In Jag Lever, Outfits

A history in rust.

You cross my mind from time to time.

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But now… you, you’re just a history in rust. Can’t help but to be drawn back in to memories of people from my past. “The past” is such a weird thing… the past is the past but the people that grow on you somehow remain in the present. Or at least that’s how I feel. Just can’t seem to shake certain moments from my mind, good or bad. Music does a good job of reminding me of certain small blips of my life.

I miss certain weird things about past relationships like houses, apartments, smells, and space. I miss my teal wall in my old Michigan apartment. I miss the smell of clean laundry constantly at my Chicago one. I miss Brandon’s upstairs room that felt like an attic in the most perfect way in the house he rented with David and other friends of ours from Michigan. I miss Oxfordshire. I miss the snow there… it was lovely in the English countryside. I miss all of the giant spaces I’ve rented in Michigan because they all witnessed me grow and I feel like a space can tell such a story…

This post turned in to a journal entry of sorts. I like when that happens because when I write posts I just let the words flow naturally… I try not to plan. I just let my mind think and for me since I am not a writer I think it’s the best way.

This stream of consciousness came after I recalled a band called Do Make Say Think and listened to them for the first time in years. One of my favorite songs by them is called “You, You’re a history in rust”. It’s a great track, give it a listen. I used to listen to them in Michigan and it’s a great band to just listen to in the background while doing work because it’s mostly all instrumental. I’m very much in to lyrics so I find it hard to love instrumental bands but this band… they got me. Love them.

So this look that I wore yesterday to brunch is also reminiscent for me, it reminds me a lot of how I used to be in Michigan. Wearing camouflage in the midwest is a given, but I paired it with a few classic things and it just made me feel cozy and at home. One of the best things about clothing is when one wears a certain thing it can make them feel a certain way, just like a song. I could picture myself among the trees up north in Michigan in this outfit. This dress is from Free People and I just want to rave about it for a moment because it’s literally the most comfortable dress I think I own and it’s so adorable and fits just perfect. Will be one of my go-to dresses and I can’t wait to see how many ways I can style this baby.

What makes you reminisce? I’d love to hear in the comments.




In this look… striped dress c/o Free People, camo jacket c/o O’neill, boots c/o Le Bunny Bleu, socks by Ti Mo, Necklaces from Noelle and a beanie borrowed from a math and outer space nerd.

Photographs taken by Noelle Downing

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Jag Lever

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  1. carol
    5 years ago

    chicy chicy chic !! love it 🙂

  2. Laure
    5 years ago

    I really love this look !

  3. Naomi A
    5 years ago

    “A math and outer space nerd” haha that’s a cute reference! I love when your posts show depth of personality in this journal type way. I like to read what other people think about~

    xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence

    1. Jag Lever
      5 years ago

      Haha! Yay I’m glad you caught that. I really appreciate your comment, I’m not too proud of my writing so that gives me confidence! 🙂

  4. sara
    5 years ago

    Oh this childish way to wear the socks and the mix between stripes and camouflage is amazing
    I know that sometimes thinking about the past is fascinating and also painfull in someway, but I am really a future-person. I love to think that I can build my life as I want, and you always learn


  5. Emily
    5 years ago

    I love this outfit! The jacket looks great with the dress!

  6. Lady M
    5 years ago

    This look is amazing! Actually, all of them are!!! You have a great style! I admire you!
    Greetings from

  7. Lindsay (Whimsy)
    5 years ago

    This has got to be one of my favorite outfits.

    I really like to hear about what’s going on inside your head, and what makes you feel nostalgic. Personally, the smell of this perfume I never found out what it’s called makes me very nostalgic. And the smell of cedar and leather.

  8. Beth Norton
    5 years ago

    You always find the most beautiful locations to shoot in! I love this post because we can find out more about you as a person, it’s lovely to know about your interests and your ‘likes’. Love this.

    Beth xo.


  9. Verónica Tortolero
    5 years ago

    This post just inspired me to write better on my blog, sometimes I want to do a fancy writing that it’s obvious it’s not spontaneous, now, by reading your post I will try to write whatever I feel like. Your spontaneity is something that I really like of your blog, you’re yourself and a very unique person.

    I literaly loved this dress, and really like the necklace, but my always favourites of your style are your shoes. They’re all gorgeous.

    xoxo Vero.

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