The Old College Try

 

Jeanne FBC Express Barcelona Floral Reversible Cami Red Blazer LOFT skinny jeans black patent leather heels

I think I may have mentioned this before, but back in college, my friends referred to my style as “Doug Funnie-esque”.  Alas, that is not because I rocked the sweater vests with shorts combo (that kid really had his look figured out), but instead because everyday I wore the exact same outfit: jeans, layered tanks and a sweater.  So basically, you’d open my closet and it looked like a glitch in the Matrix, just the same 3 pieces repeated over and over (Is that a good analogy? Confession: I have never seen the Matrix. I was too busy watching episodes of Doug, like a cool kid).

Jeanne FBC Express Barcelona Floral Reversible Cami Red Blazer LOFT skinny jeans black patent leather heels 6

Jeanne FBC Express Barcelona Floral Reversible Cami Red Blazer LOFT skinny jeans black patent leather heels 3Jeanne FBC Express Barcelona Floral Reversible Cami Red Blazer LOFT skinny jeans black patent leather heels 2Jeanne FBC Express Barcelona Floral Reversible Cami Red Blazer LOFT skinny jeans black patent leather heels 7Jeanne FBC Express Barcelona Floral Reversible Cami Red Blazer LOFT skinny jeans black patent leather heels 1As a result, I now find that I am very adverse to defining my style.  Sure, I tend to keep it girly, and I love me some stripes, but on the whole, I am way more likely to experiment than keep it safe. Even when it comes to basics, I am all about fun and out of the box colors or patterns rather than sticking to the same old neutrals.  Like this blazer and top for example.  I love the rich burgundy of the jacket, and the floral pattern is the closet thing to a badass bouquet I’ve ever seen. This look is definitely not standard, which to me, is a perfect reason to wear it.

So while I have kept many of the wonderful traits I developed in college (a questioning mind, a thirst for knowledge, an ability to sniff out free food from a mile away…), one quality I definitely left behind with those extra long twin beds is my collection of the same old same old.  Instead, I’ll keep giving the different new different new a try and see where it takes me (as long as it doesn’t take me to the Matrix, because that’s bad right? Guys, I really have no idea what that movie is about).

 

Blazer: LOFT (Similar 1Similar 2)

Top: Express (Different Pattern but It’s Reversible!)

Jeans: LOFT

Heels: Target (Similar)

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