rta jeans


Let me be the first to say that this look ain't for everybody. But let me quickly remind you that showing your midriff is NOT a requirement - it's just what happened here today. I was getting dressed today when a voice inside myself said

"SELF... what about wearing a vest as a shirt? It's such an underrated piece in layering to begin with and it just about never (outside of being a trend in the 90's) is given the proper time to shine"

So I listened to that inner voice and gave the only vest I own, it's moment in the sunlight. 

Full look: 

Nothing deep happening here. It's a vest with charcoal boyfriend jeans. 

I'm thinking a vest with interesting design elements is a must. This one, has an inner and outer layered design. I was able to snap shut the inner piece and let the outer hang for "style".  Could have buttoned it all up. BORING!

Oh, hi girl. 

Since the vest is the pulled together piece, I went with baggy boyfriend jeans to bring some edge. If I chose skinny jeans, it would have been too much "sexy" 

Kept it sporty from the waist to the toe with these NIke Lunarlon kicks. Why the neon? Why not a black shoe? That's a bigger conversation developing in my head about the cycles of personal style. 

Have any of you tried the vest as shirt look? Tell me, tell me! 


RTA Denim | NIke Lunarlon | Alice Choi vest



Guys! I just had (what I think) is the best idea, piggy-backing on the "new year new mantra" post. How about wearing our favorite things? In every day, normal life. I'm not talking about your favorite jeans or t-shirt. I'm talking about your precious things.

If you already do this, bless your heart!

If you're like most people who "save things for another occasion" or "don't want to ruin your precious item, so you pack it away for another day that never comes" I'm talking to you.

It's time to wear your stuff. WEAR IT. Enjoy it. Today. While you can. Made the decision for myself when I took my favorite coat of all time to NYC.

What you see here is a tweed jacket, with a phenomenal mix of grey, black and green fibers AND matte grey and gold sequins. WHAT. IN. THE. WORLD. Is going on?! Really?


It is both masculine and feminine. Picks up light without being "sparkly" Intricate and sporty, daytime and nighttime, tough and celebratory. It is for me, E-VE-RY-THING.

My internal voice said, "Nessa, hang this piece of art in your closet and make sure nothing ever happens to it"  Then another part of me said "Hell to the nah! Enjoy that piece of art you call a jacket. Wear it as much as you can and don't worry for a second about it"

So, which voice are you going to listen to?

Wearing RTA jeans | Alexander Wang boots | Isabel Marant jacket and sweater