my daily uniform two ways

Monday, March 20

My daily look, for some time, has been some sort of variation of a t-shirt and jeans. With keds, or with a well-made sandal or heel, it works. With a top knot, or hoop earrings, it works. With or without a sweater or jacket, it works. I can and will monologue to you about a t-shirt and jeans and the way in which having a small collection of a perfectly-fitted set of each will change your life. In terms of going into your closet in the morning, and spending exactly zero minutes on pairing what with what. This is not news to anyone of course. We know these things about t-shirts and jeans.
And so did I, I suppose, until one day I realized that I was holding onto a pair of jeans because I liked the wash and the cut, but literally never wore them because they started to stretch and sag after a few hours, and I was constantly having to tug them up. So that day, I went through and cleaned out everything that wasn't an absolutely perfect fit, which ended up eliminating a lot of my trend-based items too. At the end of the day, I was left with a super basic closet, but one that fit me really well and felt like me. I highly recommend the experience.  So now, whenever I shop, it's felt super easy to add new items into the mix, because of the all-knowing, all-filtering set of criteria. Does it fit really really well? Can it be easily paired with everything else that I own? And is it a white shirt? (jk I just really like a good white shirt. I have a solid collection going.)
Kork-Ease is celebrating this concept of owning one's signature look with their #originalyou campaign, so with this in mind, lez break some outfits down.

This button-up, for instance ...
... I loved that it felt classic but still relatively cool because of the cropped cut. And I really only wear a mid/high-rise to full on mom jeans anymore, so I knew I could wear it comfortably with whatever.
And this pair of Paige denim which was magically one of the first pairs of flairs I've ever found that didn't immediately require a hem job for my short legs. For a second I did think that the distressing at the bottom was alllllmost hinting too much 2004, but then I decided that it was actually what made them ideal ... takes them a step away from those fancy flair jeans that take themselves too seriously, you know the ones.
And then, these perfectly seventies Kork-Ease Adelphi wedges, which I kid you not, I have not taken off since they came in the mail. I did not know that my other shoes were non-arch supporting until I put these on. Like, I would walk a marathon in them. Speed walk ... you know.
 Shoes: Kork-Ease, Jeans: Paige, Top: Nordstrom Rack, Bag: ASOS, Sunglasses: Target

Here's another version of what you could expect to see me in should we ever run into each other at Chick-Fil-A.
White tees and jeans, white tees and jeans, I could sing you a song about white tees and jeans. Super stretchy jeans to be specific. Taco Bell jeans to be even more specific.
I'm again wearing Kork-Ease here, this time the Amboy sandals, which, ok I lied about the first shoes, because I have also almost exclusively been wearing these since they came in the mail. None of my other shoes exist anymore. My life is about arch support now. Arch support and skin care and daily uniforms, I am aging just reading this.
In all seriousness though, I love settling into myself. Feel less inclined toward experimentation and more inclined towards simplicity and knowing what is and isn't me.
Makes it real easy
Shoes: Kork-Ease, Jeans: Topshop, Top: Nordstrom Rack, Hat: F21, Sunglasses: Old Navy, Choker: ASOS

P.S. I did a little interview over on Kork-Ease blog if you'd like to check it out HERE!

This post was in partnership with Kork-Ease, a footwear brand whose style stays true to its 70's roots and whose sandals could probably also double as slippers. Just saying.


Anonymous said...

Another sponsored post? You're so talented and witty - I'd love for there to be more of a variety to your posts and not just ones you promote products.

Sarah M. said...

While I understand life must be so busy and I want to respect that you need to make a dollar somehow.... I miss the old Sydney. The girl who would tell silly stories about parenting and sharing her life with us. All of this sponsored content makes me feel like the blog I used to love is dying. Please share more "fun" posts alongside the sponsored content- that's what brought us here in the first place.

Anonymous said...

wow! another sponsored post!

Anonymous said...

okayyyy ladies, let's all take a deep breath and get over the sponsored posts, please. PLEASE. she's a freaking human. with 2 kids. and a husband. and a home. it's obvious to me that her priorities are in-line.

you're upset because she doesn't post as much original content anymore? for your reading pleasure?? it's quite comical if you think about it.

Kayla R. said...

To Anon, from March 23, 2017, 9:57 AM.

I believe you have an excellent point. Our lovely Sydney is a writer, a mother, a wife, and has a life of her own. Us readers are not her family and she does not need to cater to us.

However, we are her client base. Without readers, she cannot generate money from sponsored content or advertising income. From a business perspective, our feedback is important. If she wants to continue to profit from her readership and run a successful blog business, it's important to consider client perspective.

It's not "comical," it's business.

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