In the last few years, navy has become one of my favorite neutrals. I used to wear a lot of black, but navy seems like the less goth/emo cousin, and still goes with everything. So I've been drawn to it more and more. Prior to about 2012, I don't think I had anything navy in my wardrobe, except maybe a Cardinals t-shirt (this one).
I blame my previous aversion to navy on my private school uniform. I had to wear a navy jumper every day from 2nd-5th grade. And then in middle school and high school, my options were either a khaki skirt or a navy skirt. The high school navy option was plaid. (and no, it wasn't a cute Catholic school uniform. It was very unflattering, midi-length before midi-length was a thing). But anyway, I dug through my photo albums and found this fantastic Throwback Thursday picture.
I would guess this is the first day of 4th grade. I obviously hadn't gotten the hang of smiling like a normal person (am I trying to wink? I don't even know what is happening). I cropped my brother out, because I don't want him to hate me (not saying he looks bad - I don't think he had an awkward phase). And I'm not sharing the first day of 5th grade picture that I found, because it's really really bad. I'm not really sure why I had any friends that year, because I looked ridiculous. I must have had a great personality or something. Or I was very blessed with non-shallow classmates.
Judy Greer talks about this in her book. When you go through a phase where you are super awkward looking, and then you think you are pretty much gorgeous once you start to look normal. I mean, I might be average looking now, but I've improved exponentially since I was 10!
Anyway, what are we even talking about anymore? Navy! I used to have to wear navy, so I didn't like that. Then after about 10 years of not having to wear navy, I started liking it again. Great story, Andi!
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Cardigan: Gap (similar)
Tee: J.Crew Factory (exact)
Skirt: J.Crew (exact)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar without captoe)