2009-04-17

What I'm Wearing 18.04.09

That's two finals down now! I found finance to be easier than french. Go figure. I never thought I could be a number person. Anyways, since my exam was in the late afternoon, I had all morning to experiment with different outfits and give my brain a break. Unfortunately (or fortunately maybe) I ended up zeroing in on this rather Paris Voguette-ian outfit. Althought I didn't intend to look like an Emanuelle Alt clone, I must admit I like the casual cool pairing of fur with a white tee and jeans.


Thrifted Ron et Normand blazer, thrifted fur collar, H&M tee, Levi's jeans, Aldo shoes.

On the plus side, I got some wear out of items that haven't seen the light of day in ages. Take these jeans for example. I've had them since the 10th grade and I stopped wearing them completely 3 years ago. They've just sort of sat in my closet collecting dust since. But something about them made me want to save them. Maybe it's that perfect fade that they've garnered over time, and the fact that they even have a light blotch over the pocket where I always kept my keys. It almost feels like I'm wearing a hug. Nice feeling that.

I haven't worn the above fur collar very much either. It was purchased second hand at Value Village and although I love it very much, I've always been a little hesitant to wear it (especially on campus) for fear of receiving death glares from my fellow students. I'm of the opinion that it's better to give it a second life than let it go to waste. But others may believe that even wearing a second hand piece promotes the abuse of animals, and I can respect that too.

So anyways, I guess this is one of those "tomboyish" outfits that a few commenters on the forum mentioned below were talking about (thank you guys for translating that for me!). I really tend to seesaw back and forth between minimal and over the top. I haven't quite decided what my favourite style is yet, but I still have a few years to figure it out, if I would ever want to that is. For the moment I like being able to do daring when I feel daring and casual-chic when I'm just looking for an easy fix.

20 comments:

Diana said...

Tomboyish? Far from! The jeans tone down the fur or "hug"

Christine said...

I love the fur collar and your boots! Hope you did well on your exams!

Amelia said...

I love this outfit! I guess I like the Paris Voguette look. That collar is fantastic.

Kayla Bon said...

I love jeans like that. Very cute outfit, so glad you were able to get some wear out of that fantastic collar!

jo said...

i think you tend to add elements that lend a very interesting edge to even minimal outfits. like those laced shoes and fur collar. really amps up the outfit!

Lady Melbourne said...

Oh that fur!!!Devine!
Here I was thinking I was special but it looks as though Solestruck are reaching out to a global blogging audience! I look forward to seeing what you chose as well.

Sorry I haven't commented at all lately, a combination of study, work and laziness! It's nice to see you are still as professionally trendy as always!
Love LM

yulanda said...

That fur collar is too awesome.

Like you I'm hesitant about wearing anything that has real animal fur. I picked up a cute little fur collar / scarf from Goodwill about a year ago, but I've yet to wear it.

Cruz said...

I don't think you look like an Emmanuelle alt clone du tout. :) I like the fur paired with something casual, makes for a cool look.

Abigail said...

I love tghis, it isn't at all Emanuelle clone. It is a similar vibe, but I think the turn-ups and the general attitude make it more your own. Je suis un fan.
I take your view; I own a few vintage furs but no new ones, I am very anti new furs.
xxx

denise said...

oh mannn that fur collar is amazinggg and i definitely agree about wearing used furs instead of going out and getting new ones.

Alice X said...

mm i adore. personally i never wear jeans but you look great in them and i really like your glasses!

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indigotangerine said...

while in general i am against fur, and probably wouldn't wear it, I have to admit that it looks great on you, and if it was second hand, it's not that big of a deal. I can't pinpoint why i like this outfit so much, but it looks fabulous.
-indigo

shopgirl28 said...

Hello. I'm new to following this blog.
I love how your outfit is paired together.

Rain said...

Hi! Although I am not really fond of fur. But I do like your outfit especially with the fur. It just give something extra to the outfit! Great blog! I will certainly drop by again. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a great outfit! It's casual, and yet insanely gorgeous!

Those jeans are from Gr.10?? Wow! I like them! :)

Good luck on the rest of your finals!

Catherine Viriya said...

love everything about your look!!

Karen said...

i actually just rolled them over and did a zig zag.. im surprised it worked, i planned on using a binding all around it but the zig zag was much easier!

Dr. Debonaire said...

the fur collar is GORGEOUS

MANFOX said...

oh man, that fur is to die for... so, so beautiful

chekka cuomova said...

I LOVE your outfit!! really really love this look!!