Hello and happy new year! How were your holidays?
I’ve been easing into 2024 at my own pace. Sometimes I love the goal setting, vision-casting, and routine shake-ups that come with the start of January — other times they make me anxious and become counterproductive. This year I’ve been somewhere in the middle — ready for some changes, but not attached to the idea of implementing said changes on January 1st. I’ve just been taking my time.
I have been doing a lot of dreaming, planning, and thinking about this blog though. I want to make this space more helpful and intentional, so I’d love to hear your thoughts — should I stick with an outfit post per day, or should I switch to a once-a-week, “here’s all 5-ish outfits I wore this week” recap post? Let me know your preference in the comments if you have a sec. For now, we’ll stick with daily posts, but I’m going to date them so you know when I wore each outfit. So let’s start with yesterday!
Monday 1/8 • All I needed was a casual look for a day of running errands, but I wanted to feel VIBRANT! This need to feel vibrant in my clothes has been growing steadily for some time. When I peer into my closet, there’s a lot more color in there — and bold color at that! I mean HELLO RED! As a person who tends to lean minimalist and neutral, I have to admit, I’m not used to seeing that much color in there. But I like having options when I’m craving vibrancy.
As I stray further from my beloved neutrals and into this world of color, my strategy is to limit one color per outfit — this allows me to embrace color and still feel like myself. Notice how everything in this outfit is neutral, except the jacket. This keeps it from tipping into maximalist territory.
I think I’ve recently unlocked a key component of my winter style — the fleece jacket! This fleece from Free People is casual, sporty, and cozy — it pretty much nails all of my style words for winter — but this bright shade of red feels anything but basic. It instantly livens up a simple jeans-and-sneakers outfit.
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Free People Hit The Slopes Fleece Jacket (wearing S)
Aritzia Homestretch Crew Long Sleeve Tee (wearing S)
Madewell Sculptural Droplet Statement Earrings (also available in gold)
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Take good care of yourself today. Thanks so much for being here and reading my blog. <3