Thursday, September 24, 2009

and they all go marching

Alright, alright, alright already. I've been seeing everyone sporting their military/marching band inspired jackets these days (ahem Jessica, Katy and Indiana, cough, cough) and I just had to join in, albeit a bit late.

So without further ado, I give you my marching band jacket. (Tada?!)

Unfortunately, I had one of those days where I wasn't feeling 100 percent sure about my outfit. It happens more often that I would like to admit, just a weird funk I get into when I feel rushed in the mornings, which is pretty much most mornings.

Point is, I had a quick conversation while I was waiting in line at the bank today that made me think twice. Over the course of two minutes, this 81-year-old woman basically told me that she a.) liked my outfit b.) she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and c.) refused to ever have to use a wheelchair.

Without getting too "moral of the story" on you guys, I think the idea is pretty obvious. Perspective. You need to change it up from time to time.

Dress: Black and white striped t-shirt dress, H&M
Jacket: Black marching band jacket, Target
Shoes: Black ankle boots DIYed with studs, Payless


  1. Love the lavender brick backdrop
    With your own thoughts in mind.. could I suggest a take on perspective? I would love to see you strike something new with your outfit poses. Your hair looks good! Get your fingers out of them and strike a new perspective! :)

  2. loving the stripes and the jacket - fabulous.

  3. Cute striped jacket. And fab jacket. You can wear it with anything!

  4. Love those moments when you realize that your problems are nothin'...perspective. And I, too, love the outfit!!

  5. For more perspectivism, I wouldn't really call that a marching band jacket. I think the ones like the BB Dakota one everyone has been sporting, with the primary colors and embroidery... those are marching jackets. Yours is more like a French military jacket. WAY COOLER. Seriously.

  6. Love this outfit!! I would never guess you have those mornings... you always look so fabulous and put together.

    Perspective is right! Even when I have a bad day or I feel nothing is going right, I try to change my perspective and realize that it really isn't as bad as I think... it could always be worse, so thank God it's not.

    Hope you have a great weekend!


  7. I love it! The stripes really add to the outfit. LOve!

  8. omg! those shoes are so AMAZING! <3

  9. everytime i see those shoes i get more and more and more jealous...... I'm in love with them! Oh, and you're fabulous by the way! Love your style!

  10. i love it over the striped dress!!! great look!!

  11. Thank you for the reminder about perspective. I was feeling a little overwhelmed with all the catching up I have to do with reading other people's blogs, etc. and you're totally right. Perspective, man. :0)

    And I do like your entire outfit.

  12. mann, random bank conversations are the best! haha... well anywhoo! I swear every single time you wear these boots i fall more and more in lovee with them!! <3


    - Teeney

  13. I love the mint top from the last post and the mint Urban Outfitters dress you wore a couple of posts earlier.
    This a great look too.

  14. jacket looks great with the stripes, shoes are killer!!

  15. I'm In love with your blog, your looks and photos are really great! I am following!
    Sorry for the bad english, I'm still learning!

  16. Funny you weren't feeling this 100 percent...I love it! Especially the graphic stripes.


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