the archive: a 2016 spring/summer wishlist

At this point, I've been blogging for almost five years. While none of my old blogs are still public, I've kept some of the content here and there because it's nice to look back on old memories — and pretty amusing to look back on old wishlists. So, I dipped into my archives and found a post from exactly two years ago. I think it's safe to say, my style has changed just a tad.

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what i bought

  • topshop mom jeans

  • black fringed skirt (which I've worn a handful of times)

  • black cami

  • black culottes (the first of three pairs I'd go through in two years)

  • topshop slip dress (which has become a summer staple)

  • vintage silk scarves (which I like to tie on my purses)

what i didn't 

  • tan fringed skirt

  • white cami (though I am still looking for the perfect one since I wear the black one so often)

  • any of the heels

  • white victorian-esque top

  • either of the bags

what changed

Looking back on this, I think my style was a little bit safer back in 2016. Back then was my first foray into wide leg trousers, and little did I know that would start an appreciation bordering on obsession. And while some of these items I still wear today, I don't think I really knew what my style was. Now I lean much more into a menswear-inspired wardrobe and believe it or not, a little more color. I'm working on a wishlist/mood board for this spring/summer and, spoiler alert, it will involve some more trousers.

 

arguably the coolest jacket i own

As much as I'm over winter (and I'm typing this mere hours before a snowstorm is set to hit NYC), I did recently get two new coats that at least make layering marginally more interesting. The first is an oversized, shearling-lined biker jacket from Monki

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There is a definite emphasis on oversized in this jacket. In fact, I'm not entirely sure whether I should refer to it as a jacket or a coat. *Insert shrug emoji* Either way, I've entirely fallen in love with it. 

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coat: monki

sweater: anthropologie / pants: zara / shoes: sam edelman

Lately, it has become my go-to winter jacket. Because it's so oversized, and the sleeves themselves are not lined, even my coziest sweaters fit under it. The sweater I'm wearing in this picture (though you can't see much of it) actually has very wide sleeves and for once, they didn't pose a problem. 

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It is as effortless as my wool pea coat but so much more interesting; honestly, the best way I can describe it is cool.