Monday, 20 August 2012

Dinosaurs, Pandas and Michael Jackson- Oh My!

girl next door fashion outfit
girl next door fashion outfit
girl next door fashion outfit
Okay it's probably (read: definitely) not cool enough yet in New Jersey for me to be wearing a leather jacket, but this jacket is the exception I think. LOOK HOW PRETTY. Okay it's totally pushing Michael-Jackson-in-the-Thriller-video, but I think it's fabulous. I spied it in Forever 21 on Tuesday. Picked it up, tried it on, fell in love, but decided to be sensible and put it back. I'd just paid for my $800 flights to MN so I knew I didn't need it. But when I left the shop, I knew it was one of those things I would massively regret if I left behind, and because, let's face it, it's F21, it's unlikely I would ever see it again. So I, as I later told Bri, YOLO'd, this phrase used with the upmost irony and jest. And Bri and I decided I would tell everyone she practically forced me to buy it. Just as she tells people I forced her to buy the gorgeous trench she bought a few weeks ago. We have decided as we both bought jackets together that these are out official friendship jackets. Our Brilotte jackets. When we wear them, we must think of our friendship. That is my justification!
girl next door fashion outfit
girl next door fashion outfit
I apologise, yet again, for my tan lines. These shorts are actually a little longer but they just looked awkward with this outfit at that length so I had to roll them up. I am rarely a roller. I never rolled my school skirt or my shorts at the waterpark, but these required a roll. Also my tshirt has a panda on and my necklace has a dinosaur on. I don't think it gets any better than that. I've actually had this tshirt for months. If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that pandas are my favourite animal. I have quite the selection of panda things (slippers, rings, necklaces, pajamas, pillows, gloves, jumpers, hats...) and when I went to Edinburgh for my birthday to see the pandas (yes, I am 22), I wanted something else from the gift shop. I saw a picture of this tshirt on a display but they didn't have any available, so before I even got to the car I'd ordered it online. I love it so much. And then the dinosaur necklace? Well I just really love dinosaurs. Who doesn't? When I saw the dinosaur necklaces that Eclectic Eccentricity had on their website, I had a kind of mental breakdown trying to decide which dinosaur I wanted. I really, really fancied the stegosaurus, but in the end went for the triceratops. He's awesome.
girl next door fashion outfit
red leather jacket-Forever 21
panda tshirt- Rapanui
shorts- Dorothy Perkins
converse- Converse
necklace- c/o Eclectic Eccentricity
girl next door fashion outfit
I had a great time seeing The Dark Knight Rises again last night, and tonight I'm going for dinner and to a local bar which is supposed to be nice. I've decided to keep my days off as relaxing as possible as I'm trying to do lots of things after work this week as a lot of my friends are leaving for college soon! I'm going out next week to do karaoke and I can't wait!
Have a lovely day guys!

Charlotte x

14 comments:

  1. I totally love this outfit. You styled light wash jeans perfectly, and I love the slightly graphic shirt with that amazing jacket! So perfect!

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  2. I looove this outfit, casual yet super fun! The studs on the leather jacket make it so badass, I love the idea of a red leather jacket. And that panda tee is too adorable. Haha I like the idea of friendship jackets
    xJennaD

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  3. Love your jacket! It's just so perfect and amazing!
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    Jay

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  4. Lovely jacket Charlotte! You look so good in red! I bought a (black) leather jacket too last week, I really want to wear it but it's so hot! Might steal your outfit idea now :D x

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  5. Oh man I want that jacket so bad! Its rad :)

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  6. you suit this jacket so so much, it's awesome! impressive tan lines! wow flights booked, so exciting x

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  7. that jacket totally is MJ, but looks lovely, you definitely rock it :) I have yet to see Dark Knight Rises, but hopefully will go next week!

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  8. Um yes. That jacket is fantastic and I'm glad you YOLO'd and got it. It does indeed remind me of Michael Jackson, but in the best way possible. It looks great paired with your t-shirt and jeans. I also love your dino necklace! My sister would be all over that. Maybe I need to find her a dino necklace for christmas or something. Anyway.
    Have fun doing karaoke next week!

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  9. What a great outfit! What lipstick is that? It is the perfect shade of red! Also (and this is a weird question, haha)...do you wear socks with your Converse? I have been looking and looking and LOOKING for socks that don't show. I hate wearing mine without socks but all the socks I have show :/

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  11. hat jacket totally is MJ, but looks lovely, you definitely rock it :)
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