Now, I never claimed to be super trendy or even aware of the latest trends, but I do try. Recently I’ve loved the off-the-shoulder look, like here, here and here. If you don’t like those, I dare you to search “off the shoulder top” on Pinterest and not find one that you like.
I knew I wanted one for our upcoming Vegas trip, so when I read, The Spark Is Gone: What Comes After The Off-The-Shoulder Shirt? the day after I ordered the top above from Zara, I just laughed. It’s a satirical article about how the trend suddenly became a huge hit and therefore was no longer cool. I see her point (cough::hipster::cough), but I still found the article hilarious.
Wearing one no longer felt like a secret handshake between me and my personal style; it felt like peeing in a communal bathroom at Coachella.
I’ve never had a real close relationship with my personal style, much less a secret handshake. We’re more like casual acquaintances that get along really well, but not often enough. But, with a trip coming up I thought I’d try out something new. Vegas is a great place to try out new trends, because anything goes. As long as you’re clothed, you can get away with almost anything and no one cares. I hope you’re laughing at me right now for talking about how “anything goes” in Vegas and my plan is to wear a shirt that covers my arms. To play it even more safe I also ordered this bag and a few pairs of pants. Neither of the pants fit perfectly, but I feel like I haven’t bought new clothes in so long that when the box came in the mail I felt like singing HBD to Jesus.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
PS: Our Vegas trip two years ago.