Oops I’m behind a day…I actually photographed this for my store, but liked it so much I ran around in it till we went out for dinner.
Shirt, Urban Outfitters. Belt, vintage Banana Republic (I love finding old BR pieces from when it was a Mill Valley-based safari company…that banana logo is sweet). Shorts, vintage Levi’s. Shoes, Kors Michael Kors (for the reader that asked, the style name is “Harlot”..seriously).
Okay so I was totally inspired by Ashley Olsen. Today was so gorgeous that my boyfriend came home early from work so we could go to the beach, but this is what I wore out to dinner with his parents and sister for a congratulatory job celebration.
Shirt, secondhand. Skirt, vintage. Heels, Kors Michael Kors. Bag, Anna Corinna. Sunglasses, Ray-ban.
We went out to sushi at the most amazing coastal sunset view restaurant, gorged on ridiculously creative and delectable rolls and then met up with some friends at a bar by our house…the last weekend here before the big move, had to do it in style. I dressed up a tad more than usual for the romantic setting, and wore my Valentine’s day dress.
Dress, Pink Zone.
Wow how have I not discovered this site earlier? Precise and well detailed documentation of all the editors at fashion week mayhem..it doesn’t seem they’ve updated with the latest fashion weeks but hopefully soon..! Seasons old or not, I would still KILL for these shoes.
(source for all, jakandjil)
After relishing Susie Bubble’s That Blah B Word post with delight, I was set off wondering what my wardrobe “basics” would be comprised of. When I was tagged by the venerable Curella to do such a post, I was just given more reason to stop being so lazy and take a few minutes to document my minor obsessions. Plus, I’m always getting comments from you lovelies about how I must spend so much money on my clothing and have a castle-sized closet when in fact this is pretty far removed from the truth. I spend sporadically, and as I’m sure you can tell if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, most of it is from cheapie stores or thrifted. And I’m sorry, this post is not going to be including any sort of closet documentation since my boyfriend and I share one that, albeit being a walk-in, I would have trouble fitting everything in if it was just me. Not very pretty. Hopefully our next living situation will be better, but I have a feeling space is even harder to come by in San Francisco judging from the apartments we’ve investigated on Craigslist…well, I ramble, on to the matter at hand.
Whatever concise and cookie-cutter list Nina Garcia may assemble, the key players in one’s wardrobe are so specific and random that I mostly don’t even know what will end up earning such status when purchasing. They’re just those things you reach for day after day, whether it’s for comfort, some odd little detail that makes you smile, or it’s just one of those pieces that pulls everything together. So, though I pretty much have the “classic” basics (Uniqlo trench, J Brand skinnies, a few favorite LBDs, ballet flats, neutral cashmere sweaters), I rarely actually integrate them. Instead, I favor the following –
This completely lays out the fact that my wardrobe isn’t really as exciting as it might seem, but I would much rather attempt to inspire someone to pare down and only buy what they love instead of just acquire constantly. Not that I’m not contemplating ordering completely unnecessary things all the time, but my goal is to only have things I really actually wear in my closet. Probably not gonna happen I suppose, but the thought is nice.
Oh, and because I feel that as lengthy and borderline nonbasic-inclusive as I made this post, there are still more items that I regard as such (Ralph Lauren blazer, little leather jackets, the shaggy sweater coat that so many readers robustly despise, my slouchy Zara beanie), I collaged some embarrasingly candid photos together to represent them.
I’m a horrible tagger, so whoever feels up to it to do a basics post I would love to check them out!
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