Where the Sidewalk Ends: With Willow

  

  

So taking outfit selfies requires the ability to contort, or four arms. I have neither and thankfully to this point Minh has been my saving grace. Bear with me today.

It’s pretty yucky here, so Willow and I had a relatively short stroll. I struggled for a long time wearing these pants because I thought people in the town I live in would look at me like I’m crazy, and maybe they do, but I love them and they are actually pretty practical when it’s cold and wet.

They are vegan leather, which is the new, far more sofisticated sounding “pleather” that I used to sport in the early 2000’s. Because of that, they’re water resistent (who needs rain boots when you have vegan leather?) and basically like walking around in a trash bag (that equals warm). I also really appreciate the affordability. Leather pants start at a price point of $250 which is really a splurge. I paired these guys with a western inspired chambray dress (similar shirt here). It softens the look, making it more accessible; Throw on some sneaks and it’s pretty darn comfortable!

Faux Bob: Fob

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As the Bob, Lob, Mob (mom Bob) and various other versions of the haircut that’s “taking over the world” are emerging I have come to decide that the hair that I have been trying to grow out for almost 2 years (since I DID chop it off) isn’t going anywhere. That being said, I love the look of the Bob, I’ve had it before and comes with a refreshing take on the world (I kid). I know that inevitably my hair will be chopped again, but I like extremes and the gratification of looking at eight inches on the floor is too great to compromise.

With it being all the craze and since revealing my turtleneck obsession; I’ve devised a temporary fix that includes your wardrobe. If you’re having a day where the temptation to use scissors is so great that you’re about to make the horrible mistake of doing it yourself,  run to your closet, grab a turtleneck and tuck that hair.

A very important tip: you’re not going to put the turtleneck on, pull your hair out and then tuck. Just throw that sucker on, leave your locks exactly as they are and Voilà, the Fob (fake bob). You’ll be surprised how long they stay put and if you’re like me and have hairs that have broken off due to dying damage, the whispy hairs will make the look even better.

Happy Friday and try this look while it’s still chilly enough for a chunky turtleneck (it might not translate so seamlessly with a rash guard)!

Pants (Ann Taylor) Sweater (Gap: No longer available)

Elliot’s outfit.

Popcorn Turtleneck 2.0

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I have to be honest, I am thrilled that wide leg pants are making a note-worthy appearance from fashion houses. They never went “out” for me, in fact this pair was purchased to wear at the rehearsal dinner for my wedding (oddly enough, I also wore them to my brothers rehearsal dinner, paired with a navy crop top sweater and a brown leather sandal).

To me, they are a timeless piece. Here, I’ve embraced the front tuck. I love it for a t-shirt, but lately the transitional weather has me giving a little tuck to my sweaters! Why not? In this outfit, it gave what would have essentially been a shapeless line, some waist.

I’m not one to encourage buying for the sake of buying, but this sweater is on sale at Banana Republic for UNDER $30. If it’s something you anticipate needing, that’s quite a deal! (Also noteworthy, I purchased this two sizes up from what I normally would as I do my t-shirts)

Happy Thursday to you! One more day and then relaxation (hopefully) begins.

 Sweater (Banana Republic), Pants originally purchased at Ann Taylor (Similar also Ann Taylor) Boots (Ralph Lauren)