There’s the outfit in my head and then there’s the photo evidence.
New neighborhood, new outfit post.
It’s never easy to leave Hawaii, especially as each island I visit seems better than the last. I’ve just returned home to NYC from Maui where I spent several days hiking, sunning, surfing, lobstering, eating and working on a project. While there I snapped a few OOTD shots because the scenery was too beautiful not to.
A dress I’ve been lusting after since the runway show comes home to my closet.
I haven’t posted any OOTDs in awhile so I figured it was time to post probably the silliest one possible.
Ah yes, I do like to run my OOTDs way out of order. This outfit? For tango.
When I think of sherpa vests and axes city style isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. It’s more like lumberjacks. Flapjacks. Blue ox. That kind of thing. Such is the trick of fashion that I found myself wearing both recently in a look that was decidedly much more urban than dense forest.
My next two OOTDs feature grainy photography, not on purpose. Although I’ve gotten much better with my camera sometimes I think my settings are golden and then get home to find out that well, not so much. I tried this OOTD twice and so I think it’s cursed to be grainy like a 70s film. I kinda dig it.
I can’t think of many workplaces where leather-coated denim would be appropriate. If these pants are wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Wayyyyyyy back in February of 2012, I was clicking through a bunch of the Fall 2012 NYFW shows to see what items would go on my drool list. The top spot was soon taken by this Proenza Schouler photo. Oh that asymmetric hemline! So architectural and perfect. Was it a skirt? Was it a dress? Was it going to make it to production?
As my closet evolution continues, I’m finding striped pieces to be among the most versatile. Back at LuckyFABB in September I heartily admired the striped C&C California cropped sweater that stars in this OOTD set. I love the metallic silver thread — no boring black and grey for me! See how I styled it within.
If Phase I of building my closet was about stocking up on high-quality pieces, then Phase II is about refining what I have down to the most flattering pieces. This Theory dress helped me pull off the nearly impossible — define my waist without over-emphasizing my hips. Having an hourglass figure is a lot of fun! But sometimes the items that “should” work on me don’t.
It’s my favorite time of the year — layering time! There’s something so great about breaking out tall boots and putting on two or three (or four) tops as you get ready for the day. Of course I wasn’t quite ready for the significant temperature drop Sandy brought about. My winter coat is out a full month early! I’m volunteering around affected areas of the city for the next three days but today was an off-day, so I wrapped myself up in lots of layers and headed out to run some errands.
For the next few days, I’ll be OOTD’ing my winner’s haul from the AG Jeans Lucky FABB contest. If you’d like sizing reviews of the items I’m wearing head over to my other blog, Effortless Anthropologie. And if you want to see the many ways I rock my AG Jeans, check out my past looks.