[j.crew silk blouse, zara skirt, madewell wedges, rayban sunglasses, michael kors watch]
To answer your question: YES, this is the first time my legs have seen the sunlight since last summer. Those babies are white! To answer your 2nd question: YES, I’m wearing wedges on a hiking trail.
On Friday, Kyle and I both had the day off from work so we decided to go on a few adventures. Said adventures include but are not limited to: driving into the boondocks and coming across a giant movie set, complete with fake building facades; eating delicious Mexican food as per usual; and finding a beautiful hiking trail while wearing the trifecta of non-hiking gear, i.e. silk, skirt, wedges.
But look! I’m attempting to color block and that’s what matters. Green shirt + bright blue skirt. Do I get any Spring/Summer 2011 points? I probably should’ve thrown another bright color into the mix, like orange or red, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’ve got the whole spring season to practice that!
With springtime fast approaching, I feel myself starting to crave color and wild patterns (and canning cookbooks?). Long, flowy skirts, perfectly polished olive green nails, geometric bangles – all of these items reflect the changing seasons and I’m LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
As you can see, I’m lusting after lots of tans, various shades of green and blue, yellow, gold, and hints of pink. And who doesn’t love a chevron print in the form of a bathroom accessory? Sign me up for that, please. Instead of spring cleaning, I want to do the exact opposite and accumulate MORE things, namely these 10 items on my March wish list:
- Zara Long Skirt
- Madewell Brightside Bangle
- Canning For A New Generation cookbook
- Urban Outfitters Little Birch Jewelry Stand
- West Elm Graphic Porcelain Tumblers
- Clarks Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint
- Scotch Naturals Nail Polish in Ceasefire
- Rennes Le Chateau Wallet Pouch
- Twoems Patterned Peacock Print (sold out…brb crying)
- MTWTFSS Weekday Endless Knit Sweater Beige
I’m usually not a colorful person. I stick to neutrals like you wouldn’t believe. But all of sudden, I’m craving red pants. What’s the deal here? It might be because the color red has been popping up repeatedly all over New York Fashion Week. Or maybe because it was just Valentine’s Day and heart motifs are aplenty. Was it quite possibly the red velvet bundt cake I tested the other day that sent me into a world of chocolately red dye bliss???
I NEED RED PANTS! I swear, red pairs well with every color on the planet: navy, olive green, camel, cream, orange, leopard (yes, leopard is a color), royal blue. I could probably go through the entire color spectrum but instead, I want to show you an outfit that I wish I was currently wearing.
Of course, I would start with these Zara red cropped pants. Then I would add a touch of silk with a J.Crew navy blouse (lusted after here in olive just days ago). Red + navy = get used to it my friends because you will be seeing LOTS of it in the coming months! Over the silk blouse, I would wear this slouchy Topshop sweater. Extra geek chic points for the blouse collar peeking out of the sweater neckline. And then I would add a chunky gold Madewell necklace for pizazz, bright red Topshop lipstick for even MORE pizazz, and a Madewell satchel because it’s probably the cutest thing ever.
- ASOS Pom Pom Sweater, $72.41
- Topshop Knitted Cable Jumper, $100
- Topshop Knitted Tuck Crop Jumper, $70
- Zara Cable Knit Poncho, $59.50
- Rachel Comey Boat Neck Top, La Garconne, $345
- Rag & Bone Greville Sweater, La Garconne, $325
- Zara Oversize Sweater, $99.90
- T by Alexander Wang Grandpa Sweater, Shopbop, $185
- ASOS Villa Slouchy Spot Intasia Knit Top, $60.34
I don’t know what’s swirling around in this brisk and chilly air but it’s making me want to wear sweaters 24/7. I’m not usually a big sweater-wearer to be perfectly honest with you. I get claustrophobic and itchy. If you’re saying to yourself “Claustrophobic?? WTF?” right now, I apologize because I do not have a sane explanation for my actions. There’s just something about heavy clothing that has broken down my psyche. Crazy, no?
But for some reason this fall/winter season, I’m breaking free of my nonsensical behaviorisms and wearing sweaters like they’re going out of style. Though this sweater will reign as my number 1 favorite, I’ve chosen several others that I want added to my wardrobe immediately. From cable knit to pom pom balls, I need them all. So cozy chic!
Sure, cape coats are ideal for windy days in New York City and blizzards in the Swiss Alps, but what is their practicality in California? Let me just tell you: zero practicality. But the better question is: Do I care about practicality?
The answer is obviously no. If it were yes, then I wouldn’t own 3 pea coats, 2 raincoats, a pair of rain boots, and thermal underwear. So that means I need a cape coat to add to my collection of unpracticals and here are my favorites:
- Ash Grey Woollen Studio Cape, Zara, $169
- Hooded Duffle Cape, Topshop, $160
- Cynthia Steffe Keegan Cape, Revolve Clothing, $475
- Ultimate Military Cape, Topshop, $190
- Sessun Cape, Yoox, $195
- See by Chloe Quilted Cape, La Garconne, $1145
Before I delve into my fascination with the cape, let me just say that I would never spend $1145 on a coat (see 6). BUT I’m thinking I can take a trip to the fabric store, buy a couple yards of felt, and whip myself up something similar. Oh wait, I have no creative abilities? Shoot.
But back to the cape. Whether camel-colored, navy, trench, or wool, there’s something luxurious and demure about a cape coat. They’re like Blair Waldorf meets Kate Moss. All I need are minions and Hunter wellies. Oh, I must HAVE A CAPE! Plus, they’ll keep me nice and warm….if I ever go to Moscow in mid-January.