The Day I Wore Two Jackets and Kind of Hated My Look | life according to francesca

The Day I Wore Two Jackets and Kind of Hated My Look

Friday, December 14, 2018


I shot this look like, a month ago. And if I'm being quite honest, I hate this outfit so much. Not enough to, you not post it and take advantage of the fact that it's already been shot but just enough where editing these pictures hurt my soul. It's fine though, I learned a lesson. Or three. First, if you're not feeling an outfit, like maybe don't wear it? Two, give yourself more than five minutes to get changed. And last, but not least, if you see a legitimate model doing it on Instagram, your results may vary. 

There was a photo I had in my recent saves that I used as outfit inspiration and honestly, I'm just the real life version of expectation versus reality. She was wearing a really cute checkered skirt and her jackets were more cropped and also like, did I mention she's a fucking model? I'm not even trying to be self-depricating here, I don't think I'm a troll but also like I am very clearly not a model unless I was a model citizen and even then I don't even think I'm that either.


If I liked every single outfit I wore, then that would mean that I was probably only wearing either a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans or a black turtleneck with most likely the same pair of jeans. The whole point of experimenting with fashion is to figure out what you like and what works for you, right? Maybe there isn't anything inherently wrong with this outfit, I just kind of hate it on myself and that's fine. I'm not like...mad about it contrary to the fact that I'm writing a whole post about how much I dislike it. It's not like I'm wearing a granny floral onesie with those heinous like toe sock things (you know, the socks that are basically gloves for your toes with the separate compartments for each toe?) I'm just wearing something that fell flat for me. Plus, I was absolutely freezing because those tights were thin AF (I think they have since been thrown out because I wore them like, at least five times with a run in the ankle hoping it wouldn't spread up) and that skort is shorter than a Catholic school girl's after she rolled it up in the bathroom at school. 

I powered through this look during brunch and photos after because, well, that's what you gotta do in life. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes you wear two jackets and a skort and play with proportions and it just doesn't work out.


I'm a big proponent for putting on whatever you want to put on (and really, doing anything you want to do as long as you're not, you know, hurting people or marginalizing and entire group of people, just stuff like that!!) and having fun with it. That's all I really want to do. I wish I had more time and money and a bigger wardrobe to do that with, but so far all I can really do is wear two jackets and hope for the best. It's chill. Someday! Maybe I'll have a Megan Ellaby wardrobe in a few years, or maybe I'll continue to get basics because they make my life ten times easier. Who knows!


Sweater: Max Mara
Skort: Zara
Denim jacket: Who knows!
Coat: H&M
Boots: Sam & Libby
Sunglasses: Miu Miu

Photos by Austen Tosone

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