This outfit is dedicated to the past week that has solely revolved around the concept of testing. What better way to celebrate the end of my stint of testing and the beginning of spring break than with an outfit that shows my younger self’s perception of a scholarly-type person? These outfits typically include some sort of smart sweater worn over top of a collared shirt and a clean white sock. As they say, when you look good you feel good, which means that when I dress smart I feel smart. Of course, feeling intelligent does not necessarily mean that I will suddenly become the level of intelligent that society expects me to be whenever they try to calculate my mind’s amount of retained information through the process of written tests, but, hey, you win some, you lose some.
I get the feeling that I’m going to spend the rest of my life yearning to be one of those people who can dress appropriately for all four seasons. I can do “seasonal” outfits (hence, why I own a red blazer with black sequin lapels-for the “Christmas season”) and I can dress for spring and fall, but when it comes to dressing for the season I’m in every single day, my mind goes blank. And that, my friends, is why I’m wearing a pumpkin colored cardigan in January. It’s so sad how much I can genuinely appreciate a season and all of the clothes that go with it, but only be able to dress in the fashions of the one before it. It must be all the leaves in my yard influencing my outfit.
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
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. 🙂