Topshop Ma1 Bomber Jacket // Madewell Instrumental Turtleneck Bodysuit // Fresh Tangerine Classic Stacking Ring from Moorea Seal (c/o) // Fresh Tangerine Twisted Stacking Ring from Moorea Seal (c/o) // 7 For All Mankind Josephina Boyfriend Jean // Old Navy Sueded Ankle Boot (c/o) // Julep Nail Polish in Capricorn (c/o)
Ah, spring in Seattle. A time where you’re not sure if it will be sunny or rainy, where it’s warm in the sunshine and freezing in the shade, where temperatures shift 20 degrees hour by hour in the middle of the day. Basically it’s a time where you have no idea what the hell to wear and just hope that the outfit decisions you make are appropriate for the many types of weather you might encounter. And if not, oh well! I’ve mostly shed my winter coat for lighter jackets but I’m still keeping long sleeve shirts in my rotation until spring figures itself out.
One of my favorite outfits right now is what I call my beatnik poet outfit. Booties, boyfriend jeans, black turtleneck bodysuit, and my bomber jacket. Ok, it’s literally just the turtleneck that makes it poet-like. But really, it makes me feel a little like Mike Myers in So I Married an Axe Murderer. Like I’m back from the 90s where both men and women wore black turtlenecks. But let’s be honest, women look really good in black turtlenecks. You know, nerd chic and all that. So why did this look ever go out of style? There have been a ton of iconic black turtlenecks from Steve Jobs to Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Bowie, Winona Ryder, Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Even the dancing pumpkin guy! It is an iconic piece people, don’t hate, recreate!
There’s a reason Steve Jobs decided to streamline his wardrobe down to black turtlenecks and jeans. It’s a reliable piece. Flattering, simple, chic (although I wouldn’t call Steve Jobs chic). It either comes across as nerdy or glamorous depending on how you style it. Take Kimmy K as an example. She has that bombshell look. So I went the…I’m wearing a tight-fitting bodysuit but want to be insanely comfortable route with boyfriend jeans and a bomber jacket. It’s urban-ish. But very now. No black jeans and ballet flats a la Audrey Hepburn. This outfit is for chilling and bumming around town.
What I loved about shooting with Lauren is that she captured so much in such a short amount of time. We were out shooting in the rain, both a little cold, and she was just bopping around from spot to spot finding cool locations on the fly. We had no idea there was a little flower shop and boom! An impromptu flower shoot. I couldn’t have imagined a better shoot. So thank you again to Lauren for the photos. And thank you for capturing a range of emotions and making me completely comfortable. Do check out Lauren’s site and if you missed my previous outfit post with Lauren, check that out too. :)