I've been offered a pair of new tennis shoes a few times between now and six years ago, but always ended up spending my allotted seasonal new shoe on something a little more representative of my style. My style pays little to no attention to functionality and thus my little feet are squished and contorted to fit into whatever shoe fits my fancy, not my arch. I mean, tennis shoes are for the athletic driven not the aesthetic driven.
My dad however, was appalled at my lack of athletic-wear and almost drug me to Dick's to pick out a new pair of tennies, probably hoping new clothes might inspire my usually dormant drive to participate in athletic activity. I picked out the brightest pair I could find and Leandra Medine has them so... sorry, Dad, no 5K's just yet.
I have managed to sport them on a weekly basis and I'm ready to admit my fault. These Nike Free's are the most comfortable things my precious pedi have ever rested inside. My apologies for the previous hate directed toward those perpetually caught in activewear.
Per my usual nature, I couldn't just save my new Nikes to accompany jogging shorts and T-shirts. Lets be real, those are my pajamas. I simply slipped them on when a neon shoe seemed fitting and that's probably never, so I threw them on with some leather skinnies and a flower-print button-down.
The birthday fairy was very good to me this year. I received some great "grown up" pieces perfect for the New York City wardrobe I am slowly trying to accrue. This beautiful cream jacket from Zara has been on my wish list for a while, so when I pulled it from the brown paper tucked neatly into it's sleek black box, I already had ten outfits planned to go with the Chanel-esque piece.
I wrote an article for The Crimson White about outwear and believe it is the best splurge item for any wardrobe. A strong jacket or blazer can transform any outfit from plain jane to sophisticated and pulled-together. I decided to pair my jacket with a girly peplum shape to balance out the edgy shoulder pads and boyfriend jeans.
Today is a monumental day in the fall weather progression. I did not sweat on my walk to class. I am celebrating by posting a pretend fall ensemble that I wish I could wear today. My birthday is coming up, consider it my list.