WHAT I WORE | White on White on White

white on white minimal fashion

I’ve been trying new things lately, guys! Shorter pants, and… shorter hair! Yep, I finally sprung for a bob, which was long anticipated but still very shocking once all was said and done. For days after the cut, I found myself being shocked by my shadow, much less my reflection whenever I caught it in the corner of my eye. But now I’m finally used to my new ‘do, and it feels so refreshing and, well… freeing! It’s funny how hair becomes such a part of one’s identity, and I had simply begun to feel encumbered by mine.

And pants! How have you all been feeling about the cropped lengths that have been cropping up in stores this past year? My favorite jumpsuits from last Summer were all wide-legged cropped styles, but I hadn’t yet tried wearing wider leg crop styles in anything but jumpsuits. I was kind of worried short pants would make me look smaller and stumpier than I already am (5′-5″ and around 155lbs, so average, I guess, as far as midwesterners go), but I’ve found the key to my feeling v chic with this cropped look is trying it with a monochromatic color scheme. White on white, ya’ll! And before Easter, even.

big round sunglasses

I’m still getting used to styling the new hair, but in general I’m going for an unfussy look… which you’d think would be easy enough to achieve, but effortless looks are never effortlessly achieved, are they? I’ll share about the hair process soon, in case you’re interested!

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

 

top: Colo/Palo | pants: Need Supply | shoes: Nordstrom | sunglasses: TopShop | purse: Collette’s Vintage in Canton, OH

white on white minimal fashion

white on white minimal fashion

block heel sandals

white on white minimal fashion

white on white minimal fashion

Vintage Pop-Up Sale!

vintage closet saleshop my closet

I just wanted to pop in and let you know about a sale I have going on over at my closet sale shop, which also includes a variety of sizes of vintage from my friend Allie’s collection as well. Sizes and styles for everyone! We have more stuff to add, but I’d like to see some of what’s there go to happy homes before we offer up more of our beloved babies.

Check out all of these things and more over at the shop!vintage closet sale

WHAT I WORE | Raw Denim Statement Sleeves

raw denim statement sleeves

It seems like everyone’s reflecting on the year we’ve had, for better or for worse, and I’m over here like, “I made it! I’m still here! Whew!” In general I get super sappy, depressed, and morbidly nostalgic when I reflect heavily on the past… don’t ask me why I get the sads instead of treasuring all of the happiness. But it’s a bad habit that at least I’m aware of!

So while everyone else is making big plans for the new year, I did take a moment to think about the direction my wardrobe is taking. As a 30-something, I’m all about finding classics that I will love over time as well as creating a wardrobe that mixes and matches easily. In 2016 I felt a massive shift to purchasing mostly neutrals, and have definitely decided that the ’60s is my favorite decade and personal favorite style. So I’ll continue heading in that direction with any new purchases I make, having a little fun with modern trends along the way.

My favorite trend of 2016 has most definitely been the statement sleeve. They’re so cool, and make me feel dramatic in a good way (not in a super sad 2016 was so hard kind of way…). But now that it’s the holiday season, I’m having a little trouble with the bells and ruffles on my arm. How do I reach for the cranberry sauce without dipping my sleeve in the gravy? Heavens to Betsy, how on earth are my sleeves going to slip easily into my winter coat? Oh Lordy. It’s okay, statement sleeves. We’ll make it work. Because you’re worth it.

What was your favorite trend in 2016?

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

top: ASOS / jeans: ASOS / boots: Franco Sarto / hat: vintage

raw denim statement sleeves

raw denim statement sleeves

raw denim statement sleeves

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