check it, mate

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Cropped Sweater: A'gaci (similar) (similar)
Flannel shirt: Ross (similar)

I'm excited that it's fall, I don't care if that makes me basic. ( haha JAY KAY) In all seriousness, I'm excited that I have an excuse to layer my clothes in anyway that I please and for it to be socially acceptable versus me looking like a vagabond. (at least I have a notion that I don't look like a vagabond between the months of september-feb, who actually knows!) When Articles of Society sent me these waxed coated Mya Jeans, I KNEW, I KNEEEEW what to layer them with. I snagged this short sleeve sweater number from Agaci, and layered it with a flannel shirt. For me this outfit screams classic Japanese Street Style, like something you would read in Soup or JILLE. Either way I'm totally digging the short sleeve over long sleeve though part of me never wants to recreate any style that I performed in the 90s. Plus these jeans make me feel like a cool girl (cooler than I am) like I should be hanging out with Devendra Banhart or something... photo aos3_zps69aec20b.jpg photo aos7_zps7f19eb24.jpg photo aos4_zps45fcdbf9.jpg

In the Jeans

As mentioned before I will always be a girl that loves the classic. I think because in my own head I believe I’m trotting around the Champs Elyse wearing the perfect gamine outfit of skinny jeans and a boyfriend shirt to meet some friends for coffee. Versus my IRL life of wanting to be comfortable and some what cool, as I go to the bodega for some ramen and sriracha (I’m so glamorous…)

Comfort will always be a priority with my clothing choices, not because I dream of looking like a soccer mom in yoga pants, but I between my active lifestyle of video gaming and biking on the lakeshore, to having some lower back issues - I need my pants to be COMFORTABLE, but cute! I refuse, REFUSE (regardless of how comfortable the lure of lululemon is) to look like I should be married to some yuppie pushing around his spawn in a Cadillac sized stroller. But some days I do dream of having some pants that don’t press SO HARD on my lower back and abdomen that I’m making bee lines for the restroom every hour on the hour. So when I discovered NYDJ I got excited about the possibility of a jean to be both cute and comfortable.

I know you’re like “how are jeans NOT comfortable”?! Well my friend, if you’re small in the waist, have no hips, BUT HAVE TONS OF JUNK IN THE TRUNK, jeans can be nothing but a nightmare. Gapping, too tight here, too loose here, it’s like jeans are better fit for tree trunks than an actual human body (sorry Groot).  So I flipped through the jeans for women at NYDJ and discovered their NYDJ Fit jeans. Claiming to make you one size smaller (I’m actually happy at my mysterious size of a 10-14) they promise to prevent those aggravating dressing room tear-causing issues of gapping, pulling, and WHY. Plus the color and styles have me already planning my next lunch date.

I like these Alina Leggings and Linda Leggings for my vampire weekends. The Ami super skinny are cute enough to sneak into work and pretend you’re wearing dress pants before you jet off to drink at your scuzziest dive bar. (Plus these bad boys are high in the mid waist! I hate low waist jeans, curses to you and your coin slot! I’m not a Pac-Man machine!!) I’m definitely going to have to give these guys a TRY! Which ones do you think I’d look super cute in? Which ones do you like? I will try them and report back, but so far ladies, so so good.

Give me the classics

 photo boy6_zpsc2571772.jpg photo boy2_zpsb43e04e4.jpg photo boy5_zps97f61289.jpggrey sweater: forever 21
jeans: forever 21 + (i get them short so they are cropped im 5'8")
kickass shoes: FOREVER 21 (similar)
ok so I went a little wild but it all matched!

As I mentioned before there really isn't anything better than a grey sweater. And even though I try to not buy anymore, whenever I see grey my heart just flutters! Paired with a skinny jean and a kickass flat it's impossible not to feel classically cool. Plus these shoes look SO HIGH END to have only been $30 bucks. Shoes, 30, sweater 17, jeans 9, I mean a whole look for under $60 THATS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. Plus even though this outfit feels designer I'm not afraid to hit the park, run around, bike to my favorite shops, and even wipe the pizza grease on my knees. Don't you just love looks that feel put together while being so so simple. Plus as you may have notice I COLORED MY HAIR HAHA. If you follow me on instagram (you should) you'd see that it was my birthday TADA to myself. Spending the next years becoming the woman I want to be than being afraid to be her! I mean we only got one life to live, might as well not live it in fear! Even if I garner a few stares at this point it's nothing new. HA!

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Get your leather ON

workshirt: madewell (similar cut, similar color) 
sweats: ross (similar) (similar)
jersey motorcycle jacket: mom's (similar) (similar)
faux suede loafers: forever 21

I promise you, with these clothes on I felt like Karen O singing "Zero" in a dewy fall evening. I kind of put these clothes together on a whim, they feel so pajama-y. These comfy but COOL sweats (that I got for $9 bucks at Ross THATS how you try a trend haha) this boy shirt from madewell, and even though this jacket looks leather it's actually jersey! Super comfy, extra cool! I went dress like this to Dave's little sister college football game down in southern illinois. (she's in the band) I'll admit I totally felt like I should've been making out behind the bleechers than cheering on the home team. Unfortunately the kids lost, but everyone loved my hair I didn't even notice the game! (Bonus purple was the school color so all the parents thought I was alumni haha!) Dave's lil sis friends thought I was a total badass which is such a laugh! Little do they know I was the dweeb in school! Oh how times have changed. But I'm really not that cool at all, I still spend my weekends eating cereal, watching cartoons, and playing video games. But now no one can tell me "no" or "go study' CUZ I'S AN ADULT! Oh how wonderful it is, isn't it? (insert paramore haha!)

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