Outfit of the Day: where Austen dresses like a character from the Wes Anderson version of Twin Peaks

Outfit of the Day: where Austen dresses like a character from the Wes Anderson version of Twin Peaks

Don’t get too excited guys, there isn’t actually a Wes Anderson version of Twin Peaks, though I would totally buy the box-set.

Anyways, for some reason autumn, the falling leaves, and the chilly temperatures always make me think of Wes Anderson movies and Twin Peaks. Maybe it’s the rich textures and color palettes of Wes Anderson’s movies, and the plaid-clad-pine-tree-high-school vibes of Twin Peaks that seem so autumnal to me. Regardless.

Today, one of my classes was canceled, the sun was shining, and I wasn’t going to have to stay at the library working on my thesis until midnight, so I went all out.

It’s been pretty chilly the last few days, so I broke out my big red swing coat from Free People. It’s so warm and cozy, it’s like wearing my comforter around. It’s just as conspicuous too.

Adventures in lighting with Vickey and Austen. pc Vickey

Adventures in lighting with Vickey and Austen. pc Vickey

I am literally in love with this coat. I always feel like I’m wearing a cape. As a girl in the elevator told me today, it’s charming but still edgy.  It just reads very glamorous but in a casual sort of way, a la Margot Tenenbaum or Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection.

photo from Pintrest

photo from Pintrest

photo from Getty

photo from Getty

Maybe mine is a little more Red Riding Hood, than Margot Tenenbaum…

Underneath my coat I channeled a different enigmatic, angst-queen.

pc Vickey

pc Vickey

I’m wearing a black mock-neck tee from Uniqlo, an Italian vintage green velvet wrap skirt that I picked up in Amsterdam with a black leather belt from Target, nude Steve Madden faux patent ballet flats, and some rad stylized feather clip-on earrings that I inherited from my grandma.

pc Vickey

pc Vickey

I feel very Audrey Horne in this outfit. I always loved Audrey with all her sultry enigma and vaguely I’m-so-over-it attitude, all of which was heightened in contrast to her demure plaid-skirt-and-sweater outfits and her almost childish black-and-white saddle shoes.

photo from Getty

photo from Getty

In general, I was digging the glamorous-retro-angst look. It all felt very autumnal. While my outfit won several compliments, I don’t know that I personally mastered the sultry-angst vibe. I refer you to this shot:

Class of 2017. pc Vickey

Class of 2017.
pc Vickey

Honestly, it looks like it could be my senior portrait, it’s that corny.

Anyways. See you in the next post, and as always, please comment! Let’s converse! Human (well, human-via-digital) interaction!

An Austen in Boston

An Austen in Boston

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