Some very nice people have asked me recently to talk about what I wear, which makes me feel super awesome and special like “OH MY GOD SOMEONE NOTICED I GOT DRESSED TODAY” so I’m going to do that. We’re going to have to address the fact that there are lots of pictures of me taking pictures of me. I need us to all just deal with that. If Clueless taught us anything it’s that you are always supposed to take a picture of your outfit before you wear it. Everyone knows this.
Anyway, as you will quickly learn, this is a ridiculous post because the answer to what I wear is that I just wear cheap, cheap shit all the time. Every single thing I own comes from: TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Target, department store clearance racks and assorted resale shops in town. But I do feel like I’m a master of these shopping environments and have fallen into a pretty consistent well-defined personal style.
My “signature”, if you will, is a heavily adorned right wrist filled with watches, beads, bangles, hairbands and whatever else I can find to overcompensate for the fact that I don’t have a tattoo there.
Other than that, this is kind of what I’m working with…
Black and White
No surprise here.
Big Giant (Cheap) Necklaces
I like to get these at resale and consignment shops because I don’t know who Target thinks she is selling fake jewels for $19.99. Not happening.
Shift Dress + Tights
I love tights. Tights for days, ladies. Tights. for. days. And I like these unobtrusive dresses because they are kind of like not wearing anything at all, which is basically what I’m going for at all times. I got the pink dress for $9 resale and the blue BCBG on clearance for like… $25.
Trust me when I tell you that a Google search for “vegan boots” will yield dismal results. The problem isn’t that there aren’t good vegan boots out there; the problem is that no one tags them as such so you’ll never find them. Better searches are “boots all man-made materials” or “synthetic boots.” Personally, I don’t shop online. It gives me anxiety. I just go to TJ Maxx and check inside all the boots until I see one that says “all manmade materials.” Works every time. My faaaaaavorites are some brown Blowfish with a little heel, some black flats (also by Blowfish, I think), and some heavily embellished combat boots (by Coconuts) that I got for $25 at TJ Maxx to take to Tanzania with the intention of leaving them. I loved them so much they made the trek home.
Perhaps you have noticed there are no jeans on this list. I don’t like jeans that much and I just don’t care. Maybe I wore yoga pants for too long or maybe I haven’t found my match yet, but I’m simply not on that bandwagon. I do, however, like assorted other pants of all colors. Right now I have red, pink and green ones. I can’t wait to buy white ones. Obviously I wear black skinny jeans every day and I would consider those not real denim but also not a color so…
Gold is, in my opinion, a lifestyle, not a precious metal. So we’re talking fake gold here, obviously.
Ridiculous Age-Inappropriate T-Shirts
These are my favorite.
And I hope it goes without saying that sweatpants and yoga pants are a part of the daily rotation.
Thanks for indulging me. What are you wearing these days?