MinkPink jacket (more options here)
Levi's jeans (more here)
Free People boots
Old hat (more winter hats here)
NYX lip color
I never expected my departure from the fashion industry to be quite so... liberating. As much as I loved it, there were so many aspects that I knew were unhealthy for my psyche and over the past several months, I've been sort of swinging back to center. My new schedule lands me in Brooklyn several times per week, which means early mornings, schlepping several bags through several iterations of travel (Uber! Amtrak! Metro! Stairs!), and generally not having the patience to deal with anything that isn't comfortable or requires fussing. And so lately, with the cold air blowing in, these requirements have manifested into jeans, the most fun boots ever, and a cadre of "artfully dishevelled" sweatshirts. Yes, literally jeans and a sweatshirt. I'm basically just a somewhat fancier version of my high school self. And you know what? It's fucking awesome. Yes, there are days when I miss the ease of dressing up, hopping in my car, and being behind my desk in 5 minutes. And there are certainly days when I still do dress up, but I'm no longer putting that unnecessary pressure on myself. And I feel all the more confident for the choice.
I wore this outfit to go to the grocery store in Sunday with Chris. Exciting stuff, right? For us it is. We stopped by our neighborhood coffee shop before heading out, thinking that maybe we'd do some Christmas shopping too (we didn't). Our schedules rarely align these days, so even the simple stuff is celebrated, like actually making a normal run for groceries instead of grabbing things here and there. I just got this Reformation sweatshirt a few weeks ago during their black Friday sale, enticed by how cozy it looked and the text on the front that reminds me of the Suicidal Tendencies font. It has not disappointed, and I've been experimenting with pairing it with dresses and skirts, though I've yet to find a dressier combination that doesn't make me look like an oversized teenager.