Now if you, like pretty much everyone else I know, either read or watched Gone Girl, you know that today’s title is in reference to the oft-discussed section of the thriller, which bears the same name. The connection between my blog and the book is kind of happenstance. I was looking at these pictures and wondering to myself, “Why do sunglasses make you seem inherently cool?” And yes, I realize that I just admitted that I thought I looked cool in these photos, thus negating any cool factor I might have had. I did not solve the deep meaning of sunglasses, instead wandering on to Gone Girl and the Cool Girl. (You’re getting a little insight into the workings of my A.D.D.-riddled mind.) So, what is a cool girl? In the novel, the cool girl is the one that every guy wants- a chick that laughs at dirty jokes, loves sports, drinks beer, eats like a pig and, above all, is unfailingly hot. But, our heroine-of-sorts argues that this cool girl does not exist. She is someone who women pretend to be in order to secure a man. Which, of course, got my little mind ticking. Because if there’s one thing that’s not cool, it’s pretending to be someone you’re not. But, if that’s not cool, what is? It definitely boils down to a matter of opinion; but to me, a cool girl is sort of like this. A cool girl does what she wants. She is who she is, without apologies or fear. But, she does so with respect and class. She is bright, adventurous and questioning. She has passions and interests, be they for Mozart or Marley, Botswana or basket weaving. She is stylish, but dictated more by what she sees in the mirror than in the magazines. The cool girl is interesting. And, above all else, the cool girl is an individual. Because, at least to this girl, there’s nothing cooler than being yourself.
Vintage army jacket (similar $$, similar $$), Society for Rational Dress knit dress (similar $, similar $), Chaser bralette (similar $, similar $), Oliver Peoples aviator sunglasses (similar $, similar $$$), Kelly Wearstler ball cuff (similar $), Artelier World Cuff, XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), Julie Hewett lipstick in Belle Noir
Photos by Michele LoBosco