Alexandra Gibbs

Sailor Does Staples: Maxi(mum) Power

Keeping today's post short and sweet as I'm about to fall asleep at 9.30... that's what sailing does to you! I'm up in Rhode Island for a sailing event this weekend, so my schedule is somewhat scattered, but I promised I wouldn't let you down with only one post this week.

For the next installment of my absolute favorite series on here, Sailor Does Staples, I'm presenting the strong wielding power of the maxi dress. It's the ideal outfit in one and when complete with a slit or some v-neck action, you truly have a winning combination. Because really, when did a maxi dress ever fail you?

Oh, and I know you're checking out those shoes.... meet my shoe child on Monday.


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Welcoming the final look of my mini denim series- if you like, you can see the other two looks here. If you thought the finale was going to be big and grand, well, sorry charlie that is not just the way I roll. I didn't let you dow though, as sometimes simpler is better. In hindsight, nothing is more cozy than slipping on a soft, oversized sweater with a pair of jeans. But, when you are taking the simple road, attention is due in the details; silky choker, personalized bag, feminine flats. 

My three rules for getting the most out of your jeans.

1. Don't wash them often. They tend to break in more and fit your body better.

2. Learn to dress them both up and down. They'll become a game-changer for every season.

3. No two pairs are ever the same. Especially with vintage. So, treasure one pair until you stumble across the second superstar pair. 

Jeans: Reformation (repurposed 501s), Sweater: Boast, Jacket: Mango, Choker: Hermes bracelet, Ring: Asha by ADM, Shoes: Chanel

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

Denim Dos

Morning folks. Rise & shine. 

What better way to kickstart the week with round two of the denim three-way than with this classic combination? To avoid boring your brains out with another stripes and denim pair up, heels literally and figuratively elevate the look and a random ribbon brings something sweet to the borrowed from the boys vibe. Whilst my stripes are overdone and overwear to an unbearable amount, those vertical ones never seem to be as, ya know, average. Complex, stripes, right.

Side note, I don't condone wearing ribbon in your hair as it will precede to fall out in a flat minute... trust me, it's annoying as hell. The two lessons here: forgo the ribbon and when in doubt, throw a shirtdress- sans a few buttons-  over denim and hit the pavement. Oh, and those elevating heels are optional. Take it from the girl who tripped twice in the span of oh, I don't know, ten seconds. Not needed. 

Shirtdress: Maje (under $70 option), Jeans: Reformation x 501 Levis,

 Heels: Alice & Olivia (identical under $100 version), Bag: Angela Roi, Ring: Asha by Adm 


Photos by Alexandra Gibbs