February 2021 #wearitlike_challenge Outfits (Part 2)

This post is coming to you a bit late because I wanted to hit the ground running after my style challenge without missing a beat. I'm also still readjusting to my work schedule and owning a new KITTEN, so real life sort of swept me away this past week!

The #wearitlike_challenge continued to inspire me through the doldrums of winter, which are usually when my style is at its least interesting. Permitting myself the adventure of disappearing into different characters every day was thrilling, and best of all I made some new friends through Instagram along the way!

A personal highlight of this experience was definitely the Andie Walsh (Pretty in Pink) day, during which I made a three-outfit reel and photo post which, by way of some magic, was seen by Marilyn Vance. Vance is the original costume designer for the movie (she also costumed The Breakfast Club and Pretty Women, from which you'll see characters here as well), and her work has inspired me since I was a teenager. It was totally thrilling that she encountered my stylings, let alone complimented them. I'll be living on that birthday present for the next ten years at least.

Following are the final ten character-inspired looks from the challenge. To see the first half, check out the previous post. And if you happen to read this, let me know which one is your favorite!

02.15.2021: Vivian Ward (Pretty Woman)

dress: brown dotted / Nanette Lepore (gift)
shoes: cream & black ballet flats / Banana Republic / (gift)
hat: brown wide-brim / unknown (thrifted) 
belt: chocolate double-buckle / BCBG (gift)
gloves: white / unknown (hand-me-down)

02.16.2021: Andie Walsh (Pretty in Pink)

inner: pink tank blouse / Uniqlo (thrifted)
outer 1: white beaded cardigan / B.Altman (thrifted vintage)
outer 2: aqua men’s suit jacket / ASOS (hand-me-down; local buy-nothing group)
bottom: leopard print leggings / Hard Tail (hand-me-down)
shoes: tan combat boots / Lucky (thrifted)
hat: black wide-brim / Halston III (hand-me-down vintage) 
scarf: black & red floral silk / unknown (thrifted)
jewelry: all gifted
dress: white elephant print / unknown (thrifted)
outer 1: pink assymetrical tunic / Top Shop (swapped)
outer 2: white ribbed cardigan / unknown (new 2020)
shoes: cognac brogues / Coach / (thrifted)
scarf: brown floral silk / unknown (swapped)
belt: cognac & gold wide / unknown (thrifted)
tights: taupe / Hue (thrifted)
socks: red glitter / Bombas (gift)
earrings: cameo / unknown (hand-me-down)
hair clips: pink rose duo / H&M (old)
inner 1: pink ribbed turtleneck / Free People (hand-me-down)
inner 2: sage floral tank / Old Navy (hand-me-down)
inner 3: cream lace tee / Abound (new 2020)
outer: cream floral denim jacket / Highway (thrifted)
bottom: black ponte pants / DKNY (gift)
shoes: tan ankle boots / Børn (hand-me-down)
glasses: cognac d-frames / Persol (found)
scarf (as belt): light blue silk square / unknown (thrifted)
necklace: turquoise gemstone / unknown (thrifted)

02.18.2021: Roxy Ryan (New York Minute)
inner: charcoal waffle tee / unknown (hand-me-down)
outer: black graphic tee / unknown via Poshmark (thrifted)
bottom: flare jeans / Lucky Brand (new)
shoes: black low-tops / Converse (found)
hat: brown newsboy / August (gift)
02.19.2021: Shirley (Mad Men)

dress: blue floral mini / H&M (gift)
tights: taupe / Hue (thrifted)
shoes: chocolate knee boots / Frye (thrifted)
02.20.2021: Summer Finn (500 Days of Summer)

 dress: blue silk shirtdress / Club Monaco (thrifted)
tights: black / DKNY (new)
shoes: black oxfords / Børn (new)
scarf: pale blue print silk / unknown (thrifted)
02.22.2021: Evelyn Carnahan (The Mummy)

top: yellow striped shirt / Banana Republic (thrifted)
bottom: cream linen joggers / Uniqlo (thrifted)
shoes: chocolate knee boots / Frye (thrifted)
scarf: black silk / unknown (hand-me-down vintage)
02.23.2021: Lelaina Pierce (Reality Bites)

inner: charcoal longline tank / Old Navy (hand-me-down)
outer: cargo jacket / Old Navy (thrifted)
bottom: black skinny jeans / J.Brand (new)
shoes: brown combat boots / Täōs (gift)
02.25.2021: Beth Harmon (The Queen's Gambit)


dress: black & cream pleated dress / Rachel Roy (thrifted)
shoes: black & cream ballet flats / Banana Republic (gift)
top: periwinkle puff-sleeve sweater / Banana Republic (gift)
bottom: burgundy a-line skirt / Loft (new)
shoes: black oxfords / Børn (new)
sunglasses: black Wayfarers / Ray-Ban (new) 
scarf: brown floral silk / unknown (swapped)
top: white cable-knit sweater / Banana Republic (gift)
bottom: houndstooth trousers / Banana Republic (gift)
shoes: cognac brogues / Coach (thrifted)

02.26.2021: John Bender (The Breakfast Club)

inner: white ribbed keyhole tee / American Apparel (thrifted)
outer 1: denim jacket / Silver (thrifted)
outer 2: charcoal tweed belted coat / Fashionbilt (vintage)
bottom: black skinny jeans / J-Brand (new)
shoes: brown combat boots / Täōs (gift)
scarf: red plaid / unknown (new)
gloves: gray wool / unknown (gift, then remade)
sunglasses: black Wayfarers / Ray-Bans (new)
02.27.2021: Andy Sachs (The Devil Wears Prada)
inner: white puff-sleeve blouse / Banana Republic (thrifted)
outer: black boatneck tee / H&M (hand-me-down)
bottom: black pinstripe trousers / Cambridge (new)
shoes: black suede booties / Frye (thrifted)
hat: brown newsboy / August (gift)
necklace 1: pearl strand / Rachel (new)
necklace 2: glass bead strand / unknown (gift)
brooch: black floral / unknown (gift)

I hope everyone had a splendid February! I'll be back in mid-March (beware the ides!) to share the first half of my outfits of the day. Until then, stay safe and stay stylish.

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