Otte NY totally gets me

Their latest summer edit is everything.  Partly because I have comparable stuff, and partly because it’s just nice to look at.  All that black + white, just the right amount of graphic print, and tiny gold jewelry…*sigh*… SO good.

Check it out HERE.



Everlane tank, Vince shoes, Alexander Wang shorts, Ray-Ban aviators

This is basically all I want to wear for the next several months, both together and separately.  We all know I will actually be wearing a t-shirt and jeans.  I like those shoes though.  Saw them at the Vince + Elle event hosted by Glitter Twin and decided that I could try sandals again.

I nearly choked laughing at that.

Still kinda want ‘em though.


*softly weeps*



ETA: I just noticed that this set is pretty much the summer version of this outfit that I posted nearly two years ago.  I am, if nothing, a creature of habit.

Also noticed?  The sandals have a seam across the toe box.  They’re clearly the more scantily clad sisters of my rag & bone boots.  Now, who am I to keep a family separated?   WHO, I ASK?!

c’est ne pas une chemise


Camille back

vintage, The Fashion Club

The impending summer and its oppressive heat will be here soon and I am all wrapped up in the idea of a white shirt. Not the white, collared button-down shirt that everyone insists we all MUST HAVE (I can’t stand that shirt; that is the least used shirt that I own; man, fuck that shirt); I’m talking about something of the non-cotton variety that makes you look like you tried. Sure you actually rolled out of bed 30 minutes late and are wearing the same jeans you wore the other day, but damn if this shirt doesn’t pull it all together.



La Garçonne Moderne

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La Garçonne totally gets me. You can view the lookbook in its entirety here.

I sometimes wonder if maybe I like things a little too basic. Too plain. Then I remember that I’m not so much part of the school of thought that believes clothes should speak for a person. They give off an impression of who you (maybe) are and what you (might be) about, but they shouldn’t themselves be a narrative about you. It’s cloth. Hopefully functional, hopefully in line with your personal aesthetic, but just cloth.

You should be the one to tell your story, whether it be though your life, your work, or your words.

Rambling aside, I really enjoy looking at a couple of websites for inspiration. Both La Garçonne and Totokaelo have an understanding of proportion beyond the traditional silhouette and I love clicking through. Their styling is always just right.