Fashion,  OOTD

Asos, Banana Republic, Sezane, and Born

When you live in the Pacific Northwest you have to roll with the punches, weather-wise. This is especially true if you’re a fashion blogger because natural light is so essential to taking decent outfit photos. Well, last Saturday the weather was crap. Rain all day and cloudy, dark skies. But I didn’t want to let this Asos/Banana Republic, Sezane, and Born combo go to waste. So we did some indoor shooting. Not the best photos you’ll see on this blog, but such is life. (I also had to edit these photos within an inch of their life)

First up, this gray, chunky-knit, v-neck sweater from Asos. This is a dupe for the Acne Studios Deborah sweater that I first saw on Anna from the Anna Edit. The Acne Studios version is wool and almost $400! The one I’m wearing is from Asos own line and cost $35. Now granted, this is 100% acrylic and not so soft, hence why I’m wearing it over a long-sleeve. But for $35 and machine washable I can’t complain!

A couple of months ago I went on a mission to find jeans. I had two pairs in my closet that actually fit, and wanted a couple more so those didn’t wear out as fast. I’d had one pair of Banana Republic jeans before and they did very well wear and tear wise. The ones pictured here are the Skinny Zero Gravity in Indigo, and have quickly become one of my favorite pairs. There’s a good amount of stretch, but not too much (3% spandex) so they hold their shape. If there was one thing I would change it is the rise. These are mid-rise, which is probably perfect if your tummy is flatter, but not ideal if you don’t.

The shirt you see peeking out from underneath the Asos sweater is the Tomboy Shirt from Sezane. Its a traditional, button-up, oxford shirt, and a staple in my wardrobe. The fabric is 100% cotton and has a nice thickness. It goes with everything and I would repurchase!

I have a thing for motorcycle boots. They look so cool, and sort of rugged. These ones by Born in black leather are no exception. The side-buckle gives it that motorcycle vibe without being over-the-top. The  leather is flexible and so comfortable. The inner lining is a velvety tartan fabric, a nice surprise to the  neutral linings of most shoes. The shaft is also short, so if you have thicker calves like me, you need not worry.

Last, but not least, is this necklace my husband got me for Valentines Day. It is the Olive Leaf Pendant in blue topaz, designed by Paloma Picasso (Pablo Picasso’s daughter!) for Tiffanys. I had been ogling this necklace for four years; its so unique. The blue topaz is a cabochon cut and the chain is in gold. I love the blue/gold combo. I also liked this necklace because it is causal enough for everyday/every outfit wear, making it easier to get that cost per wear price down fast!

I had to include this picture. Otis was so interested in what we were doing and couldn’t understand why we were taking pictures of mama and not him. Spoiled boy!

Asos sweater (old) similar here:

Banana Republic jeans:

Sezane shirt:

Born boots:



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