Monday, March 28, 2016


{ Equipment 'Sloane' sweater / old J Brand jeans (cutoff) / Old Navy mules / Rachael Ruddick Bag }

Ha, you like that little joke? I don't completely understand millenial social media speak but the idea of "sliding into your DMs" has always been kind of funny to me. Anyway, I'm not here to talk about Twitter and what not, I'm talking about shoes. Specifically these slipper shoes that are currently taking over just about every spring footwear trend roundup in every glossy magazine.

I thin technically it's called a mule, but whatever you call it, this slide, loafer, slipper shoe is fast becoming one of the trendiest shoe moments of the season. And I'm on board.


I tweeted about this last week, but it's worth repeating: These sweet little mules are still $24 online, but I snagged them at the Old Navy on 6th Avenue here in New York on clearance for $11! They're definitely delicate and about what you'd expect for a pair of shoes that costs less than $25—but the python embossed detail on the toe gives them a slightly elevated look. I love how they look with my frayed jeans and anticipate wearing them into the ground this spring.

I'm kind of obsessed with this sloafer / mule trend as you can maybe tell, and have a feeling that I might be ready for a second pair sometime soon. Madewell has these very cool ones, and these white ones from Jeffrey Cambell are also pretty bossy. 

I'm not exaggerating when I say that I could probably be happy wearing some variation on black jeans and a grey sweater every single day. Is that the most boring thing a "fashion" blogger has ever said? Maybe. But I will be honest with you: This is one of those super-simple, uncreative combinations that despite its lack of sassy details actually makes me feel totally confident and cool.

I know outfits like this are essentially super basic, but if you're anything like me, your Monday-Friday outfit grind is also pretty basic. I rely on little details—whether that's one or two great accessories or a fun tassel moment—to give my workday ensembles a little character. Lately, I've been layering three vintage necklaces with this fun J. Crew collar I've had forever over almost everything. (The J. Crew one is long gone, but this one from BaubleBar is so similar!) They're a fun conversation piece and provide a touch of sparkle without delving back into the statement necklace realm that I've grown a little tired of lately.

What can I say about this Equipment sweater that isn't obvious? The fit is perfect, it's become a staple in my wardrobe both at home and while traveling—and I'd probably wear it every day if I could. (And I think I already said that, so, yeah.) Now that I have it in essential grey and black, I'm thinking this rich burgundy might have to be next...


Photography by Bekka Palmer

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