Finding the Fashionable in Unexpected Places

It was a low-key evening, and I was hitting up a local bar, The Loft, in the Regent Square neighborhood of Pittsburgh with fellow ModWriter, Jen Luebbers. It’s a  fairly small place (as demonstrated by the very random, very slim pickins on the jukebox – we wound up playing “Rich Girl,” by Hall & Oates, and “Electric Feel,” by MGMT twice in a row, certain they’d turn our selections off), and seemed to be populated by many “regulars,” belting out slightly off-key renditions of Elton John tunes.  In light of all this, we weren’t particularly on the look-out for spectacular style. However, when Briane Adams entered the room, our eyes were magnetically drawn to her marvelous ensemble!

This fabulous fashionista struck just the right balance of fierce femininity and tomboyish toughness, masterfully mixing slouchy, distressed boyfriend jeans, a simple grey V-neck sweater, elegantly embellished, terrifically tailored black blazer, bright white floral statement necklace, super cute cobalt blue bag, and do you see those stunning shoes?! They are downright to-die-for, with layers of black, satiny ruffles from ankle to toe. Brie clearly has fantastic taste in footwear, which was further evidenced by the fact that she professed her love for Jeffrey Campbell during our clothing-centered conversation.

If you’re vying for a playful, vixenish vibe like Brie’s, pull on your favorite worn-in jeans, add a V-neck top, then slip into the Study in Chic Blazer or the chicly cropped Take the Reigns Jacket, slide a sylvan-styled accessory, like the Golden Laurels Necklace or the Puttin’ on the Ritz Necklace, around your neck, pick up a bright bag, such as the Classic Make and Model Bag or the Raspberry Rocker Bag, and tuck your tootsies into statement-making shoes, like the Cindy Booties or the ravishingly ruffled (and ModCloth perennial favorites) Unicorn Princess Heels.

What do you like about Briane’s outstanding outfit? Are you a fashionable fan of  juxtaposing the boldly beautiful with a bit of boyish style? Tell us about it!

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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  1. Ginger&Roxy 11/18/2009 at 4:47 pm #

    Great Jacket!!!!!!


  2. Jen 11/18/2009 at 5:39 pm #

    This was an awesome find! Brie’s outfit has really inspired me to experiment with mixing “pretty” and “boyish.” So well executed!

  3. Sydney 11/19/2009 at 12:32 am #

    I absolutely love the blazer, but…I’m sorry, I just will never warm up to ripped jeans. I despise the look. It depresses me how hard it is to find jeans that aren’t distressed these days…

  4. Bridget 11/19/2009 at 1:49 am #

    I like the idea a lot….but the jeans make her look short. if they were shorter, or thinner, or if she wasnt wearing booties then it would work better

  5. Beth 11/20/2009 at 3:43 pm #

    I Love it…first of all she reminds me of Feist a little:) and I really like the boyfriend jeans look..I also know that sometimes pictures dont do the ‘doer’ justice. When I see her I think, I bet she is a good arm wrestler:) When I go to a bar I tend to dress like a guy rather than eye candy ya know!!:) Also cobalt blue is my new fav accent.

  6. Siri 11/26/2009 at 7:22 pm #

    this would have been improved by a better execution of the jeans. Boyfriend jeans don’t need to make you look dumpy.

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