Putting on this outfit made me feel so cool. There is something about a strictly black and white outfit just feels so bold without being a bright ball of color. Maybe the StormTroopers are on to something.
I love how the holiday season automatically means Star Wars. It’s another awesome thing to do and appreciate this time of year, and it has become a tradition for my family to go see it together opening weekend.
I’ve been going through a winter cold this week, so I decided it was best to stay inside, away from the freezing temperatures. Snow filled pictures will have to wait until later. In the meantime, this outfit has a bit of old and new in it.
In the search for better clothing choices I’ve had a lot of success with shoes. The newest editions to my shoe rack are these pair of Vejas. When I was putting together outfits I felt like I was missing a sneaker that was a little more plain, but wasn’t boring. While I’ve oogled off-white Converse and classic Adidas, I’m glad I found Veja.
Working makes it slightly difficult to really check off all of the activities we love to cram into the nice part of fall season, before it gets too cold. Lots of apples were consumed, I drank my fair share of pumpkin spice lattes and even did some Halloween baking. Not too shabby, but my friend and I decided to squeeze in a farm visit for a flashlight corn maze just before the temperature plummeted.
I went to go take photos for this week’s blog post and fell right into a style slump. I faced my closet, a little stumped on what to wear in this irregular, transition weather. Rather than try to force anything, I decided to take a step back and gather some inspiration for the upcoming months. While I’m putting together my fall and winter wardrobe, I thought I’d look back on one of my favorite ways of dressing; taking outfits out of the TV shows and movies I love.
Though I’m not one to get excited about fall when it’s still 90 degrees out, I love the whole mentality of the season. Nothing’s really happening; the temperature changes, some harvesting begins but there isn’t an abrupt changewhen the time comes around. And yet, we have created something to make the change feel huge.
It’s been too long for me to remember how I found out about this shoe collection, but I do remember being incredibly excited the minute I heard the news. I’ve been starting to do some research on ethical and sustainable fashion and poking around brands I’ve never heard of, and I thought this Po-Zu collection would be a great place to start with incorporating those ethics into my closet.
Po-Zu incorporates ethical and sustainable methods into all tiers of their company, from the materials to the people that put together the shoes and the charities they work with. Everything is made in a small factory in Portugal and there is a lot of information on their website about the care they take to create a great shoe company.
I pre-ordered these guys back in April (the wait has really tested my patience) and now that I have them I couldn’t be happier. They are incredibly comfortable and the minute you see them you can tell a lot of love went into creating them. They are vibrant, well made, and a great addition to my many Star Wars clothes. If you’re looking to stray from the same, huge sneaker corporations, I’d definitely give Po-Zu a search (the BB8 pair are super cute– trust me.)
I always enjoy browsing through Man Repeller’s articles about the clothes in movies. How a costume shapes a character is always an interesting topic to read about, but I love how Man Repeller takes a funny approach to championing more understated and simple movie clothes. Browsing through the Dirty Dancing iteration, I knew I had to try it out myself.
The pink body and denim shorts is an iconic look from the movie and one of my personal favorites. Bodysuits are a current trend that I’ve mostly avoided because it reminds me more of ballet class than anything meant to be cool. I eased my ban on the item for this outfit thinking it’d be a piece that I could also use for some interesting fall layering. Though, having worn it the day of these photos I can’t say I’m a fan. All the fuss with the button had my patience running out every time I went to the bathroom. How do people where this all the time?? It would drive me insane.
Maybe I’ll get used to it after some practice, but I’m a bit weary of giving it another go. Fortunately, it’s not required to wear one to enjoy watching Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze dance around.
While starting off my bedroom redecoration project I’ve spent most of my time covered in dust, wood shavings, and paint. Not a very stylish look, but necessary to create a good foundation and get the ball rolling. I’m rounding the corner to focusing more on decor, but in the meantime it’s nice to take a break and dress up a bit.
This tee always feels right to wear in the summer. We never really vacationed during the break, so most of my memories of summers past are local or centered around the movies I loved to watch over and over on days too hot to play around. Sandlot is definitely a classic.