HAT: Urban Outfitters| SWEATER: Urban Outfitters (similar here and here and here)| PURSE: c/o Whhttt Vintage| JEANS: Zaras (similar here)| BOOTIES: Macy's (similar here and here)| TURTLENECK: TJ Maxx (similar here)
So, the Midwest got confused on us and decided to turn into Mother Russia, bringing in winds with icy teeth and temperatures that the arctic gets cozy with. It got to the point where cars wouldn't start and offices had to close down, giving almost everyone a chance for a snow day that consisted of diving under blankets and staying there. Or it gave you the chance to be trapped inside your house with nothing but yourself and cabin fever but, you know, tomato tomatoe.
I myself started to fall victim for the latter, something that became glaringly clear when I found myself standing in the living room with my nose pressed against the window, fogging up the glass with my breath as I stood there trying to weigh if I'd really slide into a ditch if I tried making a run for it and hightailed it to my friend's house. Who, by the way, happens to live across town, but surely the trip itself would be exciting? It'd be like that extreme truckers show on the History channel, where I impressively swerve and dodge death with every right handed turn onto an empty side street. I mean, if that doesn't chase the boredom away then I don't know what will, amiright?
But just as I started to convince myself that that's a good idea like a crazy person, something I read by Bell Hooks popped into my head the way reason tends to before you throw yourself head-first off of a cliff: "When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape."
Well played Ms. Hooks, well played. With my nose still pressed against the glass, I sighed heavily and fogged up my view of the deserted neighborhood, knowing she was right. If I didn't enjoy my own company, then what does that say about me? If I feel lonely when I'm alone, should I really inflict myself onto other people? The thought of having the need to escape yourself- to surround yourself with other people and their chatter so that you don't have to spend some one on one time with your own thoughts and notions- sounded just a little bit sad to me. And made me feel kind of boring. And so with that I pushed myself away from the window and decided to go right that wrong.
And on a more outfit related note, I haven't been gravitating towards dresses as much since there are icicles the size of tree branches hanging outside, and so cozy sweaters are saving the day time and time again. I watched an old Diane Keaton movie some time ago, and I remember thinking how I really liked that the men had turtlenecks underneath their sweaters and filed that tid-bit away for a future outfit. It was so deliciously 90's, and God knows the extra layer wouldn't hurt. I also wanted to jazz up the look with a pair of cozy, patterned socks so I rolled up my boyfriend jeans and let a good portion of my calf show. I like how it's a small detail but also adds the perfect amount of quirk to the look.
But the real show stopper in this outfit is my clear Whhttt Vintage purse! Ever since the trend exploded I've been really, really wanting a little clutch of my own, and so when I saw this one at Whhttt I had to immediately snap it up. I think it's such a fun accessory, and I like that what you pack in there can also help to add more character and color to the outfit. If you have an eclectic style yourself, then you should hop over to Whhttt Vintage- they have everything from leotards and crocheted collars, to fur coats and sheer dresses.
And to give you an idea what Whhttt Vintage specifically offers, here are some of my favorite items! How fun are those leather shorts?
Linking up with: The Pleated Poppy (What I Wore Wednesday), I Feel Pretty, What I Wore Wednesday (Tucker Up), Random Wednesday, Wednesday Style Connection
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