144 posts tagged brahmin
This was post-turkey coma weekend outfit. Slouchy pants with an elastic waistband, and you really can’t go wrong. I’ve had this vest for a couple of months, and it has been waiting for the perfect moment to be worn. The contrast of slouchy with the structured vest works so well for me, and I’m thinking these pants might become a weekend staple.
When cold weather hit in years past, my closet became pretty close to monochromatic, filled with lots of dark neutrals (black, navy, brown and olive). But this year has been slightly different; sure, the majority of my closet is still made up of darker neutrals, but winter whites, creams and blushes have very sneakily been infiltrating the ranks. This sweater happens to be one of the pieces, and it has quickly became a weekend favorite. Oversized and zippers on the sides? Yes, please.
Hat: Forever 21 (such a good price point) | Blazer: Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls (similar) | Blouse: Target | Denim: Elle (similar) | Boots: Elle (similar) | Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue) | Rings: Forever 21
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I did, and it was great to take most of the week off of work and to have the week off from the blog to get refreshed and ready to begin the holiday chaos.
When it comes to Mondays, I’m all about ease and no-brainers — and this jeweled beanie is ideal (especially at less than $10). Plus all black with a pop of red lip? Best and simplest Monday outfit ever.
When all else fails, I reach for monochromatic colors. Today’s top pick? Wine/oxblood (perfect for fall, don’t you agree?). The trick to making monochrome interesting is texture and pattern, both of which I’ve played up here with my semi-chunky sweater and these paisley-print pants (both of which I found at my local Loft on sale recently). If you had to wear a monochromatic outfit, what color would you choose?
I love buying pre-season clothes because you essentially get two “shopping” experiences: the first happens when you buy the item from the store, and the second happens when the weather finally cooperates and you’ve forgotten all the goodies you bought a few weeks earlier, only to discover that one item amidst the others in your closet. It really is like a second purchasing experience (but without spending more money – so does that mean I’m saving money?).
All kidding aside, this sweater was one of those pre-season purchases waiting to be worn once the weather cooled down. Rather than pair it with something expected (chambray or a white blouse), I went for a rich jewel tone. I love the result and think I might try layering a polka-dot blouse underneath next time.