Friday, January 15, 2010

Fashion seems almost obsolete when you are sans social life. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm happier and more comfortable leaving the house for any reason dressed like me than when i throw on jeans and a tee. So school and work get the bulk of my outfits. I really do enjoy dressing up for class though. It just seems appropriate. I go to school for fashion marketing and it sometimes seems a bit strange for me when students dress so down for class. You are making an impression on teachers and class mates and in this building with industry professionals. An opportunity could arise at any time.  I also still have that excitement of the first day back. This week was the first of winter quarter.

Tuesday, my first day back to class called for breaking out these thrifted Gap  leather pants. Though I had a wish for skinny leathers these boot-cut ones do well enough rolled up. I wanted to keep the look clean but layered so I layered this sheer button up over my staple white slip cut to tank. The shoes are Forever 21 but as my manager pointed out are pretty exact Surface to air lookalikes. The blue tights give some color because I'm not usually one for black and white. 

Today to work I picked some more layers. Probably a bad idea because of how warm my work is. The best part of this outfit i think is the Betsey Johnson over the knee socks that came in a care package from my momma.

My last little tidbit is on my current goal to incorporate garters into outerwear. I don't think I've got it down. I want to find a more substantial girdle/garter because the one I have definitely can not pass as clothing. This idea was inspired by  Susie Bubble and Queen Michelle. I also played with the idea on Looklet because I'm that much of a dork. I will share again when I have taken this concept to a more stylish place.

Pictures 1,2,3,4: thrifted top, tank and Gap leather pants, Hue tights, Forever 21 wedges.
Picture 5: Surface To Air
Pictures 6,7,8:  Cardigans band tee, Rodarte for Target tulle top, vintage velvet shrug, Vintage black dress underneath, forever 21 leggings, Betsey Johnson socks, unknown wedges, H&M necklace.
9,10,11,12: old tee, thrifted corset top thing, belt, and shoes, Betsey Johnson tights, Free People tube top as skirt.
15: made with


  1. hey grrrrrrrrrl.

    2 things.

    1.i have ooold miss 60 leather pants and i have to cuff them the same way. it looks silly any other way.

    i was actually going to wear them today, but i don't think im going anywhere so it will wait for the next day i do. 2k5 L.A.M.B. did these GREAT skirts with exterior garters, and i almost bought them but the $60 price tag did not agree with my poverty at the time. (i tried to google an image online...but i just got a lot of naughty little bo peep costumes)

    -Liz(i swear ill figure blogger out someday)

  2. I thought the shoes were Chloe!

    Thank you for this fantastic and inspiring post, I love how you detail your influences, it always interesting to know the thought process behind how people dress themselves.


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