Thursday, May 31, 2012

Knit, Shorts, & Boots

Can't believe that this is the first blog post I've done since being on summer vacation!

I decided I would feature one of my favorite pieces; this olive chunky knit sweater. I know what you're thinking. Who wears a sweater during the summer? Well, why not? Sweaters don't have to be stuffy and wearing them year round gives your wardrobe more flexibility. To balance out the look, I decided to wear these black denim shorts (more summer appropriate, right?) Finally, I hardly go anywhere without my favorite tan dessert boots. They are getting so worn, but I feel like they've gotten better with age and I love their neutral color because it's easy to pair them with anything.

So, go deep into your closet and pull out a sweater. Your tank tops could use a small break anyways.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Black, Brown, and Spotted

Brown Bow Tie ($8--Mars) / Polka-Dot Shirt ($17 Buffalo) / (Black Trouser ($14 Buffalo)

Something is happening. I think I'm growing obsessed with polka dots. Last night I had a banquet to go to and I needed something to wear. As soon as I was about to give up, I found this great black and white polka-dot shirt. It's by gxg 1978 and apparently it's a sample that was never released (i'm assuming that means it hasn't been mass produced). 

At any rate, I think this shirt has just the right amount of quirk and class. I paired it with a neutral brown bow tie because I didn't want it to compete with the polka-dots. For the bottom, I kept it simple with a black pair of trousers and some brown Italian loafers. I also decided to go sockless to stay in a similar language with this short sleeve shirt.

I can already tell this shirt is going to fit in perfectly with the rest of my wardrobe!