Hey, guys! It’s Reina again guest blogging for Amy. I hope she’s having a fabulous time in Ecuador. I know I’m having fun with her blog while she’s gone.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan girl. What do I mean by “fan girl”? I mean, I have been obsessed with celebrities. Specifically, I have been obsessed with male celebrities. It all started when I was mere ‘tween and I plastered my walls with pin-ups of Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Then, as a teenager I was completely smitten with JC Chasez from ‘N Sync. You’d think I would have grown out of these silly crushes at the ripe old age of 30, but this is not the case. As a grown woman, I still can’t stop. My latest obsession? Actor/musician/activist Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
When I heard JGL was doing a live show in D.C., I almost didn’t care why. I was going to get to see him IN PERSON. It turns out his tour is to promote his collaborative arts production company/website called HitRECord. I won’t bore you with the details, but the point is not only is he adorable, but he has an appreciation for storytelling/digital media. Fast forward to Tuesday night, and not only did I get to hear all about it, but I got to see the man himself. He was gorgeous, and genuinely seems passionate about this project. Plus, just as I hoped, he sang!
Now, on to the reason you are reading this blog – the fashion. I knew I really wanted to wear my new peter pan collar necklace, so I planned the rest of my outfit around that. Like my celebrity crushes, I often get obsessed with certain items of clothing or accessories until I find the perfect one. That was the case with this necklace. I searched high and low (ok, I really just used ShopStyle), and I finally found this great hematite piece at Nordstrom.
I picked up these corduroy skinnies at Loft during their recent 40% off sale, and they are super comfortable! They look more like velvet to me in person, so they are a bit dressier than they appear. The pants come in a variety of fabulous colors (I think Amy has worn the oxblood color in a recent post), and they don’t lose their shape too much after the first wear like a lot of skinny pants.
Since I went with a skinny bottom, I wanted to wear something looser on top to balance the look. I also picked up this top during the Loft sale, but I can’t find this exact color online (it’s more of an eggplant color than it appears above). This is a petite. Sometimes I find with boxier styles that petites fit me a little better. I can’t always wear petite sizing since I’m 5’6″, but floaty tops with short sleeves are the exception. (Sorry if I look a little wrinkled in this photo – I took it when I got home!) I kept the rest of my jewelry simple since the necklace was such a statement piece. I knew I’d be walking from the train to the theater, so for shoes I went with comfy wedges.
It was such a fun night and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite actors in person! I think I might be more obsessed than ever. You know what? I’m OK with it. As my good friend Cheryl says, “I plan on growing up never.”