SKIRT: c/o Whhttt Vintage (similar: here, here, here, and here)| SHIRT: Urban Outfitters (recent!)| SWEATER: Forever 21 (similarish: here, here, here, and here)| BOOTS: Macy's (similar: here and here)| HAT: Urban Outfitters
Saturday night was teased with spring-like weather that melted the ice on the roads and the snow on the grass (40 degrees is pretty much bikini weather in Chicago *shimmies*), so my cousin rounded up her friends and invited us to a downtown sports bar to drink warm beers in honor of her birthday. And while arriving at this crowded sports bar and nudging my way slowly passed the bevvy of friends splitting pitchers and the guys shouting pointers at the TVs, I played with the buttons on my coat as I weaved left and right, feeling for the first time in a long time...awkward.
Being in a relationship for two years meant you knew the sucker you roped in liked everything about you- from the I Love Lucy dresses you donned to your penchant of wearing only beat up boots. And knowing they liked your odd little quirks gave you the confidence to never stray away from being that eccentric little weirdo that you are. But as I stood by the high-top table and shrugged my coat off, I became pricklingly aware that no one in there looked like me. All the girls were in sequined something-or-others and sheer here-and-theres, with their long curls looking all perfect as they flirted and hair-flipped. And here I was standing in a midi dress with a turtleneck underneath, with my hair chopped like a boy's and salt stained lace-up boots on my feet. Suffice it to say I didn't feel like any boy would be tripping over himself to tap me on the shoulder and offer to buy me a drink. Not when I probably looked like I had the American version of a burqa on.
But even though I was guilty of playing with my necklace nervously here and there, I didn't really let the odd-man-out feeling get to me. Because in the end I'd feel sillier wearing something that didn't use to belong to someone's grandmother, and I really do genuinely like the person I grew up to be. So pass me the burqa and I'll buy my own drink ;)
"Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that's what maturity is all about." -Osho
And speaking of my style, this has got to be one of my favorite looks this year! When I picked this suede skirt from Whhttt Vintage, I knew some amazing boho outfits would be created around it. I've always loved turtleneck crop tops, and when I finally bought one this past weekend I knew the two had to go together. Then I added my blanket-like fringed sweater to give the look a more cozy feel, and voila! An easy weekend outfit that will take you from watching Will & Grace marathons on the couch to playing chess with your brother in the library. And if you want an eccentric or boho piece of your own, be sure to check out Whhttt Vintage here!
And here are my favorite selections that Whhttt Vintage has in stock right now- how fun is that berry colored leather skirt?
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