Bad a$$

I’m going through a major rocker chic phase in my casual wear right now (which will all end abruptly when the D.C. humidity begins to rear it’s ugly head). It’s a direct result of two items I purchased over the winter holidays: My Rich & Skinny Wax-Coated Jeggings and my Ash Virgin Leather Sneakers. These two items have taken over my wardrobe and everything is styled around them. There’s been a lot outfits like this:

DSC02562_2 DSC02569_2 DSC02536_2Denim: Rich & Skinny Wax Coated Legacy Jeggings /  Ash Virgin Sneakers Michael Kors Runway Watch / Le Chateau Ring / AE Favorite T (similar here) / J.Crew Keeper Chambray / Talula by Aritizia Exeter Blazer / Rayban Aviators

My observant readers might notice that I lost a button on my blazer half way through my photo shoot. =/

I get a lot of stares when wear these two items together. Actually, the shoes themselves generate a lot of attention (a completely unexpected reaction when I purchased them). But worn with these jeggings, I get a lot of “looks”. I’m not sure if it’s “WTH IS SHE WEARING?!” or “Damn, that’s cool.” I’d like to believe that it’s the latter, but I don’t really know, nor do I really care. I just feel totally bad a$$.

Have you ever purchased an item that was a total “game-changer”–an item that completely affected your style (for good or bad) or found yourself constantly planning all your outfits around it? I’d love to hear about it!


  1. nenshi April 2, 2012

    greetings. it’s my first time commenting on your blog, although i’ve been following it for a while. i totally love this look (esp. shoes and pants).

  2. Cher April 2, 2012

    I’m honored that you’ve decided to de-lurk! 🙂 Also glad to know that at least one other person doesn’t think I look like I’ve gone off the deep end. 😛

  3. Amber April 2, 2012

    well, i think you look awesome in them. i get looks sometimes too and wonder the same thing.  lately i’ve been doing a lot of layering with baggy stuff and bulky scarves over skinny bottoms. i’ll obviously stop when it warms up, too. then i wont look like such a hobo anymore!!
    amber Easy Petite Looks

  4. Elissa April 2, 2012

    i love this look! my “game changing” article of clothing is my leather jacket. i just feel like such a bad ass every time i put it on, and it adds edge to every outfit i wear it with

  5. Alterations Needed April 2, 2012

    I love this look on you! And I totally didn’t notice your lost button until you mentioned it. Hehe. One thing I’ve noticed that blogging has done to me is totally warp my sense of what’s “normal” when it comes to clothing. I think we see so many awesome outfits from other bloggers that we in-turn step up our fashion game. But then when we go out in our blog-worthy ensembles into the real world, we look at little…um…interesting. I like to think it’s in a good way. =)

  6. SewPetiteGal April 3, 2012

    I’m loving your open button-down + blazer look.  I’m a sucker for layers!  Hmm, my latest game-changer item are my red pants.  They’ve been easier to pair up than I initially expected.

  7. Lisa Ng April 3, 2012

    You are definitely getting “awesome” outfit stares!!! Jealous. I am pretty boring with my attire so if I try anything, I’m definitely getting the “what is she wearing” stare

  8. elle April 3, 2012

    love this look!!! this is how i would ideally dress if i had the time in the morning before classes :p

  9. AUBS* April 5, 2012

    i like it.  i like that you’re trying smthg new.  you can totally also get away w/it by adding some badass heels for a day to night look.  i love a badass pair of heels like the ones kelly bought recently.  oooh, do you remember those spikey flats you have?  i can see this outfit w/it too.

  10. Catherine April 10, 2012

    I’m going to say people’s reactions are “Damn that’s cool.” Because it IS! I love the chambray with a great blazer, and those shoes are awesome! I wish I could wear my chambray blouse to work, because it looks so great in this outfit. 

  11. Emilyapalmer April 10, 2012

    You look awesome!!


  12. Carrie May 28, 2012

    New reader here – love those shoes! I’m pretty sure they’re stares of envy – this is edgy yet still so wearable. 🙂


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