With the dawn of 2019, I have found myself attracted to a more sophisticated look — a palette of black-white-beige or head-to-toe monochrome, high-fashion silhouettes, and a kind of androgynous vibe. Of course, I can’t actually wear any of these fairy fashion visions right now because I have my own five-month-pregnant silhouette to contend with, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream. I’m imagining myself in blazers, elegant blouses, trendy bucket bags, trousers –the wardrobe of a well-heeled 30-something woman in Manhattan. Why don’t I wear more interesting pants, for example? I’m stuck in a denim rut and need to dig my way out, taking cues from the ladies above and below.
Specifically, I’m envisioning:
+A couple of other stand-alone pieces to blend in with any or all of these neutral looks: these snakeskin boots, this blouson sweater, this colorblocked long-line vest, these pants, and this bag. And, of course THIS BAG. (A girl can dream.)
+Good foundations for a new year: I am very intrigued by La Perla’s new “second skin” bra. I’m normally a Natori Feathers devotee (on super sale here and in select colors here, too), but something about the lines and simplicity of this style have me itching to take a test drive.
+This is the kind of sweatshirt I’d wear if I were one of the chic peas pictured above, heading to, like, Orange Theory or whatever the current fitness fad is. So kewl.
P.P.S. I have a lot of new readers and wanted to say hi! welcome! so glad you are here! This is a medley of some of my most popular posts of all time, in case you’re in search of a distraction from post-holiday hangover at work. HA!
P.P.P.S. Just re-ordered this micellar water (I also like Garnier’s less-expensive drugstore version) and these toothbrushes (<<truly the best; I learned recently you are supposed to use soft bristles to avoid scratching the enamel off your teeth, and these are super well-designed thanks to like 10x the normal number of bristles and an octagonal handle that helps you get all the right angles).