Packing away winter clothes and rediscovering summer pieces is one of my favorite things. I love re-evaluating my wardrobe and deciding what to keep or donate. But, being on a budget makes it hard to put together the perfect Spring closet. Alterations are an affordable and easy way to get something new.
Today’s Fashion Illustration:
Yesstyle.com (altered) or $$ asos and $$$ Shopbop
More than I should, I buy things that don’t fit with the intention of altering them. But, it’s hard to find the time or motivation to actually sit at my sewing machine.
This Spring, I piled up skirts that are too long, jackets with sleeves that are too long, and pants that need hemming with the intention of getting them into circulation.
navy silk shirt Theory (or $ Old Navy and $$ Ann Taylor), skinny denim asos (or $ asos and $$$ Madewell), anchor earrings CatBird (or somewhat similar), leopard booties LOFT (or $ Madden Girl), Envelope Clutch (thanks, Yeswalker.com)
V.Ng and I are enjoying our time in the Napa Valley, but choosing outfits can be tricky when the day’s could include touring a vineyard, tasting wines, strolling the main street of St. Helena, or relaxing at home. I hate being over dressed but I never want to appear sloppy (especially around so many Michelin stars!) The easiest solution is a chic blouse paired with jeans. (Nothing says effortless like denim!)
It’s basic so I add standout statement pieces: bold anchor earrings and leopard ankle boots (currently 50% off with code SAVE50). I especially love my booties because they look expensive, add height, and are comfortable all day!
knit pom-pom hat asos (or $ asos), Zara gold accent coat (or $ Macy’s and $$$$ MyWardrobe), heart patch sweater asos (or $ and $$$), denim american eagle outfitters (or $ Macy’s and $$ J.Crew), leopard booties LOFT (or $ Madden Girl), Envelope Clutch (thanks, Yeswalker.com)
I love the Bay Area (especially the delicious food offered in the East and South Bay.) We have so many great friends here; we’re always happy to visit. There are so many fun things to see, eat and do.