I procrastinated and procrastinated when it came to making Galbraith and switching to a new blog platform. I guess it was a fear of failing, of not getting it right.
But the bigger fear was letting this dream go: of creating something new that is so wholly mine, a space of love and support that people, like you, look forward to visiting—and can't get enough of. A safe place that makes you feel (more than) OK as you are. (This is how I feel about my favorite blogs, Cup of Jo and How Sweet It Is.)
Pretty lofty goals, I know! So, naturally, I procrastinated for about six months. Maybe more. And then I took some small steps. And once I started, it was like a slow-building tidal wave that picked me up, and suddenly, this new blog became my obsession. It was all I could think about. So here it is. I am so, so beyond thrilled to share my (blog) baby with you!
In case you're wondering:
What's Galbraith (and how do you pronounce it)? You say it like this: "Gal-bray-th," the same "ay" sound that you hear in "crater" and "wraith."
Why Galbraith? Well, Galbraith is my middle name. It was also my dear English grandmother's middle name. (Galbraith is Scottish; my grandmother, Rosemarie, once gave me a scarf with the blue and green Galbraith tartan that I still have.)
Another reason I chose "Galbraith": I wanted a blog name that was unique and that I could grow with, when I'm 30, 50, and beyond. I wanted a name that sounds strong, feminine, mysterious, different, and a bit wild. This carries over to the content on Galbraith: I'm celebrating you, and the wild and unique that's in all of us.
Look for Style posts that are relatable (i.e. easy to adapt into your wardrobe), fun, and affordable and Interviews with women (and people) who are making a difference and who have unique passions. There will also be general Lifestyle posts: the 5 things I'm loving each month, Travel diaries, must-read books, and more!
Now that my blog has a brand new home (and name), there is so much to come. I'd love to hear what you think of the look! Feel free to leave a comment below or talk to me here.
Now, on to my new true love. Ok, well, I currently have two new true loves: this dusty pink coat and these boyfriend jeans. Let's just say I have been wearing them both a lot. I've tried on plenty of pairs of boyfriend jeans before and never found one that looked quite right. I grabbed this pair at H&M a few weeks ago, put them on, and was like WHOA. Even on the hanger, I loved them. The light wash, the holes, the way the bottoms cuff. I realized in the dressing room, boyfriend jeans aren't meant to look "perfect." They're meant to be baggy and, of course, boyish looking. For me, that's what makes them so liberating and cool.
So what do you wear them with? Go with your mood for the day. Are you feeling boho? Grungy? Glam? You can make all that happen with BF jeans. (Even, dare I say, make them look "professional.") This is the first in a three-part series about different ways to dress boyfriend jeans. Today's post is the (can you guess?) glam one.
A bright coat, heeled loafers in a fall color, and a simple black top do the trick. Then, load on the gold jewelry: here I did stackable rings and bracelets, and bow studs. But you could also layer necklaces. I always try to err on the side of less is more with my jewelry; I think it puts the emphasis on your outfit, gives it a simple, classic look. But I went a little wild here and piled on a lot of my favorite gold rings and bracelets. And that is how you make boyfriend jeans look a little more glamorous.
coat: Tobi (Get 50% off with your first Tobi purchase by signing up for their emails, which makes this coat $44!)
jeans: H&M (I'm not seeing the same pair online, so try these, these, or these.)
rings: Madewell, Gorjana
bow bracelet: Kate Spade (similar, here and here)
bow earrings: Kate Spade (similar, here and here)
eyeliner: NYC New York Color Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Sky High
lip color: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Tulip
shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs (kinda similar, here and here)
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you like this new space of mine and I can't wait to share more posts with you!
Photographs by Tom Schelling.