Beanie

Forever 21 Black Aviator Glasses | Beanie | All That Shimmers Blog - A Personal Style, Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle Blog written by Shelby Adelman

Beanie | All That Shimmers Blog - A Personal Style, Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle Blog written by Shelby Adelman

Forever 21 Army Green Beanie Hat | Beanie | All That Shimmers Blog - A Personal Style, Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle Blog written by Shelby Adelman

Same Edelman Black Leather Buckled Nolan Booties |Beanie | All That Shimmers Blog - A Personal Style, Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle Blog written by Shelby Adelman

Aeropostale Cream White Faux Fur Bomber Jacket | Beanie | All That Shimmers Blog - A Personal Style, Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle Blog written by Shelby Adelman

Forever 21 Black Aviator Glasses | Beanie | All That Shimmers Blog - A Personal Style, Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle Blog written by Shelby Adelman

Forever 21 Quilted Crossbody Chanel Inspired Boy Bag Purse | Beanie | All That Shimmers Blog - A Personal Style, Fashion, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle Blog written by Shelby Adelman

Forever 21 Green Beanie // Sam Edelman Black Leather Buckle Booties // Madewell Distressed Black Jeans // Forever 21 Quilted Crossbody Purse // White Turtleneck (sold out, similar white turtleneck) // Aeropostale Faux Fur Jacket (old, similar faux fur jacket) // Forever 21 Black Aviator Sunglasses // Bare Minerals ‘MOXIE’ Lip Gloss

I contemplated naming this post Green Bean, but I thought it might have been a bit of a stretch, not to mention completely irrelevant (although I do like green beans). Another thing that’s a bit of a stretch for me? Wearing “edgier” outfits like this one. But strangely enough I like it, and not solely because this one was really comfortable. I like the way the textures worked here the most; the loose knitting of the hat and sweater juxtaposed against the faux fur’s brushed up texture and denim’s tightly knit cords. And there is just something about leather that gets me; I can’t tell you what it is but when I put these buckled booties on I instantly feel cooler in a nonchalant “I’m a refined rebel” kind of way, if that makes any sense whatsoever.

It’s kind of fun playing with your wardrobe and wearing something you don’t usually see yourself in; it almost seems like playing a new character if you will. I think Marilyn said it best at “give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” because sometimes we need to try out something new in order to give ourselves the excuse to get in touch with another side of ourselves and view things in a different light. Sometimes I’m a bit rebellious and edgy, more often refined and feminine, but sometimes I can be a bit sassy, and I must admit that it can be a little fun.

Hope you all have a great rest of your day and thanks for stopping by! x

INTIMIDATED

Ralph Lauren White Button Down & Nike Crewneck Sweatshirt (similar here) –  similar layered button down and crewneck here (it’s on sale too!) / eShakti Grey Floral Skirt c/o (30% off until 10/16) / COACH Cross Body Purse / Target Oversized Watch / Bauble Bar Pearl Drop Earrings / Gold Frame Aviators (similar here) / Steve Madden Quilted Faux Leather Sneakers (on sale!)

Pencil skirts always intimidated me as something you could only wear to work – never on an easy day off. And the longing to create a look that could encompass both simplicity and comfort with a pencil skirt brings me here! I’ve been loving the look of “Peter Pan” collars for years, the femininity yet boy-meets-girl appeal when paired with a looser blouse or sweatshirt over the top is a combination that can’t be beaten in my book. I tried to keep this look on the more put together side of things for brunching and what not, but you could easily make this look even more wearable by switching the top out for a chunky sweater, the sneakers for your favorite gym kicks, and a baseball cap for that laid-back “cool girl” look. It’s crazy to think that a year ago all I thought you could could wear with a pencil skirt was a blazer, boy have I learned!