Jacket: Urban Outfitters, available here
This is a big statement,
but clothes have never made me feel more like myself than this jacket.
I bought it in San Francisco last week.
It's a perfect color,
it's very slouchy
(and also too big),
and I feel both femme-y and boy-y in it.
Add this jacket to my $7.00 weird slouchy jeans, and my weird slouchy moccasins, and I'm home.
It's funny - I keep thinking about when I was a kid, when I suddenly had hips and boobs (and was WAY too young to know what to do with either), and all I could do about it was wear jerseys and boy's jeans, or the unfortunate girl's jeans that said "HUSKY" in the back tag. The other girls wore skinny capris and leggings and skirts and spaghetti straps - things I couldn't even fathom at the time. Even though that was one of the more uncomfortable periods of my life, something about the sudden and terrible appearance of my body showed me to my mind/spirit.
I may be generally unathletic, and I may have a lot of girly tendencies, but I never feel more like myself than when I'm wearing boyish clothes and not caring what anybody thinks.
I obviously didn't wear this today, since it was NEGATIVE ELEVEN DEGREES, but I wore it in California and you can look for me wearing it all through April.
How much of your style stems from your awkward years?
It's probably a solid 60% for me...