Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Adrien: Pulling It Together.

Oh my God I wore a dress, y'all. I did it! I wore an actual work-appropriate outfit to work even though it was really, really cold out. Here it is:


I'm wearing my Loft swing dress which is super boring but really good for layering and stuff. It's sold out but Loft currently has this version and also this swing dress in dark green both with cuter sleeves than mine. However, if you just want something basic, check out this one at the Gap. It looks cozy, right? Now, you're probably wondering if I'm doing that coy blogger looking-over-at-nothing pose up there. I AM NOT. I am looking at something! I am looking at this:


Say hi to Lucy, my new little photobomber. (Daniel is currently hiding in my closet listening to The Smiths because he didn't ask for a little sister and isn't into sharing his stuff. He'll come around.) Okay, back to this jank:


To prevent frostbite I'm wearing a pair of really thick grey sweater tights. They are threadbare so I'm looking at this pair at the Gap or maybe something nicer like this pair from Natori. My carnigan gin sweater is Eileen Fisher and it's the BEST THING. I got it at Off Fifth a few years ago and immediately had buyer's remorse but then worn it a ton and it still looks new. 


EF is not cheap but if you want a good drapey gin canigan for life, this is the way to go. This one at Nordstrom is 40% off and couldn't be more versatile. There's also this one that's slightly more but comes in four colors! Finally, I found this EF cardigan at Nordstrom Rack for even less dollars than the first one. Just consider it. On to the details:


Literally the best part of this outfit is the Soko Paddle pendant Marianne gave me! She saw me admiring hers the last time I visited and decided I needed one too. It's so good! Weighty and quite striking but also nice to play with. I am eyeing some of Soko's other pieces including these earrings and this talon cuff. (The best part? Soko is a woman-owned business that ethically employs marginalized artisans.)


Look at me wearing tall boots for a change. These are my Loeffler Randall Matilde boots that I've had for ages. I bought them on eBay which is what I recommend, especially the older version made in Italy. This pair looks like a really good deal! I know the low wedge boot is probably a bit dated but they're really damn comfortable and the leather is amazing. In other tall boot news, this pair at Madewell looks great and is on sale and so are these Frye Melissa boots. Tall boots are just taking a breather right now, but they'll be back.

I've talked about my bag a lot lately so I'll just say this: It's great, it's on eBay. Get one if you can. If you are just thinking you want a nice black satchel, the TJ Maxx clearance section is pretty great right now. This one (and this one) are both serious bargains! Also, someone buy this red doctor bag! I love those weird brand Italian bags.

11 comments:

  1. Yes! We love Lucy! Hope Daniel makes the transition soon.

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    1. He's warming up to her. They play together but when he's over it he goes into hiding.

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  2. Damn, this outfit looks good. Drapey and slouchy and sleek, not to mention warm and cozy and professional. On project runway they'd say: this looks expensive. More of the same, please.

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    1. Oh, the pressure! And thanks! I'll do my best.

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  3. Something about pairing with gray not black tights makes the whole outfit shockingly chic... thanks for sharing!

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  4. I copied this outfit the day after I read this post, I have similar items to everything you wore. The grey tights and gold accents really make I think.

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    1. Well, now I want to see it.

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    2. Hmm, I'm a bit camera shy, but I do have a question, was "gin canigan" a typo or is that a thing? I pretty much don't know what anything means anymore so laugh at me if you must. Maybe a cardigan with a spot to hide a bottle of gin?

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    3. Deliberate! Running jokes: http://www.looksgoodfromtheback.com/2016/02/deep-text-thoughts-about-important.html?m=1

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  5. It is apparent to me now that I have a closet full of gin canigans! Thanks for the link. :)

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