Tee – Everlane / Skort – Aritzia
Never have I ever…had a look like this. I typically don’t take OOTD photos without smiling mostly because I don’t feel like I can pull it off or that people won’t take me seriously. This is one of the first that has really stuck with me though. When I first bought this Everlane tee, I was wearing it once a week with many different outfits. This was my favorite. As much as I love just wearing only black and white, it’s nice to have a pop of color every once in awhile. 2017 was the year that I finally discovered and purchased Everlane pieces. Like many in San Francisco, I’m obsessed with the brand. I think they do such a good job with their communications and messaging, but they aim to present high quality and affordable basics to the masses. Since this top purchase, I added two more pieces that I can interchange within my wardrobe on a weekly basis and have no problem with. They’ve really converted me into a believer this year.
Top – Forever21 / Romper – Oak + Fort / Shoes – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs
Quick! Put on display your least attractive body part. I don’t know what compelled me to throw this pose up highlighting my elbows, but that’s what we got. If I had to look back on 2017, this outfit is definitely what I would call “a risk.” As some of you may know, rompers haven’t always been a hit with me. I was very skeptical for a couple of years and especially when they were a “peak” trend, but I gave it a shot. In fact, I gave it two shots because I own a couple of them now. For some reason, I woke up this morning and though “hmm, maybe I’ll layer it over a tee.” This actually didn’t turn out that bad, but when photographed incorrectly or at the wrong angle, it can become the least flattering outfit that I own. It’s a fun outfit to run around in the city in, but maybe not the best choice for work or on a scorching hot day like this day happened to be.
Duster – Azalea / Tee – Abercrombie & Fitch / Pants – Uniqlo / Boots – J. Crew
Sure, these are my 12 favorites look of the year, but they also overlap with 12 of my favorite backdrops from the year! If you’re someone who documents your OOTD’s, then you know that these two things kind of go hand in hand. This year, I experienced a major shift in my outfits and that is mostly due to a location change. Living in South Bay was a dream, but it meant that I was living in this sort of alternate reality where it was summertime every single day. The last four years of that are something that I would never give back, but now that I’m living in San Francisco, I’m glad that I get to dress for true weather. It reminds me of my days in Seattle.
In 2017, I embraced a very casual look and I pushed the boundaries of day to night wear. I showed love to some of my favorite accessories (bandana, baseball cap, choker) and revived some old favorites (Keds!) We didn’t find ourselves immersed in any crazy trends… but I did find some pieces worn by other people on Instagram that I went out and bought myself! It’s not really the same thing, you guys. It’s almost… worse.
My favorite part of this year’s best nine is that these are nine different events! I know I’ve always sided with Lo from Laguna Beach when she said that “every day is a fashion show,” but in these cases, I just happened to get lucky. Some of these were taken on just regular work days or to brunch, but other times they were to Jodie’s wedding this past spring or my first work outing my very first week in Los Angeles. I’m grateful for these memories, but even more for these outfits! I’ll be writing another post soon on my favorite outfits from this year so it will be interesting to see if any of those overlap with these.
Shoutout to all my Instagram husbands and wives! I wouldn’t be where I am without you and at the end of the day, it’s very cool to see these nine as the most picked favorites.
Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs / Striped Dress – Azalea / Black Dress – Brandy Melville / Bag – Madewell
I knew that it would be somewhat of a fashion risk to layer two dresses on top of each other this day, but the good thing about a bad outfit is that it only lasts one day. The whole look was very 90’s (hence the choke-a-loke) and I actually could have pulled this off if not for one little detail. The layered black dress landed just above my knees and if it were just a little bit shorter, it would have been perfect. And okay, if the collar for the black dress would have been a smidge higher, I could’ve worked with that too.
These photos were taken in front of where all the Munis live in the Mission District and was one of my favorite spots! I often miss it and I know there’s a lot of people don’t quite understand my love for this location, but I’m completely obsessed with it. Something about all the buses, man.
Top and Skirt – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom
It’s funny that I can now look at this photo and know that this outfit for me is completely outdated. I think that’s the fun part about capturing your look on a daily basis is that you can actually see your style evolution drastically change within a short period of time. Even today, I am still obsessed with this hat to the point where I wore it today and after seeing it in my photos for three consecutive looks realized that I probably need to purchase a new hat! I love this all black look and with the corduroy skirt especially because it sort of reminds me of my childhood and childhood pieces, but as a late 20’s something now, it almost feels inappropriate to wear something like this – let alone to work even! I clearly didn’t know that back then and I can confirm that those feelings didn’t come to mind at all, but that just goes to show how much my personal style is changing now just a couple of seasons later. We’re not ready to part with any of these items quite yet. The hope is that we can find a second life for them, but just not within the same outfit. 🙂