Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Outfit of the Day: Summer Wardrobe Ennui (and Looking Forward!)

It's back to being August-in-the-south hot so I just keep on wearing the same stuff every week. That said,I have a few new fall-winter items that I'm really excited about so I threw them on just to keep hope alive that I will be able to wear them soon. Here's what I've got:

No big surprises here. I'm wearing my fun striped top from Loft that I've posted about quite a few times. It's nearly sold out but this one is really similar with a red stripe and this one has the twist on the sleeve, which is fun. ALSO this twist tank is super cute and practically free and I am IGNORING THE LOFT SALE. Here's a terrible photo in which I try to show you the back of my shirt:

Derp. Oh! And last week I had a reader ask about tucking stuff in. I am bad at it but with the boyfriend jeans you should do at least a half-tuck. I mean, this is what it looks like when you don't:

Ehhhhh. It's not terrible but I definitely look more proportional and pulled together with the shirt tucked a bit. My jeans are Madewell Slim Boyjeans and I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.  Slouchy, casual and very current. The raw hem version is on sale right now as is the high-rise version! I also found the non-high-rise version (which is what I wear) at Nordstrom. On to details: 

I'm wearing an old Madewell pendant that is pretty similar to this gorgeous necklace. I'm also wearing a Bijouone bracelet that's a shameless knockoff of the Miansai Modern Screw Cuff. usual boring MBMJ hobo (in red here, similar here) and cute gold Sam Edelman flats instead of Birkenstocks! You're welcome. NOW. Here is what I am looking forward to wearing:

Boots!! The story of these boots was posted in June and every now and then I take them out and try them on. They're so gooooood. I can't find them online but this pair is as close as I can get for Madewell. It's still early to be looking at boots, but this pair by Lucky Brand is similar and well-priced! 

Just a close-up! They're so pretty. I need to get some suede protector spray or just wrap them in plastic or something. Eep. OKAY. Now, the final thing. Back in the spring I fell in love with a 1K Veda Jayne leather jacket I rented from Rent The Runway. I stalked and stalked and stalked and stalked and finally found one on eBay I could afford:

It's so pretttttyyyyy. I am almost positive this Veda jacket is a RTR castoff (it has the barcode on the tag and everything) which means it's been ridden hard. I like that it's broken in but I really need to condition it and get that broken buckle fixed. Anyway, it's so pretty and looks great hanging next to it's new bestie, my Madewell leather jacket. I am a nerd. 

Look how happy I am! Gray leather jackets are hard to find (especially right now) but this cropped version is pretty sweet and here's a great looking faux leather jacket. I also love this one at Barneys Warehouse but sizing is limited. Or, just be like me and go buy a trashed one for too much money on eBay and totally bust your no-buy. (I AM BAD AT NO-BUYS YOU GUYS.) 


  1. That jacket is SO GOOD. So glad you were able to track one down!

  2. That jacket looks so awesome on you. Yaaaay to Ebay patience.


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