Ever since graduating high school and subsequently moving “north” to DC, my unofficial official uniform has been button downs and jeans. I have a feeling this won’t change through my adulthood. I love fancy dresses. I love flirty little skirts. I love bright prints. But what do I feel most comfortable in? Simple button downs and well-worn jeans.
Last week, I was heading into the city via train for a few different (pretty casual) meetings and it was a gorgeous 70 degrees.
I had been eyeing these plaid d’Orsay flats online for a few weeks. While I was visiting my family in Florida, they had two pairs left in the store and I tried them on, fell in love, and wore them out of the mall. Honestly, I didn’t think they’d be comfortable and I was willing to suffer through it. I went down a full half size and thought maybe they’d pinch my toes (from the point) or rub my heels. Imagine my delight when they ended up being crazy comfortable. I easily walked from Greenwich Village to Grand Central in them.
And got more compliments than I can count. Don’t you just love when that happens?!
Since the shoes were the “fun” part of my outfit, I kept it pretty neutral and simple up top. I have more white blouses than I care to admit, but this one is hands down my favorite. The weight of the oxford cloth is perfect, there are no logos, and it’s a true button down. (Versus a button up.) Oh, did I mention that it’s $29 and comes in a blue version too?!
And then because I wasn’t sure if it was going to feel cooler than the thermostat, I tossed on a sweater for good measure.
Oxford Shirt (c/o) // Cardigan // Denim Jeans // Similar Watch // Monogrammed Louis Vuitton // d’Orsay Plaid Flats