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What I Wore: Pumped Up Kicks

by Ashley on February 18, 2013

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There are a lot of words I’d use to describe myself, but simple isn’t always one of them. And yet, most of my favorite things in life are simple: a simple, delicious meal. The comfort of a good book, warm bath, or a cold beer.  Simple is where I feel my most comfortable.  I don’t always think that style has to be big and bold, but sometimes style is what we feel best and comfortable in.

city chic utilitarian coat, old navy jeans, adidas superstars, prada baroque glasses, foley + corinna purses,

For the longest time, I’d sworn away t-shirts.  Don’t we all do that after college? Look at our graphic t-shirts and think, “These are so immature!” and chuck them all?  The last few years though, I’ve realized that a nice graphic t-shirt has a small spot in my closet. For laid back days and simple moments (or days requiring lots of drinking), and they fit my easy going nature really well.


This jacket! It’s a new piece, but I’m absolutely crazy about it. A friend said, “It has a lot going on,” but I think it’s got perfect going on.  January and February jump from 35 to 70 overnight, and it’s the perfect weight to get through that crazy weather.  I love its utilitarian style: the many pockets and feminine fit with the belt. It makes a scarf unnecessary (and I love that the collar makes me feel a bit mysterious). On my first coat, one of the buttons and grommets came off– a repair I couldn’t fix myself. City Chic was amazing and had a new one out as soon as I put the other in the mail– the customer service was fantastic.

On weekends my style is very laid back. Almost every day, my style is about ease and comfort.  And no matter what it’s like, it almost has a story. Thank you for letting me share that with you!

What I Wore:
City Chic Utilitarian Coat (c/o) & Folk T-shirt by Platypus File
Old Navy Demi-Bootcut Rockstar Jeans & Adidas Superstar II Sneakers (barely seen. Whoops, boyfriend.)
Michael Kors Runway Watch & Wendy Brandes Little Woolf Necklace
Prada Baroque Sunglasses & Foley & Corinna Midcity Tote


Kotryna Bass February 21, 2013 at 10:14 am

every piece of clothes is a nice one if it makes person wearing it happy and smily!

Ashe February 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

Absolutely agree, Kotryna! That’s definitely what I want out of my wardrobe :)

Chelsea February 21, 2013 at 6:28 am

Holy crap, don’t buckle that jacket it makes you look pregnant.

Ashe February 21, 2013 at 8:40 am

Thanks for the feedback, Chelsea! I did it for the photos to help show the shirt underneath, but appreciate your insight.

MJ February 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

I totally love the sunglasses and I’m with you on comfortable style. Sometimes simple is the way to go. And oh, I’m totally feeling that jacket too!

Wore Out February 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Sometimes casual comfortable is the way to go. I think this coat is a great purchase, the belt makes it super slimming and the collar adds just a bit of drama.

Love your sunnies… wishing I could afford a pair myself, lol.

mlle ghoul February 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

That *is* a fantastic jacket! And I maintain that those Prada glasses are the most fabulous thing ever. But don’t ever throw away your tee shirts! Man, if I threw away all my nerdy/horror/heavy metal tee-shirts, I’d probably end up naked.

Susan Drysdale February 19, 2013 at 12:40 am

Love that jacket!

Jamillah February 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

love the prada baroque’s on you!! i’ve literally been drooling over them for about 2 years..i am just so trigger shy with them b/c i have so many sunglasses!!!

i don’t know if i’ve literally sworn off tees but i definitely am not super attracted to them. but i love the way your casual tee and adidas look with your schmancy sunnies.

Ashe February 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm

I understand, Jamillah, I was that way too! I tried them on at several stores when we visited L.A. It wasn’t until I told the fella that I had wanted to buy them as my “paying off my debts” treat that he was like, “But the damned glasses,” and then bought took them to the counter.

And thanks for the sweet comment about balancing the tee and kicks against the glasses– it wasn’t intentional, but I appreciate the mix of beloved pieces and organic high & low end pieces…

Louise February 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

How cute are you? I like anything trench inspired, so that jacket is right in my wheelhouse. Adorable.

I too have gone back to owning some graphic t-shirts and they make things so much easier when I just want to throw on my jeans and Chuck Taylors then get on with my day. Still comfy, but I feel better than if I was going out in yoga pants (the horror).

Ashe February 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

Yes! Sometimes we just need to throw something on, and let’s be real: I’m not Anna Della Russo. Going to the grocery store isn’t an hour process. I’m absolutely in love with these Old Navy jeans for being the PERFECT well-fitting jeans (but comfy) to wear in lieu of going out in yoga pants…

Though when it’s cold, I do occasionally run to the store in Uggs. D:

Brittany February 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

OMG are those the old school Adidas?! LOVE. And those sunnies are so freaking GLAM!


Ashe February 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

They are, Brittany! I’ve been wearing them since high school, when they got re-released. (I was so obsessed with Scream and Neve Campbell wears them in it!) Over the years I’ve owned so many pairs and colors… but now I like keeping a basic pair for good ole casual days ;)

Kimberlee February 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

Love the shades :) The weekends are a great time for a more relaxed “simple” style

Ashe February 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

They are! And let’s be real– I kind of live in this outfit any time I’m not dressed for work… I think it’s okay to demystify my fashion every once in awhile ;)

déjà pseu February 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

When I opened this post, I immediately swooned over those sunglasses!! Fabulous ! Cute tee and the jacket is one of those pieces that can really carry an outfit.

Ashe February 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

That’s how I feel about the jacket, Deja Pseu! I wish I’d shown it zipped and buttoned, because the fit and cut really are wonderful on it.

(And I can tell you– these shades were worth the investment! Every day for 4 months, and I still adore them.)

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