We love when celebs write unexpected articles, like this one by Rashida Jones, for the New York Times' T Magazine!
"By age 8, I was pretty clear about who I was. I loved to read, I loved puzzles, I loved political satire and I loved classic business wear. Blazers, button-up shirts, tweed, front-pleated trousers, oxford shoes. My style aesthetic was that of a sensible adult, and I had an irrepressible penchant for fine tailoring and conservative clothes. I would have even taken a blouse and finely made slacks over a date with Ricky Schroder any day. (Maybe not.)"
By the age of 13, Rashida was in sartorial "heaven" while wearing her school uniform of a "crisp white shirt, navy blazer with a griffin patch on the pocket, pleated gray skirt, black and white saddle shoes".
Rashida's fashionable love affair with the corporate look even followed into acting, but had to break it off with a particular Theory blouse with an ivory silk, sailor tie after wearing it in The Office, The Social Network AND The Muppets.
"The Theory blouse now sits in my closet. I asked if I could keep it. Not because I ever want to wear it again but because I couldn’t bear the thought of meeting again, in another anonymous dressing room, pretending we didn’t know each other, playing that tired game. Then, trying it on, nodding my head to signify, “I think this could work” — knowing damn well how things would end up."
We love how Jones has a sense of humor when it comes to her style.
Keep doing your thang, lady!
[Image via New York Times T Magazine/Angelo Pennetta.]