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11.17.2013

Sunday Styles no. 46


Yes, seriously. I haven't written in exactly 2 weeks...
I know, right? What's my excuse? "NAMI, WHY ARE YOU SO IRRESPONSIBLE?!"
What could possible have kept me from writing to you guys about all the things one can be enthusiastic about?

Well, to be honest, I'll tell you what really kills my enthusiasm...
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS...namely, that time of the year when we "fall back" one hour and get shorter days. Couple that with a business trip that got extended from 5 days to 10 days and you got yourself a decent excuse. I was too busy trying to make 5 days worth of outfits into 10 (read: shopping trip) and buying underwear (I guess it was about time. I mean, what I had was looking more like a pile of peasant loincloths than anything remotely sexy.)

And, as per usual, upon my return from NYC, I always end up going back to black (or at least dark colors), AND I hopped back onto the menswear-inspired train (and thank goodness for that! I was wondering when that train would be back in town.)

The good news is that LA is nowhere near as frigid as NYC. Boy, I went at the wrong time. Lemme tell ya, it was fine when I got there. A little 60 degree weather never hurt anyone...but as the days progressed it dropped down to 30 degrees with that relentless, soul-crushing, icy wind that only the cross-streets of NYC can provide. Maybe I'm getting old, but I found myself telling co-workers they should come visit me in LA. Something I never would've done 2 years ago when the LA weather was still something that just caused intense amounts of confusion and a (welcome) OD on vitamin D.

I was there for the first snow of the season and was, by the end of the trip, cocooned in what some might consider a sleeping bag with armholes - big thanks to Mama Matsuo for having such a convenient coat sitting in the hallway closet. Luckily, it was big enough for me to wear it like some Yohji Yamamoto or Commes des Garçon piece. Sometimes you can get away with "grossly oversized" by traipsing around like you're making some momentous fashion statement.

DIGRESSING!

What I'm trying to say is, "I'm back!" and will do my best to make it up to you for not writing the last two weeks. My Seasonal Affective Disorder is coming on pretty strong right now and I'm still jetlagged, so I might not be Miss Bloggy-Blog, but I sure won't wait 2 weeks again to post.

Today, I'm going with a painfully simple outfit with a hint of subdued color to break it up a bit. I had forgotten about indigo (I know, what's wrong with me?) and happened upon this deeeeeeep blue shirt at Madewell while I was back east. I'm all about it right now, but also afraid of washing it for fear that all the dye will wash away and I'll be left with another chambray shirt of which I have too many (no such thing, but you know what I mean.) I'm also kind of obsessing over these ankle boots right now, but we can talk more about that later.

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A Sartorial Sidenote: I've decided to embrace stretched-out-pants. I spend so much time washing or drying various pants to get them to fit perfectly, only to have the knees and butt stretch out two seconds after I decide to sit down anywhere. I mean, is it really worth all the stress? NO. So, I'm allowing myself to throw caution to the wind. No more opting to stand rather than sit just to hold on to a sausage-casingly tight fit anymore. Take that, pant fabric! You're not the boss of me!!!

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Hope you're doing your best to get as much sunlight as possible during these short days! In the meantime, I'm off to the Huntington Library with Charlesband to go sit under a tree and try to do absolutely nothing and soak up as many sunrays as humanly possible for a few hours before the darkness envelopes us at noon. Ok, maybe I'm being slightly dramatic. The sun starts going down around 4...BUT STILL. Ugh. [Insert child-like tantrum here.]

Well, off I go! Have a great rest of your weekend! xo!

A Note About the Clothes: Madewell Indigo Denim Collared Shirt, Gap Ankle-Zip Jeans - no longer available, Dolce Vita Gala Boot

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