Monday, December 23, 2013

Wish List: Steph G. 3.0

Let's just take a moment and revel in the fact that this is the third wish list I'm doing for AWO. Time flies, yo.

Moving on. It's that time of year when I just ask people to buy me a bunch of stuff I don't really need. Just kidding, that's all year. Also, just kidding because apparently my only gift this year is my college education. Which is a legitimate trade-off. I can give up a few Christmases if that means I can graduate a few less dollars in debt. Actually, eff da system. College should be free. But, again, moving on. Let's say there's something under the tree para mi, here's what I'm hoping to see.

Skier sweater. Guess where this sweater is from? You goooooot it. J.Crew, of course. We all know black people don't ski, so what better way to skye y'all out than wear a sweater than wearing a skier sweater. For the record, I know plenty of black people (read: six) that ski. So, screw stereotypes. 


Winter Session Garrison Tote.  I totes (get it?) love this bag. It would add a lot of color to my accessory rotation. Ever since I had to retire my yellow, red, and blue Northface backpack, my darkest outfits have stayed, well, dark. A while back, I met the couple behind Winter Session at Dose Market and they are a fantastic duo. They're items are handmade in Denver, Colorado. I can always get behind brands with well crafted merchandise made in America.


Mark McNairy Leopard Chelsea Boot. I've had my eye on Mark McNairy for a few years now after he was all over the menswear scene as one of the best new shoe designers on the market. Once he rolled out a line for women, my heart sang and my wallet wept. These boots go for $595 and let's just say, ya girl isn't rollin' in dough. So, if one of you moneybags wants to gift these to me, I will love you forever and forever.


Dear Life by Alice Munro. Call me a nerd, but, yes, I want a book for Christmas.My senior year of high school, I was introduced to Alice Munro in my creative writing course. Then, I bought The Love of a Good Women and straight devoured that book in a few days. Short stories are by far my favorite type of literature. In such a short span, you become so invested in the lives of the characters, drawn into the conflicts, and in, say, 40 pages, you've gotten a story would take 300 pages for someone else to write. Alice Munro's short stories, or anyone's short stories, are great for people who want to read, but don't have the time or patience to read a few hundred page novel. 

Happy Holidays! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Wish List: Casey

Editor's note: We are so, so, so excited about our first guest blogger of the season, Casey. Before I had the pleasure of getting to know Casey, I always admired her style from afar. She reads just about everything that is posted on this blog and has always been supportive of me and Ashton in everything we do. All in all, Casey is the best. Enjoy!

I have always been told I am the absolute hardest person to shop for. Typically when I see something I like...I buy it. Now this does not include Balenciaga motorcycle bags, patent leather Louboutin heels and all things Chanel. However, when I was asked to come up with my holiday wish list from two of my favorite students, I couldn’t help but feel the need to contribute.  Let me say I love working in a high school. I feel as though I have the chance to always have my finger on the pulse of what’s in, what’s out, and what I should pack up and send to the Salvation Army. It doesn’t hurt that I work in a school with some of the of the most fiercely fashionable teenagers who are keeping me on my toes!  Let’s just dive right in…

First and foremost, as I write this out, it is currently something along the lines of negative zero degrees outside. In order to stay warm and still avoid looking like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow from Ghostbusters, this Moncler parka is high on the want list. For those of you who know me well, and I’d imagine few of you reading this do, black is typically my color of choice. It goes with everything, you can use fun colorful accessories to add a pop of color, and there is that whole thing of being universally slimming. However, I have chosen this coat in the deep wine color. Still timeless, still classic...and of course fierce.


Moving right along on the theme of keeping warm and to add that I have memorized the entire J.Crew Holiday catalog, the item most desired by me has to be the cashmere leggings. We all know winter is about hibernating at home, but why should this mean you are stuck in some drabby pajamas? J.Crew knows how to elevate loungewear to the highest degree when they came out with these bad boys.  


Next on my list are the Nike Pro Safari Moves tights. This summer I developed a very (unhealthy) addiction to spinning at a place called Flywheel. Yes, this is a very healthy addiction...I mean working out...burning like 800 calories can’t be a bad thing. However, this also means a whole new area of clothing and accessories are vital. I was all in on Lululemon until I spotted these bad boys.  I need them...I want them...I must have them.


I have always had an affinity for things with skulls. I used to have a sickening Toy Watch with a skull on the face, however it broke and I could never find a replacement. It wasn’t until I saw the Alexander McQueen skull smoking slippers, that I was finally able to move past the watch. There’s something incredibly sophisticated about a pair of velvet smoking slippers, but when you add the skulls it takes it to a whole new level.  


Diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend. Throw in the fact that my birthstone also happens to be a diamond and well...you have the next item on my most wanted list this holiday season. This diamond initial cuff from Dana Rebecca is my personal favorite. For starters, I am a sucker for anything with my initials on it.  Secondly, you can wear this on its own or stack it with some other jewels...either way it’s a classic.  Fingers crossed my mom is reading this and wants to surprise me…


And finally...there is nothing I want more than a Missoni throw blanket. I know...how shallow of me...but I can’t deny it. I see anything with the signature chevron print and I’m all in. This blanket has been on my most wanted list for years but it has moved to the most most wanted after seeing Rachel Zoe’s home decked out in the prints. My dream home would be simply black and white with touches of Missoni sprinkled throughout. This blanket is only the beginning.  




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Monday, December 9, 2013

Wish List Season Approaching

All Worn Outters,

Wish list season has arrived and guess who is kicking it off? Your male contributor of AWO. I haven’t had the opportunity to post but during my absence my style has only gotten better and my taste even more expensive. Here in Lake Forest the homes are in the million dollar range and the cars could pay off my college tuition thus I have been influenced quite a bit. I've even taken up a little piano to keep up with all the 12-year-old kids who come in the Lake Forest Sports Center, Patagucci-ed out. So the more free time I have here in the Forest the more keeping up with the top luxury brands I have to do. Any time I go into downtown Lake Forest I feel as if I have to wear the best of the best and sometimes I don’t think my closet is up to par so these things are exactly what I need to keep up with the Jones (aka the Kardashians)

1. Gold Watch

I never fail to put my watch of the year on my wish list and this one boasts quite the price tag, $50,000 to be exact but let’s ignore that and be mindful of the fact that Scott Disick would wear it so, so shall I. One day I was casually navigating the Cartier website and I came upon this beauty. I die for a quality gold watch and I know you'd die if you saw me wearing this bad boy. Have you even heard of pink gold? Probably not.

Calibre de Cartier Chronograph Watch: Pink Gold 

2. Pataguch

So I definitely need the most fashionable cold weather gear and this is it. I bought a "last season" pullover that was on sale but who doesn't need more Patagonia. I don't own any puffy/non-fashion outerwear and I'm looking to get some this year. And like I said in general why not stock pile up on a quality brand. That email about the new arrivals came in and I knew exactly what Patagonia I needed. 


Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover

3. Jack Spade

I obsess over everything Jack Spade. It's a men's brand that really caters to someone who actually cares about how they look once they graduate from college. I say after graduating because I can't necessarily just shop for my wardrobe there because the prices can be a bit steep. But put that aside and my closet would be all Jack Spade if it were up to me. Their bags are killer for a man in the work force and even if you want a snazzy tie or something that isn't so bland. They don't skimp on color or the fun side that can go into the items you buy. For example I die just for the new line of wallets they released.

Elastic Leather Index Wallet

4. Vineyard Vines

I feel like I'm a little late to this brand but that's okay I'm no east coaster. What I love about this stuff is it's bold and why not have a pink whale on your turquoise and yellow button down? 

5. Rain Boots

I obsess over rain boots and I honestly have no reason why. I feel like it's their convenience. Once you throw them on, no natural elements can stop you. I lie, except for heat. I was watching The Today Show and I saw this brand come on the screen and immediately looked it up and I liked their stuff. I'm not a fisher, hunter, sailor or farmer but hey it's nice to know that your shoes can withstand a day at the stables. Your stables that sit upon a 20-acre lot in Lake Forest, right? 

Aigle Malouine Black
Still hoping for a pair of Hunters... got my eyes on these beautiful babes.

Original Short Buckle Rain Boots

6. Givenchy

I've been in the market for new glasses. My Gucci frames have held up for the longest and I think this is the next step up. As Kreayshawn put it... "Gucci, Gucci, Louis, Louis, Fendi, Fendi, Prada basic bitches wear that shit..." I'm in love with this fashion line so hey this would be the only way I'd be able to wear it. I want them in this super cool textured matte black with gold accents.

Givenchy Eyeglasses

7. Cartier 2.0

I want this bracelet, if you understand why then you deserve one as well. I go for the opened bracelet because it's a little less hefty in price with a $2000 difference from the closed one at $6350.


Cartier Men's Yellow Gold Love Bracelet 

8.Birdy

But truly all I want this Christmas is a plane ticket to go see the love of my life. I save my little work study checks in the hopes that one day, maybe just one day I'll be able to fly to Europe to see her perform. So I will be going door to door in the Lake Forest area asking for hefty donations. She recently dropped a new album which, hasn't even officially been made available in the US. She currently is touring in Europe and that's where I need to be.

Kentish Town Forum in London

I wish everyone the pleasure of getting what they really want off their wish list this season. Hopefully, everything on your list isn't as much of a stretch as the stuff on mine.

Signing off 'til next time,
Untouchable 


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We Made It In America

Thanksgiving is about as American as you can get. All of our country's value are spiced up, cooked down and plated. You wake up in the morning to smell of baking pies and go to bed looking forward to at least a week turkey sandwiches with a side of greens and sweet potatoes. This is the time of year when family reigns supreme. Despite how daunting academic tasks and decisions-to-be-made might seem, you find the time to give thanks.

While large retailers have taken over prime time ad space to drill into our brains that they will be open at 6pm on Thanksgiving (like, what?...), some stores are sticking true to their roots. There's one shop that just opened in Hyde Park that is worth its weight in gold: Independence. This is place that is American to its core. Forget about scooting out of Thanksgiving dinner early to wait in some insane line to get a "deal;" Independence is where it's at. I went to school about a five minute walk from the the Oak Street location and I now find myself about a ten minute drive from the Hyde Park location on 53rd street. Basically, wherever I go, Independence goes.


Last Friday, MODA, the fashion organization on campus, teamed up with Independence for an opening party of sorts. Students spent the evening drinking out of mason jars (I'm 'bout it) and ogling at all of the great products. Independence is unlike any other store in that it only carries goods made in the USA. When you buy a shirt here, no need to fret -- you're supporting American dreamers just like yourself. 


Independence is a men's shop, but eff societal norms; anyone and everyone can find something here. I picked up the Apolis Chicago, Illinois tote and some Field Notes. There's a pretty strong showing from Oak Street Bootmakers. Every time I see a pair of shoes from Oak Street, I want to straight snatch them off the wearer's feet. I'm still waiting to find a brand that makes quality menswear inspired boots and shoes for women, so if you all know of one, hit meh up. 


You can seriously find anything there: jeans, sweaters, coats, aftershave, boots, blankets, scarves, everything. Independence has it all. This is exactly why it appeals to more than just its target market; everybody loves blankets. One thing that might come as a surprise to many is the price. You're paying for what you get and what you're getting is quality. You can buy one thing from here and have it for years, or buy a crap ton of the same thing over and over again from a sheisty store. Take yo pick. 


I'm one of those people who doesn't go "Black Friday" shopping because I'm really into the shopping experience. I can't deal with the crowds, the inability to find a store associate, and the all around chaos. Call me what you want, but once you have a great shopping experience at a store like Independence, crazy shit like Black Friday will drive you nuts. Also, look at that decor. Can't get that at Macy's. I'm actually just salty because Macy's messed up the epic shoe department Marshall Fields championed, so now I can't go drool over all the nice shoes at the State St. location. So, yea, Macy's sucks.

Copyright Ivy Zhang Photo 2013
Be sure to stop by Independence, either in Hyde Park or up on Oak Street. You really won't be disappointed. Even if you don't buy anything, talk to the guys in the store, see what's hip with the heritage movement. Trust me, you want to shop at a place with a name like Independence. That's about as American as you can get.

Big thanks to MODA and Independence for putting on this event for the plebes; we enjoyed ourselves. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Soooo High School

The more time I spend on this campus, the more I become convinced that time is an abstract concept. Days end quickly and weeks pass by even faster. It's been two weeks since my last post. Whaaa?! Maybe you all are living your lives like normal people and can comprehend the fact that it's been two weeks since I've made pointless comments in the blogosphere. But...let's be real, I'm far from normal.

A little over a week ago (I think...), we had our Fall Formal. I jumped at the chance to relive the glory days of high school. Apparently, this is a big deal for those of us who love an excuse to dress up. Tickets went on sale at 7am and were sold out by 8am. I was up before sunrise making the trek across my dimly lit campus to be one of the first people in line to get a ticket. It was one of those mornings that made me think about how great it is that I'm actually out of high school. Waking up at 6:15 and leaving my dorm before the birds were even chirping was, uhhh, awful. I will admit that I'm being a bit dramatic, but it's hard to believe I did that everyday for four years.

My five friends. Jk, I have more. 
The dance (lolzzz) was at the Shedd Aquarium. I was actually too hyped about the venue. Fish, food and fun?! What more could I ask for?? A lot, but ya know. 

FISHHHH
My roommate pretty much killed it in a super nice dress with a statement necklace. The dress is nice on its own, but the necklace brings the look together.


I never really have anything to wear to formal events that aren't super formal. This was more semi-formal. If you're a diehard fan of this blog, you might remember that this is the same skirt I wore to my senior year homecoming. I really can't be out here droppin' dollars on a new dress. My skirt is from Kohls and my shirt is from Banana Republic. Also, the same shoes from homecoming; they're BCBG. My purse is a throwback Coach that was gifted to me by my cousin. I wore silver rings, a silver watch, and white gold earrings. 

Fall Formal was actually such a good time. When the usual options are booze-filled, sweaty frat parties, a change of pace was much appreciated.



Monday, November 4, 2013

Rain, Rain Go Away

Last week was pretty rainy. Aaaaand it sucked. But, it would have sucked even more had I not bought a pair of Hunter rain boots the week before. I've been in college for seven weeks now and I've probably done more than my fair share of online shopping (whoops...). But, I count my rain boots as a necessary luxury.


I wore them with a cashmere sweater and skirt I picked up from the J.Crew outlet, a quilted jacket I got on sale at the regular mall J.Crew and lace tights from Kohls. 


Even though it's been raining a lot, I love this weather. I'm one of those people that absolutely loves fall. It's not too hot, not too cold. You can wear nice jackets, jeans, and break out your boots.


I just realized how jacked up my fisherman's bracelet is. Ha, I should probably buy/make a new one. But, I like to think it has character.


Thanks to my beautiful friend Maya for taking these pictures. She'll be making more appearances on the blog, so watch out for her. 


Oh, and we both love jack-o-laterns. 


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NYFW & Thom Browne

New York Fashion Week is ovahhh. And London Fashion Week is ovahhh. The trends for Spring/Summer 2014 have been set and I've had a few days to reflect. For the most part, designers showcased their ready-to-wear lines, which are exactly as they sound -- things that you and I could wear freely without feeling like we're walking down a runway in Milan. And oh yeah, make sure to hold on to all those crop tops you bought specifically for Lollapalooza and hot basement parties, they'll still be "in" come the new year.

While everyone was busy designing clothes for the everyday woman, I bet Thom Browne was sitting in his studio like, "The everyday woman is a bit deranged. So, she should look a bit deranged." From that totally made up, yet totally plausible thought process comes Thom Browne's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.


Here's what the man himself had to say about his, errr, different methods regarding presentation (via Complex):
'"Yes, it definitely is attached to tailoring but it’s also attached to so much more. I love the idea of things being strict and things being uniform," Browne said. "That’s the reason why I surround each collection with humor or irony. I want to make sure that it’s not too serious and that there is some element that throws it off because otherwise that would make it really boring. There’s always a story that’s somewhat fantastical. I think it makes the uniformity of it all far more interesting."'

I was seeing bits and pieces of this collection on Instagram. Like, this...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tastemakers: Takahiro Kinoshita

When I first started checking out fashion blogs regularly, particularly street style blogs, Takahiro Kinoshita always caught my attention. Before I even knew his name, there were photos saved on my computer of him killing it during fashion week. Kinoshita is Editor-in-Chief of Popeye Magazine, a Japanese men's magazine. So, it only makes sense that when it comes to menswear, Kinoshita is on top of his game. One minute he's got on an incredibly cool and casual fit, and the next he is tailored to the nines complete with knit ties tucked into his pants. Also, take note of his haircut -- it's a thing, like, he actually styles it (a great haircut is a great accessory). His ability pull off (see: stunt) two different styles so effortlessly earns Kinoshita All Worn Out's first nod as a Tastemaker.


Still dope even when it's cold.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Woman Crush Wednesday: Red Lips


Make-up eludes me. Beyond the basics, I know nothing. Primer. What? BB Cream. What? CC Cream. What? And don't get me started on this new trend of fake eyelashes. Like, what? Leaving all of that aside, my lack of knowledge regarding this thing that some would call quintessentially "feminine" does not mean I can't recognize a well made-up face.


I often find myself most intrigued by bold lips. Much like a nice accessory, a bold lip, red lips in particular, add much to an outfit. Clothes are awesome, but sometimes it's nice to have people drawn to your face. And a lipstick in a stand out shade accomplishes just that; it will make your face an integral part of your overall look. These pictures were ones saved to my computer with "lips" as the name. Acquired over the years of blog stalking, I can finally put them to good use. 

So, the red lip. It can tie an outfit together, like in the picture below, or provide a contrast, like in the final picture. Yea, fall is on the way and that means ringing in a dimmer color palette, but uhh eff that. Add some brightness to your lips to give a dark outfit a tinge of fun. Also, the great thing about red (and colors in general) is that there is just one "red." It completely brightens your face. I've literally never seen a woman look bad with red lipstick. It exudes confidence. And, bonus, it makes your smile look a bajillion times whiter. Just take the time to find the shade that's right for you. Take a note from these stunning ladies, red lips are the way to go.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Completely Covetable: College Wish List




It's back to skoooo time. Womp wahhh. One good (read: really effing awesome) thing about going back to school is that I get to go "back to school shopping." It's just a clever way to disguise buying the same thing in different versions. We all need three denim jackets, right? Right.

Lucky for me, I had a horribly low paying job this summer, so I have a few bucks to spare on some new digs. The Labor Day sales treated me very well, but a girl can never have enough. Most of my friends have already shipped off to college, or started school here in the city. I ain't go no frans. Sad life. But, a bit of retail therapy is exactly what the doctor prescribed.

Completely Covetable: College Wish List


   
Completely Covetable: College Wish List by stephg09 featuring a rose gold tone bracelet

By the grace of the universe I was able to cut down my list to three solid items. There are a bunch of other things I want, but these are the things I would absolutely love to own. These would also be three pretty big purchases for a student; all in all, the would ring in around 1,000 bucks. It's safe to say, I will not be getting everything on this list. Ya win some, ya lose some.
Golden Bear sportswear for J.Crew varsity jacket 
jcrew.com
I've been looking for a varsity jacket for some time now. I've taken to thrift stores, asked family members, but I haven't been able to find the right one. Having just mentioned this sort of jackets presence in thrift stores and dusty attics, you might wonder why I would even consider dropping anything over 60 dollars for this jacket. But, it's simple: I just like nice things. And that jacket is a nice thing.

J.Crew Monk strap loafers
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When I got the September Style Guide from J.Crew, the first page I opened to featured a model in these shoes. I swear it was fate. Earlier this year, Cole Haan was carrying double monks for women and I just slept on that. Definitely one of the biggest mistakes I've made -- my closet shed a tear. Needless to say, these will definitely be purchased. They're menswear inspired and just cool. With some cropped jeans and well fitting t-shirt (shout out to Madewell), these shoes will take that impossibly simple outfit to the next level.

Marc by Marc Jacobs rose gold tone bracelet
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Don't have a significant other? Get a nice watch. All ladies need some nice arm candy. **cue the "duhhh"s from the crowd** I, like every other young woman, am completely obsessed with Marc Jacobs. His clothes are the epitome of fun without being foolish. I've been eyeing rose gold watches for a while and this is the one for me. I tried it on in store about a week; nothing but stars in my eyes. It's a great cross between a heavy boyfriend watch and a classic women's watch. Well done, Marc, well done.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Woman Crush Wednesday: Dominique James


Where do I start? Dominique James is the type of girl -- errr, excuse me, woman -- you would want to have as your best friend. Lucky for me, she is one of my best friends. Her drive is inspiring, her humor always elicits more than a few giggles, and you can trust her with any secret, however big or small. Oh, and she can work wonders in the kitchen.

Let's back track a little and spend a some time talking about her drive. Dominique is 18 years old and has accomplished more than some twice her age. She managed to win the Golden Gloves boxing championship, perform with Yo-Yo Ma, secure a full ride to college, and hold down a job all the while putting together her first book for publication. To say the least, Dominique is doing it on all of us.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Race at Payton

Just a few weeks ago, I graduated from high school. Our community was rocked when media outlets published stories that implied racism on the part of my peers and others that represent Payton. Payton students spoke out via our resident newspaper, The Paw Print. With the news regarding the ruling in the Trayvon Martin case, I have been shocked and disappointed by the youth responses, particularly my classmates, I have seen all across social media. All in all, there seems to be lack of sensitivity on both sides. Everyone has a reason for opposing or defending the court ruling; that in itself cannot be used as an ultimate judge of character or morality. Respect, yo -- that's key.

Me & Baraa.
Together we can do anything.
Below is my response to the baseball controversy, previously published in the Paw Print, however it aims to get at the larger issue of the role that race plays at my high school. A role that I'm sure is not unique to Payton. Yeah, this blog usually deals with lighthearted things, but I feel compelled to share this article. Out of everything I've ever written (and that's a lot), this is the one thing I hope Payton kids read and, ultimately, seek to converse with. Share your opinions in the comments section, email, twitter, what have you. I'm open to hear everyone's thoughts. Also, share this article if you're vibing with my message.

Here we go:

"Address issues head on"
By Stephanie Greene
Staff Writer

It is nearly safe to say that the situation involving Payton’s and Brooks’s respective baseball teams was not racially charged. So, now that that has been figured out we can continue to pretend that race is simply a social construct that every Payton student (and their mother) chooses to ignore. It has been resolved: race is a non-issue at Payton.

Provided that it was unfair for the media to paint our school in such an unpleasant light, this was an opportunity lost. In response to the implicated racism on the part of Payton parents and students, we toted facts about how our school is so diverse, how we pull kids from all over this segregated city, and how we are a majority-minority school. While all of that sounds great, we can throw a bunch of kids that look different into a room together, but that does not mean that prejudices are thrown out of the window.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Cheap Monday: Rag & Bone

I'm bringing back All Worn Out for summer. It's been much too long since I've made an appearance in the blogosphere. This week (and maybe going into next), the posts are going to be focused around my end of senior year events: prom, luncheon and graduation. So sad, but it was also a great time to see everyone all dolled up. Today, it's all about da luncheon.

For about three weeks, I had been eyeing these Rag & Bone pants at Neiman Marcus Last Call. Like, eyeing. It was the only pair they had and they were in my size. Match made in heaven. Not to mention Rag & Bone is one of my favorite designers and the pants are made in America.
Photo credit to Emily H. 
Literally in love with these pants. They originally retailed around $325, I picked em up for around $80. Best 80 bucks I've ever spent. And I must say, these pants make my booty look good. Win, win. You can really see how nicely they fit in the picture on the right. I paired them with a shirt from my mom's closet and shoes from my best friend's closet. $80 for a nice outfit, sounds good to meh. The lovely lady next to me is muh main chick Rocio who is killing it in pants from Anthropologie. Absolutely killing it. And the lovely gent is muh main man Denny. He opted for a standard khaki, shirt, and boat shoe outfit. He played it safe, but that look will always work for guys.

Now on to more pics of my friends looking gewd.


Chinue and Malcolm.
Photo credit to Trystan G.

Monday, May 13, 2013

What I Wore Today

Ello, Chaps. First, I must mention the weather; this would not be a Chicago-based blog without a lil' weather talk. Soooo...lucky us, it's finally getting warm. Remember like two weeks ago we thought it was going to be warm for good? Then, the world was like "nahh," and it dropped to like 40 degrees last Friday. Maybe I shouldn't say it's finally getting warm, I might jinx it. Either way, we must celebrate.

Today it was in the sixties, pretty warm, but not enough for shorts or anything. Even if it were warm enough for shorts, I'd be wearing something to cover my legs. Long story short: I was in Florida last week on a fishing trip with my dad (*cue awwws from the crowd*) and I wore shorts instead of long pants. Hence, I got bit up by the little buggies. I counted 93 bumps. Dag, yo. So, my legs are red and bumpy and diseased lookin'. Das life.


Today, I wore things that I've had for a while. Jeans and shirt are from the Gap. I've had the jeans for three years, shirt for two and they're still solid. For anyone that's been with us for over a year now will remember these shoes from a previous post. Now, they are pretty beat up. The leopard is worn down and there's a little bit of cracking on the side. But, hey, they still look good from afar. 


Since I have had these jeans for three years, what were once artful distresses are now just holes. I've seen girls walk around with just the holes and 4/5 of their legs hanging out, but, uhhh, I think that looks kinda nasty. Instead of doing that, I usually wear a pair of tights under mine. Today, I opted for black lace tights. The tights, shirt and jeans were a nice texture combo.  


This is also a kind of high-low look. I've got the leopard flats and tuxedo-esque shirt, both things I've worn to formal events, with holey jeans. The jeans completely dress down the aforementioned items. Like, completely. I love high-low looks, even just the simple dress and Chucks outfit. I also rarely wear light wash jeans, so this is worth documenting. 

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