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Business Casual Superstar #503: Inspired by Taylor Swift

Written By: humarashid - Sep• 11•12

LOOSELY inspired, that is. So the thing with Taylor Swift is that now that she’s dating Conor Kennedy or whatever (he’s 18, she’s 22, she’s working her schedule around his winter break). And what I’m kind of hung up on … has anyone else noticed that all of a sudden she’s really pulling a Jackie O with her fashion? It’s kind of bizarre. But Taylor Swift is someone that I would generally describe as bizarre and creepy and off-putting, a perpetual girl-woman stuck at the mental age of 13 who seems like a narcissistic, slut-shaming emotional trainwreck, so whatever.

Let’s knock off her outfit! But only kind of. Not really.

She looks okay, I guess. I don’t really care. I can’t muster up enough energy to say much about this. All I knew was that I liked the red dress idea, because I just like red dresses, and I didn’t want it to be so campy and matchy-matchy.

So I mixed things up a little bit.

Op-Red Columnist Dress from ModCloth ………. $47.99
Levity High Heel Pumps in Navy ………. $29.94
Silver Plated Ring ………. $12

I stuck with the red dress, but I went solid instead of printed. Basically, I just like the retro feel of a lot of the ModCloth dresses, and this one caught my eye instantly. The other option was a $30 printed red and white dress from Old Navy that actually surprisingly resembled the one Taylor had on, but I don’t care for Old Navy much. It makes me feel heavy and tired. I don’t know what it is, but I seriously avoid setting foot in that store like the freaking plague.

I definitely didn’t want to do a red shoe, I wasn’t keen on a black shoe, I wasn’t particularly moved to do a beige shoe (anyone who calls that shade “nude” is asking to be slapped hard across the mouth – by me), and so I finally landed on a navy shoe. BECAUSE WHY NOT.

Why not, indeed.

I would have been happy with a purple shoe, too. I love purple and red combinations. Sometimes to my peril.

Anyway, so I picked this navy shoe with the bow and the turquoise on the toe, and then felt like I wanted a turquoise-ish ring to play with that. But I had only $22 left in the budget, and do you know how hard it is to find a decent turquoise ring for that amount? The ones I saw were so … gaudy. PASS.

But then I saw this ring, a silver plaited one with a glass bead held in place by two wires, and, I don’t know, I just love it. It’s so funky and unique and pretty, and I love that color. It doesn’t match the turquoise precisely, but I don’t care. I just love the look of it.

I don’t know why I said this post was “inspired by” Taylor Swift. It’s so far from her outfit that I shouldn’t have characterized it that way. Ah, well.


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