For a journalism and public relations student like me, nearly nothing compares to a little media attention. Luckily, my already shining day became even brighter when fellow University Fashion Group officer Ronit Joselevitz posted a photo on my Facebook wall. A photo of what, you ask? Well, a photo of myself, of course! And not just any photo, but a style capture featured on College Fashionista’s Facebook page, reported to you by Joselevitz herself behind the tower at The University of Texas at Austin.
Color my narcissistic side green – not with envy, but a ripening passion for aesthetic pleasers. This wannabe Greek god, however, underwent a modern fixation: staring at a computer screen rather than reflections upon water. What’s better for the skin? I’m not sure, but hey, one can wear a facial mask whilst staring at both. At least I don’t have to worry about falling into a pond and ruining my hair and clothes.
When putting this ensemble together, I opted for a more Western approach – togas just aren’t my thing. My favorite part about this look is the shirt – I snagged it for a mere 5 Euro at a vintage store when I visited France over winter break. Although purchased in Paris, it screams “Wild, Wild West.” Pearl snaps, a criss-cross pattern of overlaying colors, and burgundy (gasp!) caught my attention. It slightly reminds me of a Georgia O’Keefe painting…not because I think it symbolizes female body parts, heaven forbid (as evidenced in her famous floral close-ups), but the range of colors put forth by a desert’s sunset.
Shirt – Vintage
Jeans – Hot Topic
Shoes – Random German brand
Ring – Random cheap jewelry store by Union Square Park in NYC
Belt – Fossil
Bag – T.K. Maxx
What’s the lesson from this seemingly mythical tale? When you pass by a mirror, stop and look at yourself. It won’t hurt, I promise!
27 thoughts on “When Narcissus Stares at Computer Screens”
Did we somehow telepathically co-ordinate burgundy pants today? Love!
Thanks! And yes, I think we did – great minds think alike, after all!
Congrats on the feature – that is huge! Love that blog!!
I was humbly honored! Thanks, girl!
by the way. I love your ring!
Thanks for stopping by! As for the ring, it was a cheap purchase, so I couldn’t pass it up (;
Great shoes, great ring… they do make the outfit!
Thank you! I enjoy utilizing accessories to bring ensembles together (:
Hey, just to let you know, I nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blog Award’. See link for details: http://littletombo.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/very-inspiring-blog-award/
Awesome, thanks so much! Expect a nomination in return (;
Wild wild West contoured as only the French can do. And you have to have la ligne to pull it off :-)
You are too kind (; Thanks for reading and commenting!
Wow awesome!! Congratulations. :)
Love your style!
Thank you (:
Looking good Jonathan ! Every piece is perfect, congrats on your feature!
Thanks, girl! I appreciate it!
Well done boy! Love the colors on this plaid shirt! xxx
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the look (;
I can`t say I`ve ever seen the Wild West theme looking elegant. More like old men with really ratty long beards and rattier clothes. Maybe I just need to take more cross country road trips, as all the other nicely dressed West Coasters stay on their Coast? I`m happily impressed with your version of the style, either way!
You just made my day! I agree, it can be difficult to balance the look without seeming campy, but I try…thanks for commenting!
Awesome! You’re almost famous! ;) Btw love your appreciation of TK Maxx – I’ve converted my father and he’s become addicted. He started parading around his new leather jackets on Skype last week pahaha!
If only! And haha that’s hilarious! Maybe he should start a video blog of his own! :p