You know what I realized about this outfit when I was cropping photos? I posted a nearly identical outfit three and a half years ago. And by “nearly identical,” I mean identical. It just goes to show that sticking to the classics pays off in the long run. I like that I can look back on my outfits and not regret them. Or at least, not regret most of them. (I have some awful “What Was I Thinking?” gems in the archives!)
This shirt is actually the exact same shirt as the one in that post. I’ve had it for years (obviously) and Joe Fresh brought back a similar version this year. It remains my favorite fit for an oxford– nice and relaxed. (J. Crew Factory has a similar one, too. I have the blue and I also really love it.)
I held onto that blue sweater as well. BUT, right when we moved into our house, somehow it made its way into the dryer with a quilt… and I shrunk it. This was the first time I’ve ever ruined a piece of clothing in the wash. I was pretty mad at myself, but thankfully J. Crew still has cable knit sweaters on their site. My friend told me just to order a new one immediately and put the shrunken one out of my head! (Ugh, the navy is sold out at J. Crew, but Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic have similar options.)
How perfect are these plaid mules? I bought them assuming they’d be super uncomfortable and that I’d suffer a little bit just for the cuteness. But they’re actually not bad at all, and super easy to walk in. They run perfectly true to size. Oh, and they’re majorly on sale right now at ~75% off, WHAT?!
I’m still just so in love with my Chanel. I wondered if the excitement of it would wear off after I bought it, but it hasn’t one bit. If anything, I need to carry it more. It feels ~so special~ that sometimes I choose something else out of fear of bringing it out of my closet. I bought it to actually use, though, so I should use it!