style, naturally

DSC_0450 - Version 2Inspired by this post written by Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller, I decided to approach my outfit yesterday from the same perspective, wearing clothes that felt relaxed, comfortable and effortless.  I admittingly spend too many days analyzing my (overflowing) closet with rumblings in my mind of, “I have nothing to wear”.  In these moments I find it’s best to go back to the basics.  It’s when I can stop over thinking it that I feel my best.  Don’t be mistaken – I advocate for taking time to invest into your style.  But I also know what it’s like when things aren’t flowing naturally and you wind up with a mountain of clothing on your bed because, “nothing is working”.  When you’ve tried on endless combinations and even the exact outfit you wore last week feels completely different!  What the F?  Follow your instincts and be aware of which day today is.  Know your mood, your energy and stop trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  Last nights leather pants may have brought out your inner rock star, but your favorite jeans today (in a less obvious way) could do the same thing!

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  jacket: Aritzia (similar), t-shirt: Zara (similar), jeans: Rag & Bone, booties: Zara

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surf-chic: part 2

the man repellerPiggy-backing on this post from yesterday, here’s another take on surf chic.  All white from head-to-toe wreaks of breezy beach-style, but the second layer adds just enough polish for the office.  Plus – as far as shoes go, you can’t get any more comfortable than Birkenstocks.  Lose the blazer and throw on a red lip for after work cocktails.  Shop it here….

surf chic - part 2

  1. T by Alexander Wang tank, $77, net-a-porter.com
  2. J.Brand skinny pants, $215, net-a-porter.com
  3. Whistles tailored jacket, $288.75, whistles.co.uk.com
  4. Alexis Bittar horseshoe necklace, $155, shopbop.com
  5. Michael Kors watch, $386.46, asos.com
  6. Bite pencil in bright poppy red, $24, sephora.com
  7. Birkenstocks, $130, birkenstock.com

photo via the man repeller