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17 March 2014

New groove

#teenvogue // H&M TREND culottes (similar), top and bag. COS mules (dream and reality). SCHOTT NYC leather jacket (here)

What I notice about getting dressed as a teenager is that I have two modes: the first is day dressing and the second, going out dressing. The two are quite different. 'Going out' outfits bore me more and more, to the point where I go through periods of wearing the same thing every weekend. It's methodical; all black (because someone is bound to spill something on me), leather somewhere (because it's easy), heels (because gender roles deem that I'm not 'formal' enough if my feet don't ache 20 minutes into the evening). I rarely wear what I wear out during the day, but 'peer pressure' and the sheer desire to avoid any aggro caused by trying to be interesting when I have 10 minutes to apply twice as much makeup as I'd like to be wearing and deciding which leather skirt rides up the least results in a double life for my closet. Dancing and hanging out with friends is fun, but I'm a little disillusioned with the whole getting ready process because quite frankly, clubbing would be x10 funner if I could do it in my pajamas. Not lingerie, pajamas.

Oddly enough I feel much more motivated to make an effort when it comes to day dressing, possibly because it's not required of me. Zara isn't going to turn me away if my heels aren't high enough, fellow shoppers may absolutely question my culottes and wonder if this was in fact the look I was going for (obviously it was) but they can't judge because there is no dress code for the day. I know this outfit is not conventionally flattering, I know that mules remind almost everyone of their grandmother and I absolutely do not care at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, so why does that change a couple hours later? Because it definitely does. There is such a huge disparity between social expectation of my closet at 1pm (none) and 9pm (a lot). Sometimes I want to wear fitted clothing, sometimes I want to wear fat pants and a shirt so wide it gives me wings without the general public gasping at the fact I'm showing neither T or A.
Frankly, as fun as dressing up can be, it loses it's appeal when the idea becomes restricted to parading oneself around in the most uncomfortable dress possible while simultaneously hoping your high heel clad feet detach themselves from your body before you do the job yourself.

20 comments:

  1. Great look. The mules are so nice, was still looking for them! Think I found the perfect pair now;) And you are so true about dressing up. I always end up wearing the same when going out. So boring...

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  2. The mules! They are so gorgeous! Great outfit ;)

    Xxxxx

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  3. Love this look! The mules just fit perfectly in this look!
    With love,

    Joy

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  4. Very nice look! Love the mules so much!
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  5. totally agree with you re going out, i hate having to conform to the 'tight dress & heels' expectation on a night out! great post x

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  6. Obsessed with all of the H&M trend pieces and those mules...wow! xx

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  7. I love love love your mules. I've been thinking about getting a pair but they look kind of odd to walk in! I get what you mean about day and evening dressing, I actually love getting dressed up to go out though haha. xx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  8. loving this look! your bag is so gorgeous!
    i totally relate to your point of view about getting dressed for the day and night. It's kind of a chore and you know what the same sort of expectations isn't put on guys (not usually anyway). They rock up to clubs and bars in t-shirt and jeans, and if we ladies were to do that it would be weird.
    anyway great post as usual
    xx
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  9. I'm absolutely loving this look! Yes it is different than what most people wear, but why would we all wear the exact same clothes? And those shoes are to die for babes! :)

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  10. So very true, great post :) love the look too, especially the culottes and mules!
    Jade xxx styledwithglamour.blogspot.com

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  11. So very true, great post :) loving the look too, those culottes and mules are gorgeous!
    Jade xxx styledwithglamour.blogspot.com

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  12. Amazing, as usual!

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  13. Amazing outfit!!

    xo,
    Madison Martine
    http://madisonmartine.blogspot.com

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  14. well put
    you're very clever
    nice look
    love the pants

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  15. Love this outfit, especially the bag and culottes. But I am wondering who you're dressing for? If you wear what you want during the day, why not do the same at night? Tight dresses, heels and a tonne of make up bore me too on nights out, but there's no rule or dress code that you have to wear them! x

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    1. I completely agree with you! It's less about dressing for other people and the fact that places often don't let you in if you aren't dressed a certain way since there's such a strict expectation of formal - I'd totally rock my culottes out if I wouldn't get turned away at the door, I think the problem is that we have such a strict view of formal dressing and that's why it becomes boring x

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    2. I guess I don't go to as classy joints as you haha! I think you could rock a YSL style suit though!

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  16. WOW, I absolutely loved your total black gorgeous outfit, the culottes are superb! <3 xoxo
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  17. Perfect from head to toe!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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