Happy Friday, everyone!
So far, I think I’m doing pretty good at keeping up with balancing posting my outfits here and on Instagram. In addition to achieving a healthier relationship with social media, my hope is that people will come to my blog, and not just my Instagram, for style inspiration. I promise I am also working on more topical posts – this blog won’t become all about outfit roundups. I’m simply enjoying adding them into the mix right now and figuring out what the cadence will be for them.
This week, I really loved all the outfits I wore; I have such a positive relationship with my wardrobe these days. I’ve come to realize that being stylish isn’t about having more things to wear, it’s about having the right things to wear.
While this week’s outfits were (mostly) polished and simple, emotionally I’m not feeling as put together. It’s hard to say what exactly is bothering me, but I have had this nagging sense of loss ever since 2018 came to a close. While a lot of things about last year were difficult, so many wonderful things happened – travels, the growth of this blog and new friendships. I’m heading into 2019 with some anxiety about what comes next.
Anyway – on to the outfits.
I didn’t have a 9 a.m. call.
Tuesday’s outfit made it onto the ‘gram, and it might be one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn this winter. It felt more elevated than the way I usually style denim. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a great hair day. You can’t win them all.
(Monday and Tuesday were a little rough, it gets better from here – ha!)
I’ve been trying to not wear jeans every single day. It’s tempting, because I’m allowed to wear jeans to work and I really, really love wearing them. But if I wear denim every day, that isn’t all that exciting for my readers, and it doesn’t foster my creativity. On Wednesday, I decided to bring out a pair of Zara paper-bag waist pants from my fast fashion days, that I do still love.
On Thursday, we entered into what is going to be a bitter cold few days here in Connecticut (30 degrees Fahrenheit on average, below 0 Celsius), so I decided to dress warm and comfortably.
I haven’t worn this Jamie + the Jones T-sweater much this season. It’s certainly indicative that, while conscious fashion advocates espouse fewer, better things, we are still susceptible to trends. I wore this so much last winter, and have hardly reached for it at all as everyone shifts toward more traditional chunky cardigans and fisher sweaters this year. I got quite a few compliments on it at work though, and it reminded me what a beautiful sweater it is, regardless of what is trending.
So many buttons.
I am thrilled with this top from Reformation. I had about a zillion similar tops pinned on Pinterest, so when I came across this one I knew it was worth investing in because it was a style I had been gravitating toward for some time.
There you have it – my weekly wardrobe! I’m curious: while I’m enjoying not being so beholden to Instagram, do you like this new format? Posts to Instagram a few times a week, and then outfit round ups? Ultimately, I need to balance what works for me and what works for those of you who read here. Let me know in the comments, if you’d like.