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spring 10×10 • day 3

Day 3 is upon us, I’m onto my second pair of pants, and I’m realizing that I did not pick enough pants for this challenge!! I love bottoms (as in, articles of clothing that go on the bottom half of your body, not as in asses, although I like those too) way more than tops, and yet I skewed the wrong way in making this mini capsule wardrobe. Something to remember for next time.

Anyway, onto the outfit –

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This is my “why yes, I am a cool grad student” look, even though I’m nowhere even close to that. Alternately, “why yes, I am a cool student teacher”. Basically my fantasy for this outfit is that I’m getting a foot in the academic door and I’m the hip new thing on campus.

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My jeans are from Madewell but I got them off Poshmark for a ridiculous price, and I love ’em to death. They’re a little too thin and stretchy for my taste, but for ~$25, can’t complain. Although, if I bought them full price, I would complain. They’re called the “sailor jean”, and I guess that’s because of the two pockets in the front? Do sailors have those? Apparently!

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I’m wearing a ring today! How wild. I took it off pretty quickly actually, because I’m never comfortable washing my hands with rings on my fingers. Like, doesn’t the soap or water damage it somehow?? I feel like it would. Also, how would you moisturize your face and body and hands!? Wouldn’t it just accumulate on the sides of the ring?! Serious questions I have that all the cool girls and guys and non-binary pals wearing stacks of rings need to answer for me.

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Threw on my J.Crew kids peacoat and a cashmere scarf that’s probably a Burberry knockoff because it was chilly today. But also I wanted to feel rich and preppy, because I’m a student teacher at a private school in upstate New York and I need to blend in with the students to gain their respect and form a sense of camaraderie. I have fantasies about these outfits, alright?

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The backpack, I actually used today, haha. It’s not just a prop for my academia dreams. I went to a museum and sat in the cafe to do some work (i.e. frantically googling things to do with my ~future~* and freaking out), so my Herschel backpack carried my laptop, bullet journal, water bottle, and probably some more things that I really didn’t need but brought along anyway.

My earrings were a 19th birthday gift from my parents, and when they got me them I was like “..AAH! Thank – you! I – love them! Ah!” in this robot-sounding voice. I didn’t like them at all. Now, though, I’ve found they’ve grown on me quite a bit. No clue why.

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I’m not sure how to gracefully and intelligently talk about elbow patches without just shoving them in your face or vigorously waving my arms around and yelling “ELBOW PATCHES!!!” – But I guess I’ll try. Elbow patches!! I have them!!! Honestly, I think this goes back to my style just being really, really, grandma-y? A lot of the things I like, people tend to comment on being kind of…old. Like, velvet and corduroy. Or prints that look like a teapot from the 1960s. And – elbow patches! But like, dude. Just try to tell me that a wallpaper print blazer with velvet elbow patches would not look sick as hell.

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OK, Day 3 – it’s been real. Adios! I’ll see y’all tomorrow for outfit 4. (Sidenote: blogging everyday is SO TIRING. How do those lifestyle bloggers who put up content everyday do it?! I mean, I guess they’re doing it for money and not for fun like me, and they also have a huge team helping them out, and OK I can see how they do it now.)

sign off

 


Outfit details:

  • button up – Muji
  • jeans – Madewell via Poshmark
  • blazer – Mango
  • shoes – Gap
  • peacoat – J.Crew crewcuts (so, the kids section) Boys
  • backpack – Herschel via Poshmark
  • scarf – was a Christmas gift and has no tag!
  • earrings – I think a local boutique? Either that or Costco, tbh.
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