No Longer Grey

The sartorial experiments and ramblings of a girl named Sarah

City Look

by Sarah on April 8, 2018, no comments

jacket- Gap, sweater- Gap, jeans- Everlane, shoes- Anthropologie

Welcome to my city girl look. On the weekends, this is what I’m wearing about 99% of the time. Jeans, sneakers, sweater, ponytail, moto jacket. These pictures are actually from more than 6 months ago, before I moved to New York (and then DC). Though my personal style has evolved since then, basic silhouettes and pieces have stayed. I feel like I’ve been undergoing a gradual fashion evolution, where I slowly introduce new pieces that advance my look while leaving behind pieces that don’t further my outfits. It’s been 6 months of sartorial growth and change.

 

13 Year Old Me Predicted My Style

by Sarah on April 3, 2018, one comment

 

Recently I’ve been going through a style rut, which inspired a Pinterest obsession, which, in turn, led me to discover my 13 year old self’s pinterest account. It’s a veritable time capsule of what I was like, complete with cringy, outdated memes, fashion that’s a little too 2012 tumblr, and DIYs that no one really needs to make. But shoved between a board featuring glittery manicures and Louboutins, I found a gem; a board called “capsule”, which was originally a sort of shopping list of what I thought my closet would need growing up, abandoned and forgotten for five years.

Somehow, 13 year old me perfectly predicted my current style. To a tee (ha ha). Bear in mind that I created this board when I still wore infinity scarves and confused Max Azria with Max Mara. It’s nothing short of a miracle.

The board isn’t just a prediction of what my closet would look like; it’s a prophesy fulfilled. Subconsciously, I’ve manifested every single one of the pieces (not the exact ones I pinned, but ones that fit the style and spirit of each. Come on, this isn’t Disney) into my wardrobe. Tell me that isn’t crazy. And of course, I thought I would share. Here are my ultimate capsule wardrobe picks.

This is crazy! Honestly, I’m in awe that my style has remained fundamentally the same throughout most of my teen years. Of course, maybe I have it the other way around, and it’s not myself that has shaped my sartorial future, but rather complicated algorithms used by Pinterest to suggest only things I’ve already said I like, making my style a repitition. In a Cambridge Analytica world, who can say. In any case, it’s remarkable.

Anybody else have any wild wardrobe tales?

Shop the edit: grey wool coat, high waisted jeans, white button down, Breton shirt, black pointy toed shoes, white tee, party dress, grey t-shirt, black flowy trousers, graphic tee, high waisted shorts, black tee, black clunky shoes

Almost Spring

by Sarah on March 21, 2018, one comment

Almost spring// no longer grey jeans- Everlane, shirt- Everlane, shoes- Everlane, belt- Target

Let me be perfectly clear; the only place this outfit is going is into my kitchen to make scones. It’s snowing BUCKETS out right now, and if I were to wear backless mules outside, I would end up with backless feet. A girl can still dream though. And this is a rather dreamy outfit!

The shirt is a wonderful piped-collar piece from Everlane. As I look at the outfit, I am realizing that the whole thing is from Everlane. Except the belt, which is from Target, but definitely the part of Target pronounced tar-jay.

I’m quite excited about this jeans and shoe combo. I’ve extolled the virtues of these jeans before, but there is something wonderful about casual pants with loafers. Jeans capture the masculinity of the loafer while dressing down the whole thing. It’s what I would like to imagine Angelina Jolie would wear on a beach vacation (Or what Millie Bobby Brown, who owns these shoes, might reach for).

Off to watch Stranger Things and pretend I can lift cars with my mind!

Winter Essentials

by Sarah on March 4, 2018, no comments

jacket- Uniqlo, jeans- Everlane, bag- thrifted, shoes- Everlane

This outfit exists right at the corner of form and function. It’s got walkable shoes, a coat with enough room for several layered sweaters, and a bag big enough to hold lunch, while still creating some resemblance of personal style. The jacket is from Uniqlo, which I picked up during the bomb cyclone because I was afraid I might lose an arm to frostbite. It’s got a removable down lining and the biggest pockets I ever did see, perfect for shlepping around all sorts of things. The shoes are completely simple, utilitarian Chelsea boots from Everlane with simple detailing. The’ve brought me through snowbanks and slush puddles aplenty without complaint.

What’s your winter uniform?

Stripes and Flowers

by Sarah on February 24, 2018, no comments

dress- thrifted, shoes- Marc Fischer, jacket- Gap

A little throwback from this fall. Look at those amazing flowers! Just look at them! And the leaves? Breathtaking. It’s starting to be spring in DC- cherry blossoms and everything- and i’m so excited to see everything come back to life after a long winter’s nap. Also so excited not to have to layer 15 jackets, which was my NYC look.