She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain

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I felt like a mountain climber in this outfit. I mean, I’ve never climbed a mountain before, but I imagine this is a typical outfit for that activity. I’ve got the flat boots for handling rugged terrain. I’ve got jeans, because that’s what you wear for doing things outside. I’ve got a puffer vest, which is practical for when it gets cold at night. I’ve got a ponytail to keep my hair out of my face and to swat away bugs.

Finally, I’ve got a bright blue polka dot cardigan. That’s the most important part of my mountain climbing outfit because I’m sure to get lost, at which point I can call for help and tell the helicopter pilot to look for the girl in the bright blue polka dot cardigan.

Or I could just not go mountain climbing because I have no idea what I’m talking about. Yeah, let’s go with that.

similar Cardigan (on sale) // similar Vest // Bracelet // similar Boots

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(caught mid-adjustment, but it’s a good shot of the boots!)

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You know how people say that a great wardrobe has to have certain basic items that you can wear over and over again? Maybe I’m making this up, but I feel like I read it all the time. For example, year after year, fashion magazines and style gurus are going to tell you that every woman needs a classic trench coat, a cashmere sweater, black pumps, etc.

Well, at a certain point, if you have all the basics, there’s no point in buying more basics until you need to replace those basics. I’m at that point. So recently, any new purchases I’ve made have mostly been “special” or unique things that aren’t like anything else I already have. No one’s ever going to tell you that every girl must have a black shirt with a pink pleated center panel and studded shoulders. At least I hope no one ever does, because then I won’t feel quite so cool in mine.

Coat: J. Crew (on sale!)

Scarf: Target, old

Top: Forever 21 (“Studded Pleated Center Top”)

Jeans: Madewell

Boots: DV Dolce Vita (samesimilar with heel)

Bracelet: Forever 21

Earrings: Kate Spade