L-A: Today’s photo was taken in a very public place – the NSCC Waterfront campus – so that should get me a few points for humilation. However, I fell short on matching today’s inpsiration: Serena Van der Woodsen. I know! That is unexpected inspiration, especially since Gaga wears pants more often than Serena. But I’m talking about pilot episode Serena. Fully clothed, no sequins in sight Serena.
I pretty much love that outfit. I liked it when Serena dressed like your average filthy rich teenager instead of an extra on Dynasty with all the sequins and shoulder pads.
But when I first looked it up as a reminder for my outfit, I didn’t look close enough and I missed the scarf. I promise you, I would have worn a scarf if I had seen it. I’m disappointed in myself and fully expect to lose some points for that. I am not carrying Vuitton suitcases to school, but I did pose with my satchel. I’m sticking with the striped bag because it fits my camera bag and seriously? That satchel is heavy and kind of awkward. A chunky purse would make for a very awkward day.
Okay, now that I’ve made excuses, here is today’s outfit:
Nautical stripes: Ancient Isaac Mizrahi for Fairweather. That shirt has long been relegated to being layered under sweaters, but I am so committed to this project that I am wearing it as the Main Event.
layers: Joe Fresh tank top
Jacket: Not a leather peacoat like Serena’s. I could have done a peacoat, but opted for similar colours instead. The jacket is an Gap number that once belonged to J.Lau.
Boots: rockports, purchased for $20 at a yard sale a few years ago. A woman was selling all kinds of size 10 shoes that she had worn once.
I am seriously sad that I didn’t spot the scarf in that photo. Sadfaces. Also a sadfaces because it was crazy humid and the layers plus wool jacket meant I was sweating like crazy this morning. No funsies. Anyway, tomorrow’s outfit should hopefully step things up a bit. I’m trying to go big or go home, but the challenge has its limitations. The main limitation is that I always wear striped shirts. It’s what I do, so it’s hard to take my everyday outfits and take them up a notch for the blog.
Anyway, I’ll leave you with the song that opens up the pilot episode of Gossip Girl in hopes that you’ll forget and/or forgive today’s scarf indiscretion:
Ally: L-A! You look fantastic! I can’t even crap on you for not dressing like an idiot. You look that good. Let’s judge, shall we!
Inspiration from non-slutty Serena: +2
Although it would be funny to see you dress a la slutty Serena: -2
Posing like you’re in the final three of ANTM: +5
Dressing all classy like for Big Girl School: +5
In short, you’re adorable. Also, can you wear a scarf in your hair this week? I feel that is really nautical. I feel it. Readers, any requests for L-A?