outfit: ______

Vince wool knit top | secondhand Madewell bodysuit| J crew trousers | old Everlane day flats

Happy 2019 dear readers!

I’m back home after some holiday traveling. When I got home, a box with this knit sleeveless top was waiting for me at the door. It was a bit of a risk because I bought it on sale and it wasn’t returnable.

At first, I didn’t know what to make of the neck part of the top. It wasn’t long enough to fold over and out like a traditional turtleneck, but felt restrictive if standing up against my chin. After moving around in it a bit though, the fabric kind of naturally folded elegantly inward by itself. It was a subtle difference that turned this outfit from nun-wear to California-casual. Also loving the hair tucked into shirt look, especially because my hair is particularly huge these days.

These shoes are really starting to fall apart. The leather is peeling badly. I received two pairs of shoes that I bought over vacation (I did a lot of shopping this past week, ah!). Sadly none of them worked out, one was too wide, and the other too tight. One, I will have to re-sell, the other I can return for store credit. Note to self: never buy shoes that aren’t returnable, no matter how good the deal. Lesson learned.

In other news, we are adding some furniture to our bedroom, so things are a bit in flux in my apartment right now. My mirror is temporarily in the living room, but soon it will be replaced by a smaller mirror in the bedroom. I’m working on putting artwork on the walls and adding a few other things.

I don’t have any formal new years resolutions this year. I just want to work on furnishing the apartment and possibly finish up some dormant painting projects that have been lurking around in the back of my mind. This year, I want to have fun and be sort of loose with my goals, steering away from specific quotas and schedules.

9 thoughts on “outfit: ______

  1. I’d love to know more about how you are furnishing your place! Furnishing a new place myself and I feel like its hard to find classic, well-made furniture.


    1. Oh good, once things are settled, I’ll take ya on a tour. It’s very hard to find good furniture these days. I’ve relied a lot on reading reviews and paying very close attention to materials, but of course made a few mistakes already and went back to the drawing board.


  2. That top is very cool, yay for a successful final-sale purchase!

    I’m in the same boat about no New Years’ resolutions this year. Maybe it’s because I had a big assignment and due date hanging over my head for early-mid January (I was able to relax or most of the holiday, but was still very aware the first part of 2019 would be hectic), but I just didn’t feel compelled. There are some small things I would like to do shopping-wise and clothing maintenance-wise (finally get a handheld fabric steamer and a sweater shaving solution of some kind) and I’ll stay the course at work and with my money management (with some new goals from last year), but those don’t feel particularly tied to it being a new year.


  3. Michelle – I like this vince top a lot. It is still available on the website in darker color. I would like to get it. What size are your wearing? Is it true to size. I always size down in Vince.


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