I will admit, I am a secret nerd. And not like the oh-golly-gee-I-have-hipster-glasses nerd, the oh-gosh-I-can't-believe-I-just-rambled-for-over-an-hour-about-harry-potter nerd.
So here is my Harry Potter inspired outfit. In case you've been living under a rock, here's what I styled my outfit after. It's one of the four houses from Hogwarts; Gryffindor, the house of the Heroic and Chivalrous.
I'm not gonna lie, when I was a kid and I read these books, I used to pretend that I would receive a Hogwarts letter and a wand and an owl and oh my gosh I need to stop talking about this because it's making me depressed. But, back on track, I used to love daydreaming about that. So when I decided to go a little style editorial on the four houses of Hogwarts I got to tap into my childhood; I also got to dig a little bit deeper and thought about the kind of persona I think I would portray if sorted into one of these four houses.
The "Chivalry" part is what got me when I was looking into Gryffindor. I imagined it to be full of valiant boys and girls who cared more about living life than actually dressing for it. The word chivalrous also reminded me of people who lean more towards the right of the political spectrum (don't hate me. Please.) and who put a bigger emphasis on the man opening doors and things like patriotism. I imagine that Gryffindors are very proud of their house and would be the dorks who wear their House Scarves all the time. Sort of like the old dude who always wear American Flag t-shirts, except better.
I felt that a girl in Gryffindor wouldn't be the fanciest dresser this side of the wizarding world. So I stuck with pants, a sweater, a hat, and of course a Gryffindor scarf.
Yeah. Sorry/not sorry.
Sweater, purse, sunglasses, and shoes -- Goodwill. Jeans -- Old Navy. Baubles -- Charlotte Russe.