Creative Layering and in Transition

I am very much a minimalist when it comes to style, so often times, creative layering can be a challenge for me. But lately I have purchased a few  items and with unusual lengths and shapes, so the layering has actually become a little bit less of a struggle.

Zara Long Tailored Vest / Aritzia Sweater / Jacob Sleeveless Blouse (similar) / Babaton Trousers (similar by Theory) / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Forever21 Bracelet and Rings / Michael Kors Runway Watch

My posts have been sporadic of late. Truth is, I have actually been hard at work on this blog–but on the back end. So even though you don’t see anything yet, there will be some changes coming! I finally decided to bite the bullet and just go ahead and do what I’ve been thinking about doing for the last few years. No time like the present! Hopefully the new website will go live within the next week, and without any major problems. I really have no idea what I’m doing and trying to wing it the best I can. So please pardon the lack of posts of the next week or so, it’s all for the better!

Out of the Box

Year 2014 was a year of purchasing timeless pieces. This is something I always try to do, but last year was I was extremely successful. However, as a somewhat unintended consequence, my outfits were very… safe. I wore a lot of what I was comfortable in, which is not necessarily always a bad thing, but there is something to be said about stepping outside your comfort zone every now and again. And not just in fashion, but in life.

A style resolution that I have made is not only to keep focusing on timeless pieces, but to try stepping outside the box a bit more. I am still going to focus on filling the “gaps” in my wardrobe (there are still quite a few left!), but also to keep an eye out for pieces that are more out of my “norm” are still consistent with my personal style–while still being pieces that I will actually wear!

One of those pieces, I decided was this sleeveless tunic sweater from Aritzia. In the history of this blog, I don’t think I have ever worn a tunic. But when I laid eyes on this sweater, I could see its potential. It’s quite a bit different from my usual silhouette but I see its versatility, which is also so important to me when buying something new.

Zara Denim / Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots / Aritzia Tunic Sweater /  3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch / Forever21 Bracelet / Aldo Rings

If it were warmer out (like, not -20C!), then I would just throw a cropped leather jacket over top to play with the juxtaposition with the pieces. But being as freezing as it is, I will have to settle for my heavy duty parka.