brown sweater: dug up from bottom of sister's closet
off-white top: forever 21
jeans: j crew outlet
bag: urban outfitters
To celebrate my arrival back in the east bay, California, my summer birkenstocks came out to play. It's far too cold in the midwest to wear them now, but fall in the bay area is still warm enough to warrant sandals. I also wanted to be comfortable for a day of walking around--visiting my favorite bookstores to pick up some Beckett plays and Ian McEwan, eating frozen yogurt, and perusing my favorite thrift stores (more to come on my successes there!).
Today, I went for neutral colors accented by the olive green of the scarf, which unfortunately covers up the best part of the outfit: the awesome lace detailing on this top.
I'm planning on wearing this top again with a brown jersey skirt belted at my natural waist--I like that I can wear it as a long layering piece and as a detailed top over a skirt. Garment flexibility is crucial for a tiny traveling wardrobe! I also like to pack in easily-mixed colors, like these neutrals--off-white, brown, and olive green.