I occasionally plan my outfits the night before, but when I’m busy, I fly by the seat of my pants. Today’s look is one of those times when I dressed in a hurry and we grabbed some quick, blurry snaps before I headed out for my day. I often wear a column of color because it’s slimming, helps me look taller and is just so easy. They’re usually in gray or black so when I spotted this sweater and scarf in my drawer, then I remembered my ivory pants, a new combo was born.
I’ve been ordering these cashmere sweaters for years. I have it in four colors and just ordered my fifth. I love them. I hand wash my cashmere, hang to dry, then use my steam iron to smooth it out. That’s when I go over each sweater checking for pills and use my little sweater shaver to make it look brand new.
These pants are warm-toned ivory which wouldn’t be flattering near my face but works on the lower half of my body. I tried them on during this DRD and just loved them. They have plenty of spandex, are comfy, and they’re lined. White pants are a challenge no matter the color of your lingerie, so I always appreciate a lining.
The care instructions say machine wash, lay flat but I bought these pants on the loose side because I intend to put them in the dryer on low, and expect them to shrink a bit. They’re available in 12 other solid colors here, in misses and petite. I’m wearing an 8 regular so they’re long enough to cover the top of my boots.
This narrow cashmere scarf is just about perfect. It’s a simple rectangle that fits under the neck of your coat and can wrap several times around your neck when you just need something extra with a sweater.
Ivory or soft metallic boots would have been my choice but since I don’t own any, I opted for these snake print booties. They have a lot of ivory in them and are my favorite boots this winter because they’re super comfy and go with everything! A black bag would have looked too stark so I grabbed my brown satchel. Brown felt strange with the gray in the boots but It’s a softer choice than black or red. I do have a small gray bag but I had too much to carry that day and needed more space.
These are the sort of days that have me starting a list of things I want to add to my wardrobe.
Do you plan your outfits or do you get inspired on the spot?
Do you have a running list of things to be on the lookout to fill a gap in your wardrobe?