Since it feels like summer, I decided to go ahead and dress the part. This perfectly flimsy, filmy Reformation tee shirt is my first spring purchase, and I’m totally in love. It’s like wearing a cloud. The [Jil Sander knockoff] skirt was a Zara clearance steal I picked up last year. I’m not crazy about wearing light colors from head to toe, so I like to anchor outfits like this with dark shoes and accessories.
It’s birthday weekend. Derrick and two of our closest friends all turned twenty-something, so we went out Friday and painted the town red, then spent Saturday sunbathing in the park. Today we’re being as lazy as possible, and tonight I’m taking Derrick out for a fancy birthday dinner.
My “lazy as possible” look is pretty basic: biggest sweater I own + sneakers. For awhile, I was obsessed with getting a pair of real leather pants, but I went with these coated jeans by AG instead. In retrospect, I’m glad. As much as I love the leather-look for pants, I find I can only wear them so often. These are perfect for adding a more interesting texture to an otherwise basic outfit, and they didn’t cost me a month’s rent. Actual leather would’ve been a waste of money and cow.
In other news, the lovely Sarah from Sarah’s Ambitions nominated me for the Liebster Award. If you aren’t already familiar with her blog, you need to check it out. She’s got cool, ladylike-professional style down to an art. Here are my answers to her questions:
It seems odd that a spandex crop top is such a wardrobe staple for me in my mid-twenties. I figure as long as I’m wearing it with bottoms that come up to my belly button, it’s fine. I think we can all agree that crop tops + low rise anything is a trend that should remain dead and buried.
Happy New Year, babies. Hope everyone had entirely too much fun last night. We stayed out till about 5 am, but I stuck to drinking water all night and woke up with enough energy to run around the blissfully deserted streets downtown today.
Since it’s the first day of 2014, it only seems appropriate to post my resolutions:
1. Yoga, 3x a week, no skipping. I love love love yoga, but I’m cheap and I hate paying for classes. For 2014, I’m making it a non-negotiable part of the budget.
2. Eat. I have a huge appetite, but I’m also forgetful and therefore terrible about skipping meals. My new rule is that I’m not allowed to go to bed until I’ve prepped food for the next day.
3. Read physical books, not screens, before bed. It’s better for my sleep cycle and eyeballs.
4. Venture out of the city more. I have a whole list of things I want to see in Northern California, but I keep putting them off. No more. I finally got a Zipcar account, and the world is my oyster.
5. Learn to make (some) clothing. I’ve been wanting to start this forever, and my future sister-in-law gave me a sewing machine and a set of patterns for Christmas, so now I have no excuses.
6. Invest in outerwear. Since layers are vital here, a good selection of jackets and coats is important.
That’s about it. When it comes to resolutions, I try to keep things attainable.