Revisiting Prep

I basically want to be James Spader in Pretty In Pink... minus the assholery.

Thrifted Tweed Jacket and Sweater Vest

I wish I could say that I have always been "on trend" but that would be a lie. I had very sensible parents who made me wear coats that covered my bottom in the wintertime and jeans that didn't show off my underwear while Britney Spears was wearing hip huggers and showing her butt dimples to all the world. Basically, I had a terrible childhood. So you might have guessed that I completely missed the faux prep trend which was pretty devastating. 

I know I'm not the only one who remember the double A&F half button downs with BOTH collars popped. Or the "aviator" sunglasses that literally every girl (except me) had. Looking back, I realized that this was not true "prep". Real prep attire means old money and tradition. Think boarding school and letterman jackets and plaid and historic libraries steeped in privilege. That's true prep! So I wanted to revisit the trend for a day and feel like I went to an Ivy League institution.

The boy said I looked like I came out of the 80s and I think that's the perfect description. I was definitely going for the villain in a brat pack movie and I definitely think I scored!

The Look

Jacket | Thrifted

Button Down | Borrowed from the Boy

Vest | My Mother's

Jeans | Old

Bag | Vintage

Shoes | Aldo (old)

Let me know what trends you missed out on and which ones you would like to revisit!

Until Next Time...

Kisses,

Joelle

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze - Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Glamour and Grime

Glamour and Grime

As a style blogger, it's easy to write solely about clothes and while style is kind of my thing, that can get boring. FAST. Garments are things: they can't love me back, they can't listen to any stories about my day, they are simply to be worn. Which is why I can't subscribe to the idea that clothes equal glamour.

When I think of the most glamorous women in history I obviously think about their wardrobes. But then I think of what their style represented. Jackie O. was always stylish but she carried her self with such poss and grace. Eartha Kitt was stunning in sequined strapless dress because of the confidence and unabashed femininity.

As I am maturing into womanhood I'm starting to focus less and less on what I'm actually wearing and more on how I carry myself. Because sure I can dress, but what else?

Outfit Details

Ankara Fabric | AKN Fabrics

Button Down | Thrifted

Skirt | Asos (old)

Shoes | Target

Necklace | Vintage

Watch | Boyfriend's


Until Next Time...

Kisses,

Joelle