This outfit is plain and simple. Not much to say here.
Through work, I’ve met a lot of people affected by the recent hurricanes and find myself more worried about climate change than ever before. I was asked recently about a comment I made earlier about whether it’s ethical to have children in the wake of an impending environmental catastrophe… Continue reading →
I’m a little out of my comfort zone here. These are my very first pair of white pants! Let’s hope I don’t spill coffee all over them. As you might know, I’ve been stalking the slouchy chinos from Everlane for a while now and absolutely fell in love with them (to my surprise) when I tried them on in the Manhattan showroom. Finally a pair of pants that look much better on a “real” body than on models. Continue reading →
Today I look like I was plucked straight from the countryside of Vietnam. All I need is one of those rice paddy hats. My half-Vietnamese mother would be proud. I dress like this to work and in honor of hard work. Continue reading →
Maybe I should sit down for all outfit posts? I re-arranged furniture in my living room again this weekend (no surprise!). After rearranging things like 10 times, I think finally, the layout is right. The space feels open and airy. Good feng shui all around. My money tree is nice and happy in that corner soaking up sun. In the all the rearranging though, I lost my white wall for outfit posts, so you’ll be seeing me with different backgrounds from now on.
I found a great deal on a pair of like-new oliver oxfords from Nisolo this week. I was stalking these shoes for a while in preparation for fall/winter. I thought a simple classic oxford that could be worn with socks for the fall and winter would be nice. And had heard that Nisolo makes comfortable soles, which is surprising given how thin they look on the outside. There’s quite a bit of cushion in the toe box and a strip of raised leather along the arch as well.
I ventured for a half size up, which makes the shoes a little roomy for thick socks in the winter time. With regular socks, my narrow feet swim around in them a bit so I’ll have to put sticky arch inserts to fill them out. I’ve been using these leather stick on arch inserts from Amazon. They really stay put and don’t look ugly.
The rest of this outfit feels relaxed. I’ve been pairing linen pants with linen tops a lot lately, mainly because its been hot and humid here in NY. I think socks that are a shade lighter than the color of your shoes looks good. I found these socks made out of re-used yarn at Muji. They come in lots of different colors. I like their socks because they have a 90 degree angle at the heel so there’s less fabric to bunch up at your ankles. It’s a minor detail, but I love thoughtful little details like that in the design of clothes.
Anyone know what they want to dress up as for Halloween? This year I think I’m going to go for something happy and cheerful. The world is already a pretty scary place as it is.
[outfit: eileen fisher linen top*, elizabeth suzann tilda pant in midweight linen, muji reused yarn socks, nisolo oliver oxfords*, * = pre-owned]
I had 5 Everlane credits to use. Not sure how I got credits but I decided to do some economical shopping this week by using credits on an already budget friendly shopping list. Continue reading →
My ideal temperature is 72 degrees, but 71 degrees is my favorite temperature to get dressed for, because that means I can wear sandals and something cozy at the same time. It was 71 degrees this morning and I felt like I was back in LA (ah the good ol’ days). Continue reading →
On repeat, here again, I’m wearing the same wool-cashmere turtleneck over Clyde pants. I wore this outfit to pick up some tacos for lunch. There was no need to carry a bag; my wallet, phone, and keys fit easily in these big pockets. It was a nice walk today; the streets were bustling with lots of smiling faces; the Cuban guys were out singing & playing bongo drums at the street corner again–always a welcomed sign winter is over, like the town troubadour in Gilmore girls, except with open bottles of tequila and more rhythm. Continue reading →
Today I’m wearing a replacement for my old Zara utility shorts that went into retirement after it burst open at the butt. This is a very similar pair of shorts with a few upgrades: back pockets and front pockets that look like back pockets, a beautiful metallic button, a modest length, and structured denim that keeps its shape. I loved my old shorts but one downside was how it got baggy and lost its shape by the end of the day. Faded olive greens fit right in with my wardrobe; they pair well with oatmeal and other neutrals. Continue reading →
I’m prepping my wardrobe for the fall/winter months. This weekend, it rained quite a bit, so I pulled out these waterproof Ariat boots from the back of my closet to go run some errands. I invested in these boots last winter when my feet nearly froze off when I was stranded by a stalled subway train at rush hour. It was very painful and I never want to be in that situation ever again. I did a lot of research on weather proof boots and read a lot of reviews before purchasing. Ariat is known for making high quality horse riding and outdoor work boots. Maybe I overdid it, but I have to say these are the most high tech shoes I’ve ever worn.
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