outfit: for re-arranging furniture

SAS relax sandal

My board exam is in 9 days (*gulp*).  It’s been crazy busy for me.  On my study break today, I decided to move some furniture around (this is what I consider fun).  We didn’t have a sofa for a while after the bedbug nightmare and it was actually kinda nice having an almost empty living room. I enjoyed the echo and the ease of cleaning the floors, but eventually I felt we needed to get back to being “normal people” again and bought a much smaller midcentury modern sofa and Herman Miller style lounge chair with a matching coffee table.  It’s insane how cheap Herman Miller knock offs are online.  We got a new sofa, lounge chair, coffee table, and small dining table for under $600!  (I’m sure the manufacturing process is majorly unethical in some way, but there really aren’t that many affordable options).   Continue reading →

outfit: my inner grandma

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This outfit has been on high rotation lately.   It’s top to bottom comfort all the way.  I can’t say enough about the weight, softness and drape of this John Patrick tee.  And I love the relaxed feel of these loose fit chinos.

I recently invested in these “Relax sandals” from San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS).  They have a mini cult following based on all the reviews I read raving about these.  They are definitely more comfortable than Birks and a little more dressed up.  The monochromatic detail of the hardware and leather make all the difference in the design.  The edges along the straps have a discreet puffiness to them to prevent any uncomfortable rubbing.  All in all, it’s a well thought out design and the least ugly pair within the comfort sandal category I could find.   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 →

outfit: oatmeal again

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Here I am in oatmeal again.  I have two pairs of shorts now and have been wearing this 2nd pair almost daily.  They’re from Everlane; for reference they are a size 4 (they run big and fit more like a size 6).  I like the high smooth waistline and oversized leg opening.  They feel like an updated pair of “mom” shorts (I’m not a mom but sometimes I like to look like one).  The pockets are deep and can hold my iPhone 6+.  With certain tops, I like to fold the hem up; they stay put and the pockets do not show when rolled up. Continue reading →

outfit: & peonies

My boyfriend accidentally bought me these two imported peonies at $15 a pop (he thought they were $7! lol).  Over 3 days, they bloomed from dense brilliant pinks buds to these big fluffy white flowers.  They are so beautiful!  Can’t take my eyes off of them.

Here’s the outfit I wore today on my day off.  I feel at peace in it.  These second-hand Levi’s 501ct has stretched out a bit, so I’m going to wash and dry them in hopes they shrink.  The colors are nicely balanced here and the whole outfit feels in harmony with who I am and what I’m doing.

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outfit: on repeat

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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 →

outfit: crisp heavy weight cotton

apeice apart cotton boat top

There’s no fabric I grab more than crisp heavy weight cottons.  I like its nice dry hand feel.  And the way the heavy weight creates an off the body structured silhouette, while still being thin enough to tuck in.  I’m a big fan of letting the buttons and pockets of jeans show, and learned that to do that, it’s better to buy jeans that are forgiving around the waist for a good, 360 degrees, all-around tuck in.   Continue reading →

outfit: loose-fit at work

WON HUNDREDHere’s another quick outfit post.  You can’t go wrong with black and navy; they’re perfect colors to put on repeat, and nobody will ever notice.  I’m keeping it simple here with a slouchy button up and cropped trousers.  I’ll only wear loose fitted button ups.  Never again will I wear a fitted one.

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