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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

on husbands and boyfriends (and stealing their clothes...)

 shoes: steve madden. jeans: american eagle outfitters. shirt: Pocket's. bracelets: f21, target, kohls. necklace: gifted.

Brittany asked me to participate in a style-a-basic-white-tee thing (which is absolutely the technical title of the event, if you're wondering), upcoming on her blog. (Ohp! Spoiler Alert. TOTally forgot to prep you all...sorry. But, really, now you know how I felt when my sister spilled the beans about what happened in the last Twilight book. Actually, that's not a good comparison at all, because I probably spent 14 hours of my life begging her TO spoil it because I was too lazy to read it. Not like she busted out-of-thin-air the inside info about the baby...I had to WORK for that, guys.)

ANYways. I'm always usually on-rare-occasions-and-involving-bribes up for a challenge, so I told her I'd be happy to do it. But my brain is too tired to come up with three separate outfit ideas starring a white tee AND another outfit for today. So, even though you all get a sneak peek at one of the white tee outfits (lucky dogs), there are still two more secret and awesome looks coming up on her blog next week. So. This totally isn't cheating. I'm pretty sure. Hopefully.

Also not cheating (right?) is the fact that I stole Pocket's basic white tee because I own none of my own. And, bonus!, his was fairly new and therefore didn't have the sweat stains that inevitably befall his t-shirts. [Editor's note: Not that my husband is sweaty or gross. He's absolutely not. He is athletic and active, though, so over the course of time and thousands of bball games, his tees tend to get...ummm...well-used.] 

So, since I was using his tee anyway, I thought I'd strike up a theme here and pair it with some boyfriendish jeans. Check-check on the masculine components. Now I just needed to girlify a bit. Knot the tee, cuff the sleeves, add some enormous bright chunky jewelry, and don the infamous heeled booties of which my entire shoe collection are currently jealous. At first I was going to just pull back my hair to pretend I'm athletic, too ("pretend" being the optimum word), but with the tee's crew neck, that wasn't going to work. Crew necklines aren't the most flattering on a girl with broad shoulders. And I'm just such a girl.

So, with the hair: curl it up buttercup. Done and done. I'm liking the balanced juxtaposition of this ensemble. Yin and yang. Salt and pepper. Knock-knock jokes and something actually funny. Mullets and all other hairstyles. You get the idea...

Happy Wednesday!




17 comments:

Alexis Kaye said...

I totally love this! But it would never work on me. sad day.

Elissa said...

I love the sweet simplicity of this outfit. You look comfortable, relaxed, and yet still completely stylish. Those booties are hot too. Great job!

www.dresswithcourage.com

Kristen said...

I love this outfit - particularly how you paired the oversized t and boyfriend jeans with the girly necklace & hair. Very cute!

Cara-Mia said...

Very cute! Love it. :)

Charmalade said...

This totally is the right mix of sweet and sour, yin and yang, Simon and Garfunkel. Wait. Never mind.
But still, I do like how this outfit reminds me of a feminized version of that iconic Bruce Springsteen look. Love the accessories!

Toast with Charmalade

Kiki said...

I loved this outfit before I even saw that you used a basic white tee..and now i love it even more! I looked at it and thought it was some cute 80s type tee that you could get at f21 or some great store like that. But look at you...you are SO talented Brittney! Seriously! :)
-kiki
anewoutfitaday.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Hey, I just bought that necklace... and I love the way you wore it. So cute.

northwest is best said...

Nice outfit! I love stealing - ooops, sorry, BORROWING - my boyfriend's clothes because 1) he has good taste and 2) it's like a freebie.

CAITLIN said...

you're adorable! i also love stealing my boyfriend's clothes, but that unfortunately is only allowed when he's out of town or something shrinks in the wash...

She is Sara said...

Cute! I am adoring those jeans!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

totally my favorite look so far!!! i can't actually steal things from my hubby cause he is 13 inches taller and 100+ lbs heavier and i look like a super duffus in his stuff.. so i thrift stuff that "looks" like i stole it from some guy only i really bought it fair and square. i love the booties with the rolled up jeans!

~selina

Sarah said...

This outfit is AWESOME!!! You are so stylish!!

Sarah at Classroom Chic

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I just read your about you section, and I have to tell you that you may be my hero for having a white sofa with a dog and three kids!

I love your styling of your husband's tee. That necklace is seriously fantastic!

Beth Ellen said...

I love this boyfriend look! I miss having a guys clothes to steal...

Sara said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your outfit is nice here, I really like those shoes!

-Sara
autumn, coffee and inspiration

Sorren said...

I am in love with these booties! I love how you dressed them down and it worked, but at the same time they helped to dress up the white tee and jeans. so great!

LuLu said...

CUTE OUTFIT! I will have to try out something similar when the snow finally goes away!

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