I was super excited when this super fashionable blogger from Europe liked my pink shirt post. Europeans in general are just so fashionably disheveled. When I went to France back in 2008—before the scarf craze took root over here—I loved how all the women (and men) looked like they rolled out of bed, threw on some clothes, a wooly neck accessory, walked out the door without a glance in the mirror, and looked like they were going to some fashion show. Ah, how it’s rarely the case in America. Oh, how we hem and haw over what to wear. Not to mention they have this extreme penchant for wearing black from head to toe. I honestly love the look. It’s so ballsy, so bad ass, so I’ve always wanted to do so but have been afraid. Psh, I’m done being a slave to my mirror and my black on black fear. Unfortunately all my black items were in the laundry, so I decided to go pseudo-monochromatic in the beige/grey family and play around with textures. You know, dipping my big toe in the waters of a new style!
The things I went through to get these pants! Okay, so the Goodwill doesn’t have the best selection of pants, and when they do they get snapped up fast. I spotted these beauts on Monday, and after giving a stern lecture to the new boy we just hired who wears girls’ jeans, stating that he was by no means allowed to buy them, I placed them back on the rack and crossed my fingers. Not only where they grey, and my favorite grey pants are one hem in the grave, they are also cut to hit perfectly on your shin; no more cuffing! My heart was heavy when I went to get them the next day. Some other size four girl—probably from the University of Vermont, pfft—had snagged them. Defeated, I went to work recovering the behemoth of a store, only to find them nestled in the men’s section. What a sneak that assumed UVM girl was! I took what was “rightfully” mine and indulgently imagined bumping into this mystery chick at a bar and her looking down at them in sadness…Okay, so I have a slightly vengeful streak
No surprise, but this entire outfit minus the stripped tank was all from the GW. The cardigan was from Gap. It has some tie attached to it, but I cut if off. The circle scarf was an awesome find, as they generally don’t pass through and I’m not a huge fan of regular scarves. I love how it has two different textures.
Don’t even get me started on these shoes! They’re so amazing. They give me the teensiest bit of lift, but are a breeze to walk in. They also show a little bit of toe cleavage, which I think is kind of cute. And the belt is just bad ass: fashionable and can double as a weapon.
This is a cozy outfit. The colors don’t match perfectly, but I think that’s what appeals to me. Perhaps I should stop fussing over what I wear more often and employ the grab and go method.
Peel Away ❤
Ps: I actually adore my friend’s from UVM. Such kind people!
Pss: Thanks, Yasmin, for inspiring me from all the way over seas!