That’s exactly what happened here. Emily put together an outfit that balances feminine and burly in an fantastically unexpected way — and I had to copy it.
Before I talk about myself, I have to mention these shoes. Because these are clearly the interest piece on Emily’s outfit, and I had nothing to compare (surprise). Also, they just sold out at Anthropologie, and therefore became a royal pain in the ass to find something similar to.
I dare you to google “pastel pink lace ups” and NOT trigger your gag reflex — I don’t think you can. It’s like reliving some hellacious Hot Topic/ Hello Kitty nightmare — the one I thought had been laid to rest after we all grew out of our Taking Back Sunday days.
But while the plastic-and-glass heeled versions of Emily’s shoes are enough to lose sleep over, this demurred and grown-up version is what moves her flannel-and-leather combo from Library Sleep to Street Chic.
And then there was me.
I kinda had one of those weeks in which you just don’t want to deal with reality, and, unfortunately, I think my pictures kind of reflect that. The whole “working more, and the snow makes me want to punch something innocent, and my roommates won’t go outside, and oh, I spilt water all over my camera” kind of week.
So if you’re wondering about the low-res indoor shots … what low-res indoor shots?
Whatever. I took the opportunity to make my flannel artsy. See? There’s a book, a coffee mug, and an insta filter.
I didn’t have any funky boots to go with my flannel and leather, so I glammed it up instead with a beaded bag and headband. And then I sat inside in my decided-upon outfit because… sleet.
Anyways, I hope that everyone else managed to escape the snow and not break their electronics… Just three more weeks until the March Equinox! Let’s hope the weather figures that out.