The Nor’Easter jacket: c/o Betabrand (exact)
nautical rope sweater: Banana Republic
jeans: AG Jeans
Dv8 Laurel Booties: c/o Aeropostale (exact, on sale for $45)
twig necklace: local Portland artist
About a month ago, a friend and I took a quick trip to Portland to get away from our usual errand-running-filled weekends in Seattle. It was one of the most spontaneous trips I’ve done in a while, given my incessant need to constantly plan my weekends at least a week in advance. I rented a car out for a few days, called up one of my girl friends, and asked her to come along to get donuts from Voo Doo. hahaha! Yes, it’s true… I’m completely motivated by food.
We packed up the car and hit the road bright and early. I found my comfiest clothes (which also happen to be one of the top repeating offenders in my day-to-day work outfits) and got settled in the driver’s seat for a lovely 3 hour drive in ridiculous downpour.
This wool sweater is also something else. Since taking it on this road trip (aka the first time I’ve ever styled it), I’ve taken in on bike rides, worn it to work with almost every top possible in my closet, and always get complimented on the fit with the effortless draping. My favourite part, hands down, has to be the thumb holes. As a lady with longer arms than the average gal, these sleeves fit perfectly and help to keep my hands from freezing on less-than-sunny days.
What are your favourite road trip outfits?
The photos below are my first attempt from curling my own hair. The back was a bit sloppy because I ran out of patience and time to get it right, but overall it was really easy to do!
A longer convertible sweater to jacket is something that’s been on my list for a while. This Sanctuary one is beautiful and I absolutely loved the idea of it, but couldn’t quite figure out many more ways to wear it differently than this outfit. That’s pretty much how I felt about every other new style that I tried in my last tote. Alas, I held off from making any clothing purchases in the last month and decided to put my Le Tote subscription on hold since I’m done experimenting with the silhouettes this season. It was nice to have the option to try lots of styles for $50 a month without further commitment to buy anything, and with Spring just around the corner, I’m going to try to come up with a better game plan for filling the remaining gaps in the wardrobe.
I love that we both paired it with a skirt, despite the casual, ribbed henley style.
Don’t forget to stop by Erica’s blog, Sweets and Hearts, to see her full outfit details!