Why Did You Wear That: Garage Band

By |April 25th, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

garage band chicI realize that there are now girls old enough to drink (legally), but not old enough to know who the hell Kurt Cobain is.  That doesn’t dissuade me from wearing one of my favorite t-shirts though.  I’ve had this shirt for a while now, and I”m not sure I’ll ever get rid of it.  Yes, that’ll be me.  The 65 year old woman wearing a cut off t-shirt in the grocery line.  So?  I like to pair it with the unexpected.  For this rendition, I’ve topped off a sweet pair of lace shorts with my less than ladylike t-shirt.  I specialize in contradictions.

We already know the 90’s grunge look is making a bit of a comeback, so now’s the time to revel in a bit of nostalgia by digging out those old concert t-shirts and making them new again.  And no, ‘N Sync isn’t vintage… yet.

nirvana t shirt

red lip

lace shortst-shirt: vintage, shorts: Pins and Needles, bag: Urban Expressions, shoes: Colin Stuart (similar here), bracelets, Alex and Ani, lipstick: Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Strength

Smells like teen spirit.



Why Did You Wear That: Ray of Light

By |January 24th, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

Though winter here hasn’t been much more than grey and rainy, I was able to catch a little bit of sun a couple of weekends ago.

I know coming hot off the heels of my Stylelist Q + A, this may seem like a “risky” outfit choice.  Here’s the thing: I don’t hate leggings as a whole.  I hate when girls wear leggings like they’re Levi’s.  I’ve got a whole stack of leggings, but you better believe that unless I’m in the midst of a pilates class, my “assets” are covered when wearing them.

I love the sheer peach mixed with grey knits and grounded with a luggage brown boot.  It’s a nice alternative to the standard black and brings a little bit of light (ness) to your most grey winter days.

Rule of thumb when deciding whether or not a shirt is long enough to be worn with leggings:  Put your hands down to your sides.  If the shirt reaches your fingertips, it should be okay.  It’s kind of like the skirt/shorts rule in highschool.  Use your head (and your eyes), your front pieces and bum should not be showing.  Leggings, afterall, are not pants. 

1. Equipment Major Blouse, $208, 2. Top Shop Ribbed Marl Leggings, $36, 3. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner (Peacock), $20, 4. Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip Color (Confidence), $16, 5. Kain Modal Silk Blend Tank, $85, 6. Alex & Ani 12 Assorted  Expandable Bangles, $138, 7. Steve Madden Intyce Cognac Boots, $149.95