Happy Monday! I have to be honest – as happy as I am that I cut my hair, these photos do make me miss it a little bit!!
Today I’m off to Miami for a little trip with Omega. I’ll be posting everything to Instagram stories so be sure to follow along… I think it’s going to be a fun one!
Anyway, all I wanted this Fall was a good pair of non-stretchy high-rise jeans. It wasn’t happening. I tried every brand. Literally. The cool girl styles (Anine Bing, Sézane) were particularly bad on me. Tight in the waist, baggy in weird parts of my leg… awful. I have thin legs and wider hips which is pretty much a recipe for disaster with this style of jeans. I didn’t look cool… I looked like a frumpy sausage. I’d size up and they’d just look weird and baggy – I could not find a single pair I liked! It got to a point where I was laying on my bed, on the verge of tears, sucking in my stomach… willing them to button up when I realized that it was time to give up on cool girl denim. Horrible! All was not lost though – I found this pair (a last ditch effort) and I really love them. And they are on sale!!! They run true to size but if you are in between sizes, size up! (I’m 5’8 and usually a 28 or 29 and took a 29 in these).
Outfit Details: Equipment Sweater (a few years old, also love this!) // Citizens for Humanity Jeans // Gucci Jordaan Loafers // J.Crew Belt (old) // Vintage Hermes Birkin Bag // Monica Vinader Necklace // Monica Vinader Ring // Celine Sunglasses
Also OMG – thank you so much for all of your comments on yesterday’s post about being single!!!
Just in case you weren’t following along on Instagram stories, all of the emails, DM’s, and comments said one thing. Making new single friends as you get older is REALLY HARD. So I decided to try a little experiment. If you are looking to make more single girlfriends, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your city by end of day Wednesday. I’m making little email groups for every city. Then on Friday I will email each of the groups to connect you! I figured it can’t hurt. Making friends as an adult is hard, and if I can use this little community I’ve built to help you guys make new friends, I want to do that!!!
A word about my Birkin. I actually bought it a year ago! It was my Christmas present/year-end bonus to myself (when you are self-employed, you have to do these things for yourself!!!) I saved and saved and agonized over which one to get and ended up choosing this one. It’s actually from the late nineties and in such amazing shape. The Courchevel leather really stands the test of time – similar to the Caviar leather on a Chanel bag, it holds its shape and does not scratch.
So anyway, this was obviously a ridiculously big splurge (the most expensive thing I’ve ever bought, besides my thestripe.com domain name when I rebranded!), and one I certainly didn’t take lightly. But I was really terrified to wear it on the blog as it was so expensive. The internet can be mean and super critical. But anyway, something kinda just clicked a few weeks ago and I said eff it… I’m going to to put the bag on the blog! So here she is. I could not love her more. If you are thinking about splurging on one, I highly recommend The RealReal, and this leather as it’s flawless. They have great customer service, will answer all of your questions, and their authentication process is really thorough. It’s also a great place to sell designer items you no longer use/wear.
Photography by Carter Fish.