I teach my students that plagiarism is one of the worst sins you can commit in academic life. And while I certainly understand that sometimes plagiarism is accidental, it is always avoidable. Having said that, I must give credit for this outfit inspiration to Jessica Quirk of What I Wore. When I saw this post, I knew that I had all the elements to recreate the look myself.
I really liked the outfit, but since I was just wearing it to run errands I decided that the blazer was too formal. I swapped it out with a navy cardigan for several reasons.
- It is less structured and more appropriate for the occasion
- It eased my conscious about completely stealing this outfit from another blogger
- The cardigan is a new addition to my wardrobe and needs to start earning its place
I also tried a few other tweaks to make the outfit feel more like mine. First, I toyed with the idea of wearing this skirt backwards. Based on the tag and zipper placement, I assume that the kick pleat belongs in the front, but I have also seen many skirts with one in the back.
Ultimately, though I decided to wear it the way that it was intended. I also toyed with different earrings. For some reason, I can’t help but accent blue and white with red. But, I don’t want to look kitschy. So, I went with small bits of red to minimize looking like an American flag.
In the end, I chose the bronze hoop earrings. This outfit was both comfortable and put-together for a dinner date with my boyfriend followed by grocery shopping– thanks Jessica Quirk!
- Date Night (teachinstyle.wordpress.com)