After a two-week tease of weather in the 70’s and 80’s we’re now back to chilly winter weather in the Northeast, and I am writing this to you from the comfort of my bed and not outside in the 43° rain.
As ready as I am for warm weather, I realized I’m also completely unprepared. I don’t mean my “beach body” isn’t ready or I’m too pale, although those are both true. I just don’t really own many spring outfits. I have a ton of bulky winter sweaters and flowy summer sundresses, but very few transition items for spring. So I’m taking this time to shop for spring and slowly begin to transition my summer clothes out of storage.
Anyway, this week was cold, and this is what I wore. My family came to pick me up at my apartment for Sunday lunch and they brought Molly, our family pup. Molly has plenty of her own sweaters but she hates them, so I had to share my jacket with her so she didn’t freeze.
Sweatshirt: Forever 21 // Coat: Laundry // Flats: ASOS // Bag: Fossil
Recently a fashion marketing company I’m working with emailed me and asked me to list some words that describe my style. It’s a simple question, but I wasn’t sure how to answer. That’s almost as bad as a new acquaintance asking “so tell me about yourself,” and forcing you to sum up your entire image in a few sentences. How do I want to present myself? I’m sophisticated sometimes but usually my priority is to be comfortable. I like trendy, new fashion but also vintage styles. How do I want to define myself, my blog, and my brand?
I sent a few of my closest friends a text and asked them to describe my style, and there was a lot of overlap in the words they used, which was reassuring. One word that stood out to me was “classic.”
When I was younger I liked to take fashion risks and wear purple eyeshadow. It was a crucial part of discovering what “worked” for me and what didn’t. I started to understand what clothes and colors flattered my body, made me feel comfortable, and reflected how I felt. And now that I’ve experimented, I stick to what works. One of my favorite classic combinations is denim and black, whether it’s black jeans and a t-shirt or a dress. What is your favorite classic combination to wear?
Dress: Old Navy / Jacket: H&M / Shoes: ASOS / Bag: Fossil / Necklace: Speakable
I’ve never been one to dress in bright, neon colors or wear a lot of wild patterns. But living in New York for several years only increased my natural affinity for wearing all black.
Lately I’ve been branching out and wearing neutrals with rose gold, which flatters my pale complexion and stops people from making Wednesday Addams jokes (by “people,” I mean my dad).
Also, that cute little blondie in the picture below is my sister, Naomi, and my personal photographer the past few weeks. I hope you all have been lucky enough to start 2016 with the people you love.
Sweater: American Eagle / Skirt: Uniqlo / Shoes: ASOS / Coat: Laundry / Bag: Fossil / Ring: Bing Bang NYC