blouse: Forever 21 via Poshmark (similar) // midi skirt: Forever 21 (similar) // hat: Brixton c/o Shopbop // shoes: Sole Society via Poshmark (similar) // purse: vintage Coach via Pieceology Vintage // tights: Loft
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
Sometimes you’re in the middle of putting one outfit together and switch gears to try a different one, but get caught in the middle and realize it’s magic. Also, sometimes you don’t realize you’re carrying your purse backwards until the very end of a photo shoot. You know, just girly things.
Other girly things? A Peter Pan collar blouse and a floral skirt. This outfit definitely channels one of my favorite style icons, Olivia of What Olivia Did, who nails über femme styling every single time.
Being totally honest, I think I’m having a mini style crisis. When I was in New Orleans over the weekend for work (see a few snaps from my trip here!), I thought I did this great job of packing, but got there and didn’t feel comfortable in my clothes. I think the “lifestyle” thing is throwing me off a little. I’m finding myself attracted to pieces that I don’t really have anywhere to wear, and the things I’ve bought recently don’t have counterparts to make an outfit. Or, at least not an outfit that feels totally me.
It may also be the case that the massive changes in weather every day are making dressing generally difficult. I bought a handful of sweaters before the trip because it was supposed to be chilly, but it was a balmy 77 degrees pretty much the whole time we were there and I had to throw together a few outfits at the last second. You’ll see when I post my budget update later this month, but my purchases have been all over the place.
What’s your approach to packing for trips? What about shopping for a new season? I think I need a new perspective!
P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you spend it loving on your people and loving yourself most of all!
P.P.S. Are y’all interested in my New Orleans travel recommendations from my trip? Travel isn’t really my area of expertise, but we had a great itinerary and did some really cool stuff!