Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I Mean Business
I don't really know why I dressed up so much today...it was pretty much a normal day of school, nothing too exciting. I did just get this jacket and I have been wanting to wear it and since it's a bit fancy, I decided to pick an outfit that really went with the business-y feel. I tend to dress up for most occasions, because for me, when I feel like I look nice and put together I have so much more confidence, I am more outgoing and I feel better about myself. I, personally, would rather be dressed up more for any occasion, than feel like I am underdressed. Also, dressing more casually for me, sometimes translates as 'shlumpy.' I don't have a lot of 'in between' clothes. Whenever I go shopping, I try to tell myself to get more casual clothes, but I guess I tend to gravitate towards items that can be dressed up more. I like to have variety and I feel like dressier items can always be dressed down, but it's harder to make a hoodie, for example, look nicer.
This jacket was one of my buy-it-in-the-summer-wait-until-it-gets-colder-to-wear-it purchases. And it just finally got cool enough. I love the black/gray/white pattern it was definitely a perfect dressy fall jacket! I also love the contrasting silky lining in the sleeves that shows when you roll up the sleeves a bit-which I had to do because of my short arms:) I paired it with my black pencil skirt. To give it kind of a mismatched 'three-piece-suit' feel, I layered this menswear-inspired vest over a white long-sleeve undershirt. This necklace was an AMAZING gift from R...I'm finding it hard to not wear it with everything! I wore my great black mocs and black tights to finish the look.
White Undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)
Vest: H & M
Jacket: Banana Republic
Necklace: Gift from R
Tights: Century 21 (Hue)
Shoes: Zappos (Minnetonka)
When do you feel confident? What outfits make you feel great?