shorts- thrifted (levis)
sweater- joyce leslie
Friends, meet Work Clothes. These black Converse and this gray polo shirt are work staples for me. Once upon a time, they lived glamorous lives as part of my regular clothing rotation, but now they've been relegated to the Diner and I think it makes them kind of sad. Today it occured to me that I did, after all include these items in my 30for30, so why not take full advantage? I like this look a lot lot lot. It's short&tights (my signature) and Converse (my other signature from days gone by). I also like the preppy collar poking out from under my sweater. And also I like black. So, voila.
I was hemming and hawing about whether to wear Converse, my oxfords, or my red flats with this so I asked my little brother and he told me "the sneakers, definitely." So I listened, obviously. My brother has the most highly developed sense of style of any seventeen-year-old I have ever met, and he does it without even trying. He just throws on various hoodies and hats and bandanas and teeshirts and rolls out the door and I am always staring after him like, "Wait! Please explain to me the genius way that you mixed those stripes with argyle!" and he's like, "Umm, sis, why are you chasing my friend's car down the driveway?"
Also, it's comfortable which is good because I've spent the day sampling my mom's practice Thanksgiving desserts and it's important to have a waistline that stretches for that.
And you guys, today is finally my Friday! I'm very excited. I want to go in, work, make some money, go home, and have two glorious days off. That is what I want right now.
Also, today I went on boutiques.com. I am obsessed. I found awesome new boots that I just might have to buy. In December. When I am allowed to again. Basically, the idea behind boutiques.com is that you answer a million questions about your personal style (easy ones. There's a whole section where you pick which, of two looks, is most like your style. It's way cool and fun, and they use a really high percentage of fashion blogger photos for it, which I think is nice. The only thing is that I think some of them are falsely credited? Like, I saw a lot of bloggers that I recognized, and unless they've changed their blog names since the last time I stopped by, that's not them.) and then they feed you a million different dresses, shoes, accessories, skirts, blouses, etc. that fit in with what they perceive to be your personal style. And you can give feedback on each choice, saying if you love it or hate it and why (I love the why part. Such great attention to detail). I still need to tinker around on it and figure everything out, but as you can tell, it's fun and so far I'm a fan. No wonder. It's a Google product, and even though they're taking over the world, I have to admit that Google wins at pretty much everything, so go them.
PS- Boutiques told me my style was "casual chic" and then proceeded to give me a ton of gray and black clothes, long-sleeved mini dresses, expensive teeshirts, and bright heels. It also, however, decided to give me three different pairs of hot pink, bejeweled flip-flops. Um. Not even close, guys.