Another roundup of outfits that are both from before and after my Winter 10×10. You might recognize the first couple from this interview I did with Shelbi at Urban Girl’s Closet. And then LA got a real warm streak recently, and I thoroughly enjoyed soaking it up!
Had to go for the action shot because that slit! A couple years ago, I probably would have scoffed at wearing a dress this feminine for everyday, but my definition of “tomboy” and how I view my own style is expanding. I’m learning that hard lines needn’t ever be drawn–it’s okay to like what I like, and it’s okay to change my mind. While I probably won’t ever wear it to work, and it will stay in my “formal” capsule for primary use, I did like taking it out on a stroll with some casual sneakers for brunch one weekend. I love the button detailing and midi length. P.S. I have some ideas for more ethical sources for French style over here!
I love the cozy vibe that comes whenever this sweater is involved, and these jeans are the perfect base to anything statement-y. I feel like come spring, I’ll be more into pinks for lip color, so I’m getting all the use out of this brown-red as possible while the weather allows.
SOURCES // tee – Everlane, responsibly made // jeans – Levi’s WaterLess, made with water-saving efforts // blazer – Steven Alan, secondhand (similar eco-friendly) // loafers – Emerson Fry, old (similar made responsibly) // necklace – vintage (similar made in USA) // lipstick in Jam – Glossier // mini purse – Baggu, made in USA // sunnies – Ray-Ban
I can’t stop thinking about Audrey’s suggestion that more structured shoes look more expensive. It gets to the heart of what is not quite perfect about these slipper-y loafers, for me. I still love them and find them really easy to wear, but I know I want me next pair to have more of a heel and more detailing–and I linked to a very cool blush pair that has both. I’m loving how my little purse is draping in the photo. It almost passes for a fanny pack, which is something I’m on the hunt for. I find myself constantly attracted to little bags. I don’t know if this is the chicest approach, but it might be the most practical, because I hate lugging a lot of stuff around.
This is a repeat of my first winter outfit, sans jacket. I was feeling really arrogant, because it was so lovely outside, and was immediately kicking myself once I got into the air-conditioned office. I’m also sporting a couple fierce bandages from having blood drawn at my first physical in years this morning. It felt good to get prescriptions taken care of, get my flu shot, and just to talk to someone about all my ailments. Making appointments is something I’m terrible at staying on top of, but I’m learning to treat it with a “take care of your future self” kind of attitude–it literally is self-care.
SOURCES // blouse – H&M Conscious, made of organic cotton (similar eco-friendly) // jeans – Levi’s, old (similar vintage) // chelsea boots – Loeffler Randall, old (similar made responsibly) // lipstick in Like – Glossier // bra – Grana, made responsibly
I’m sharing this bra with you guys because after a few months, I’ve decided I really like it. It’s great for small-breasted people who want a little support but not a lot, and aren’t into cups or underwires. I also really dig doing black bras under white tops for an intentional effect. This outfit felt a little “extra” for work, being all white, and I had originally planned to wear an all-black ensemble this day. But when I woke up in the morning and saw it was going to be 70°, I instinctually swapped everything for the lighter tone. Can you tell I am READY for spring?