Sarah's Real Life
10. 25. 2016

suede moto jacket, coated jeans, striped turtleneck, ankle boots, leopard bag

When: Friday // Weather: fall // Real life: work, then dinner and The Rocky Horror Show with frands

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suede moto jacket, coated jeans, striped turtleneck, ankle boots, leopard bag

suede moto jacket, coated jeans, striped turtleneck, ankle boots, leopard bag

suede moto jacket, coated jeans, striped turtleneck, ankle boots, leopard bag

suede moto jacket, coated jeans, striped turtleneck, ankle boots, leopard bag

I’d say my “Frocktober” challenge is going pretty well so far, but last Friday I had to accept defeat. I really wanted to wear a pink floral dress I got a few weeks ago (seen here), but I couldn’t get it to work. I tried it on with the suede jacket I’m wearing here and the proportions just weren’t flattering. It made me look rectangular. I tried on a few other jackets and they weren’t quite right either. The dress has flutter sleeves that would look lumpy under a cardigan, and I think it would’ve looked silly with a layer underneath.

So I went back to square one with the jacket I planned on wearing, and built this outfit around it. I ended up really loving this look, so my defeat was followed by a swift comeback.

Knowing what outfits work on me is something I’ve gotten better at over the past couple years of blogging. I used to get an idea of an outfit I thought I should wear based on how it looked on someone else (or in my head). Then I would wear it and fidget with my clothes all day because subconsciously I knew something was off. Now, I try not to be overly critical of myself, but I also accept when a particular combination doesn’t turn out the way I imagined. PERSONAL GROWTH.

Turtleneck // Jacket (on sale in beige) (seriously thinking about the burgundy version) // similar Pants // similar Boots // similar Bag // Ring

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2 responses to “Frocktober Fail”

  1. Alissa says:

    Honestly my goal in life right now is just to stay alive. October has KILLLLEEEDDDD ME and my style!

    The Adored Life

  2. Ummmm. This outfit has to be in my top 5 Sarah’s Real Life looks.

    Also, where can I recommend for a blogger hangout, so I can see you again? 😉

    Katie @ Style On Target

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