all about: the white shirt

On April 18, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

The new sunglasses and the new pumps together in this understated look, which is a great example of the simple, casual yet polished style I like so much. Bold, minimal accents with a clean base.

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This is what I look like when I can’t tell if the camera is doing what I want it to do.

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Oh, and this is what my hair looks like down. Sometimes.

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 I love a loose white buttoned shirt in a good fabric. That or a white shirt without buttons that drapes as well as one with them. There is something quintessentially summery about them and, evidently, about me, as they are one item I can’t seem to get enough of. Like to wear  just slightly oversized masculine exemplars of this style, too. Always seem to end up rolling up the sleeves, no matter the fit.

Gap button-down, Free People jeans (thrifted – I wear these a lot), Cole Haan suede pumps (the shape of which I like so much), Spektre sunglasses, Kara Ross bracelet. On the lips: Revlon lipstick in Siren.

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upgrades: new shoelaces (laces are so cheap!)

On March 1, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

An inexpensive way to brighten and refresh your shoes? New laces! More to the point, contrasting laces.

For standard, flat, sneaker-style laces I recommend Converse laces, which come in a few lengths and many, many colors. ~$2!

For sturdy, round, boot-style laces, check out Doc Marten’s. ~$3!

[Make sure to get the correct length]

before & after:

pumas before

pumas before

pumas after

pumas after

 

converse before

converse before

converse after

converse after

docs before

docs before

docs after

docs after

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and after

and after

and after

and afer

and after

 

See what I mean?

(Which color would you go for with the doc martens? Tough call, right?)

N.B. New white laces tend to make broken-in shoes look especially tired.

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