Bauble Bar

Paisley Legs

Wearing: Zara pants & top, Clare V clutch, Soludos shoesBauble Bar earrings, Ray-Ban shades

Sloane, "your 70s is showing". 

But honestly, what else is new? I go from hard core norm core to Woodstock reincarnated each week. I refuse to pick between the two.

I initially planned on wearing birks, but thought that was just a smidge too much, so went with Soludos (that have a hidden platform... can you say killing the game?) These wide-legged flowy pantalons are the ideal option for when shorts are not in your favor. So, when that time comes blast some 70s tunes- preferably ones from Woodstock and work those pants.

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Checked Off

Wearing: Equipment blouse ,Reformation culottes,Asos heels, Bauble Bar ear cuff

Taking a hint from the best minimalist of all and her Philo-isms, sporting culottes in a sea of cutoffs  only seemed to be the right choice. (Did you know culottes meant underwear in French? Oh how I love the irony!) Paired with a great white buttoned a la Wang, it was the perfect spin on the fashion world's norm-core. These Reformation culottes had me locked in with their tomboyish volume, and I knew that I just had to wear them other than the likes of trying them in front of a mirror. The higher waist and unbuttoned button down creates this season's version of a "belt". 

Oh and of course you noticed that bling (on my ear). For someone who hasn't worn earrings for a few weeks, it was time to bring some sparkle back.

On the contrary, one thing has gone missing.... #shades?

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Alexandra Gibbs

Back in Benz

Wearing: Chris Benz jacket (old,similar here),Asos dress,Tory Burch wedges,Bauble Bar ring,Jules Smith choker& Asha by Adm charm

In the midst of an extensive closet clean-out, my mom came across this Chris Benz jacket from 2009  (fun fact, I actually met the designer around the same time). Back then, I used to sport the jacket with pajamas while playing in my mom's closet. My sartorial manner began quite early.

The faded mint color and militaristic details makes this jacket a new favorite. I'm still a massive fan of the designer- his innovative eye always stands out each and every season. Teamed up with lacy espadrilles (ya know to make up for the lacking femininity) and my tried and true lbd- the jacket stands out. Not to mention my make shift hardware of this choker and an Asha by Adm charm, creates a somewhat brand new piece. Old treasures become new favorites.... or something along the lines of that. You get my drift.

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Alexandra Gibbs

Gypsy

 Wearing: Topshop blouse,Reformation jeans,Joie sandals, Hermes, Monica Vinader and vintage bracelets,Catbird rings, Bauble Bar ring

It's a love affair with off the shoulder blouses. They remind me of frolicking through the Mediterranean circa 1960s. Boating with Bardot, thought you'd never ask. Despite the annoyance of constantly pulling down the sleeves, they give my usual tomboy style, an easy dose of feminine (what you say!) The contrast of the gypsy style blouse and the boyfriend jeans is unexpected but a combination that will be worn on repeat.

If only I could be laying out at Club 55 gazing out into the blue horizon. Does someone have a one way ticket to France? Je voyagerai rapide. See ya then.

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Alexandra Gibbs

Illusions

Wearing:Zara dress,Vince flats,Jules Smith choker, Bauble Bar ring

Nope, no magic happening here except from my dear lovers at Zara. Back at it sporting another dress- this time with a shirt? Hmm... your eyes are fooling you! Is it a shirt around my waist or not? The illusion of dressing at its finest state.

This shirtdress (literally) has rescued my causal wardrobe from the doom days. I don't often sport dresses as everyday attire, but my sartorial ways are changing. Once the weather heats up, dresses save much effort into what should be the easiest part of my day. All this simplistic dressing leaves more time to explore the world- like summertime in Central Park.

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Alexandra Gibbs

Cricket & Comebacks

 French Connection

sweater

c/o // Zara playsuit (

similar

) // Clare Vivier

clutch

// Chanel ballet flats (

similar

) // Catbird

ring

// Bauble Bar

midi ring

// Vintage sunglasses (

similar

)

Though I don't know much about the game of cricket, I can tell you one thing- they created a great sweater. As a person who used to over wear sweaters (circa 2007-2010), now I tend to only stick to classic sweaters borrowed from my brother's closet. I definitely surprised myself when I picked out this

sweater

from French Connection. Just like what they say about karma- what goes around comes around. Perhaps it's the same when it comes to clothing.

Instead of pairing the sweater a normal way (in my defense, I never said I was normal),  I wore my favorite playsuit underneath. Easy layering, I must say. Even though I will never play cricket, I will be happily sporting the sweater on the regular. Maybe sweaters are making a comeback in my wardrobe. I'll keep you posted on that.

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Alexandra Gibbs