Saint Laurent bag

A Tale of Quirk

Wearing: Madewell denim jacket (another wash), Asos trousers (last worn here), Stubbs & Wootton loafers c/o, Saint Laurent bag, Ray-Ban shades - my number one

Instead of wearing a chambray shirt, I've adapted the denim jacket-turned-shirt into my daily wardrobe. It adds a nonchalant hipster vibe to a casual outfit, whilst still remaining tailored and sharp, or ya know, normal. 

You can also double on the denim with a chambray shirt (plus popped collar) underneath for an cowboy goes to Brooklyn vibe. 

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

Blowin' In the Wind

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Wearing: J.Crew cardigan (on sale), J.Crew scarf, Jack Wills skirt (suede skirt here), Stuart Weitzman boots (40% off), Saint Laurent bag

Bob Dylan was indeed right when he soulfully sang/talked his famous 1960s song, the answer is blowin' in the wind. Especially when you are standing on a bridge wearing a scarf, whilst it is windy. 

It only seemed fitting to coordinate this with Dylan as my denim mini certainly is some of the attire preppy schoolgirls were wearing during said time. As the 60s and 70s revival has launched a thousand ship(ments) of button front denim and suede skirts 'round the world, I as well followed the face (i.e. skirt). 

To play the schoolgirl role well, a cardigan was the ideal supporting role. Except, when I think of cardigans, flashbacks of itchy wool and awkwardly fitting shoulders cloud my memory. So, I thought to myself, how does one sass up a cardigan? The answer? Well, it isn't blowing in the wind, instead it is when you pull a little switch-a-roo. 

To top things off, we fast-forward into the 70s (Bob was still around), with a matching scarf- author's note: not bought at the same time as sweater-, and middle-parted hair.

Shop the look in which I sport the skirt that launched a thousand everything:

 

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Soho Strollin'

Wearing:Brandy Melville t-shirt, J.Crew sweater(last worn here),Asos shorts- not shown,Stuart Weitzman boots (budget-friendly option),Ray-Ban sunglasses ,Saint Laurent bag

In attempt to find new ways to switch up my favorite piece- um... stripes- I purchased an oversized t-shirt than can be worn as a shirt,tunic,dress (borderline risky though), sleepwear.... the list goes on. Taking the tunic route with a pair of black shorts underneath, which I've now discovered is a wonderful summer outfit. Oops, a little late now to put that into action. 

To pull a Tim Gunn and make it work now, over-the-knee boots and a fisherman sweater are the ideal candidates to achieve that. 

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

In Wonderland

Wearing:

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Zara boots

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Mango jacket

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Saint Laurent bag

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Ray Ban sunglasses

With Halloween- my least favorite holiday of them 'em all- sneaking up on us, why not title today's post to one of the best characters/costumes, Alice in Wonderland? Come to think of it, it is slightly more of a mash up of Dorothy from Oz and Alice... there is even some schoolgirl vibes in there. But like always, just go with the flow.

Even though I'll be spending my Halloween at home watching The Shining with a side of zero  FOMO, I'll still be wearing this could-be costume in real life. Paired with witchy boots- embrace the pointed toe!- we avoid getting into actual costume territory. Now that could be scary sight for the eyes.

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

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Gray Area

Wearing:Zara knitAsos pants(similar),Vince flats,Saint Laurent bag,Larsson & Jennings watch

Despite camel being this season's new black, I've happened to find a place in my sartorial heart for every shade of gray under the sun. So in case you want to find my whereabouts, I'll be gallivanting around in this über oversized knit which happens to be in one of the many shades of gray, or in perhaps one of my latest rediscoveries; this 90s sweatshirt classic. Complete with a matching turtleneck worn under, of course. And just to spare you with the absurd amount of gray puns, I'll refrain myself from being a walking cliche today.

 

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Alexandra Gibbs

Logical

Wearing: Acne Studios blazer(last worn here), Orvis turtleneck,Mother jeans,Seavees slip ons c/o,Saint Laurent bag, Larson & Jennings watch

Bordeaux and caramel (scandi) candy hues are the perfect companion to my top of the totem pole jeans. As camel/caramel does happen to be the "it" color of the season, isn't that inherently stating that "black is the new black"? Never the less, at least these colors help avoid the black cat territory I enter, come the dead of winter. Perhaps one of the best steals of my life was this Acne Studios blazer, yes indeed it is one size too big, but size smhize. To put it in simpler logic, the bigger size; the closer it is to a blanket. Just be careful not to veer into the slightly frightening 80s lane of shoulder pads. 

Photos by Emily Malan