|converse: thrifted // jeans: Gap // chambray: American Eagle // blazer: stolen from brother // lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous in Black Cherry|
Never in my life have I embodied so much swagger. I thrifted these beautiful red high top cons at Savers on Tuesday for $7.50. Am I the princess of poppin’ tags or what? Many of you don’t know this because they’ve never appeared on the blog, but I also thrifted a pair of red TOMS from the same Savers for like $16 around this time last year. I’m not sure what it is about red shoes and Savers, but I’m a lucky girl. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that Contessa loves these shoes as much as I do.
I wear the rest of this outfit, minus the blazer, at least once a week. I know it’s pretty simple–denim on denim–but it always looks more put together than norts or jeans and a t-shirt. I haven’t worn it on the blog because I feel like I can only wear the most special of outfits here. I’ve come to terms with the fact that being stylish has more to do with knowing how to look good on an off day than looking great on an on day.
Since I had a coffee date with my new friend and big-time wedding blogger this morning, I threw on my trusty navy blazer for good measure. Oh, and I’ve been rocking this partially-braided side pony for the last couple of days. I like it because it keeps the back of my hair from entering full-on rat’s nest territory when I wear collared shirts, and because the braid gives me just a little volume on top (which I always desperately need).
PS. If you’re not sure where the title of this post is from, it’s one of Dago’s favorite songs.
PPS. Yesterday is the first weekday of 2013 that I haven’t posted. I’m feeling really guilty, but sometimes you have to take a day off in order to get ahead. My friend Chris calls that a trade off. He said it has something to do with economics. Either way, I appreciate the support.