Caitlin with her fab Clare Vivier clutch...
My friend Caitlin and I were recently chatting via e-mail about our respective sartorial ruts...In matters of dressing, we were both feeling decidedly uninspired. So we thought it would be fun to do a bit of an "outfit swap*" on each other's blogs. While we share a similar aesthetic sensibility (let's just say we both love lots of the same things, i.e. Clare Vivier's genius bags), we have our own twist on putting things together. For example, she's a master at the layering and I am, well...not.
So without further ado, Caitlin's outfit...deconstructed. Enjoy!
*you can take a peek at my outfit over on Sacramento Street.
I've been a huge fan of Joslyn's outfit deconstructed posts. They always give me inspiration to look inside my own closet to see what I have that can help me achieve her stylish looks. A few short weeks ago, Joslyn and I were talking about a little sartorial rut we were in. Sometimes you peer into your closet and get absolutely no inspiration, so we decided to inspire each other by swapping posts. Let's be honest, San Francisco didn't get much of a summer this year and I think we're all hoping for a few more warm days to grace us this October (fingers crossed). So I've been layering all summer long - sweater, scarves and coats have been my go-to's over the past few months (sad I know!).
I consider myself a pro at layering - let's face it, when you live in a city where fog can start rolling in at any point you have to be prepared with warm cozy layers. So I'm bringing you one of my favorite layered outfits from this summer. My current job is pretty casual - jeans are worn every single day and heels always make me look too fancy, so this look is just right. Let me tell you about this James Perse basic - it's been my favorite thing all summer - I've worn it with shorts when it's warm, or with a turtleneck when it’s freezing. Paired with my J.Crew gingham button-up, my skinny jeans that you can find me wearing all weekend long, these suede booties (that are the perfect heel height for walking the San Francisco hills), and of course no outfit is complete without a piece of jewelry. This necklace by Joslyn herself is getting compliments up the wazoo! The art of layering takes a while to achieve, but once you do, you will never want to dress any other way - especially in SF! Are you looking forward to bundling up and layering your favorite pieces this fall? If so, share the ones you’re most excited about!
Funnel Neck Shirt -- James Perse
Gingham Button-up -- J. Crew
Skinny Jeans -- J Brand
Necklace -- Joslyn and her girlies
Clutch -- Clare Vivier
Booties -- Madewell