All posts tagged: Breton Stripe Shirt

What’s Inside My Wardrobe: A Complete Closet Inventory

This post covers what my wardrobe looked like in fall 2016. Since then I’ve shared this updated closet inventory on my new blog, Where With Elle.   Three years ago I woke up early one morning, gazed deeply upon the sparkly baubles of my colorful closet and foggily pondered three questions: Who am I, what am I going to wear, and why is the theme song to “Reading Rainbow” stuck in my head? In retrospect the answer to that last quandary was obvious (and if RR is now stuck in your head, might I offer a soothing classic that will effectively obliterate anything else on your mind).

A Simpler Wardrobe: Summer Outfits + A New Leaf

These are outfits I wore the first summer after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Hereโ€™s what the fall and winter and spring before looked like. How I used to get dressed. How I got started on wardrobe editing. First lessons learned. An interview on my Nothing New Challenge. If you’ve visited this blog before or follow on social media, you’re probably wondering where A Native Blonde has off and disappeared to. I’m still here! The thing is, ANB didn’t seem to fit right anymore and I’m not sure why really – maybe it’s that summer itch to change? Growing a bit older? A paradigm shift? Susan Miller’s lunar eclipse hoorah? Who knows. “Rose & Fig” has grown on me as it’s turned over in my mind for the past couple of weeks. Tonight I finally decided, well, let’s do this already! Going forward I hope to spend more time around here, at any rate, and I am so grateful for your support and thoughts. I hope you find this notebook useful, and …

Key Piece: Hudson Horrigan Bootie

H by Hudson Horrigan booties I found the perfect neutral booties. In keeping with my Wardrobe Editing Lessons Learned, it took a little time. First I saved photos of booties I liked and studied recurring themes (which kept me away from too-western, $650 Isabel Marant Dickers). I noticed favorite pairs had: Suede Almond toe and uncomplicated design Low, stacked heel Worn-around-the-world, broken in slouch Little or no embellishment A buckskin tone (which matches black and navy, and can carry into lighter spring months) Then I matched aesthetics with ethics. A London-based shoemaker, H by Hudson, fit both handsomely. Their Horrigan booties are made in Portugal and are belted in a warm cognac leather. The straps are removable, which will also save me from ever thinking I “need” a simpler pair for work. Four months later, I still slide them on every other morning. Shop them on sale here: [show_shopthepost_widget id=”2145055″] Review and Tips: I usually wear an EU 38 (US 8) bootie and in “Horrigan” an EU 39 (US 9) fits perfectly. Sizing: These booties …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Spring Outfits + Nothing New Challenge

These are outfits I wore the first spring after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the fall and winter before looked like, and summer ahead. How I used to get dressed. How I got started on wardrobe editing. First lessons learned. An interview on my Nothing New Challenge. ย 2014 Jan 8, 2014 Well now, where were we? Ah yes, 2013 and waxing poetic about the secret lives of secondhand party tops. Right. So. Happy new year to you! I am back from the abyss of a very restorative winter break that was filled with surprises. This year brings me a new position at work, a new backyard, the closure of a three-month suede bootie search, a fresh-from-Roatan tan, and a very special piece of chocolate. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already spied this post. I am one lucky girl to have such a kind and wonderful best friend (who knows that my adoration for chocolate conquers all precious stones), and even luckier to get to spend the …