A Very Grunge Holiday Outfit
Hey all! Before I get into the heart of this post, I gotta ask: do you like this new backdrop? Hopefully the answer is a "HELL YES" because for the foreseeable future I think this will be my sole photo taking place. I now live in a place with a balcony, so yay! Between it being cold (burr!) and being in the middle of a very slow move, I don't think I want to location scout/take the energy to take photos too far outside my location. Plus, I'm a little out of practice with taking new photos as life + illness has thrown a huge wrench in my works. So having a spot right outside my doorway may be awesome for starting to be consistent with blogging over the next few months, as I am a touch out of practice! I'm of mixed minds because I've seen successful blogs that both do shoots in the same location as well as varied locations, so this is a big experiment for me!!
All About the Outfit: If you've followed me for a while you'll remember that I'm not much of a winter holiday person. I somehow seem to avoid the general craziness that this time of year tends to bring and have limited parties to go to with forced mingling (wahoo!). That said, I do quite like this outfit and am considering wearing a variation for maybe NYE (the one holiday I tend to partake in this time of year, for better or worse). I consider it a ballerina meets Carrie from Sex and the City (as cliche as that is now) meets a grunge quality. It's definitely for the girl that doesn't want a totally basic holiday outfit or to strictly play with holiday endorsed colors.
Style Details: The shirt I got in a ModCloth Black Friday sale. It was already on sale and with an extra 40% off everything, I had to get it because I love elephants and it's unlike any other print I own. The skirt is a funny story. I got it from Nasty Gal after not having shopped there in probably close to two years. For some reason I had $40 credit there (I have no idea why...) and also working Black Friday sales + my store credit I got a pair of black Converse shoes ( my beagle ate my old ones years ago...boo!) and this skirt. This skirt was a risk because I feel like the few things I got from Nasty Gal didn't fit quite right length wise, their size chart seems across the board as opposed to brand specific, and I could tell it was an elastic waist which doesn't always look right. But, I'm super glad I got it because I genuinely love it! It fits perfectly, the elastic waist isn't awful, and it's going to be versatile--especially come winter.
Jacket- TJ Maxx Find
Skirt- Nasty Gal (brand Rare London) (size XS for measure)
Shoes- Nine West
Hope everyone is doing awesome this week! Not going to lie: it's a pseudo snow day and I'm drinking with a girlfriend as I publish this post. Whoops! Not my style, but hey, it happens to most of us! Happy Wednesday!