I’ve been planning this look since Christmas, when I got these pants, these oxfords, and this fantastic brooch! So excited to finally wear it, even though it may have been a weensy bit cold for it today. How awesome I feel in it is so worth chilly ankles.
The pants are J.Crew Collection’s Cafe Capri, which I have in two other colors: my mint-and-gold brocade that I’ve featured on here before, and an emerald green cotton pair from J. Crew’s main line. They fit me well (a little hard to move in the stiff fabric but worth it) and come in a variety of fashion-forward materials, colors, and prints.
I knew I had to pair them with two of my go-to basics: this light H&M Conscious Collection blouse and my Ann Taylor blazer that makes me feel cozy and sophisticated at the same time.
What makes this look, though, is the accessories (I took a selfie to highlight the jewelry!). I think I just need to wear more brooches and pins in general. They add such a personal, eclectic touch to a look. This Moschino one I got for Christmas is timeless and looks like it was made for the lapel of my trusty black blazer. Another style resolution I’m always making is to layer necklaces more! Always adds an effortlessly cool feel. Love the three different gold ones I layered today, and I don’t think they detract attention from the brooch . On the contrary, I think they bring the focus up and make it pop! Also, these shoes! Leopard-print oxfords. Love. I always see girls in streetstyle pics (and one particular girl named Taylor Swift) looking fantastic in oxfords, but neither pair that I’ve had previously (a cognac and a coral pair) have fit me perfectly, and they’ve looked more sloppy than professional. I usually prefer ones that have thin soles like a ballet flat, because I think the really menswear, thick-soled ones would be too clunky, but I really liked the feel of the thicker sole and heel on these today. They were fun to walk in–I felt authoritative–but weren’t so chunky that I found them unflattering. The shoes also have a really nice structure to them. I thought they were cute with the white ankle socks peeking out!
This bag was also a Christmas gift, and I’m completely in love. I’ve been coveting a Rachel Rachel Roy bag for a while. What I love is that she is all about the details, and adds tons of quirky ones. Those are the things that make a piece special. This bag is quilted, has little wings, and studs, but also more subtle details like a rhinestone evil-eye zipper pull, royal blue trim on the straps, and labels on the pockets inside that say things like “communicate” on the phone pouch and “words” on a slot that can fit a pen. So unique, and thought it really complemented without distracting from this look. Plus it’s roomy enough for everything I need on a busy Wednesday!
Aunt Florence’s watch complements this classic-chic-with-a-twist look perfectly.
What I’m wearing today:
- J. Crew Collection pants
- H&M Conscious Collection tank
- Ann Taylor blazer
- Forever 21 oxfords
- Moschino brooch
- Anthropologie long leaf necklace
- J. Crew giraffe pendant
- Marc by Marc Jacobs turnlock charm necklace
- Vince Camuto earrings
- Rachel Rachel Roy bag from T.J. MAXX
- Aunt Florence’s watch
No earthly idea where the socks are from.
Post title from “Feel Again” by OneRepublic.
Hope you all had a fabulous day!