ID all the time and I am 27. It's because you look amazing!!!

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  8. You definitely don't like 29, and I'd say take it in your stride but I'm 20 and I'm sick of getting ID'd and having an absolute baby face, so I can only imagine how you feel. However, I adore your outfit, jacket and all!

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  9. and now I know why nautical always reminds me of you! whenever I want to buy nautical house things, I think 'what would Rosie do?!' haha!
    Being IDed is also the bain of my life, but I think it's half down to them boosting up the ID limit. WHY DO WE HAVE TO LOOK 25 TO BUY SOMETHING FOR 16 YEAR OLDS?! how does that work?
    Rant over, you look luscious, and I love the jacket. hope you and tom are both feeling better. snogs to you. xx

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  10. I'm extremely jealous of your overalls (sorry, that's what we call them in the US, haha) and I so wish I could pull those off! I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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  11. I love this outfit! Age is such a funny thing isn't it. Sometimes I see people, like Olivia from What Olivia Did, and she always looks so stylish and chic and well put together and she's like 19 or something crazy and that's how I always thought I'd look when I hit my mid-20s. Turns out I'm destined to be 'the scruffy one' in jeans and t-shirt for life and I'm okay with that now. Also, if I hadn't previously known how old you were when I met you I would have guessed you were about my age (which in my mind would have been about 22 as that seems to be the age that's always stuck in my head - I refuse to believe I'm actually 25!)
    Sorry to hear that you and Tom haven't been well. That can't be fun in this muggy weather either. Hope he gets better soon
    x

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  12. I still get ID'd for lottery tickets :(

    Love that necklace.

    x

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  13. aaw Rosie, hope your weekend it a little less stressful xx

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  14. awhh hope your week gets better before your birthday!Hope Tom gets better quickly! I know exactly how you feel re dress sense and age. \I really want a dungaree dress but i suddenly thought will people think im tragic wearing that as a 28 year old mum?! weirdly ive never thought like that about clothes before!Ive always worn what i like! xx

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  15. Hopefully this weekend will be less stressful :( You loo fab here, I love the dungarees :)

    Maria xxx

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  16. the weekends not far off now! I think you should dress how you want to - it's a fab outfit. I get IDed on a fairly regular basis and my face doesn't look hat youthful so it's probably my clothes but whatever, you gotta wear what you feel comfy in!

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  17. Oh Rosie I hope you and Tom are 100% healthy again soon, what a bummer!! Toast for dinner has to be the most miserable thing I've ever heard. You guys need soup and cake, sharpish!!
    You don't look 29 but don't knock it - you definitely look old enough to drink though..how stupid are these people?!?! I'm always being ID'd. I expect it will be that way for years but it could be worse. It would be rubbish to look much older than much younger.

    Flora
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. You look so cute! People have started to STOP ID-ing me now, and at 23 this upsets me greatly. Poor Tom, hope he's feeling better now- and hope the rest of your suppers this week have been more interesting! xx

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  19. "MA CHÉRIE, MA CHÉRIE, tou es soublaïme". Cristina Cordula voice.

    Amour, licornes et paillettes sur toi. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  20. I still get IDed as well, it's either my baby face or my inability to dress like a 'grown up'...perhaps both...anyway, you look awesome! :D Hope you and Tom are feeling better soon :( x

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  21. I love this outfit:) The necklace is gorgeous!

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  22. Well I almost fell off my seat at the fact you're almost 29! You look much younger, I think (Although I'm hopeless at ages!)
    I'm always getting told I look about 17 (I think that's my horrible teenage skin) and I'm sure if I ever bought alcohol I'd be ID'd all the time.
    I'm a big dungarees fan, and have to admit I spent all of my college days alternating between a pair of bright yellow ones and a pair of beigey ones which had zip-off legs - this was like 10yrs ago before dungarees were cool.
    I'm a firm believer in wearing what you like, though and I don't think you look like you're dressing too young. You look like you're dressing like you, as this is a totally Rosie outfit. Things NEVER turn out how you think they will, so that's nothing to beat yourself up about.
    Hope Tom feels better soon and you have a lovely weekend x x

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