I just don’t like being predictable.Or being like you.
No, no- you’re lovely. I adore YOU.
But I don’t want to be like you. Or anyone. It’s probably a terrible waste of my mental energy but I just prefer doing things my own way.
I picked up this adorable and killer skirt at Target the other day. Full price- $23. It spoke to me. It flirted with me.
It said ‘buy me damnit.’
It’s cute. Suuuper cute. The style is very girly… even the name of it is girly- ‘Cupcake Skirt’. The bold black and white stripes edge it up a bit, but it’s still very feminine. So I wanted to create some contrast with the top I chose to wear with it. This skirt is super high waisted. Like- high above the waist, with a thick band. And that screamed tiny T to me. So when I brought it home, I went straight to my stash of crop tops and this sweet little guy winked at me.
I’ve had this tiny Beatles shirt for about a year. It came from Forever 21
last year and I spent under $10 on it. And as much as I love it- it’s very difficult to style. It’s sooooo short. You’ve seen me joke about it in a previous post
. But it was the perfect choice for this skirt. I love the black and white theme of this outfit…with mixed media.But I needed a pop of color on my feet. And I have always liked wearing platform pumps with short, full skirts like this one because it makes me feel like I have long legs. I feel kinda flamingo-like in ’em. So to edge it up even more I chose these cobalt blue suede pumps I picked up from Goodwill awhile back. $4.99 by Bakers
For my hair I felt like a bun would have been too predictable for the silhouette of this outfit, so I went with a high pony with wispy bangs around the face. And did it in a thick, black elastic. It kinda skirts that line between girly and rock to me.
Accessory-wise I chose to stay in the blue family for a few things, but bring it down a notch and keep it fairly simple. This turquoise clutch with gold closure isn’t really a clutch at all- I just detached the straps cause I think it’s cooler this way. It’s from Forever 21
last year, cost me around $12 and I’ve used it a lot- both for fancy and casual events.
The earrings are also turquoise…
Matching the purse made a classy statement for me. They’re studs and they’re AMAZING. Look how cool they are!! I get compliments every time I wear them. The smaller front ball has the stud that fits inside a hole in the larger ball. I got them from FiFi’s Fine Resale
for $10. I wish I got them in every color.The ring matches the clutch and the earrings and also came from FiFi’s. You’ve seen it before. You’ll see it again. It’s one of my favs- in the $10 ballpark.
The bracelet comes from H&M in LA a few years ago and I’ve worn it so much. It’s ivory colored metal with a thin, copper band around the edges. It’s really elegant but also funky enough to wear casually. I needed something neutral for my wrist. $10.
The glasses are Candies by way of Kohls. $5. I have them in black rimmed as well. I wanted wire rimmed glasses in a retro shape for this outfit. John Lennon glasses would have been cute 😉
Fashion doesn’t need to be so serious. Or stressful. It’s all about self expression. I look at it as art. Same as makeup- it’s how I decorate myself every day. I make a statement with everything I walk out the door in. It’s not about drawing attention to myself, it’s about feeling good and fun and exciting.
Cause that’s me.
I’m pretty damn colorful.
And I’m a hell of a lot of fun.