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I bet you’re all thinking that I wore a lovely normal shirt to school today, right?

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WRONG!

Check out the wings on this thing! It’s like a cape!!

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I had a bit of fun with this photo shoot…

The top layer of the shirt is made of lace, and the attached tank top underneath is a fabulous matching shade of green.

 

Although jeans would seem to be the most obvious choice to wear with this shirt, I decided to go with shorts for a few reasons:

  1. The heat. It’s already mid-high 80s here.
  2. The unexpected contrast of the short bottoms with the long top make the shirt stand out more
  3. I felt like long pants would make the outfit a little overpowering or uncomfortable.

Oh yeah, and I added some detail to the top with this necklace so it wouldn’t be too much blank space.

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Until next time, keep it classy

-Allie

…You will look fabulous!

Today I wanted to share my outfit with special focus on how I wore my hair.

I wore an old dress from H&M and a cardigan my friend gave me for my birthday:Photo on 2013-05-23 at 15.05

The navy blue giraffes complemented the dress…

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And I put my hair up by twisting it around a headband– I’m sure you’ve seen this style floating around the internet before.

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The hair even elicited some princess comparisons from my friends 🙂

The dress was worn in and comfy, and the hair made the outfit more glam, so they balanced out.

Isn’t fashion just so much fun sometimes?

Keep it classy,

Allie

Today I wore some pants that my dear friend over at http://ssomethingtobelievein.wordpress.com/ gave me for my birthday.

They’re high waisted (my first and only pair!) and they fit PERFECTLY. I wore them with a solid black tank top and a blue cardigan.

My dog like to model with me.

My dog likes to model with me.

I tried to get creative with my photos…

Who carries their sweaters like that anyway?

“Who carries their sweaters like this anyway?”

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I really like the pattern- it’s floral and kind of vintage, and styling the pants differently each time will definitely prove to be a fun challenge. Maybe I should chronicle every time I wear them so I can show different ways of styling the same piece. Would you be interested in that? Let me know!

Keep it classy

-Allie

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at her hair.

Today I was sitting in class, looking at the head of the person in front of me, and I realized how accurately a person’s hair can represent her personality. Obviously, hair cuts and styles are just as representative of a person’s style as clothes or makeup, but I think hair is an even deeper manifestation of inner personality– especially because it’s natural (to an extent), so it’s really the most obvious physical expression of who you are.

Take, for example, the person who got me thinking about it. I was looking at her disheveled hair when I realized how much it represented her as a person– kind of crazy (as in, all over the place), really cute, and extremely beautiful when put together nicely. Then I thought about myself and how my straight hair with colored tips is like a picture of my quiet yet sometimes quirky personality. Then I thought about the person behind to me and how her layered cut is “fancier” without effort, just like she’s complex without trying to be.

Even now, I’m thinking about the people I know, and how my preppy friends have short, neat hair, my serious friends have hair that they don’t fuss about, and my artsy friends have hair that does whatever it wants.

You may be thinking that of course hair is a reflection on our personalities. And of course I knew that. What I’m saying is that today I realized, I think it’s a lot more intricate, and looking at someone’s hair is a way to really get to know him/her quickly and accurately. It’s something we should pay more attention to.

 

Keep it classy

-Allie

Today I did something I told myself I would never do. I wore leggings as pants.

Well, kind of.

You see, I got an awesome t shirt a while ago and it presented some styling challenges. It was too long to wear as a normal shirt and I didn’t want to tuck it into a skirt (as I usually do with big shirts). So I broke down and wore it over leggings. But in my defense, they aren’t REALLY leggings– they’re just legging-esque. I mean, they’re opaque and pretty thick. And as you can see in the picture below,

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they’re not really that tight. PLUS my shirt was long enough to cover my butt. Therefore, I deemed it acceptable.

Here’s the outfit by the way.

If you've followed my blog for a few months you'll notice that this is my second Freddie Mercury t shirt... I'm not even THAT much of a fan, I just think he's a great subject to wear on a shirt.

If you’ve followed my blog for a few months you’ll notice that this is my second Freddie Mercury t shirt… I’m not even THAT much of a fan, I just think he’s a great subject to wear on a shirt.

So what do you think? Are leggings as pants acceptable in some extreme cases or did I totally screw up? If so, how would you style such a shirt?

 

Keep it classy

-Allie