This blog is mostly about the icing; the fun stuff I find in the thrift store, at a vintage boutique or on the sale rack at Winners. But there are basics too, basics that often slide under the radar because no one notices a sweatshirt when there are sequins on the scene. Now that the weather is turning colder I have to pay attention to the basics again because I can not spend my days frolicking in a dress any longer. Getting dressed is a layers game.
I know it is rather a basic basic but I have to say this Old Navy sweatshirt is pretty freaking good. It came off a good bolt of fabric because I have washed it many times and it has never shrunk and the seams haven't twisted at all. I have searched long and hard for a perfect grey sweatshirt and I never thought my search would end at this Old Navy version (that is now super on sale) ... But it did. And I just bought another because I know that next year I'm still going to like sweatshirts that are grey. I'm consistent like that.
The pants are ponte pants from Joe Fresh. I am nervous to be skating so close to legging territory but these have a real zipper and pockets! They are comfortable like leggings but they suck you in like a pair of spanx. Some say it's magic, others say it's just the ponte fabric. Either way, I dig them. I can't find the version I have with the front pocket zips online but these are the basic pair... I will probably get them too because they are so warm and comfy and tuck into boots. Win. Win. Win.
Finally, I wore these boots in my last outfit post. I have mentioned it before but my shoe game is not my strongest. And I am ok with this. I bought these black suede booties because they are quite comfortable, basic enough to go with about 83% of my closet and they have the dip by the ankle which makes them just a little sassier than a regular ankle boot. You should all breathe a sigh of relief because this booty purchase will ease my reliance on my oft-worn Aldo boots.
And now is the fun part... adding layers of (crazy) stuff...
* And since I topped my outfit of with a grumpy cat of my own, maybe consider making a donation to a local animal shelter at this time of year? A charitable spirit is the most flattering layer of all;)
Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is a great local place rescuing animals from high kill shelters in the area and I admire the work they do. I think charitable giving is a very personal decision and there are likely many factors that influence your choices but I just wanted to highlight this great local organization!