Spring 2018 Style Post

There are 20+ inches of snow on the ground. Seems like a good day to share what I’m daydreaming about wearing for Spring/Summer 2018.

First of all, for whatever reason, I’m into white painter pants. I’m not sure how this crept into my consciousness but I like it. I think it has to do with the themes I’ve stressed lately around work. I want/need clothes that do not impede my movement. These pants are literally designed to work in.

 

I bought the pair below from Etsy. I am six inches shorter than the model in those photos so these pants will be ankle length on me. I’ll wear them with my Clarks desert boots and a soft vintage t-shirt.

 

The next thing I’m obsessed with for Spring is another rugged classic — an oversized jean jacket. I love the authentic simplicity.

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Now onto footwear. Haters are gonna hate but I will never stop loving Tevas. I love the Originals but I’m also curious about the new Terra-Float and the Ember Moc.

 

Linen always plays a role in my warm weather wardrobe. I think I’m ready to invest in a linen jumpsuit or a two-piece as worn in the Instagram video below. It would look great with an oversized jean jacket cape, stone leather Teva sandals, and turtleneck hair. Don’t you think?

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Before I move onto workwear I must share my dream bathing suit — The Beklina Tie Swimsuit.  I love the sophisticated minimalist design and I also love that it means I don’t need to shave my bikini line. And since we are on the subject of shaving, I must tell you that I am friends with several women who are decades younger than I am and they are not shaving their legs or their armpits. I’m not there yet but I’m not far behind either.

 

That covers the general idea of what I’ll wear on days off. Now onto what I’d wear to work.

I continue to be obsessed with the pantsuit. The Frankie Shop has just what I’m jonesing after. I always abide by the hashtag #secondandfirst but this year I may splurge on a new suit to celebrate me turning 50! Happy Birthday to me!

 

 

 

Side note: I’m intrigued by the ugly sneaker trend (Marianne Theodorsen does it best!) but I think I’ll stick with my classic New Balance sneakers that I’ve had for years.

 

 

I can see that the slow fashion trend has really taken hold of me. My style isn’t changing much. I’m wearing things longer and I generally wait out trends and stick with classics.

Tune in next time when I tell you how a 50 year old lady like myself buys a dress to wear to a wedding in New Orleans this Fall.

xo jam

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Dumpster Diving

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Illustration by Genna DeGroot, Creative Director at PLAN: Post-Landfill Action Network

I went on my first dumpster dive the other day. Now that I’ve done it, I think everyone should experience it. Nothing compares to being inside a dumpster and seeing first hand what people throw out. To learn more read my blog post over on The Sound.

 

Spring 2016 Style Inspiration

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vintage Flax shirt / skirt via Heist (sold out)

The things I want to wear for spring and summer are so basic they hardly seem worthy of a post. I just want to wear linen t-shirts and skirts.

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I’ll continue to carry my oversized rattan bag. It’s great for carrying library books and that extra cashmere sweater that you need when the AC is too high.

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I want to work a giant silk scarf into my spring/summer wardrobe. I’m inspired by Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre. [say that 10x fast] I attempted to make something like this once already. It came out horrible, but I’m willing to try again. Who is up for another #portcitydye?

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I’m not going to pretend I can wear anything but a sensible shoe. I stand at work and I like to go for walks. I think a pair of  Teva sandals in a pale color would look good.

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For days off I’ll throw on some cropped jeans. I recommend going directly to the men’s section at thrift stores. You’ll have more luck finding well-worn high-waisted Wranglers and Lees.

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I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to Jean Fringe.

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I cut my hair a little shorter than I love so for the time being I’m going to sport a Victoria Beckham knot or a short pony. I realize how insignificant that sounds.

I think that covers it. What are you wearing for Spring and Summer?
xo jam