There's been some talk in bloggerdom recently about how strange it is that any person could like a certain retailer so much that they would want to talk about them - sartorial geekiness, I guess.
I think it is pretty apparent that I'm a huge fan of Anthropologie and J. Crew and I'm not shy about my allegiance. And I do enjoy spending time with other people to talk about it. I do know the names of certain pieces. I can recognize brand pieces when I see them on the street and like seeing how other people wear certain items for inspiration. I can tell you what past pieces have been huge hits and which ones I think have been just plain fugly. I'm excited when there are new arrivals and thrilled when a piece I've been coveting hits sale.
Does this consume my life? Do I bow at the alter of Deletta or Jenny Lyons? Do I wear nothing else? No, like the rest of you, I have a life outside of style blogging, but I guess this love for certain retailers and brand knowledge puts me into the category of fashion geek. Which I am perfectly OK with, since there are plenty of people in the world with their own unique tastes - coffee of the month clubs, World of Warcraft forums, home brewers societies, fantasy footbal leagues, hot chili pepper conventions, etc.
Shoot, before I really got into fashion, my inner nerd thrived with other less-than-popular pursuits - I collected X-Men comic books for several years, I was obsessed with Anne Rice's vampires, a devoted fan of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a die-hard NY Giants fanatic (thank goodness you guys won a game, but I can't believe you let the Redskins beat you in the opener!).
Isn't liking a specific thing and being knowledgeable about it just part of what makes us interesting and unique? Isn't it a good thing that I may enjoy something that not everyone else does? And isn't it awesome that in this huge mass of humanity that I can find other like-minded people to share some of my interests in?
So please share yours - what does your inner geek love?
Top: J. Crew perfect boatneck (worn here - sim here, slouchier here)
Skirt: Anthro Edme & Esyllte field (worn here - sim mini here, pencil here)
Belt: Asos metal keeper
Jacket: Juicy Couture knit peplum (worn here - sim here, here, luxe here)
Shoes: Kimchi Blue by Urban Outfitters wingtips (worn here - sim here, pump here, luxe here)
Necklace: White Owl via Etsy (worn here - sim stone here)
Clutch: Cole Haan patent (sim here, pouch here, luxe here)