I wasn't mad on the Friend Friday questions today so I decided rather than bore you with half-arsed answered I'd do an outfit post instead
Before we get started, I would like to point out that I never wear jeans. Ever. Well, no, not never. But very rarely. The infrequency of my jean- wearing is illustrated quite clearly through this text conversation.
Charlotte: "I have some shocking news, I am wearing jeans."
Boyfriend: "Uh oh. Does this mean there is a horrible hole in the universe of something?"
My boyfriend has seen me in jeans a total of twice, and both occasions he wasn't meant to see me. I personally find jeans really hard to style, I find them really hard to have fun with. I mean you have all that leg that is all one colour and one material!! I also don't think I can pull off jeans. I am a classic pear shape with a preference for skinny jeans and I don't mind them amazingly flattering on my thighs. Anyway. Today I am wearing jeans. Which I managed to rip while taking these photos. I over-zealously pulled up my too-big jeans and ripped a belt loop. This demonstrates why I shouldn't wear jeans.
Anyway, as a non-jeans-wearer, jeans become a huge challenge for me. So I decided to embrace the challenge. If jeans means you entire bottom half is a no-go, what can I do with that? I actually tried on a couple of outfits before selecting this that I may try for the future. With this I was going for the Alexa Chung at the Met Costume Institute Gala look. I wanted to keep it cute without looking too business-casual, so I thought jeans would be more casual than skinny trousers.
Today went from boring day to exciting day. Boyfriend is abandoning me again this weekend but he treated me to lunch today (I've promised to pay him back...) and my friend just text me asking to go to TJ Maxx, Bargain hunting= sold!! I'm also hoping to get a trip to Savers in too- I keep seeing bloggers in such fabulous thrifted pieces. Tonight I think I'm going to a friend's for dinner too. Triple excitement!! Homework will have to wait until tomorrow unfortunately. I am also the kind of person to sacrifice my social life for uni work and being boring but I'm embracing the balance between having fun and being productive, and it's really nice.
of course, my geek glasses had to come out!!
I was just saying to my boyfriend now, I could never be one of those girls who drops everything for a guy. My friends are like my family. I couldn't give them up for anything. Plus I am so frustratingly driven. I couldn't not be my own person. I have too many passions and dreams and goals in life. I think it's a little odd when you get to a point in life where you can say yes, I like myself, I am proud of who I have become. I am my own worst enemy and frequently a victim of my own insecurity and worries, but now I think I'm doing okay. I'm really happy with my life right now :]] It's taken me a long time to get here. End self-reflexive musing.
blazer- charlotte russe
I found this outfit really hard to accessorize. I'm still not sure if I really like these shoes with this outfit. I felt like it called for stupidly high shoe boots or heeled pumps but neither of those are appropriate in -15 degree weather so I went for my old faithful Michael Jackson-esque shoes!!
That's all from me!!
See you tomorrow,