(Still) At Home

Not that I am becoming anything of a fashion blogger or anything, but I have time on my hands, a few more assignments to procrastinate and some really cool clothes in my closet that I have forgotten about. I really have enjoyed getting ready and shopping my closet for pieces that I have forgotten about or rarely wear. 

Clothes have always been an investment for me (both in time and money) because of my height and my body build. Whenever I go shopping I always have try on a bunch of pieces in hopes that at least one thing will fit and if nothing does I have learned to simply just say for myself it wasn't meant to be. I am well above the average height of a woman and am small for my frame but standard sized clothing just doesn't fit how I am proportioned.  I have had countless moments in the fluorescent lights of dressing rooms hating every single inch of my body, agonizing why the hell nothing fit me and being furious about having to do life in this body. 

Over the years of dressing and growing older I have learned a few things about how to navigate the clothing market and how to choose the environments where I shop so that I don't walk out of every store in tears like I did when I was sixteen. Investing in quality pieces of clothing is something I have chosen to do for myself, but it has come at a cost of how I spend my money on clothing. I really don't have a lot of clothing and each piece that I own I will wear until it is literally falling apart. In getting ready for the adult world I am realizing that my sense of style is a little all over the place, it's trendy and inspired by my time living in Europe. I am excited to keep playing dress up and shopping my closet to refine my style to make it more appropriate for the DC work environment when I will soon be a part of. 

Despite the fact that the governor of South Carolina and the city of Charleston are starting to alleviate some of the restrictions of our "stay at home" order, I am going to continue to remain at home because this pandemic is far from over and I am choosing to put the safety of the world above my personal wants.

It's definitely not ideal, but trust me when I say that I literally have dreams of the day I can dress up and go get a glass of wine with my friends either here in Charleston or in DC. 

Blouse - Madewell / Shorts - GANNI / Shoes - Golden Goose 

These shorts are from my favorite store here in Charleston called Hampden Clothing. When I was younger I used to model for them and had a lot of wonderful opportunities to work with some top notch designers and photographers in the fashion industry. These shorts are actually a from a Danish label - I love selecting pieces from Scandinavian companies because I have found the Scandinavian industry is made more for us tall and lanky gals, plus it's very nostalgic to wear clothing from Denmark. 

Dress - Scotch & Soda / Boots - Stuart Weitzman 

I am not afraid to invest in quality pieces, but at the same time quality pieces are very expensive. Stores like Nordstrom rack and Saks Off 5th - where I actually purchased these boots when I was in DC this past winter - are wonderful places to find labels that I like but at a fraction of the cost. More recently, however, I have found myself in consignment stores. The best purchase I ever made in a consignment store was here in Charleston where I found a brand new Burberry trench coat with the tags on! 

Suit - Ted Baker / Shirt - Free People / Shoes - J. Crew

Clothes definitely tell a story. This suit here was a purchase in Covent Garden in London last summer and I wore it when my family went to the Henley Royal Regatta. 

Dress - Free People / Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell / Headband - Local Boutique

Sweatshirt - ?? Thrift Store in New York City / Joggers - Lululemon / Shoes - Air Jordan 1 Retro High
I honestly cannot believe that I am ending this post with a "groutfit" (all grey outfit). This is for sure more of a combination I would wear to class on a Friday back in college and maybe to make it a little bit less of a "just rolled out of bed" look I would throw on one of my cool over-sized puffy jackets or even a blazer. The shining star here are the Jordans. I have become quite the sneakerhead since living in Europe where I realized that sneakers weren't just for working out, they could be worn for that instant cool girl factor to any look. I have been known to wear sneakers with really anything ... even to a wedding in the winter I wore these sneakers with beautiful navy cocktail dress from the Danish label Baum Und Pferdgarten.  

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