WIW: basic stripes

This is a pretty standard outfit for me: black skinnies, a top, and my new-to-me jean jacket. The jacket is a men's jacket and intentionally oversized, but I'm not sure it really works. I threw out all the side-angle photos because I looked totally pregnant in it. I should have saved one to post for your opinions. It's almost as if men's clothes aren't cut to accommodate breasts! ;-)

At any rate, it was just $13 so if it's not a winner on me, I'll give it to my boyfriend.

I am wearing the problematic Penpal boots, now with insoles, and they feel fine.

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  • replied 4 years ago

    Ooh, I like this a lot! The oversized jacket is good! I have one from my sister I should try styling again.

  • K. Period. replied 4 years ago

    I don't see the side view?!? 

    Nice.  I love this combo. It's actually something I like and wear often too: skinnies, stripe tee and scarf. Very flattering and adaptable.  

    BTW, is your hair cut as a long mohawk? Or just very short on one side, i.e., "now I'm a rebel, (hair flip) now I'm not"?  

    I think the jean jacket is fine, but it gives you a distinct IT profile. 'Cause you know. Guys. Their idealized guy figure is an IT.    

  • Greyscale replied 4 years ago

    It's just shaved on one side, and it's due to be trimmed again but I'm waiting til after Thanksgiving so it doesn't startle my parents too much. I can flip it over to look "normal" but I don't really like it that way. I did see a woman with almost identical hair shaved on both sides - a very long mohawk like you describe - and it looked great but too bold for me.

  • Greyscale replied 4 years ago

    Oh, and I didn't save any side shots and only realized too late that is deleted all of them. Oops.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Oh, like Skrillex hair. I have seen many girls on campus with cuts like that. Only a few do both sides and then have the top in a long scalp lock.

  • merwoman replied 4 years ago

    Love this formula -and you've nailed it beautifully!

  • Kristin L replied 4 years ago

    I think the jacket looks great. And I'm glad you found a way to make your boots more comfy! 

  • Angie replied 4 years ago


    A very simple and compelling look brought 100% to life with your hair and specs. Those are very stylish accessories you bring to each outfit. 

  • LACeleste replied 4 years ago

    I love this formula and you look so good in it!

  • Greyscale replied 4 years ago

    Ceit, definitely Skrillex hair! I sort of intentionally waited til after the Skrillex craze had faded a bit so that wasn't the only thing that came to mind, but yeah. And I keep the side long enough that it's still hair-colored instead of skin-colored to tone down the effect. After a lifetime of hippie-granola hair (all one length, usually worn in a braid) I finally got the nerve to do something I'd wanted to do for ages. It's funny that it took me til my mid-thirties to feel comfortable with the idea because now I feel like it might look too young for me soon, but for now I'm very happy.

  • replied 4 years ago

    It's a good look on you! If my hair wasn't so thin and fine, I would do it too.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    I can't judge the jacket (picture too dark on my screen) but the first picture is great!

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