James Perse canvas stretch pants | at the JP Outlet
James Perse ribbed long sleeve shirt
HELMUT Helmut Lang sweatshirt jacket
Vince Blair haircalf sneakers | black perforated at Shopbop – code expires today!!! Size down 1/2 size
Alexander Wang Rockie (gift from Azalea) | Rockie with rosegold studs at Azalea for 25% off with code GRECHEN25
(this is yesterday’s outfit – I’m posting a day behind)
I think I get the point of this exercise, can I quit now? No…just kidding, I WILL NOT quit. But I do now see how creating a small wardrobe (I guess they’re called capsule wardrobes) of several items whether for traveling or just a busy week helps alleviate some of the stress (and emotion) from dressing. Absolutely I’ll be able to use this for traveling, but I’m not sure I’d do it at home again. It has helped me to really cement what I love to wear most often (black pants, and skirts/dresses when it’s warm enough) and to put together multiple outfits from just a few things, but I sort of already knew that.
I’m also shopping quite a bit lately because we’re going to San Francisco, and taking the wine train to Napa Valley in a few weeks. This means I must have new things. Of course, I don’t need any new things, but whenever I travel, I absolutely MUST have at least one new piece to take/wear. I know I’m not the only one who does this…but why do we do it? I have no idea.
I have actually been on a search for black pants – not jeans – not sweatpants – for quite some time and yesterday I finally found them: the HOPE news trouser. BEST PANTS EVER. And I know I say that a lot, but they really are. I’m sort of disappointed I can’t wear them today.
Besides those pants and the JP pants I’m wearing here, I’m sort of at a loss on what to wear for our trip. We’re driving to Austin on a Wednesday, then flying out to SFO on Thursday. We’ll take the train to Napa on Saturday and fly back to Austin on Sunday, then drive back to Dallas. We will be doing a lot of walking in San Francisco, so I’m thinking I’ll just take my Vince sneakers, or my Nikes. And pants I guess. And layers. But I want to look “nice” for the train and winery tour, so maybe a skirt/dress? And what to wear in Austin? Hmph.
I know I’ll figure it out, and I have plenty of time to do so, but I wouldn’t be Grechen if I didn’t think too much about packing for a short trip!
Oh, I’m getting my hair done today. I honestly have no idea what I’ll do – I’m wavering between cutting it off where my “bangs” have grown out (right under my chin) and letting it all grow out one length, or keeping the length and cutting long bangs. I think I’d like to go lighter with my color, but I’m open to other ideas. Honestly, I wish someone would just tell me what to do with my hair. I’m way too stressed out about it to make a decision! I do have some inspiration shots on my Pinterest board (ignore the pixies though, been there, done that!), if anyone has any other suggestions, I welcome them! Although while you’re reading this, I’m probably already in the chair…