Back to Basics

The past week or so has found me in a something of a rut; creatively and physically. At this point in my life, I've learned that when you're feeling that way, no amount of pushing yourself or self-derision will beat the funk. Sometimes, you just have to accept the fact that you need to rest and let motivation come back naturally.

In lieu of this lesson, I've spent the past several days totally immersed in reading some of my old and new favorite books. I'm a total, and unabashed dork when it comes to fantasy novels. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, you name it. One of my old time favorites is the Lirael/Sabriel/Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. I recently picked up the first two books of the King Killer Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, at the emphatic recommendation of a friend. So good! They're the type of books that you read ravenously, completely immersed in the story and characters.


Aside from being a bookworm, I've been looking to simple wardrobe staples for fashion inspiration. A classic tennis skirt is one of my favorite pieces of all time, and I recently picked up this navy one at Nordstrom Rack. I have about ten vintage skirts in the same style, but this one is a heavier cotton that holds the pleated shape so much better than the vintage ones.

Navy, gray, and tan is a classic combo but feels super fresh and chic right now. I'm loving the racer-back style of this top, and the ribbed fabric. It reminds me of something from Free People, but was a total steal -- under $20 at Marshal's.

outfit details: Dolce Vita sandals, Lover skirt, Céline sunglasses, Everlane bag, vintage jean jacket with diy patches.