What My Style Says About Me

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Does anyone else ever get kind of confused with their own style? Sometimes I find myself wanting to dress all hip like the cool kids in Wicker Park in their oversized garage sale clothes with weird high skinny pants, but then the next minute I'll walk into J Crew and want every grandma cardigan and blazer I can find. Half of my closet looks like it belongs to a grungy teenager and the other half looks like it belongs to an old lady who plays bridge at the Country Club. Which I guess is kind of spot on. That's me to a T.

Really what it all boils down to is that I usually just want to wear what is comfortable. I did the uncomfortable tight clothing thing in college and no thank you. Never again will I wear stupid sleeveless dresses in the winter because I think it looks good. What an idiot.

Naturally when I got the chance to partner with one of my favorite online stores, Zappos, and choose a few items from their contemporary fashion line I went right to the big sweaters. This French Connection sweater was just calling my name.


And it did not disappoint, it's just as comfortable as it looks.


And I'm a really big fan of loafers right now. (It's the grandma side.) These are by Penny Loves Kenny and they are perfect for a gal who suffers from FAFS like myself- Fat Ass Feet Syndrome. My feet are basically as wide as they are long and sometime that makes for hard shoe shopping. If you're like me, do yourself a favor and order these shoes, but order them a half size bigger than what you normally wear.


And this is my "ooh are you taking my picture?" because I'm trying to look coy look. I'm rocking the same pants, same shoes, but now with my other go to fashion staple- a little bit of denim. Denim vests, denim shirts, denim jackets, I love it all. I think it's the Midwestern in me that just can't stray from a good Canadian tuxedo.


I've owned a lot of denim vests in my time (I'm from Nebraska, so it's like a law) but this vest by Vince Camuto is by far my favorite.



And there you have it. That's a little bit of my style at the moment. But who knows, it will probably change tomorrow. What's your style like?



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31 comments:

  1. I feel the same way! Everything in my closet is either black, gray and leather with studs - my inner rocker self that I haven't been able to shake since middle school - and then light pink, floral prints and lace - my Lauren Conrad-esque look. My fashion sense is bi-polar, and I am pretty okay with it. It's hard to wear my leather vest in the summer though; ick.

    http://awkwardlymarissa.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think we all went through that middle school rocker phase.

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    2. We certainly did. I'm going beatnik style shopping next week. I'll be happier for the holidays, and more coothe.

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  2. I have the same issues. My style changes day to day, but it's all about what I feel comfortable in!

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    1. and what will keep me warm in Chicago...

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  3. I understand that! No rhyme or reason in my closet either!
    And I don't know what I like better: the vest or the shoes. Cute looks!

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  4. I can completely relate! A third of my closet looks like it belongs to my 18 year old self, another third isn't practical for day to day (rural, canadian winters!) and the last third are my "farm clothes." With the size of my wardrobe you, you'd think I would never run out of outfits, but I always end up wearing the same 7 outfits to work anyways!

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  5. Ohhh same! Most my style says "She has college debt (YAY Old Navy & Target!)"
    But really, one half of my closet is edgy, interesting, black items and the other half is stuff with anchors on it.

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  6. I love that sweater and shoes! I think we all have style bipolar.

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  7. oh man i love all of this. i am so bad about having a certain style. some times im a hippie the next im a school teacher.

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    1. Be happy with style. It reminds us to take care and comforts.

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  8. I am the exact same way! I like to call it "half urban"... because I'm totally not full Urban.

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  9. I love all things Vince Camuto!

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  10. I love your style and I feel the same way. One day I am a boho babe and the next day I am Ms. Prep Star but that's the fun thing about clothes. You can change your style depending on how you feel or what you're into that day! Thank you for sharing.



    Krystal | www.moorekrystal.wordpress.com

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  11. Such cute outfits! And comfy is a must!

    Sarah www.seriouslysarah.net

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  12. Comfort is key and I don't think you can do any wrong in the fashion department

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  13. love the outfits + shoes you picked! if i had to define my "style"i guess i would call it a little hippie (embrodiery, loose flowy tops + skirts) with some whimsey (lace, ruffles), and a twist (leather, studs) :)

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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    1. I'm grunge, vocational uniform, and on special occasions business professional. Clothes aren't cheap in my life. Recent outerwear purchases all through Mutual Aid at my local thrift shop.

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    2. I'm grunge, vocational uniform, and on special occasions business professional. Clothes aren't cheap in my life. Recent outerwear purchases all through Mutual Aid at my local thrift shop.

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  14. I love those loafers! My style is comfy too, I live in big sweaters, skinny jeans, and booties.

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  15. Im a sucker for a comfy oversized sweater and either leggings or skinny jeans. Also I never go to work without my cardigan! I'm truly an old lady at heart

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