Over the past year or so, I have felt my style grow much more casual. I haven't really been splurging on a ton of "for the blog only" pieces (you know, the pieces that I own that are totally fabulous but that I ONLY wear for the blog) and I feel really good about that. I have also felt my daily looks shift much more toward jeans and I have been super into it. At the moment, I feel the most confident in a good fitting pair of jeans, like the ones I am wearing about from Reformation, and a fun top. This look just feels more "me" these days and I couldn't be happier.
It's probably not going to come as a big surprise that I am a bit Gucci obsessed. My deep love for Gucci started when I purchased my beloved embroidered Princetown loafers and our passionate affair has only grown deeper. Over the past year or so, us Gucci lovers have been introduced to Bootleg Gucci, aka fake Gucci, which has grown quite popular in the fashion community. At first I found this funny since knockoffs are usually a big no-no in the world of high fashion. However, even Gucci themselves are creating new merch inspired by vintage Bootleg Gucci items that were popular in the 80's and 90's, which is so awesome. I love the Gucci is in on this and this makes these types of items that much more fun. The only downside is these pieces are not cheap. Even the sweatshirt that I'm wearing with $80 but I've seen pieces that are going for $100 + and people are buying them!
It may be February now but there's no way in hell I'm ready to give up my plaid pieces. In fact, I may even continue wearing them all year long JUST TRY TO STOP ME. Unless you live under a rock, it's pretty clear that plaid is having as major of a moment now as it did in the 90's when Clueless reined queen of everything. Every time I slip into something plaid, I can't help but time travel back to fifth grade in my mind and think "would Cher approve this outfit?" Sadly, these Reformation pants are now sold out as I got them just before the holiday season started. They are perfectly high waisted and I just love that I have an awesome pant option in my wardrobe now.
Guys, I have a confession to make. Okay here it goes. I've...never...been...to...Paris. I'm assuming your mouth gaped out and you gasped a little, which is the correct response. I have freaking never been to Paris and it is a damn travesty. Sure, I've dreamt about the picturesque streets, fantasized about what I'd wear, and made myself drool over all the croissants I would eat but I have never been.
There are some clothing pieces that speak to me. Yes, I do shop a lot and yes I have an exploding closet filled with clothes that I love but there are just some pieces that are more special than others. Believe it or not, I have been trying to be more mindful when it comes to my shopping habits. I'm trying to not buy as much and focus on buying for lasting quality over cheaper trendy items. So, I have been tuning into my shopping voice in my head more often. Oh, you DON'T have a shopping voice in your head? Let me enlighten you on mine.