Tabatha Wharton



a year in the life of my evolving, offbeat aesthetic as i navigate being
a mid-30s-femme-grown-up-emo-punk-single-mom-graduate-student-non-profit-employee-fashionista.

most recent #wiwt


Today is what I have affectionately in the past referred to as #casualhipstermondays, as we have Casual Mondays at my work instead of Casual Fridays (though we often have that, too). It was rainy and a little chilly when I got dressed in the morning, but was warm by the time I had my early evening class. It’s that weird weather in-between time where inside spaces can’t keep up with the weather changes, and it’s fall in Ohio so there are a lot of those to contend with — any which way, you have a hard time telling if you’ll be burning up or freezing throughout the day.

This outfit was also heavily inspired by Facebook reminding me that three years ago I was in Belgium and Paris for a few days for my old blogging job — an amazing trip that redirected my entire life, sartorial inclinations included. I wore this jacket there nearly the entire time, and watching how people approached their senses of style (during Paris Fashion Week no less!) definitely influenced how I approached my wardrobe once I came back. I bought this shirt shortly after getting home (though I can’t remember exactly where) and it remains one of my favorite transitional pieces, even if I kind of forget I own it on a regular basis. 

And yes, I’m to the place in my genetic and chronological journey where I need different vision devices for different scenarios. I’m not quite to full bifocals yet, but these readers are pretty necessary for heavy computer usage and reading days when I’m wearing my contacts. It’s another story with my full vision glasses, but I get asked about these glasses all the time so there you have it. But not needing them until my mid thirties when my mom needed them as a teenager isn’t such a bad deal, if you ask me. And at least now I have Amazon so I can find frames I like super cheap and not stress too much about breaking them, as I am apt to do with really everything.

Suede Band Jacket: Free People
Mock Neck Shirt: Nordstrom Rack (I think)
Cotton Tank: Old Navy
High Waist Skinny Jeans: Gap
Boots: Frye
Hat & Necklace: H&M
Earrings: Target
Readers: Amazon
Lipstick: KVD Everlasting Liquid in Nosferatu