I seriously applaud Raquel's willingness to wear six-inch heels to finance class (in B-02, of course-- the practicality factor of Murphy's Law), as well as her effortless employment of my two most essential philosophies: balance and layering. From the scarf over sweater over dress top-half to the just-above-ankle socks / cognac footwear contrast, it's as if all my principles have come together before my eyes in a single cohesive form, a stylistic execution that approximately 98.27435% of girls at Wake Forest have yet to learn. And from the trials of Theresa Breitton, we all know just how damn comfortable these Aldo oxfords are... naaahhhhttt. So let us raise our glasses to the future fashion trailblazers of Kirby Hall, and wish Raquel well on the final half of her semester before she begins a kick-ass internship at Oscar de la Renta in the greatest city in the world.
Scarf: (Roman street vendor)
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Comptoir de Cotonniers
Wait. Jungle king. I'm totally not done. Aldo's shoe collection for Spring is quite good, minus those few bad apples, notably these and these... just no. Also, while imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, trying to overtly channel the one and only Jeffrey Campbell does not earn Aldo cool points. Stowing the negativity away for just two seconds, here are a few of my favorites.
Here's to you, fashion. Cheers.