Sunday reading and some thoughts

Sunday has been the perfect day so far. I woke up early, watched Sunday Morning, and went back to bed. When I rolled out of bed again I did some cleaning, which is very calming for me, and some Internet browsing. I came upon this article: J.Crew helps preppy go Euro by Virginia Heffernan for the New York Times. J.Crew has been in the news a great deal lately, as everyone is extremely impressed by the creative direction of Jenna Lyons. This particular article touched on how J.Crew made preppy accessible. It made me think about how any trend, any “look” is made accessible and affordable by stores like Forever 21 and H&M. I know I enjoy being able to satisfy my fix for fashion quickly instead of having to save my money for a bigger more long lasting purchase. Immediate gratification is always better of course. I have a constant internal debate about whether I should just invest in the better quality product. However, I see a great benefit in putting everyone on a similar playing field as far as access to fashion. I love to see all of the style blogs that feature a mixture of high-end and low-end pieces as well as thrifted and vintage clothing.

Weekend wear: Nautical coordinates

I thought since it’s Friday I would share with you a more casual look. I was actually very excited that I was able to put together the red jacket and blue and white striped top. I couldn’t believe I had such a coordinated outfit in my closet. Most of my outfits are pieced together from a hodge-podge of really old clothes that I have held onto over the years and some newer purchases that get thrown in the mix resulting in a more shabby chic look. This is quite impressive. I think my wardrobe is movin’ on up. I give credit to my blog. It challenges me to make more intelligent decisions while shopping. You would think it would do the opposite, but as I learn more about fashion and shopping through reading other blogs, I have really been much more concerned with buying fewer pieces that I really love that I will want to wear a long time and not as many throw-away trends.
Ray Ban aviators; F21 jacket; H&M tank; American Eagle jeans; Sam Edelman sandals; J.Crew necklace