This will be the last of my basics post for now. This 3 button tee is one of my favorites that Truly Madly Deeply sent over. I decided to pair it with one of my best Salvation Army finds...a $10 patchwork fur jacket. This outfit is another example of my conflicting tastes. My minimalist and maximalist heart are at one here. I have my jeans and tee as a foundation and my patchwork fur as my shell.
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As I mentioned in the previous post... a good t-shirt, good jeans, & ankle boots are my basics. The corner stones of my wardrobe. I would also like to add my lived in leather jacket. Thank you again to Truly Madly Deeply for sending me a few tops to play around with. I layered this grey crew neck tee with my favorite leather jacket and blanket scarf. I can't get enough of these Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise jeans. They are the most flattering jeans that I own. I found these Kurt Geiger boots browsing Brown Thomas while I was in Dublin. I knew that they had to come home with me.
I think my style lies somewhere between minimalist and maximalist. Introvert and Extrovert. I am simultaneously drawn to basic and bold. Stark whiteness and melodic patterns. Clean lines and brocaded velvets... but this post is about basics.
I want to do a few posts dedicated to basics. Truly Madly Deeply was so kind to send me a few t-shirts to style so this is the first one that I want to feature. The white t-shirt. Is there anything more perfect yet elusive? I search high and low for the perfect cut, the perfect white, the perfect drape. I have a drawer dedicated to the white t-shirt. It's an eternal love affair.
Along with the white t-shirt I also appreciate a good pair of high waist jeans, black leather boots, and a sturdy well cut coat. I hoard black leather boots. I can't help it.
This past week has felt a bit like these photos. Blurry yet saturated. Saturated with color, feeling, life. But a lot of things still feel like a blur. In the best possible way.
For a while I had been caught up in creating a perfect image instead of enjoying the moment. Some things we cannot document and we don't need to. It is easy to get in the mentality of "a picture (instagram) or it didn't happen". We need to let go of this. My blog is still going to be mostly focused on my outfits because I love doing it. I love planning and executing a shoot. And I greatly admire other bloggers and photographers for what they do and create. And I started this blog as a creative outlet and that is what it will continue to be. I want my blog to be a place where you feel like you can be more yourself instead of wanting to be an image. We all need to get away every now and again. Take a step back.
I found these amazing green trousers at Miss Daisy Blue in Cork, Ireland. Much thanks to my friend Madelyn who suggested I try them on. They fit me like a glove. Miss Daisy Blue has one of the best vintage collections I've come across and if you are ever in Cork I strongly suggest you visit. I also got an amazing tapestry jacket that I will share in another post. I can't wait to return. Also take a look around the English Market and try all of the amazing cheeses, meats, fruits, breads, vegetables...it's a dream. Good food and good vintage. Makes a girl happy.
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I'm back from Ireland and I wanted to share some words about my trip. This will be the first of a few posts about my trip. I'm coming back a better person than I left. I have been wrecked in the best way. I do think that some things are better left unsaid...especially on the internet but I want to share parts.
Every time I go to Ireland my life changes. In a dramatic way. I feel deeply connected to the country. The air, the water, the soil, it is in my bones. We are often so quick to dismiss anything profound, anything what we cannot see. Things that you can only feel. We don't leave room for magic. We say we don't have time or that it doesn't exist. But it is all around us. We turn strangers away out of fear. But those strangers can become friends. This feeling isn't limited to one place or time. We all have a light inside of us but some of us are afraid to let it shine. I know this because I have been one of those people, letting my anxiety get the best of me. Light attracts light. We are bombarded by images and other peoples opinions on how we should live our life and what success means. Success isn't something tangible. Be open to beauty. In all forms. Draíocht is the Irish word for magic, that which is unseen. And that is how I would describe my time.
A quick Tuesday post.
I'm leaving for Ireland in the morning so I've got to get back to packing. This will be my last post for the next week or two. Keep up with me through Instagram and I'll have a lot to share when I return.