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SPRING LEATHER - WRINKLES SHMRINKLES

Listen pal, sometimes I don't want to steam my shirt. On those days, I make the accidental wrinkles in my clothes "the theme" for the entire look and it turns an accident into a happy accident. Huh? What? Yes.  

Full look:

This James Perse  men's t-shirt was wrinkled beyond recognition this morning. But I'm lazy, baby. ON IT GOES! I might make the wrinkles MORE deliberate by smooshing the sleeves up. 

Then, for good measure (and good design) here come the relaxed fit pants, with wrinkles built in. See what I did there?  Accidental wrinkles paired with intentional wrinkles, make it a look.

Ahhh, the good ol' "I'm tyring to look effortless like I give zero (shi*ts) but I really do, though" pants. This particular pair are yummy, because they are LEATHER. Hallelujah for spring leather!

Now, for the pulled together parts to bring my look from shlub to HUB (a-huba-huba): fierce, architectural heels.

Black moto jacket. 

And now - the adornments. Who's layering necklaces? What you see here is a silver chain mail necklace, under a vintage Indian piece, surrounded by a faux bone feather necklace. 

All colors in the same family, all blending. 

Do any of you try similar tactics? 

WEARING

James Perse tee | Current Elliott leather pants | Alexander Wang heels | Isabel Marant jacket (similar Zara)

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BOOSTING A BASIC OUTFIT :: NAVY AND NUDE

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 every.day.of.his.life. 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

SHINY FOREHEAD AND A LITTLE RED DRESS

The plus side to being on set - having a well-lit place to take outfit pics.

The down side - very blinding lights that lead to very shiny forehead in said outfit pics. Welp.

This shirt dress is T by Alexander Wang. I'm thinking it's a perfect day-to-nighter. It has just enough architectural detail with the sleeve, tone on tone buttons and sheer paneling.

Threw on the men's vest for function but also, the contrast does something for me.

Wearing | T By Alexander Wang Dress | Isabel Marant Necklace

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Jump Suit Version of Dress only $164 !