Top: thrifted, Finesse
Skirt: Cynthia Steffe
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: belonged to my grandmother
Ani, I know you’re obsessed with black and white, so of course I thought of you when I decided to wear this! This Cynthia Steffe skirt is a favorite of mine for sure. The quality is amazing. If I didn’t feel the need to wear more of a variety of styles for my blog, I think I would wear this skirt a lot more often. I bought it back when – okay, I’m just going to come out and say it now that the company has officially gone out of business – I worked as a copywriter for MyShape.com. We had a 30% employee discount, and I either got this on sale with the discount on top of that or bought it when they were offering an extra 40% off sale items.
It’s lame, but I bought these gray tights months ago, and this is the first time I’ve worn them. I bought them to replace another pair like them from Urban Outfitters that had gotten giant holes. The other pair were also gray, but they were a slightly different gray. Every time I looked at this new pair, I didn’t want to wear them because the gray was different and seemed kind of purplish or blueish. They just weren’t the SAME! But I finally wore them with this black and white outfit since there’s no other gray for them to clash with.
Aren’t the colors and teardrop shapes of this necklace cool? I don’t know how old this is. It belonged to my dad’s mother, and it came to me several years after she passed away. I don’t even remember who gave it to me, but I know it was hers. She was only in her 50s when she died, and I was six. I used to call her “Cookie Grandma” because she had glass jars in a line on her kitchen counter that were always filled with various types of treats, from Fruit Roll-Ups to Pixy Stix to, well, cookies.
This photo demonstrates why I’m usually smiling at least somewhat in my photos. I was trying to take a serious photo for Chictopia here, and as you can see, I can look pretty scary, like an evil child, when I don’t smile. My siblings like to tell me I look like the little girl in Orphan.