Sunday, June 19, 2011

baby's in black

I differ from many other Texan gals, in that I wear a lot of black always (in a nongothic way, of course) and I have quite fair skin. In a sea of incredibly tanned, toned, and brightly dressed Southern belles, I stick out like a pasty sea urchin. You won't see a lot of gals in my neck of the woods wearing a primarily black outfit in the middle of June, when it's a lucky day when the temperature doesn't hit the three-digit mark. But, ah yes, I am quite the rebel. 
This was the outfit while going out last night. The black boyfriend-style blazer is by The Gap - I adore it's brass buttons and the slightly masculine pattern of the coat's interior, making rolling up the sleeves a fashion statement in itself. I'm not sure how I would describe the pattern of this top (sort of snakeskin-y) or really the color of it (sort of goldish-yellow-green) but it's by Sparkle & Fade - a great brand full of colorful, trendy, and perhaps most importantly comfy clothes - and I got it from Urban Outfitters. My bag - a big fringe creation by Rachel Zoe - is a great olive shade and worked well enough with the color of my top without being too matchy-matchy. Plus, I'm on a fringe binge so I wasn't going to not use the bag, regardless of whether it worked with my outfit or not. (See again: I am a fashion rebel, people!)
The leggings are high-waisted black American Apparel leggings in that fantastic shiny material. I'm beyond obsessed with them; I have several pairs. The material makes the leggings look a little dressier and more fun than regular cotton leggings, and they are mayjahh-ly opaque (which is a major plus for me) and makes your legs look thinner. 
These black Joie knee-high boots (currently only available in chocolate brown) first captured my attention because they are styled so similarly after the equestrian boots I wore when I rode horses competitively ... except these boots have never given me blisters, nor have they been subject to horse manure. 
I kept my jewelry completely gold - with big (but thin) hoop earrings, my beloved rose gold Cartier love bracelet, and bangle designed by b-side by Ken & Dana as part of their Rights Collection. The particular bracelet I am wearing features the numbers of the court case of Romer v. Evans - 517 US 620 1996 - a case that protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation. See, style can have a conscience. 

12 comments:

angel corpus christi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

baby got black! so cute lexi.

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hahaha i like it! thanks so much angel! :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love it! My favorites are the blazer + boots. And black is always my go-to color (in a non-gothic way), no matter what season!

JessM said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I relate to this so much! Living in Florida and being pale with bright red hair. Every girl here looks like a beauty queen pagent girl it seems. Very toned and tan with perfect hair.
I on the other hand am more soft than toned and my hair is a mess everyday.
I really appreciate that you do your own thing living in Texas. I really relate to wearing black and boots and things like that in the summertime too... haha. I'm guilty of all of those things:)

Daniela said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderful clothes, they look great on you! You're quite pretty, by the way, your face reminds me of Patti Hansen (:

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Woohoo Jessica I'm checking it out now! My response will be my next post :)

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Raquel! Isn't black just the greatest (non)color ever?? I can see from your profpic that you like it as well :) another way we're kindred spirits!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Jess - you're gorgeous! Pageant girls are often too scarily perfect for my mind to even comprehend. I like to always have an off element to how I look - either my tights are ripped, or my shirt is crinkled, or a mishmash of bracelets and rings swallow my arms, or my hair is unbrushed... something to assure I'm not assembled looking. Why would anyone want to look so groomed all of the time? I get chills just thinking about it

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Daniela - that is SERIOUSLY one of the nicest compliments I have ever received in my entire life! I adore Patti Hansen - she is sooo beyond. Major hearts!!

LoulouBlue said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cute!!!

You might like my latest post...rockin the black lace!

http://yourheartisripshit.blogspot.com/2011/06/embrace-lace.html

Loulou

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you Loulou! I'm checking it out now!