Daily Archives: October 23, 2014

OOTD :: of zebras, pearls, and playing at tomboy




So last week, I was entranced by these Tomboy Style Tips and thought to try my hand at it. After all, one of my go-to style niches is “the badass” and nothing screams more badass than when I channel my inner testosterone-y self.

I’m not saying you have to have outdoor plumbing to be a badass, per se, but I do think there’s something empowering about sharp lines and structure, both of which are more apparent in menswear than in women’s.

Of course, I’m also still trying to meet the 52 Pick-me-up parameters of Animal and finish off my 50 Dresses challenge, so let’s see if you’re with me on today’s interp. Lemme break it down for ya:

  1. Black and white everything (dress, shoes, blazer) to mimic the black and white of a zebra. 52 Pick-me-up Animal week? Check.
  2. It’s a dress. ‘Nuff said.
  3. Oversized tuxedo blazer and brogues for that menswear inspired vibe. Tomboy? Oh, yes!

Damn, I’m good. Tee hee.

Oh, and I’m not sure about that string of pearls. I just threw it on because the blazer really is quite mannish and I needed to mitigate the sheer wideness of those shoulder pads. Dunno if I’ll keep it on or switch it out for my signature monogram necklace.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Jonathan Saunders for Target
Blazer – Target
Brogues – Payless

:: Linking ::
Style to Inspire @ Rhea Etcetera

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