Every once in awhile I like to leave the house and pretend that I’m much more edgier than I really am. What always cracks me up is that even my attempts to be edgy or “rocker” are so completely safe, but that’s okay because at the end of the day I’m a girl from a small town in North Carolina, and a simple, studded top is just enough to catch a little attention around here.

I have been a distant fan of tbags recently, and usually their clothing is well out of my price range. A couple weeks ago, though, Nordstrom had a sale, and I snagged this tbags studded top for much cheaper than it’s retailing now. I usually don’t go for studded items, but I liked this one enough to try it out, and I’m glad that I did!

This sweater isn’t thick, so it is comfortable to wear under a jacket or by itself once you’re in a warm place. I wore this out to a coffee shop to write, and it was quite cozy for being covered in studs, or beads really. The sleeves are connected to the body of the shirt to give almost a dolman effect, but then once you get to the elbow, the material is much tighter against your body, and I like that the shape of the top does that.

As you can see, the studs are tiny beads. We shall see soon if they survive being washed and dried! I also wore my knot ring with my badly painted nails (oops). This ring tends to be my “I don’t know what to wear with this, so this ring will do” accessory.

Lola found the entire photo taking process to be highly entertaining. She even interrupted once to come give me kisses. What can I say? I guess I’m too adorable (and humble, obviously) for her to stand :-p!

tbags sweater, City Chic jeans, Target shoes, Target ring

As for today, I’m sitting here in a long maxi dress with bed head hair. Very stylish, eh? I’m finishing up preparing for my presentation tomorrow at my university’s English graduate student conference where I’ll be talk about fat bodies and the television show Huge. I’m nervous as ever, but at least I already have my outfit picked out! (so typical) I hope that all of you are having a great week!

Do you ever go for “edgier” or “rocker” looks? How do you make your outfits “rocker”?