outfit: ’tis the season for socks and sandals

socks-and-sandals

Fall is upon us people!  Every fall, I desperately look for ways to keep wearing sandals long after every sane person in New York has  transitioned to boots.  Last year I got some judgmental looks and overheard New Yorkers outright teasing me for wearing wool socks with Birkenstocks in public (sometimes I just don’t care how I look ok).

This year, I decided to fem it up a little bit with cutesy socks (maybe that will be more socially acceptable?). I think girly seasonal socks  look great peeking out of ankle booties or with 70’s style wedge sandals, with an otherwise simple outfit.

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outfit: a slightly different white T-shirt

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Sometimes I get teased for looking like Steve Jobs.  It’s an insult, but I do think I pull off the mock neck look better than he does.  I like this Everlane high crew tee for its high neckline.  It adds something just a little interesting to an otherwise uber conventional wardrobe item.  The hem on the bottom is bonded and gives the shirt a structured A-line shape.  I think these shapes look particularly good on girls with smaller busts or when wearing a sports bra.  Anyway, I’ve been wearing these all the time.  It’s currently sold out but I bet they will bring it back soon.

[outfit:  Everlane high crew tee, old Zara utility shorts, Chaco classic sandal, Cluse watch]

outfit: slow pants

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The blogger at StyleBee introduced me to these amazing Elizabeth Suzannwork pants” that I asked for on my birthday.  These pants are really great!  I’m so glad they fit well because the process was truly slow.  Each pair of pants are made to order by hand in the USA.  Mine took 8 weeks for them to sew up and ship.  It came with a handwritten letter and wrapped in the most beautiful marble wrapping paper I’ve ever seen.  All seams on these pants are sewn with intent to last a lifetime and the fabrics are selected to get better with age.  I love that it is high waisted enough to wear with crop tops but fitted enough to drape longer shirts over the belly area.   Continue reading “outfit: slow pants”

outfit: athleisure

2221 new balance 999 everlane street

This has become my go to outfit for walks in the park.  Everlane came out with these cozy structured ‘street fleece pants’  made of soft jersey neoprene fabric with ankle zips and 3 big pockets.  I’m wearing size small.  The elastic waist band is very generous; I could probably gain 20 lbs and still fit into these!  (Just thinkin ahead.)  Would highly recommend these if you’re looking for an alternative to leggings but don’t like the look of traditional sweat pants.

I also love these new balance 999 elite edition shoes!   The 500 and 600 series shoes seem to be more popular, but as my BF pointed out, they are too ‘pretty’ and didn’t feel like ‘real’ athletic shoes.  Instead, I needed an ugly hard working shoe, but new balance can get really really ugly as you get into the 700-1000 series.  Except for the 999s, which is the perfect balance between comfort and style, I think. Continue reading “outfit: athleisure”

outfit: the breton crop

breton stripe top cluse watch

This cotton wool blend breton top from Cos shrunk a bit when it accidentally ended up in the dryer.  Now it makes the perfect crop to wear with high waisted anything.  What a surprise.  I haven’t seen any breton crops, especially ones with tomboy drop shoulders out there. I’m loving this simple twist to a modern classic.

[outfit:  Cos breton cotton/wool top, Zara utility shorts, Cluse watch, gifted Swarovski friendship necklace]

outfit: simple safari

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A minimalist wardrobe does not necessarily need a minimalist aesthetic but should simply be versatile and practical enough to be worn often and in many different ways so that overall you get more out of less.  Natural patterns and practical features like large pockets and lose tomboy fit make this one a keeper for me.  This is what I wore to last year’s music festival season. Continue reading “outfit: simple safari”