This is why I love blogging: because I'm inspired everyday to re-edit and remix my clothing in ways I hadn't thought of before, thanks to those blogs I peruse on a regular basis. Today's ensemble is a shmorgishborg of blogging inspiration, from Aureta's Blog's ladylike silhouette to Second Skin's badass belts to The Daybook's kickass OTK socks.
It's actually a little strange, how strong my love of OTK socks is, considering the traumatic OTK Sock Event I experienced in middle school (or MIDDEW school if you're Russell Brand). Imagine this: the dorkiest of all dorks (me) - shy, skinny, short (the trifecta of middle school maximum dorkitude), glasses, bad perm, gym class. Our uniforms were TRES HORRIBLE: black double knit polyester coaches shorts (so big on me they came just under the not-yet-there boobs and so long they came almost to my knees), mustard and gold striped shirts (HEEEE-YOUGE - I mean, I could've worn it as a dress, but I tucked it into my shorts and I swear you could see the hem under the ends of the shorts, and it bunched most unappealingly around the belly). Oh, and also, I was wearing my favorite socks, which weren't typically OTK socks, but since I was a shortie, they came up over my knees if I pulled them all the way up, which I did. And also, they were white socks with a black and red Fair Isle knit pattern in them. I loved them. Ohhhh how I loved them.
So the girls' class was waiting in line to go down to the locker rooms, and the accordion doors were open so we could see the boys' side, who were also lining up. Someone thought it would be HILARIOUS to "de-pants" someone, and guess who they de-pantsed? This guy.