Tuesday, July 29, 2014

K.I.S.S.


hat, Goorin Bros / vintage 1970s dress, estate sale / sandals, Sam Edelman / vintage Coach bag, thrifted / vintage wooden bracelets, estate sale


K.I.S.S. stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid. While I first heard the acronym while watching The Office (good advice imparted to Dwight), it's origins come from a 1960s U.S. naval principal that maintains systems work better when kept simple. While I'm not signing up for the Navy any time soon, I've been applying the idea to my summer outfits. But not just to the quantity of pieces I'm wearing, but the shapes and colors of the individual pieces as well. When I wear simple silhouettes made of quality fabrics, I feel like the focus of the outfit goes beyond it's static state, to how it moves, how it catches the light, how it changes over the course of me wearing it. Pieces like a plain cotton sack dress and a black straw hat have lives of their own, and it's nice to get out of their way and let the evening summer sunshine do it's thing. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer in the City



hair scarf, AA / 60's reproduction sunnies, Shangri-La Vintage / vintage 60s playsuit 



Long time, no see, friends! My little blogging break was half unintentional, half me not wanting to be photographed with the worst swollen allergy eyes I've had in years. But the allergy season from hell is over and I'm enjoying every waking moment of summer. When not working or *running, these days you'll find me here up on my roof, enjoying the lake breeze and beautiful container garden my mother helped plant. It seems like summer is already going to by too fast, so I'm trying to savor each sunny day, each case of Oberon, each new awkward tan line. I hope you enjoy these nostalgic-y summer posts, because that's what you're getting until October. 


*So I don't bore those of you who just come here for outfit posts and the occasional cat photo bomb, I started a running blog with a few other lady runners who are also training for this year's Chicago marathon. You can follow our training misadventures here if you'd like!