Hello, readers. We're about to embark on an embarrassing confession that will ultimately lead to why I currently own this [faux] leather jacket. But that is why I am here. To show you my mediocre style & interests [which I thoroughly enjoy] and share embarrassing stories. Oh, and also make friends with you guys. So here we go.
My first few weeks after moving, Tim and I frequented a restaurant on Haight called Martin Macks. It is walking distance from our place and has great food & service. Also, we didn't have TV yet and it was the only place playing the Olympics. One evening, while watching synchronized diving, a girl walked by our table and she was wearing a leather jacket. And I told Tim "That is literally the coolest girl I've ever seen." Because she was. She was wearing this amazing leather jacket and skinnies and studded sneakers and some sort of knitted hat and I immediately hated my entire closet. I do feel creepy for momentarily idolizing a stranger, but it happens. A lot, actually.
So ever since, I've wanted a leather jacket just about more than anything. I found this one at Urban Outfitters and it is the softest faux leather I've come across. It is warm and flexible, and has great quilting details. I may not look as cool as that girl did, but I love it. I think fashion is all about gathering inspiration from wherever, even if it is just someone you see on the Internet or at your favorite Haight St. establishment. Then, finding pieces that suit your personal style, and that you're comfortable in. Lastly, fashion is about making it all your own. If I copied her outfit to a T, I'd look like an idiot. But with my favorite flowy tunic and yellow heels? I look like me.
Especially in that last photo. Tim was telling jokes and I couldn't hold it together.