This outfit is compiled of a lot of Black Friday scores. I don’t think I’ll actually be able to do a Black Friday haul post because some of my stuff STILL has not shipped in. (-_-) whatever. You’ll see most of my finds in the future probably. This outfit was shamelessly inspired by my private school days (shout out to my Ensworth kids) and how individuality is still achievable when wearing a uniform.
When I went to private school, we had a uniform with multiple choices and combinations, but you were a fool if you picked anything but the plaid pleated skirt as your daily bottom of choice. The overalls, khaki waders and cardboard-lined skorts were a total Ensworth faux pas. And even though all the sensible girls in the fifth grade abided by this unspoken standard, you could still tell who was cool and who wasn’t. For example, you absolutely HAD to have the latest Nike tennis shoes and Nike socks that went a third up your calf. Anything else was practically social suicide! A high ponytail with ABSOLUTELY NO BUMPS WHATSOEVER was a key factor in popularity as well. That, and you had to have at least 4 silly bandz adorning your wrist to make it through the hallway.
Naturally, I was the girl in the knee socks and a 2-and-a-half-foot braid. This is an ode to those days.
Oh yeah, painted nails were forbidden as well. Oops.
In the end, none of it really mattered. I mean, I’m pretty sure I ended up cooler than most of the popular kids from my primary school days. So if you were one of those cool kids back in the day who never gave me nor my friends the time of day (and you know who you are):
Thanks for reading! Sorry it’s been awhile–my blogging privileges were confiscated so I could focus on midterms. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
OH I ALMOST FORGOT I went ahead with the whole haircut thing. Check out my Instagram @erinkaelie to see what it looks like. Following me on twitter @ProjectMaganda and liking the Facebook page wouldn’t hurt either.