Francesca had to force me to buy this outfit. Not the sweater – that I was obviously going home with, especially since it was $29.99 on sale, and can, if you go by the photograph on Zara’s site, be worn without pants (weeeee); it was the jeans that I was eh about.
“They look like they belonged to Blossom,” I told her.
“They look like GUCCI,” she said.
They were also super on sale, and Francesca assured me that if I changed my mind about them she’d be happy to take them off my hands (she is generous that way), so I bought them. I wore them on the greyest, rainiest, grossest day of my entire NYC trip despite my mother’s insistence that it was NOT AN APPROPRIATE OUTFIT FOR MEETINGS, JORDAN (anything’s a “meeting-appropriate” outfit when you’re a blogger; we’re expected to dress like weirdos) – and I walked through the city feeling like I was actually glowing. I also felt like a celebrity because everyone I passed stared at me, but I attribute that largely to the fact that I was the only one wearing a color that wasn’t black.
P.S. If you scroll down you will see that yes, I am now a person who wears a FitBit. Who am I?! (I totally love it. It appeals to the OCD-ish competitive streak in me; I find myself volunteering to take out the trash just so that the little piece of plastic on my wrist will be proud of me for having hit my target number of steps.)
*The bag is Gucci, but I found it on TheRealReal, so I didn’t pay anything close to a Gucci price for it. If you’re OK with a pre-owned situation you can totally find similar Gucci styles on eBay in the $150-$300 range – just search “Gucci mini bamboo cross body.” This one, from what I can tell, is the exact one I own and is just $180.
Photos by Kim Ebbets.