A Taste of Edge

We should all just refer to this as another installment of Olive trying to be edgy. That’s right. I went there. I went out and bought myself an almost leather skirt (I really have no idea what this fabric is called) in hopes of reaching my childhood goal of being cool and edgy. Of course, I’m too lame to actually be any of these, hence the lace blazer and bright floral sneakers, so this was really just me dipping my toes into the kiddie pool of edginess. All in all, this was just a taste of edge.100_1473 100_1480 100_1482

Blazer: Monteau (TJ Maxx); T-Shirt: Gameness Fight Co. (gift); Skirt: Wall Flowerl Shoes: DIY; Necklaces: Etsy; Bag: thrifted
Blazer: Monteau (TJ Maxx); T-Shirt: Gameness Fight Co. (gift); Skirt: Wall Flowerl Shoes: DIY; Necklaces: Etsy; Bag: thrifted

Laced in Peplum

Lace on lace is slowly becoming one of my new favorite things. I tried for a casual look with it today, toning down the fanciness of the blazer and the top with a pair of sneakers that I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to start wearing again (they’re modeled after these shoes here). It’s like I’m wearing spring on my feet!100_1345 100_1348

Blazer: Monteau (TJ Maxx); Top: Papaya; Jeans: CATO; Shoes: DIY
Blazer: Monteau (TJ Maxx); Top: Papaya; Jeans: CATO; Shoes: DIY

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What I Have Vs. What I Wish I Had

My wardrobe money has disappeared quite fast. Straight from my favorite purse, it has flown into the awesomeness that is TJ Maxx. I want to feel remorseful, but with all the nice things I now own, it’s kind of hard to do so. On the bright side, though, I did have enough left over to buy things from other non-TJ Maxx stores.

Peter Pan Collar Blouse: Miso via republic.co.uk for £20 (UK and select European Union countries only); Floral Skinnies: SO via khols.com for $20; Combat Boots: I don’t understand Amazon or foreign currencies and shipping policies…; Lace Maxi Skirt: SheInside (sold out); Bright Peplum Blouse: Anthropologie via anthropologie.com for $78

Vs.

Fun Denim Vest: Chicwish via chicwish.com for $43; Striped Tights: H&M via hm.com for $10; Quirky Animal Beanie: Dorothy Perkins via dorothyperkins.com for $21; Edgy Mini: H&M via hm.com for $24; Lace Dress: SheInside (sold out)

Based on everything I’ve got in here, I think I’m building my self up from an incredibly classy wardrobe (hence my new peter pan collar blouse). Next thing I know I’ll be sitting at Starbucks, french tip manicured fingers wrapped around a caramel frappuccino as I fawn over the style choices of Audrey Hepburn (who had been the inspiration for many of my hairstyles back when I had more length). I remember back when I used to be obsessed with being edgy. Now, I’m just one pearl necklace away from attempting vintage chic looks that will clash with the half of my wardrobe dedicated to my bohemian “lifestyle”. On the bright side, I’m the only one in my group of friends who knows what peplum is. 🙂