Today it was for some ungodly reason, nearly 80 degrees out here in Seattle Land. Last week, it was literally snowing, so I am NOT dealing with this well. I was NOT prepared, and was DYING in my blazer. But when an outfit is really basic, I tend to lean on very perfectly tailored, crisp, structured pieces to keep it polished. So I silently suffered in my blazer for the sake of my otherwise boring outfit. I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS WEATHER. I am accustomed to a certain amount of rainy, dreary, chronically depressed bullshit covering the entire sky. 80 degrees in March is against all the laws of nature. This is Satan's work.
Here's what I quietly suffered in today:
- Outerwear: black wool blazer by Helmut Lang
- Top: striped top by Elizabeth & Clarke
- Bottom: cigarette skinnies by 7 For All Mankind
- Shoes: polka dot Converse
- Bag: neon yellow leather satchel by Cambridge Satchel Co.
- Accessories: sunglasses from Zulily
It's a pretty basic outfit, but even though it's visually very clean and modern, I did still manage to incorporate TWO patterns in it, and a fluorescent accent color, because that's who I am as a person.
Oh man, I am not ready to start pulling out the shorts. I mean, once the temperatures hit 65 degrees, it's done. I'm over. I have to crank on the A/C and hide indoors. You can imagine that I did nothing but whine the entire time I was in Southern California. I don't know how anyone can tolerate temperatures that feel like constant menopause hot flashes.
Anyway, tomorrow's post will go up a bit later in the day as I am going to show another closet before and after, but this time, it's not my own! It's a typical, standard bedroom closet, not a walk-in, so I had to be a lot more mindful and specific with the measurements to make sure I met all of her storage needs. I'll show you how cheap it all was, too. You don't need to spend thousands to create a custom closet, or even bust out a table saw. I did build a lot of my own closet from scratch, but this time I merely customized pre-fab pieces, and still managed to keep it incredibly budget-friendly.
See you tomorrow!