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April 2, 2013

Filed Under : STYLE

I would not consider myself a shoe person.  I don’t like shopping for them, I don’t like wearing colorful or bright ones, and you won’t see me wearing pointy heels unless I absolutely have to.  When I think about how I want to spend my money, it’s usually on things like Martha Stewart iphone apps and polka dot shirts, not shoes.  But I’d be lying straight to your face if I said I didn’t dabble in ankle boots every so often.

Pretty much the only shoes I wear are boots of the ankle variety.  I just love them.  They speak to me.  They say “Janelle, we GET YOU. We understand you. Let’s be together forever.”  I mean, I can’t really say no to that.  Laced, Chelsea, motorcycle, heeled, faux Isabel Marants, you name em, I love em.  But my love for shoes starts and stops there.  I don’t care about any other kind, really.

So with that, my essential shoe is 100% the ankle boot.  Thanks for completing my life.  See examples of ankle bootage here, here, here, and here.

From left to right: Steven Pembrook Bootie (old), Madewell Biker Boot, Jeffrey Campbell East Village Bootie (old), Madewell Laced Boots (old), ASOS Adelaide BootMadewell Billie Boot

See more essentials here!

On having a uniform

March 7, 2013

Filed Under : STYLE

my uniform / the style eater

We all have those clothing items that we’d wear every day if we could.  Don’t you dare deny it.  Oh if I could, I’d wear a combination of this outfit every damn day.  But you’d probably think I was a weirdo, so I reign it in and only wear it about once (okay twice) a week.  Not this exact outfit in particular per se, but a version of it. Sure, I’ll add some extras into the mix like a button-up shirt under the sweater or a colorful knit scarf or maybe even shorts instead of the jeans.

But for the most part, I like it just like that – simple and unfussy, easy and boyish.  It’s ME and this is what I’m comfortable in.

My uniform is as follows:
a crew neck sweater (I prefer this Everlane one)
+ perfectly worn denim (these Madewells are similar to the ones above)
+ Wigwam socks (the comfiest of comfy socks)
+ ankle boots (these Chelsea versions have been in heavy rotation lately)

And yes, it’s about to get hot in LA so my exact uniform will be sidelined for a bit, but don’t worry, I have a summer version of it and although I’m sure you can guess what it is, I’ll share my summertime uniform soonsies!

What’s your uniform combo?