If you started reading my blog a long time ago (2009 I believe?), you will realize how much my style has changed. When I worked in retail, every single day would consist of a new "character" depending on my mood that day. A few years later, I've learned that I needed more practical outfits for routines such as running errands, traveling, closet cleaning, and so forth. It's not everyday you can wear giant feather vests, poofy ballgown skirts, and sequined dresses to the grocery store...especially in Houston. So now I have fallen back to a more simple uniform consisting of a top and jeans. I didn't want to just throw on a plain sweatshirt so I compiled a couple options of simple silhouettes with detail that would lift up a plain ensemble.
I'm now on the hunt for a good cuffed jean with a nice wash and looser fit. I've been shuffling back and forth between Rag & Bone and Victoria Beckham skinny jeans. Recently, my friend pointed out a pair of R13 jeans at VOD when we were in Dallas. I've never heard of the brand, but once I tried them on I was hooked. The denim is soft, the wash is perfect, and the back of the hems have a little darted detailing. Cannot wait to find a couple more pairs in NYC! For the time being I will oogle over these adorable Marni cuffed jeans with pinstripe detailing and these badass Balmain jeans I will never be able to afford at full price.R13 Relaxed Skinny Jean
I've certainly learned to appreciate button ups more this year. They're so easy when it comes to jeans or tucking into a skirt. I love the contrasting details of all of these blouses as well as the light-weight factor that is perfect for those random warm winter days in Houston.
I'm totally coveting more detailed knits and contrasting sweaters. Is it sad to say I've never owned a coat or purchased any sweater until 2012? Now I can't stop wanting them! If I could I would definitely want these three pieces to be added to the closet. Embellishments, wild prints, cut out designs, or color blocking will add a unique factor to any jumper.
Similar to coats and sweaters, never really had a true need for leather in my closet. When working in retail I would drive to and from work, which spared me exposing myself to cold weather (if there ever was any). Since I had been traveling more recently, my mind has opened up to the idea of giving leather some love. Along with drawstring leather pants I have been dying over, I wouldn't mind incorporating leather tops into my wardrobe. Cannot resist the look of buttery leather...especially in oxblood!ASOS Leather T-Shirt
Now that I know what kind of things I will be looking for in NYC, I'm off to pack! See you soon Big Apple!