I read somewhere (Refinery29? WhoWhatWear?) that the key to wearing pastels is to mix them with brights. They swore that it would keep you from veering into Easter Egg territory. I don't actually think the brights are necessary (I'm totally OK being an easter egg) but it's a fun twist, no? Something a bit unexpected?
I'm finding that short hair really changes my styling game. So many of my man-plaid shirts now make me look…mannish (go figure) where before they were just a cool counterpoint to long, feminine hair. But this girly-plaid shirt – Easter egg colors, fitted through the shoulders, unbuttoned just enough – well. I can do girly plaids.
Where am I going, all dressed up and fancy?
Back Porch. Once upon a time that used to mean some cool hipster bar, but now I mean it literally, the back porch. The actual one at my house. All dressed up and back porch I go.
With this tiny hipster in residence.
sunnies: Ray-Ban Folding Wayfairers
necklace: Bauble Bar (sold out)….but thoughts on this one? Looks like it would hold up to toddler-tugging. I also love this delicate choker.
shirt: Jach's Girlfriend Western Shirt (old)…also love this similar Rails plaid shirt
denim: Blank Denim Relaxed Straight-Leg Jeans
bag: Kate Spade (now sold out)….also love the Kate Spade Henry Satchel
shoes: old Aerosole pumps…and this Dolce Vita sandal has nothing to do with anything, but it's fabulous and on crazy-sale for $34.
On Pax: Tribe is Alive Be Brave Tank, American Apparel Afrika leggings
Let's chat about these jeans for a sec. They're by Blank NYC, a brand that I've been watching, but hadn't tried. I'm such a denim snob that most brands with the under $100 price point I invariably find lacking. But THESE? They're soft, interesting (aka perfectly distressed and faded) and my new favs. I was so impressed, in fact, that I also bought a pair of Blank NYC denim shorts. Same deal: soft, interesting (a modern high-waist and cut-up on the sides) and very sexy. I'm seriously eyeing up these color-blocked skinnies for fall, and Blank just came out with their version of patched denim (and you know how I feel about patched denim….SWOON).
Has anyone else tried Blank Denim? Thoughts?