Top, Cardi, Boots: Vintage Shorts: No Brand "Grammar School Knee Highs" Socks: Modcloth Bracelet, Necklace: Ebay
This was my entry on chictopia for the Olsenboye City Girl Contest Sponsored by JCPenney. I have no expectations to come close to winning but it's all part of my pact to myself to put myself out there once in a while haha. Basically, the competition asks you to post a full body look and describe what city the outfit was inspired by.
This was my entry:
I would have to say that this outfit was definitely inspired by the eclectic, vintage style of Melbourne, Australia. I’ve visited a lot of fashion forward places in the world but I feel like Melbourne has stuck with me the strongest. People there are confident and creative and the city is buzzing with art, culture and music. The complexity of the mish-mash of genres is seen just about everywhere and I enjoyed nothing more than eating a gourmet brunch (at a non-gourmet price) at a kitschy little joint and people watching. There is a strong vintage influence in the city’s style. However, just about anything goes.
I hung out at a part of my city that is Melbourne-esque and it’s one of my favourite places to wine, dine and shop. I got a surprising number of compliments from the store workers wearing this outfit. One girl practically begged me to trade outfits with her, stating that she was wearing “a $150 jacket!”. I replied by saying "Wow, that cost more than my entire outfit added together. Haha. Needless to say, I let her keep her $150 jacket and I went about my day =)