Monday, July 25, 2016

Not Fall. . . Yet

Dress: thrifted Gap (almost identical here, similar here or Gap's current version here)// Hat: Madewell (similar from Rag&Bone here, on sale!) // Jacket: Madewell here // Boots: Bogs here or here

I mentioned in a previous post that fall sometimes arrives here in Anchorage at the end of July. We have been experiencing cool temps and rain but I don't think it's autumn. . . yet. You know that smell? Or that chill in the air even on a 70 degree day? I haven't felt it yet. However the weather lately has let me slip into clothing that's more in my wheelhouse.

I've worn this dress a ton of times here and on Instagram. It's thrifted Gap so I've never been able to link to the exact dress but right now Joe Fresh has a dupe. I mean, I'd have a hard time figuring out which one was my original one if they were side-by-side dupe. Just in case you had ever wanted one.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I Like This Shirt

 After intermittently blogging for six years I still can't think of good titles.

Anyways. Lately getting dressed has been following a pattern: acquire something I really like, wear it three times a week, then tire somewhat of it. It goes into the deeper parts of my closet to be pulled out and paired later with my newest obsession. But this doesn't go for everything I buy. Only the most versatile, the most comfortable, the most washable makes this list. Right now it's this shirt. If you follow me on Instagram you've already seen it a few times.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Madewell. The fit and quality can be unpredictable but I like the classic/trendy vibe that updates my vintage pieces pretty well. But this shirt is great even after washing (important! I don't have time to be messing with fussy clothes) and the fit it dead on. Order your usual size for the perfect amount of slouch.

Tula hat (here)
Madewell shirt (here)
Madewell purse (sold out :( similar here)
Citzens of Humanity jeans (similar here)
Intentionally _______ shoes (here, here, or here)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Twirly Vintage Dress

I'm going to stop apologizing for being such a bad blogger. You know I'm terrible, I know I'm terrible. We've covered this many times.But I am really grateful for those of you that continue to read my blog and support me. It means a lot so thank you!

I wore this outfit to a baby shower. Every spring I get so excited about pulling out warm weather clothing and imagining all the outfits I'll wear. Then summer actually rolls around and I remember that I spend 90% of my time in a t-shirt, jeans, and Tevas (if I could make that look interesting I'd probably be a more consistent blogger!). Then an occasion to dress up comes up and my brain overloads at the choices. Shit, there's so many things I want to wear and not enough time to wear them! There's legit panic that I have been wasting all these warm days wearing crap and not getting some of the beautiful pieces out while I can. Summer remorse. I mean, the leaves start changing color here at the end of July. I better get hustlin'.

vintage dress
Kate Spade bracelet (here)
Adam Tucker shoes (here or here)
vintage hat (similar here)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fringe Addiction

Madewell hat // H&M sweater // Joie pants // thrifted vintage heels // random earrings

I'm not sure I should have blogged this outfit but I'm really proud of how many photos turned out (mostly) in focus! I've been stubbornly only shooting in "manual" mode since the beginning of the year and have been trying to blog through the major learning curve.

For the outfit, I'm kind of obsessed with Ulla Johnson's designs and her lookbooks. I'd buy everything in the collection in a heartbeat if I didn't care about other things like, you know, eating. Or future educations. So I'm making do with what's already in my closet (and maybe saving up for some Ulla Johnson fall/winter items since those get much more wear here in Alaska). These pants are eight years old. They're the ONLY pair of high-waisted pants I've ever liked. Joie has a similar pair out this year and I should go try them on. It'd be nice to have a backup pair!

I have linked similar items below, I went a little crazy with the fringe sweaters since I'm trying to stop any more myself. A little virtual shopping spree if you will.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Photo Bombers

Madewell hat (similar from Free People here) // Madewell jacket (here or here) // CP Shades shirt (purchased at The Park) // H&M jeans (here) // Dries van Noten boots (similar from Frye here or Cole Haan here)

I love a good black and brown mix. And a photobomb or two. :)