I have worn this exact outfit approximately 10 out of the last 14 days. I mean YES: partly because of the large pile of laundry I have been successfully ignoring (I'm practically an expert in the field of laundry avoidance), and partly because I've spent the last 6 days alternating between banging my head on the keyboard ("Down! The blog is down AGAIN!") and playing with my kiddos.
Incidentally, I walked back from school drop-off the other day with Pax yelling, "MINE DICK!! MINE DICK!!" every two feet. It took me a while to realize that dick = stick. Ahhhh....
But here's why I keep reaching for this outfit: It's comfortable, practical, and also....interesting. Remember when we first talked about interesting sweaters, oh, years ago? Well, I'd like to expand that 'interesting' label to, uh, everything.
It used to be that I'd add one interesting piece into an outfit and call it a day, but as the years have passed, I just keep adding. My favorite striped sweater is cool and everything, but doesn't it look better with snake-print flats? And really, doesn't everything look better with snake-print flats? And why not throw in a cool belt?
Be prepared for this same discussion next year. If I stick to my current trajectory, by next April I'll also be touting the chic perfection of mismatched socks and veiled hats. "Um, that's INTERESTING."
sweater: Equipement (50% off at Bloomies)
jeans: AG - similar at J.Crew
Belt: Lucky Brand - similar
Just for fun, here are three other outfits that follow this little formula I'm obsessed with: striped sweater, interesting denim, patterned flats. None of these outfits are perfect, but that's exactly why I like them.
In short, I'm going to start dressing more like Pax.