Tuesday, January 31, 2012
dress: Ark on Main St.
sweater: Vintage from Hereafter Vintage on Etsy
shoes: Swedish Hasbeen Penny Loafers
tote: Fieldguided (I seriously wear this thing everywhere)
glasses: Front & Company on Main St.
Well hello beautiful people!
This outfit was totally inspired by Liz's latest "What I've Been Wearing" instagram series. I love how she so effortlessly pairs sweaters with dresses. For some reason I have a hard time with that - I just tend to see the dress as this one big piece of fabric that CANNOT BE CHANGED by anything. Weird right? But this is the kind of simple yet annoying fashion conundrums that I find are constantly being solved by reading style blogs.
...You know, I would so much rather go through my blog list or tumblr-feed and see amazingly rad individuals, rocking out their personal style and being DIVERSE AND UN-PHOTOSHOPPED HUMAN BEINGS who aren't wearing impractical/extremely expensive garments draped over themselves or being posed in a way that subtly (or overtly) caters to a decidedly straight male gaze, and perpetuates passive female stereotypes and unrealistic beauty norms. So yay for indie style bloggers, who are in control of their images and style! I am constantly inspired by the ability of my fellow bloggers to be subversive and creative, all while promoting a sense of community and sharing. Seriously. Mad love.
Thanks for listening to my little rave, hope you're having a lovely week! ^_^