Homemade key necklace, necklace from Puerto Rico, shirt from Marshall’s, tank from Old Navy, chords from H&M, boots from Wholesale Fashion Shoes.
I know it looks like I wear the same clothes all the time, but I actually felt very creative putting together this outfit. I love this blouse, and wearing it only buttoned at the bottom over a lace tank, with layered necklaces, felt different but also very me.
Where: Galentine’s Day Party
Old Navy cardigan, Old Navy tank top, homemade necklace, Nordstroms skirt, Wholesale Fashion Shoes boots
Even though I was only going over to a friend’s apartment, we all agreed to dress fancy for optimal picture taking. So of course I chose to post a selfie in front of my mirror instead of one of the pictures we actually took that night. Sigh.
1/29/13 - afternoon/evening
Where: class, pizza night
T-shirt from the Beat museum in San Francisco, H&M chords, TOMS shoes.
I gave in and decided to change into something slightly more wintery in between classes. This is my favorite t-shirt in the world, for obvious reasons.
1/29/13 - morning
Gap sweater, Nordstrom skirt, TOMS shoes, a ring I stole from my mother
It’s sixty degrees in Chicago today, so I couldn’t wait to bust out a semi-summary look. I thought the thick sweater (that I didn’t even have to wear a coat over!) would be enough to make people realize that I am aware of the fact that it’s still January, but I guess not. I did not see a single other person in shorts or even a skirt without tights. And then I spilled coffee all over my sweater. Fail. At least I can store this outfit idea away for spring, I guess.
Where: Class; George Saunders reading
Old Navy cardigan, Black Keys t-shirt, craft fair necklace, Urban Outfitters shorts, DSW boots
I’m not sure why I wanted to wear this particular outfit on a day full of such scholarly events, but I’m glad I wore SOMETHING interesting because the George Saunders reading was AMAZING and packed with every English major and professor at my school for me to bond with. I drank way too much coffee and was basically on a high from how incredible, unexpected, beautiful, and mesmerizing George Saunders was, so I guess my pseudo-punk girl outfit reflected how crazy I was acting toward everyone I met.
Where: First day of class
Thrifted sweater, the rest doesn’t matter.
I got this lace cardigan while thrifting in Wicker Park over the weekend. It’s the kind of special item I always hope to find when I go thrift shopping, and the black lace, red knit, and antique-y buttons are exactly my style. Also, it’s surprisingly warm, and wasn’t too expensive. A win on every level!
Where: Post-NYE recovery (staying in for the day)
Old Navy cardigan, Old Navy lace tank, H&M cords
Black sharpie X’s still adorning my hands, I’m staying in on the first day of the New Year to recover from seeing Tilly and the Wall at Subterranean last night, and to enjoy being back in my cozy Chicago apartment. This outfit isn’t especially exciting. I mostly just wanted to show off my favorite new red chords. I’ll probably wear them to class several times in the near future with various gray and black tops, as I’ll need warm clothes if I plan on surviving the Chicago winter.
Where: The Swedish Institute
Old Navy lace tank, H&M blouse, Old Navy cardigan, Christmas gift necklace, Swedish flag admission sticker.
Every Christmas, my mom and aunt find the need to reconnect with their Swedish heritage. This year, it was in the form of a trip to the Swedish Institute, which is located in a beautiful old castle in Minneapolis. Our joke is that in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, every character lives off of open-faced sandwiches, coffee, and cigarettes, and open-faced sandwiches and coffee literally made up the entire menu at their cafe. Find me cigarettes and I would have been set.
Where: family Christmas Eve dinner
Gap sweater (tied in the back), Target dress, Toms shoes.
Reminder: wash bedroom mirror. This is my favorite summer dress, so I’m glad I found a cute way to wear it in the winter. We were hosting Christmas dinner, so I got away with wearing my beat up Toms around the house, but my mom did make me change into a pair of her black boots for Midnight Mass.
Where: the British Arrow Awards at the Walker Art Center
Forever 21 denim shirt, Nordstrom skirt, DSW boots.
The Arrow Awards are given to the best British TV commercials each year, and the Walker shows the finalists, one after another, in an hour-long sequence. The Aldi commercials were my favorites, but even more hilarious to me was the way the audience ROARED with laughter after every tiny thing that happened. I mean, TV commercials aren’t THAT funny. Anyway, what I loved about this event is that it takes something so common and mundane and turns it into a sophisticated, cultural experience. I tried to do the same thing with my outfit, pairing a casual denim shirt with a flowery skirt and tights.