As Ferris Bueller's famous saying goes: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
If life seems more fast-paced than ever, it's truly the details that take precedence and that ground us (hysterically laughing with coworkers, deep chats with your mom over tea, your purring kitten curled up in your lap). And while I love putting together details of an outfit, I don't have a ton of time to spend thinking about it each day (I bet you don't either!). Yet I want to feel good in what I'm wearing (duh), and avoid routing through my closet in a panic, which is super stressful. What makes such a difference: having easy, go-to pieces that I can wear over and over again.
There's the champagne-themed top I wear to brunches, and my favorite t-shirts with bright, funny sayings on them that I wear on the weekends. Then I have this top, which I'll wear to work, to meet friends, and everything in between. I don't have to think about it too much—on my day off I can just throw it on with jeans and some bright sneakers and I'm good to go. It's classic and essential, and if you buy one thing for fall, go for a sleeveless turtleneck sweater. Think of simple pieces like this as a way to spend less time staring at your closet, deciding what to wear (the horror!) and more time doing, being, creating, and taking it all in!
Top: Uniqlo (black is sold out, I'm so sorry! But it's there in other colors, like a cool dusty pink)
Love these turtleneck sleeveless sweaters, too: this, this, this, this, and this
Jeans: American Eagle
Sneakers: Vans (try these, these, or these)
Bag: Coach (similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade (similar-ish)
Ring: Madewell (similar)
Cheers to embracing the blur, stopping to take it all in every now and then, and focusing on the things that are truly meaningful to you.
Much love, Heather xoxo
P.S. Tom has been shooting a lot of our style shoots with film lately, which gives some cool dynamics to the photos (they feel more "real" and textured than digital photos tend to). He didn't intend for these photos to be blurry, but I love the effect!
Photographs by Tom Schelling.