army jacket

my style: striped & spotted

stripes and leopard // smitten studioarmy jacket over stripes // smitten studioarmy jacket over stripes // smitten studioarmy jacket over stripes // smitten studioarmy jacket over stripes // smitten studioarmy jacket over stripes // smitten studioI’m getting back to my pattern mixing self after a stretch of wearing chambray shirts and black jeans that I think lasted at least a month. What can I say, I still haven’t unpacked most of my clothing from the move and I’m finding it easier to just wash and rotate the same 4 shirts (at least they are all different shades of chambray) then it is so go hunting through cardboard boxes.

Before you write me off as a total wardrobe failure I have to say in my defense that we will soon be tearing out the entire closet to make room for another bathroom and then turning what’s left of the bedroom into a closet and then adding a new bedroom onto that, so I am just waiting it out until the renovations are over. Totally acceptable right? Luckily, I have my new garment rack to hold all my favorite pieces (like this striped number & jacket) that have slowly made their way out of the abyss, thankfully pulling me out of my wardrobe rut.

Shopping Guide: Striped Dress by Madewell (on sale!) // Leopard Ankle Boots by Zara (old) find similar here, here and here // Military style jacket by Madewell // Set of stacking rings by Sass & Bide (old) find similar here // Other rings by L Frank Jewelry & Melissa Joy Manning // Leather Tote by Madewell

what’s in my bag for Chicago

travel uniform // via smitten studioI landed today to grey skies and a little falling snow. Spring has definitely not sprung in Chicago and my suitcase reflects it. Here’s what went into my bag (along with a big puffy down coat).

1: Distressed Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied // 2: Max Army Jacket by Veda // 3: Sweater by Sass & Bide // 4: Transport Tote by Madewell (I’ve had this bag for a year or so and bring it EVERYWHERE. It even fits my 17″ macbook) // 5: Asos Beanie // 6: Ankle Boots by Rag & Bone