It’s funny how my style is coming back full circle to the vintage-inspired looks of the blog’s early days. Luckily, trends are coming back, too – it’s now all cottagecore and dark academia, which are just different versions of twee (not that my style was ever that twee.) I was looking at my archive and found this outfit, which I’d be happy to wear today (yes, including the big collar, which is trendy again). So here I recreated the outfit with what I have now, and added some current touches – blazer and suspenders. The suspenders are bit much, but the skirt is slightly large for me and the suspenders are the best way to hold it up, plus they added a dark academia/menswear touch to the outfit, so I’m not complaining.
Of all the things I left back in LA when I moved home, the one that I think about the most (other than my books) is this plaid wool skirt, which I bought to dress up as Peggy from Mad Men one Halloween. It’s probably not going to fit me now and may be too heavy for our climate, but it is perfect for my style now (it goes to show that my style really has come full circle.) I’ve been searching for a replacement for a while, and although I’ve found a couple of brown plaid skirts (seen here and here), none of them is quite right – either it’s too short or the fabric is different. This one may be the closest in terms of length and fabric, but it’s still not perfect. But I think I should stop looking for that perfect one. I have enough skirts already, and it’s very unlikely that I would come across the exact piece (it’s only happened to be once, with this top.)