I didn’t intend to go on a week-long hiatus from the blog, but the last few days seemed to get away from me! I was incredibly sleepy in the morning thanks to the time change and still too tired after work to put any thought into worthwhile posts. That paired with my unhealthy obsession with watching the NCAA tournament led to an awfully unproductive week!
That said, let’s talk about this outfit, shall we? I feel like I’m finally settling into my personal style groove and this outfit is such a testament to that. I consistently fall back into to a modern classic aesthetic and I’m working to streamline my closet to fit with that vision and to bring some of my old favorites to the forefront again. I’ve had the dress for eight or nine years now, the coat is a favorite from a few years back, and while the bag and loafers are new, they’re such versatile pieces. I’m also rediscovering my first sartorial passion: vintage jewelry. I’m a costume jewelry die hard in all of its forms, but nothing is better than finding a special vintage piece. It feels really good to have a streamlined vision for my closet again and while I’ll dapple in the occasional trend, I’d much rather keep my focus (and spending) on the pieces that will get the most mileage year after year. Granted, this will lead to a lot of repeat performances of individual pieces on the blog, so I hope remixing items is just as inspirational as coveting new arrivals!
Tory Burch coat (old; similar) | J.Crew dress (old; similar) | Calvin Klein tights | Madewell loafers | vintage necklace (similar) | Monica Vinader ring (similar) | Gucci bag (see what fits inside here) | Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (old; similar)
It’s time for the BaubleBar Friends & Family Sale! A 25% savings with code FF25 makes it the perfect time to stock up on spring jewelry. I’m eyeing these knot earrings, cascading floral chandeliers, eye-catching flower earrings, and these modern hoops.
It’s all too easy to fall into a style rut at this time of year. The weather is often unrelentingly chilly and grey, and retailers’ promise of spring by way of floral prints and bright colors feels like a tease. Whenever I find myself in these sartorial doldrums, I stop trying to force myself to shop for spring trends and, instead, turn toward the classics that make up the foundation of my wardrobe. They may not be particularly exciting or paired in a groundbreaking way, but they are a breath of fresh air after a winter bundled up in woolen layers.
J.Crew trench | LOFT top (old; similar) | Gap jeans | Bass loafers | Gucci bag (see what fits inside here) | Julie Vos ring (c/o; similar) | Monica Vinader ring (similar) | Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (old; similar)