2012-08-20

Hits and Misses

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Vest? Thrifted (similar here) Jeans? FCUK, Winners Tank? Roots Sandals? Asos (white or blue)
Purse? Tignanello, thrifted Sunglasses? Betsey Johnson

Sometimes I wish I had a signature look. That everyday I would put on some variation of that same look and slay you all with my non-stop chicness. As an international style icon, I would go through packs of cigarettes a day as street photographers would jostle to capture me hailing a cab or checking my phone.
Instead this blog is a little like a personal fashion experiment. Over the 3 plus years that I have recorded what I wear, there have been some hits and there have been some misses. I hope there are more hits as I get older and infinitely more mature. I'm figuring out what works with my body and what trends I actually like, instead of what trends J. Crew likes. Yes, J. Crew made socks and peep toes look styled and sharp in their catalogues but I just looked (and probably felt) like an idiot and I can admit that now.
That is not to say that I want to stop fashion experimentation. I love clothes; their shape, their texture and their possibilities. I mostly love that I am at a place where I feel equally as comfortable in a vintage dress, as in a baggy, bleach splattered pair of jeans. Fashion should be fun and I am having fun getting dressed. And as always, I will continue to wait for that street style photographer to capture me. I've been faux-hailing a cab for three years now and not once have I been snapped. What gives?

19 comments :

newpetite said...

I love the first pic! you look gorgeous and I wish someone does notice coz you are beautiful and can definitely be a model :-)

Laura said...

I love that your style is so different all the time, but yet you always look like you!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

This is a hit, btw ;)

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Ilse said...

AH! I feel the same way! But i do enjoy experimenting! I love this vest!


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WendyB said...

I love those jeans!

As for streetstyle, try dressing as either a hooker or a clown. Those two styles usually work ;-)

Betsy said...

Talk about the perfect boyfriend jean!

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The Merchant Project said...

those jeans are great. I am seeing a lot of distressed denim these days but those take a up a notch - on trend and unique.

Marisa said...

gorgeous lipstick! what's the colour?

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

The simple fact that you DON'T always look the same is what draws me to your blog. I enjoy seeing your take on trends and the interpretation of your clothes.
PS. Cigarettes are bad for you and cause wrinkles...keep being you!

Jenn H. said...

I feel the same way! During this pregnancy I'm trying to buy just a few chic basics to mix and match. It's easier to get dressed. . . but it's also more boring. :)

barefootandvintage said...

hahahahah! faux-hailing a cab. that is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Obviously you are *so* uber-chic that you fly under the radar...like those rich, chic women who travel to places like Monaco and Saint Tropez. Once you're "discovered" you become a has-been! ;)

Suzie Salmon said...

I LOVE this look on you! Now I'm going to go splatter my jeans with bleach ;)

Natasha Fatah said...

I love how adventurous you are with your fashion sense. I like that every time I come to the blog, I don't know what I'll get, and I'm always surprised and intrigued and most of the time very much inspired. A signature look is fine, but let's face it - maybe a wee bit boring? Keep up the great work and great style!

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

forefrontfashion said...

if you ever make it to Maine I will CERTAINLY snap a photo of you on the streets!

ginger from the style of being said...

Love the graffiti. Love the jeans. I too owe a little awkwardness to jcrew. They make everything look so dang cool.

Alexa said...

really like those pants <3

Alexa <3
http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

where are your bracelets from they are all awesome- lewishea

Melody said...

For what it's worth, I always love your style!