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.
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.