Jacket: Zara (Similar); Overalls: ASOS; Striped Tank: Feel the Piece; Shoes: Zara (Cute navy shoes are hard to find, but I LOVE THESE by Tory Burch!); Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Spike Ring Set: ℅ Henri Bendel; Sunglasses: ℅ Elie Tahari; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp
First impressions can either make you or break you, and rarely does one recover from a poor snap judgment that’s made during a first impression.
Take these overalls for example…
Farmer? Railroad conductor? Basically anything the opposite of chic.
Last fall, I saw that overalls were appearing everywhere I looked. I suffered a small lapse of FOMO (fear of missing out) and figured I might as well give the trend for a test run, so I bought a pair for myself from Nasty Gal….and it was both a moment of bravery and courage…until they came in the mail and were so wrong on my particular body type. #OverallFail
And then again as Spring began approaching, I continues to keep seeing overalls everywhere I looked. I bit the bullet again and made a purchase. But this time, I wasn’t doing it because I felt a need to have them….I was buying them because I wanted to prove to myself that I could “Courtney-fy” them and give them my own little original spin PLUS my ooh-la-la factor. So what did I do?
- Throw on a boyfriend blazer: check.
- Throw on the Courtney Bib from Bauble Bar: check.
- Heels, duh.
- And voila….#CourtneyLovesOveralls
But what did this lesson teach me? When it comes to making first impressions, yes, you might only get once chance….but that once chance only matters if it’s original.