Listen, I'm not a stylist. I'm not a fashion buyer. I'm a regula' ol' civilian who likes to look good. I also have a mother who pulls herself together every.single.time. she steps out of her house. And a grandfather who was a tailor and wore a custom suit Even when he could no longer walk.

Sure, I produce women's lifestyle content for a living. BUT my interest in fashion comes from my family. It's in my blood to step it up and care about what I put on my back.

Here's how the conversations go in my head when I get dressed.

Finished look:

Lord, let me get through this week!

Had to look creative professional today, (which means I can show flair and not be corporate)  Woke up and put on dark skinny jeans, a navy button up shirt and a blazer.

My inner voice says "Congratulations, the basics are done. Now, what else are you going to do, to show the world who you are?"

Necklace: something that ACTUALLY speaks to who I am. Threw on this faux bone necklace, with "birds of prey" feathers. We'll analyze that later. Neutrals and navy look great together.

Shoes: picking up the neutral tones of the necklace and wearing a camel colored shoe. Creating a story here. Roll up the jeans to show off the shoe.

Threw some neutral socks on. Shows the world I'm not taking myself too seriously. Or maybe I am. Either one works.

Jacket: when an outfit is this basic, the sky is the limit: leather jacket, robe coat, etc. But I've already chosen to go with a neutral shoe and sportified my outfit with the socks. My inner voice says: "Keep GOING THERE"

Furry bomber jacket it is!

Who doesn't want to feel like a teddy bear? This Mother Denim jacket is from OWEN NYC

Styling: pulled the blazer through and pulled the collar up, to let the world know I'm not ALL party. I'm business too.

@arrowtheheeler  shows up and says  "Listen sister, camel colored footwear isn't a trend, it's a way of life!"

Altogether: created an outfit that could have been basic, but built itself out based on color and a sporty theme.

Soooooo - what do you say? Leave comments why dontcha'?

Wearing J brand jeans | Alexander Wang button up | Mother Denim jacket purchased from OWEN NYC| Isabel Marant blazer | Proenza Schouler heels