outfit: nautical summer uniform

culotte outfit

For the longest time, I thought culottes could only look good on models and tall people but realized there’s actually a huge range of shapes and fabric weights when it comes to culottes and it’s all about finding the right one for you.  I got this two piece set from Madewell this summer and really love it.  It has kept me comfortable and breezy during this long summer heatwave.  It’s got such an interesting character to it–part tomboy nautical, part cute African school girl.

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outfit: basic black

all black outfit

Any girl’s basic uniform in NYC is all black.  I have a handful of loose black shirts with silk or chiffon mixed in to add subtle interest to an all black outfit. And tucking in just the front of this shirt to show off the button on these jeans somehow ties the whole thing together, don’tcha think?

[outfit:  Joe Fresh black top with silk pocket, Madewell high riser skinny skinny jeans, apc half moon bag, vegan arizona birkenstocks, nailcolor essie minimalist]

Wardrobe: Dark Plaids


I’ve noticed somewhat of a trend this winter, dark plaids in forest green, black, and navy.  I’ve gotten many compliments from random strangers about a pair of fitted trousers that I wear to work from Joe Fresh that look a lot like the above picture.  It was on sale for only $39, but I haven’t been able to find it on their online store.  Multiple people have asked me if I got these pants at Zara’s.  Zara is kind of on a dark plaid binge, which I think looks great with work pants, skirts, and dresses.  Sort of sophisticated but not as boring as your usual solids.  Here are a few that I liked from Zara and Madewell: