outfit: sweater stock

sezane sweater | lemaire twist pant | born trang sandal

Ever since moving back to LA, lightweight sweaters have been on heavy rotation, so I decided to stock up. I’m wearing one of three sweaters I received from Sezane recently. All three were keepers. I’ve never ordered anything from Sezane before, so it was a bit of a crap shoot. A lot of their styling is a tad too flirty and feminine for my taste but they do carry some casual tomboy pieces that are up my alley.

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outfit: never worn

cuyana turtleneck | eileen fisher dress | fake gold chain from Target | naturalizer flats

I’ve never actually worn this outfit in real life. About one year ago, I tried on this Eileen Fisher jumper dress when it was full price (>200 bucks), bought it, brought it home, and decided it wasn’t a good idea, and returned it the next day. Three months passed, and I found the same dress on sale for less than $100 on the internet and bought it, satisfied that I snagged a good deal. I quickly realized that I didn’t have any good tops for this jumper. It didn’t look right over my usual crew neck long sleeves. For some reason, it only seemed to look right with turtlenecks. I have a couple white mock neck tops, but the white was too stark of a contrast against the navy.

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outfit: indoor outerwear + a movie recommendation

j crew jacket | secondhand Eileen Fisher linen shell | Elizabeth Suzann tilda pants | Vince sandals

It feels like I’ve been shopping more than usual lately. I’m getting to know what I need in my wardrobe for this new place, weather, and stage in my life; I held back for a while, but now I’m just going for it. No time to waste.

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outfit: 3D

Ministry of Supply 3D printed sweater (size large) | pre-owned Madewell straight chinos | DV espadrille sandals

Update: I’m going to return the shoes in the previous post. They are beautiful and look cool, but they were difficult to slip on without unbuckling and buckling, and the soles were a bit heavy. I try to avoid returning things and never buy things with the intention of returning, but sometimes you have to. Oh well. The search goes on.

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outfit: queer eye, my 90 year old patient, and the plastic problem.

Eileen Fisher alpaca mix cardigan | Farrow ribbed top | TradeMark jeans (diy cut hem) | Dolce Vita sandals

With all the awful things going on in the world lately, I was yearning for a bit of an escape this weekend, and did so by binge watching new Queer Eye. Does anyone else cry during practically every episode? I think this season is even better than the first. Jonathan is still my favorite of course, but Tan is a close second.

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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.

outfit: election day

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secondhand James Perse tee | Muji wool skirt | hooded cardigan gifted by Mijeong Park | Famolare honeybuckle wedges

Did you vote today?  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the House Dems.  To honor the occasion, I thought I’d wear a monochrome gray outfit to let my ‘I Voted’ sticker shine.