This week, I realized I need a good basic flat. I’m currently selling the two pairs I already have because they don’t fit right or feel too fancy for everyday wear. I’ve been stalking the Martiniano’s for a while but couldn’t quite swallow the price tag especially for a shoe type that I know I’ll destroy in under a year. Everlane’s new day flats look promising. I’m waiting for others to review it before I decide to invest. I’m curious how substantial the soles are? can they fit thin orthotics? Are they structured or malleable like a glove? And how do they feel in warm weather?
PS. I like how everlane is trending away from the orthopedic-ly unfriendly pointy toes!
Here’s a quick outfit post with a top from Kowtow that was meant to replace my retired, beloved, tattered and torn French Connection top (see below). By the time I recycled it, it had been worn on at least a biweekly basis for 7 years! It had about 10 holes in it (I know, shameful!). My BF bluntly told me it had to go. He was right. I don’t get why I liked this top so much. Technically, it’s ugly. But I thought it was interesting. I’m not into prints usually, but something about a bold black print, that isn’t full of motifs, and isn’t symmetrical, I found intriguing. I liked how it seemed to tell an abstract story and felt sort of like a Rorschach test. And of course, I’m always a sucker for a loose cotton boxy top that looks good tucked and untucked. Continue reading →
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 →
Here’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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