Monday, June 30, 2014

sliver

{ What I Wore for weekend errands: J.Crew chambray top // shorts ℅ Levi's (currently running a 30% off sale promo) // Michael Kors "jet set" cross body purse // Birkenstock "Arizona" sandals // sunglasses ℅ Ozeal }

all photos | Alyssa Torrech Photography
What you see here is just a tiny sliver of what I wear… in a good week, I share 3 outfit photos, and I assure you I get dressed everyday. Somedays I go to work in one outfit, then come home and change for the evening activities. On the weekends I sometimes change a lot, depending on my mood, the weather, spilling things on myself (they don't call me Messica Jessica for nothing), etc. That is just to say, what I share here are the outfits that I like the most, the ones that I hope you will like to. I have bad outfit days, and times when I feel downright frumpy/sloppy/uncute.
I think my Birks are the epitome of this whole situation. I have had these shoes since college, the last time they made an appearance on the "cool" radar cycle. And I have never stopped wearing them since. They did however not make it on the blog much in the last 3 years because they were too crunchy, off the beaten path, uncool. And for that I apologize. I want to do a better job about documenting my outfits. The ones I wear just to the grocery store. What I throw on for a last minute get together. Just everyday me!
Are there outfits that you don't share? What are you looking for in a personal style blog?
And where do you stand on the whole Birks situation??

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28 comments:

  1. I love your denim on denim look! And I've never worn Birks, but they do look super comfy :)

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  2. I would venture to guess that 80% of my outfits aren't "blog worthy" or even Instagram for that matter! On the weekends I live in workout tanks and shorts.

    26 and Not Counting

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  3. I love that you've had your Birks for years now--and they're getting use again! funny how fashion works. I love this look especially that bag.

    Louisa

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  4. I'm SO glad that you admit what I am guilty of--only posting my favorite outfits that I think will be accepted! Of course there are times when I get all dolled up, but you hit the nail on the head about the "grocery store" outfits! Love your honesty, and love this outfit. I don't own Birks, and I'm not crazy about them. But I do own a pair of Minnetonka mocs that are older than I am. They're my go-to for everything and I have alot of friends who think they're hideous. I know they're not exactly attractive, but I refuse to give them up! Keep up the great work; love reading your posts regularly! :)


    -Amber
    http://littledipperlife.com

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  5. I've always loved Birks and I love that they're making a comeback!


    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  6. I would like to try and hop on the Birks trend, but I tried them on and they just look AWFUL on my feet. Cute on you though!

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  7. i love those shorts!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  8. I must say lady, your legs are looking FIERCE these days! Not that you ever looked bad before (ever) but the last few posts I've thought "damn, nice stems!" Haha...anyway, I also must compliment you on this look. I rarely like jean on jean looks but this looks fabulous!

    My thoughts on Birks.....First of all, I think they perfectly compliment this outfit. I love that these are the pair that you've had since college and that you're finally rocking them on the blog. It's weird to me that they're coming back in style. I never found them to be comfortable so I never wore them. But I had plenty of friends who loved them. If you've been wearing them since the last time they were cool then I say rock on! Otherwise, I kinda feel like they're a trend better left in the late 90's.

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  9. I love this outfit! So perfect for the weekend!

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  10. I love this look. I repeat items or entire outfits often, so I would say a good portion of my outfits aren't blog worthy until I figure out a new way to pair an item.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  11. LOOVVEE THIS! My sister had Birks growing up and I despised them so much. I still kind of do but they are really growing on me. This is such a cute outfit!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  12. The only outfits of mine that don't make it to my blog are ones that I didn't have time to take good photos of - before it got too dark or rainy or whatever. But it sounds like you wear more than you even have time to share, so I think it's totally fine for you to pick and choose your favorites to share! As for Birkenstocks, I find them INCREDIBLY UNcomfortable. Yeah, ya heard right. My feet are super flat, so the high, firm arch "support" just feels like a big lump to me.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  13. I don't blog most of the outfits I wear. I wear mostly shorts and t-shirts or dresses during the summer, and they don't feel like they are worth sharing most of the time! I also repeat outfits a LOT. The outfits I do share are the ones I hope inspire people (and they're slowly getting better as I'm figuring things out, haha). :)


    xo Kimi
    www.twentysomethingsimple.wordpress.com

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  14. I'm loving this look! It's so easy and casual!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  15. Like many shoes, there is some breaking in time, but after a while, you forget you are even wearing them!
    xx

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  16. Like many shoes, there is a breaking in period, but after awhile you forget you are even wearing them!
    xx

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  17. Totally justifying my natural hoarding tendencies! ;)
    xx

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  18. I'm glad that others understand. I do try to look cute for the grocery store, but they aren't the outfits that I wear "out & about"… oh the struggle is real :)
    xx

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  19. Thank you lady! I think it is from all the walking in heels I do at school now… went from A TON of sitting as a graduate student, to being up on my feet all day as a teacher… good way to get all those recommended steps in!
    xx

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  20. I definitely love remixing my closet - such a good feeling when you stumble on a great new combo!
    xx

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  21. I am really liking the white and gold birks… I might be a two pair of Birks gal soon!
    xx

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  22. I get that - my arches are high, so I actually enjoy wearing heels, and Birks feel great. But you gotta first be comfortable, and then be cute, so whatever works for you!


    And yes, I change clothes a lot, always have since I was younger…
    Good for you being so on top of your outfit documentation!
    xx

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  23. at first I was all "HELL NO" to the birks thing but they're growing on me. I KNOW, WHAT.

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  24. I love that you are sharing your "just me" outfits. But I have to say, I didn't like Birks when they were cool in college, and I still don't like them. That's just me...I'm too preppy, not boho enough I guess!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  25. Well I quite like this outfit! Especially your Birks and the tattered shorts.

    Bailey

    aka Bailey

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