outfit: my first cheetah print anything

all black elizabeth suzann clyde

Outfit posts are so much more fun than studying…  Here’s a quick one.  I just received these Loeffler Randal d’orsays in the mail today and love the look of this cheetah print.

Not all cheetah prints are made equal ya know.  I particularly like this one because the black dots are bold and well defined against a muted burnt sienna background.  I think the orange-y versions with the semi circle & dot pattern are soo tacky. Continue reading →

outfit: a summer classic + sunscreen

organic john patrick 2017-07-04 at 11.41.44 AM

TGIF of July!  Anyone else desperately needed a day off?

Quick update:  we didn’t end up moving to Brooklyn after all.  Couldn’t quite swallow paying more for half of our current square footage.  Rent is insane.

But, back to getting dressed:

My summer outfits have been a snap to put together this year.  It’s the first time ever.  I think the secret was making that initial investment in linen tops, shorts, and sandals in the spring time–all within a neutral color palette to make them easy to mix and match.   Continue reading →

closet update: more linen, Organic by John Patrick, and soft footbed Birks

The past couple of weeks have been way too busy over here (big changes at work and a possible relocation to Brooklyn is in the works!)… But now I’m back and have a few closet updates to share.

The picture above shows all the tops I wore this past week.  Notice the 3 linen tops?  They’re all secondhand EF shell tops, slightly cropped.  They feel very airy without the frumpy factor seen with EF’s longer tunic-y tops.  I love the way linen bounces back after each wash.  It doesn’t shrink.  It contracts.   Continue reading →

the z-strap sandal

balfour dr marten

Lately, my Doc Marten z-strap sandals have been on high rotation on hot days that require a lot of walking.  I previously owned a pair of Chaco Z2’s that look similar, except much more orthopedic.  The straps on the Chacos were too long on me, not built for my thin/long feet.  Lucky for me though, they have a cult following among outdoorsy people so I was able to sell them easily online for almost the same price I paid. Continue reading →

outfit: texture + ad fatigue

tilda linen

The thought of wearing white pants scares me.  I’ve never owned a pair.  These linen pants in the color “flax” are the closest thing I have to them.  The slight color variations in the fabric hide stains well.  I don’t live in fear of stains in these and don’t hesitate to sit on subway benches or walk on dirt paths in the park.  An outfit succeeds when it gets out of your way, allows you to move freely and go anywhere. Continue reading →