I keep trying to think of something clever to say about this ad, but I keep getting distracted by the beautiful, gamine Edie Sedgewick blonde on the left and how annoying it is that she looks like some rad little hipster girl. In fact, everyone is annoyingly attractive in this ad (yes, I know, because it’s an AD), but you know they never actually wore those kinds of clothes in real life. Except maybe Edie because she can pull anything off. She’s the only one giving any credibility to this entire shoot. Edie’s got this and she knows it.
You know the pleated / “maxi” skirt thing, and the blazer thing? Well I haven’t been able to wear either of them. Pleated skirts make my hips look awkwardly wide and in a blazer I look like, I don’t know, an older lady who wears a blazer, like a woman going to work or something. I don’t want to look like that because … you know, work. Now, I happen to own both articles of clothing — the long pleated skirt is a recent thrift store find and I got the little fitted blazer at Old Navy Probably ten years ago now — and I never wear either of them, for the aforementioned reasons. But today when I was trying on outfits in an effort to cheer myself up I discovered that if I wear them BOTH TOGETHER both pieces look great, and it is a fantastic outfit. That plus flat ankle boots and a colorful little top under the blazer, dangling earrings and my short hair, and I am serving Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink and it’s just the best. Cheered me right up, it did.