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CAMOUFLAGE MY FACE

Travel on top of travel means jet lag and a tiiiiiiiirrrrreeeed looking face. But alas, there's an app for that. Sike, there's an outfit for that!

Seriously, when feeling lack-luster, I dial up the fashions to "camouflage" my face. In this case, with actual camo print.

What you see here, is an APC camo print shirt and an architectural vest. The hope is that people will be delighted AND distracted. Now you see me... now you don't!

The difficulty with this particular vest is that it could "wear you" because of it's exaggerated proportions.

But I'm wearing it with a bold shirt to let the world know, I ain't afraid!

Balancing act: black jeans and the go-to travel boots.

What do you do to "camo" your face? Leave a comment why dontcha'!

 Wearing J Brand jeans | A.P.C Shirt ( similar Club Monaco)| Isabel Marant vest | Alexander Wang (on sale) boots

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