Category: School Style

Blue Friday

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This whole fancy outfit cost $4 total. Here’s how: awesome Talbots Petite cashmere (!) blazer- thrifted for a buck. J. Crew shirt (extra long sleeves used as dramatic cuffs!)- free from a clothing swap. Madewell sample jeans- a lovely gift from NYC friends in the biz. Etienne Aigner flats: thrifted from my favorite shop. TGIF.

ACONCAGUA BOOT

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The leaves are falling in Denver and we’ve even had our first snow! I’ve taken a bit of a fall break this past week but am back in action with (what else) my new favorite boots. GiBlack is making these great¬†boots in Menorca and importing them by way of NYC to us! They come in grey as well and are super comfortable and so southwestern looking! I have a hard time finding good riding boots that fit many occasions, and that fit over pants. As you well know, I like to have a staple standard shoe or boot and wear it with everything. These fit the bill! Worn with Mossimo jeans from Target, a thrifted cashmere sweater from Ann Taylor, Madewell tank, 50 Dresses green silk scarf.

Comfort Prep

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My favorite thrifted J. Crew wool blazer (made in Japan), thrifted Ralph Lauren shirt, Madewell navy waxy jeans, GiBlack abarcas. I like folding the cuffs of shirts over a cuffed blazer sleeve to make use of shirt sleeves that are usually too long.

Silk pink polka dots

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Found this vintage 100% silk pink polka dot shirt at the thrift store the other day! It is in perfect condition and has the most oddly short sleeves and is kind of baggy. But I love it of course- I sort of only want to wear silk button-up shirts these days. JORDAN is the label and it seems 80’s/90’s era. Also thrifted and vintage is the Louis Feraud skirt and J.Crew blazer. Giblack black abarcas. Blenders glasses.

New Tunic

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Found this J. Crew tunic at the thrift shop a while back- it is an odd garment that skates the line between shirt and dress. It is great gauzy cotton voile and was brand new- what a find! The Gap red pants are also thrifted then custom tapered at the bottom. Taupe GiBlack abarcas and Blenders sunglasses finish my very comfortable work look.

 

Eucalyptus

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I am nursing a head cold, dreaming of a eucalyptus steam room, and having to settle for wearing my new J Brand eucalyptus colored pants. They are perfectly slim and cropped. Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes, H&M jacket, Rodarte for Target striped tee, Banana Republic cardigan, and this amazing vintage thrifted Italian scarf with a great print in the middle and birds surrounding.

Staying cool in cotton

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I found these great J.Crew City Fit pants at the by-the-pound Goodwill a few weeks ago. Pants cuffed, I feel somewhat professional and very comfortable. Soan abarcas, and a pretty floral shirt from Meadow Rue at Anthropologie via my sister (it has pockets)!! H&M jacket I’m never very excited about but continue to find very practical.

Summer Camp

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Ready for rock climbing (or what I’m actually doing: belaying 8 year olds) in El Dorado Canyon in 5.10 climbing shoes, Good Society cut-offs, Madewell tank, and lots of sunscreen.