I love shopping a great sale, and some of the best deals of the year are at the Warehouse Sale in Old Town. Bishop has participated for the past two years, and while it’s an insane day (think Black Friday madness but confined in a small space…) there are some killer deals to be found from all the Alexandria boutiques.
We are always right across the way from our pals at Zoe Boutique, and this year I had a really hard time stopping myself from buying everything they brought with them. Zoe is where I got these amazing pants, and (after much deliberation) I settled on these two amazing pieces at the warehouse sale. I am so in love with this Alice & Trixie silk top. The color is insane, and I think I’ve worn it once a week since I got my hands on it back in February. If we’re being honest, same goes for these leggings. Y’all know how I feel about leggings as pants (its totally acceptable and I will fight anyone who disagrees… OK, I actually probably won’t fight you, but just know that I strongly disagree) and these are maybe the most comfortable leggings I have put on my body to date. They me feel like “cool Sandy” from the end of Grease when she puts out the cigarette with her killer heels and makes John Travolta realize how lucky he is to have such a hot girlfriend.
“Tell me about it, stud”.
Top: Alice & Trixie via Zoe Boutique (similar)
Leggings: Velvet by Graham and Spencer via Zoe Boutique (similar)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump via Bishop Boutique
This winter has been rough, to say the least. I feel like I’ve had more snow days that actual days of work, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t counting down the days until I can wear sandals & shorts. With that said, I still have moments where snow makes me feel giddy. Maybe its because I didn’t grow up with snowy winters, so some of its novelty is still in tact. Regardless, I can still find ways to enjoy the snow, and it helps that I had all the right winter gear to keep me warm!
These Ilse Jacobsen all-weather boots have been my saving grace this winter. They are made from all natural rubber and they’re fleece lined, so they’re super cozy and keep my feet warm even in the most disgusting weather. I love the laces up the front, and I went with black (though there are a zillion other colors to choose from) because it’s basic and matches with everything. It’s easy to pair these boots with dressier outfits, though if I’m being honest I wore them mostly with leggings and oversized t-shirts. I love pairing them with tights and a dress for a nicer, yet still practical look. I love a good sweater dress and this one I found at H&M is my new favorite. Keeping with the b&w obsession I am currently experiencing, I love the print on this dress and it’s super cozy with its oversized shape and warm knit material. (I always tend to buy dresses like this one size bigger just so they’re extra roomy…because when it’s cold outside and you’re dreaming of pajamas you definitely don’t want to be in something form fitting. Or at least I don’t!)
Here’s hoping that this past week was the last bit of snow we’ll get, and (fingers crossed) summer is right around the corner!
Dress: H&M (similar)
Boots: Ilse Jacobsen
Sunnies: Thrift store find (similar)
OK. It’s been like, ten years since I’ve posted anything. I won’t sit here and make excuses about how busy I’ve been (but for real, I’ve been eating cereal for every meal because that’s all I have in my house & I haven’t had time to go to the grocery store…) but I just want y’all to know that I’m back and I have every intention of sticking to a real post schedule. Until the next time work takes over my life and I can’t seem to function as a normal adult.
This winter has been absolutely miserable and I have had a very hard time putting on anything other than leggings, my fuzzy Patagonia pullover and my hiking socks (yeah, I’m like, super outdoorsy). The only thing that keeps me warm in these frigid temperatures is layering. This outfit is a watered down version of what I’m wearing on a pretty regular basis these days. Shirt (sometimes two), jacket, jeans & of course my wedge sneaks, all under my warmest coat with winter accessories galore. I’m also pretty obsessed with this graphic tee that I found at Eastern Market. I have two more with different prints that I’m sure you’ll be seeing soon.
Wedge Sneakers by Ash
Jeans from Forever21 (similar)
Jacket from Target (similar)