Some things just go naturally together. Peanut butter and jelly. Pink and purple. Macaroni and cheese. And a button up and jeans. I’ve been obsessed with Equipment lately, a brand that specializes in menswear for women, specifically button downs. While initially I did not see a need for more than one in my closet, I’ve become obsessed! And this obsession has only been fueled by recent markdowns at my store recently. A silk button down that originally retails for roughly $200, for $35 (after employee discount of course) how could I resist. So consider this a disclaimer for posts to come, I now am the proud owner of the classic Equipment silk button down in powder blue, baby pink, white, grey, and red. And I need more! Orange, green, purple, navy! You never know when you’re going to come across a pair of shoes that would pair perfect with a button down of a particular color! These are ambitions a pro fashionista needs to foresee and prepare for especially when the price is right!
Love my statement necklaces. This one is from J Crew.
While initially I believed button downs to be stuffy and boring, they can actually prove to be quite fun with the right accessories. And I think that’s why I’ve begun this love affair. Not only do they look chic, but to me they’re like a blank canvas ready to be painted with pretty accessories!
Jeans: Textile Elizabeth and James
Headband: Charming Charley
The daily routine of deciding what to wear for the day becomes exhausting sometimes. Especially when you have so many great options for layering during frigid temperatures. Sometimes it’s hard for a girly girl who loves her dresses to find a compromise during severely cold winter days. (Yesterday it was only 40 DEGREES! I had to ask a co-worker what they thought the miniature temperature was before one died of hypothermia. I was delightfully informed I was nowhere near being in danger of such a death.) While today I started with a high-waisted pleated skirt, I stepped outside for two seconds and realized that would not work. Alas, I scoured the Wildfox section of my closet and was saved (quite literally the fashion angels in my head rejoiced with glee.)
Not only are Wildfox sweaters super comfy, but they are so cute and girly too! Initially when this sweater caught my eye I thought it was a unicorn. A purple unicorn sweater?! Yes please! But alas, it’s just a horse of many different colors. Still equally amazing, and still the perfect compromise for ridiculously cold winter days. Cute meet the cold! On the chilliest of days I’m thinking even an accenting colored collared shirt (say that 5 times fast) would not only compliment and add pizzaz to the piece but would also add warmth. That might perhaps be one of my greatest ideas, like ever.
My favorite ballet flats in the whole world courtesy of Miu Miu. I’ve worn them to the point of near permanent damage. You might notice the missing stone on the left shoe. I assure you it’s tucked away safe in my jewelry box. I would have lost it if were not for the kind-hearted bus boy at a resteraunt who chased after me saying “Miss! Your diamond!”
Pink bracelet, beaded by me. Purple bracelet by Tarina Tarantino. Ring a gift from my Aunt Jodi.
A sparkly pink headband?! This piece had me at sparkly, and committed at pink. Thank you Charming Charley!