Stan Smith

Denim Street

Wearing:

Unif sweater (under $100)
Wearing: Unif sweater (under $100), Zara jeans (more denim here),  J.Crew coat (oversized)
 
Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, Ray-Ban shades, Asos ring
 

 

Like every other freezing soul in the Northern Hemisphere, I'm looking forward to Spring- which seems light years on light years away. Last Spring, I purchased these jeans from high street royalty, Queen Z(ara). From wear and tear (and trips n splits here and there), the holes have grown three sizes.  These pair are my usual weekend culprit. But what else is new?  Paul Simon had the right idea about jeans way back when... "holes in the knees of my jeans". 

Lost?

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Photos by

Alexandra Gibbs

| Shot outside of Café Minerva (

see first post here

)

Fur x Cableknit

Wearing: Topshop faux fur jacketMother jeans,  J.Crew sweaterStan Smiths sneakers

I've always found fur a little over the top or too dramatic for my own style. But, maybe it's from my growing liking in animal print that I've been drawn to the old hollywood feel of (faux) fur as of late. 

Alas, I happen not to be attending any glamorous parties in the near future (aren't you shocked??), so a fur jacket will not be paired with a ball gown. Instead it acts as a little bam-boom to my daily wardrobe of denim, knits... I would say sneakers, but booties have been taking over in the shoe department. 

On another note, I hope you had a very merry Christmas! Enjoy your holidays, and perhaps depart the interwebz for a bit? We all could use a little r&r.

Camel Affair

Wearing: Zara coat, T by Alexander Wang- sold out, similar(Friday's look), Club Monaco leggings (from last year, but just bought these), Stan Smith sneakers ,Jules Smith choker (favorite piece)

Shh!! I'm cheating on gray with camel. Cue a color war, and I'm going neutral.

I couldn't help myself with the puns, guyysss...

Putting my hysterically funny self aside, this outfit is one of the two assembles I tend to wear the most. Well, I wouldn't necessarily count my XL sweatshirt and sailing sweats a "fashion forward" assemble, but just role with me here. The awkward limbo period between seasons (side note: it was snowing yesterday, hi winter) calls for formulaic dressing of t-shirts and basics; hence here. // And while I have your undying attention, holiday shopping? //

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

Second Time Around

Wearing: RES denim overalls- 60% off, (splurge option),T by Alexander Wang t-shirtStan Smith sneakers,Jules Smith choker,Ray Ban sunglasses

Last time I took a spin in overalls it was nearing 90 degrees and the rule of the time was: less fabric; the better. I was also wearing short overalls that slightly resembled the 90s child "play time" outfit of choice. In that summer post, I shared my thoughts on how I've warmed up to overalls and attempting to avoid farmer status. And you can see it has gone quite well...

Tomorrow's high is 40 degrees and well, shorts don't exactly fly anymore. With winter right around the corner- throwing shade to Mother Nature-bundling up is the normal for the next five months. Enough of me blabbering on about the weather- hit up weather.com for the latest updates on Polar Vortexes and all that jazz.

Returning to the topic of seeking overalls, I've come to find a great long pair that are the answer to all my farmer meets runway aspirations. With the help of sand paper and a pair of scissors, a little distressing roughed them up to my liking. If you're anything like me the sight DIYs scares you away but after distressing two pairs of jeans, it is much easier than imagined. Poke some holes in the knee, a little sand paper here and there, fray the ends... easy peasy. I would recommend not splurging on overalls unless you plan on wearing them everyday. 

To sum up today's post: 1) It's beginning to get very cold. 2) Second try with overalls was a success. 

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

Le Sportif

Wearing: French Connection sweater c/o, Zara shorts- in stores,Stan Smith sneakers,Ray-Ban shades

Perhaps it's the wild World Cup fever or the fact that I am dressing in some sporting attire 70% percent of the time, but my true Sporty Spice vibes (check out that 90s hair flip at its finest) are showing their about face. Kudos to the Stan Smith for winning my undying attention even during sandal weather. Plus my favorite cricket sweater- a flashback to sweater stories- is the key item for breezy summer nights. It's a win win for all. 

Sporty Sloane? You bet. 

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs