Hidden InspirationPosted: November 2, 2011 | |
I like to look at various sources for fashion inspiration. Unfortunately, for the print and publishing world, I very rarely thumb through a magazine (however, this is probably because I’m behind on my pop culture reading, and I’m probably too engrossed in my search for The Hunger Games trilogy or the sequels to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo when I’m in a bookstore). I tend to spend most of my Internet time visually digesting style blogs and articles devoted to fashion. Somewhere along the way, I absorb ideas for certain outfits. And at random times, the thoughts for these outfits just spring out and demand to be heard. This was probably one of those desperate-to-be-seen outfits.
It seems that lately, I’ve been wanting to wear my button-down shirts. I like the print on this particular shirt–the flowers and the neutrality of the top appear to pair well with my denim jeggings. The beige cover up also helps add an extra layer for warmth and for texture (it’s a fun exercise to mix and match clothes of different textures as long as the materials don’t create such a jarring or uncomfortable image or feel).
The latent inspiration that I had came in the form of choosing to wear my socks rolled up over the ends of my jeggings and wearing a pair of summer sandals to top it all off (what can I say–I just can’t let go of my summer wear). As usual, I thought about taking the safer route (tucking my socks under my pants), but with a daring flourish, I pulled my socks over my pants, and thought, “let’s see what the world thinks of this” (or some other nonsense that made it seem like I was rebelling against what my inner fashion critic would say).
And there you have it. I’m wearing an outfit in a way that brings back memories of when I used to feel embarrassed shopping with my mom as a teenager because she used to wear her socks over her pants too (I also wore my socks over my cuffed pants when I was very young–but I chalked that up to being a young child in the early ’90s). It’s funny that what was once embarrassing is now worthy of emulating. Fortunately, I have learned to be appreciative of my mom’s style as I’ve gotten older. So, thank you Mom, for being fashion-forward, particularly when it came to keeping your ankles warm–practical inspiration for a chilly day.
P.S. I’m not mad in these pictures. I just don’t know how to have a relaxed, pleasant-looking face. I’m working on it.
P.P.S. Sorry for the lack of full length pictures. This was probably one of our quickest photo shoots yet (unfortunately, Chris is very busy with projects of his own). Stay tuned for my next post featuring images from a very special guest photographer!
Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):
Top: Liz Claiborne/donated
Cover up: Girl Talk/TJ Maxx
Jeggings: Domaine Brand Jeans/Marshalls
Socks: Charter Club/Macy’s