Winter outfits 16-20

January 17, 2018

SOURCES // tank – Everlane, responsibly made // pants – Elizabeth Suzann, made in Nashville (other colors/fabric) // sweater – Vetta, sustainably and responsibly made // jacket – RAINS, responsibly made // mini purse – Baggu, made in USA

Our first rain of the season hit, and it’s always a welcome change–as long as it doesn’t last more than a few days.  I wouldn’t typically be so matchy with my shoes and jacket, but I hope I’ve broken it up enough with other tones that it looks okay.  I was happy to find that this cardigan layers nicely under my rain jacket, despite batwing arms that can sometimes be tricky.  I love this rain jacket because of its lightness, but it doesn’t offer much warmth, so layering is imperative.  After work, I met some friends at this new fried chicken spot in LA, and it was delicious.  If you’re into hot chicken, the Nashville-style chicken and waffle plate is a good way to go.  Would anyone be interested in a more detailed review of this jacket?


SOURCES // chunky turtleneck – Zady, made responsibly // jeans – Levi’s WaterLess (similar with water-saving efforts) // boots – Loeffler Randall, old (similar made responsibly) // rain jacket – RAINS, made responsibly // lipstick in Jam – Glossier

Another rainy day, and this time I knew I wanted to be extra cozy with this giant sweater.  I’ll be doing a 1-year review of it next week, so tune in Monday if you’re interested.  On days like this, I get a little stir-crazy at work, because it’s not easy to take a walk in the rain.  So there’s a lot of me pacing the hallways.  How do you keep active when you’re stuck inside?


SOURCES // tee – Everlane, made responsibly // jeans – Levi’s WaterLess (similar made with water-saving efforts) // cardigan – Zady, responsibly made (similar made responsibly) // boots – Doc Martens, made responsibly

It was a super bright day after the rain, so excuse my bad picture quality.  I wore my trusty Docs in case there were lots of puddles about, and I was way too cold in just this tee and cardigan.  I’m going to have to actually start layering smarter.  I sometimes wonder how to style combat boots, but it always feels like they go best with the simplest combos, like this.


SOURCES // tee – Everlane, made responsibly // jeans – Levi’s (similar vintage) // sneakers – Veja, eco-friendly // jacket – Current/Elliott, secondhand (similar lifetime guarantee)

This week really put me through the ringer at work, but this was a morning that I thankfully got a yoga class in.  I’ve started going on different days and trying different teachers, and I think mixing it up really keeps it interesting (and challenging).  I’ve been going makeup-free a couple days this week–although trying some beauty stuff was one of my Retail Recess goals, sometimes I just don’t have the energy.  It’s also nice to be reminded that this stuff is optional.


SOURCES // sweater – Everlane (men’s), made responsibly (similar made responsibly) // cardigan – Vetta, made sustainably in LA // jeans – Levi’s WaterLess, made with water-saving efforts // Star Wars slip-ons – Vans (secondhand) // mini purse – Baggu, made in USA // lip crayon in Napa Vineyard – Burt’s Bees // necklace – vintage (similar made in USA)

This is a much cleaner look without the cardigan, but I do like how these grays layer together.  I thought it was time to bust out these colorful Vans for a little bit of playfulness.  I have to admit I’ve been a little resistant to wearing them since seeing The Last Jedi and being super disappointed.  It’s funny how strong my nostalgic connection to this franchise is, that I feel so betrayed and emotional when I don’t think the sequels are honoring it properly.  But oh well.  It’s not the sneakers’ fault!  Before my winter capsule, I put a few pairs of sneakers through the washing machine, which made me quite nervous, but my mom would do it from time to time when I was a kid.  I usually wear these without socks, so as you can imagine, they get stinky.  Has anyone tried these inserts?  They seem a little pricey, and wondering if they’re worth it.

Hope you’re having a nice week!  I’ll be sharing my Winter 10×10 pieces on Friday.  Is anyone else participating??

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  • Reply TaniaS January 17, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    Yes I’d love a review of the RAINS jacket. I’m looking at the long jacket in smoke at the moment. Cheers

    • Reply Lo January 19, 2018 at 9:39 AM

      I will get on this! 🙂

  • Reply Lindsey January 18, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    I second the RAINS jacket review! PacNWester over here.

    • Reply Lo January 19, 2018 at 9:38 AM

      Okay, I will work on this! Thanks!

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