I'm a weird person who remembers outfits on an obsessive level. If I recall a day that was special to me, chances are I'll remember what I wore (and not just because I've commemorated it with an #ootd shot). It goes the other way too--sometimes I'll have a piece that gets "cursed" by the bad memories made in it. I'm weird, I know. But this giant sweatshirt and ripped black jeans have a special place in my heart. I was wearing those two particular articles on a day I was hanging out with Johnny and felt that "click" of my romantic feelings start to crank up. As tempting as it would be to wax eloquent about that topic (I've been away from home and boyfriend for about a month now on work, sad days!), I'll stick to the outfit.
When I wore these jeans and sweatshirt that day with Johnny we were out tailgating in Lincoln, NE. The casual vibe of the outfit was so fun and it definitely matched the carefree tone of the day. I love that this outfit formula of a sweatshirt and black jeans can create SO many different looks. By adding a red lip, strappy flats and a jewel-tone bag, the outfit is instantly elevated. I have also done this same look but with my hair in a big bun with dainty gold ear threaders and an animal print bag. There are so many different looks you can create that will take you from running errands to a date night. Trade jeans for yoga pants and you can smile to yourself that while you look put together, you are essentially at lazy Sunday worthy comfort level.
This basic, oversized sweatshirt has been my go-to for about a year now. It is so comfy and the vintage feel of it is just unexpected enough that it stands out besides being a very plain piece. The moral of this blog post is everyone needs a giant sweatshirt. Thank me later when your life gets so much more stealthily lazy while still looking cute. ;)
One last note that is DEFINITELY worth a mention, even though my OCD English major brain is hating this abrupt segue after I had a nice post conclusion, is where I got this necklace. I found it at Walmart! These bolos are very trendy and made popular by designer Vanessa Mooney. Her bolos are amazing but they are pricey. This Walmart find was only $3, and, while it's not real leather, you can't really tell. I tried to find the necklace on Walmart's website but I couldn't find it. It must be an in-store special. Goes to show that you never know what goodies you may find in Walmart!