*DISCLAIMER: I am not qualified to give advice on this subject. I wore socks with bacon and eggs on them today. Use with caution.
Perhaps by saying that I think I look cool in this outfit, I will come across as an egotistical maniac, but what can you do. I've been studying street style for basically my whole life, and there's one thing I've noticed that always makes you look cooler than you actually are: cuffing your jeans and pushing up your sleeves. It's the secret trick. Try pushing up the sleeves of your leather jacket the next time you wear it and thinly roll the cuff of your skinny jeans when you pair them with booties. You'll look instantly cooler, I promise.
If only I knew the secret to being cool when posing for photos...
Denim skirts are officially back in style and all of the haters are just going to have to deal with it. We're not talking Abercrombie miniskirts circa 2006. They're classy now. Like this pencil skirt version from Forever 21 that I bought on a whim. Naturally I had to pair this "classy" skirt with lace-up sandals, a somewhat scandalous top and a leather jacket. Hey, you can't win 'em all.
Also realizing that I might enjoy being on rooftops more that I originally thought.
The worst thing in the world happened to me today: I was told I wasn’t allowed to wear all black. My closet basically consists of black and gray, so dressing “bright” is rather difficult for me. Luckily, I remembered that I have a pair of white Zara jeans that I tend to avoid wearing because I live in constant fear of spilling on myself. So I pulled them out and put them on, topping off my outfit with a leather jacket, because I’m not a psycho and I can’t deny myself life’s one simple pleasure of wearing black. I have a problem, I’ve accepted it, now let’s move on. Here are 5 ways to ensure you don’t spill on yourself when wearing white clothing…
Bonus tip: Bring extra clothes with you for when you inevitably spill.
I woke up this morning at it was 60° outside, which isn’t cold by any means, but for August, that’s pretty chilly. Let’s be clear: I do not want winter. At all. But, I’m pretty excited for fall. Dressing for fall in Minneapolis is fun. Summer clothes are nice, but when it’s hot and humid, your options are limited. You can’t get too creative when every additional layer you add to your outfit causes additional sweat. Not worth it. Hence why my summers are spent wearing sundresses and the most basic of shorts/crop top combos.
So this morning when I felt the cold breeze drifting in through my window, I hopped out of bed, PUMPED because I would get to wear my brand new lace-up boots that I’ve been dying to wear ever since I impatiently purchased them from Target in July. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of tall, lace-up boots for years, but sometimes you just can’t find the shoes you’ve envisioned in your head (at least in your price range), so I’ve patiently shopped, always keeping these lace-up boots in the back of my mind. And then I found them at Target, the happiest place on earth.
I call them my Katniss boots, and they are the perfect boots for fall. After trying on roughly one million outfits this morning—my natural instinct was to wear them with flannel, but I wore flannel yesterday—I finally decided to keep it simple by wearing skinny jeans, a black v-neck, a slouchy, military green jacket from Tobi, and the most fall-appropriate scarf ever from Pimkie in Paris. It kind of reminds me of the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection. I will wear it belted as a top one day. It’s on my to-do list.
On another note, a few weeks ago my friend/co-worker Kate told me that I need constant supervision, which I scoffed at. Until I made her climb on the roof with me to take these photos. Then I wanted to sit on the ledge to take a photo for my #cuteshoescoolplaces series, but she wouldn't let me, forcing me to come up with an alternative solution. Chaos ensued. Maybe I do need constant supervision...
It's been a while since I've blogged, but I'm back.
Oh, Minneapolis. Sometimes it's 103 degrees in August and sometimes it's 65 degrees in August. You really never know what you'll get. Don't tell anyone, but I'm not mad about the fact that fall might be coming early. Leather pants, flannel and booties? I'm sold.
The intense humidity and rain I (and my hair) could do without, though.
Minneapolis weather is literally all over the place. Which means you have to dress for several different climates throughout the course of a day. In the morning, it's 34 degrees, and by the time you leave work it's 72 degrees—so how the hell do you get dressed in the morning? I've decided that the easiest way to balance these varying temperatures is to wear sandals that are inappropriate in the morning, and a jacket that is inappropriate in the afternoon. But the result is a pretty cute outfit that works moderately well in both 30 and 70 degree weather. Add aviators to look like you DGAF. Boom.
Kind of in love with the coolness of this outfit. Sweatpants and heels is what I'm all about. And leather jackets. And bomb ass accessories, like this sick statement necklace I bought in Fargo, ND of all places. Shout out to Lot 2029.
Style blogging is incredibly narcissistic. I literally have someone take multiple pictures of me, because I think I dress well, and post them to a website, devoted to pictures of myself. That's some Louis XIV shit right there.
Why did anyone let this happen? Why did style blogging become a thing? Who decided "Oh I dress really well, I better show the world"? And then more importantly, why did anyone decide it was okay to reward this behavior!? YOU'RE JUST ENCOURAGING US!
I get twice the likes on my style photos or selfies on Instagram, than I do on any other photo. This shouldn't happen. My photos of carefully-crafted cappuccinos and shots of the Eiffel Tower deserve your love. But alas, I know style photos are what the people want, so here you go.
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