What I Wore: Striped Shirt (Popbasic), Silk Shirt (Popbasic; Similar Here), Jeans (Gap), Shoes (Modcloth), Bracelet (Popbasic; Similar Here)
There are some outfits you only realize later that you really love. When putting this one, it reminded me of an outfit I'd hated from high school. I'd been lucky enough to get a scholarship to go to a summer institute hosted at Northwestern University near Chicago. That was Big Time News for a Small Town Girl. One of the security measures though, was you needed to provide a "headshot" photo. It was a theater camp, so you'd think it was for auditions or something. No. It was for giving to the cops if they couldn't ever find you.
Let me tell you, I never wanted to be unaccounted for because I hated my headshot and never wanted it to see the light of day. My father- who, as long time readers may remember, is a photographer who's learned what's enduring when it comes to fashion sense - insisted I be photographed wearing a collared shirt under and oversized top. Quelle horreur my seventeen year old self thought (in retrospect, a very effective technique for keeping me in line though!)
Now, my 29 year old self loves that style, but when donning the clothes, I still felt like things were a big baggy- and not in that stylish Pinterest way but a I-am-five-and-playing-dress-up-with-mom's clothes way. So, I took a cue from Rita of Fashion Pas, and knotted the shirt. The Boy was unsure about this (Note to Self: The Boy is great to ask if you need affirmation of a decision already made. Not so great if you need an actual opinion about clothes. His opinion is biased), so we photographed it both ways- and it got worn both ways too. So, now I'll ask you To Knot or Not To Knot? That is the question.