Archive for October, 2010

October 31, 2010

Gangster.

This Halloween I was a little lame in getting together a costume so I decided to throw something together using clothes I already owned. I thought it would be interesting to dress up as a male considering most women wear as little as possible when it comes to costumes. We had just finished discussing bending gender norms especially through appearance in my feminist theory class so it was a good experiment. I must admit I was treated much differently from males when I appeared more androgynous in my dress.

October 20, 2010

Thrift Store Savy

So this outfit is so wonderful because it only cost me about $25. I think the key to this kind of look is mixing thrift store finds with new purchases. My shirt I found at thrift store for $1.50 and my boots were found there too for only $4. The skirt I got on sale at Urban Outfitters costing only about $15 and the legwarmers were used for a Halloween costume  many years ago. Although I do indulge in expensive clothing, sometimes you can throw an outfit together for cheap and still look good. When I spend less money on everyday outfits it allows me to have a large array of choices.

October 20, 2010

No Means No.

This video of a Yale frat was recently brought to my attention. The frat was marching yelling “no means yes, and yes means anal.” This is so appalling to me, it makes me sick. This is a perfect portrayal of a privileged group of men making a mockery of a serious problem. I am interested to see how this will all play out.

October 17, 2010

Pendleton Please

So this is the second look that I have recently posted to lookbook.nu. I am kind of lax with my posting as of late but hopefully I can start adding looks more frequently.

The key piece in this outfit is definitely the vintage Pendleton jacket. My boyfriend came across this gem at a vintage store in Brooklyn.¬† Pendleton wool products have been around since the late 1800’s, a company that started out producing blankets but expanded and began to create a clothing line in the early 1900’s. Pendleton has been going strong since and recently collaborated with Opening Ceremony for a line of delightful patterns and colors, a little different than the classic Pendleton but definitely just as good!