Readers. I have a confession. Every once in a while, I go home after work and watch old reruns of the show Felicity on Netflix. Does anyone else remember Keri Russell in that show? I’m not sure if it ever aired abroad, to those reading from outside the US. Either way, allow me to share the premise of the show. (I swear I’m going somewhere with this).
Felicity. She was a young girl who changed her life when she decided to leave California and move to New York for college. She was following her high school crush who she had only spoken to once in high school (seriously awesome life plan). Anywho, the whole show is about Felicity learning about herself. She always wears her heart on her sleeve and is almost painfully honest with others about her feelings (ie when she shares with the guy she followed to NY that she went for him) (not weird at all). I’m an endless fan of Felicity. She is constantly trying to better herself and change up her style, and embrace life. (Side note- when she cut her hair in second season, the ratings plummeted, presumably because people were too sad to keep watching after her gorgeous locks were gone). Okay, so one of the theme songs to the show was called “New Version of You.” I think that theme is so fitting for the beginning of a new year. The theme came up on my iPod this morning (yes, it’s on my iPod. Judge away). This theme brings me to my main point (told you I was going somewhere with this). When was the last time I wore a white button down? …I can’t remember, but I sure did enjoy it today. The white shirt and skirt ensemble is a seriously grown-up version of the Fashion Huntress- a new version of me. Cheers to a new year, memories of Felicity’s endless efforts to growing up and bettering herself and the lives of others, embarrassing songs on your iPod, singing along, and another year of living out loud.
After all, if you’re going to wear your heart on your sleeve a la Felicity, make it a fashionable sleeve, right? Then people will have plenty to talk about.
Button down: Burberry (gift)
Skirt: Burberry (gift)
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)
Tights: Target ($8)
Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)
Scarf: (gift, from Anthropologie)
Necklace: (gift, vintage)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) You guys know I am all about high/low mixes in outfits. The shoes, cardigan, and tights were not all that fancy but definitely looked a lot fancier with the Burberry skirt and top. If you’re going to invest, invest in timeless pieces such as a classic skirt or white button down. If you don’t want to shop standard retail for your “investment pieces” consider consignment! There are a lot of great consignment shops that stock designer pieces at affordable prices. For online reduced-price designer clothing, I like Rue La La and Haute Look.
2) Brown and black mixed makes its second debut on the blog! Fashion “rules” were again broken as black and brown lived happily ever after in this look. Personally, I’ve really grown to love the mix of the two, which just serves as a good reminder that “rules” aren’t really “rules” after all…they might not even be useful suggestions. Wear what you love!
Anyone else have tips for finding affordable designer clothes?
I hope everyone is having a good week and staying warm! Thanks for all the well wishes when I wasn’t feeling well. Feeling much better!