Lesson Learned

Forever 21 striped tee // Current Elliott love destroyed jeans // Gap belt // Loeffler Randall flats // Cuyana tote // Brooklyn Designs Mason necklace c/o

Photos by Christine Sargologos

For someone who thinks about clothes and getting dressed way too much (I’m always looking for inspiration for my next outfit), I’ve come to realize the less over-thinking and more simple a look is, the better. And Christine really captures that in these photos. A pair of favorite jeans, a simple striped shirt, some neutral accessories, (a vegan cupcake) and you’re ready to go. Put together, comfortable, yet effortless at the same time. When in doubt reach for basics or lean on any and all striped tees. Lesson learned!


  1. Sara Mueller May 8, 2014

    Pretty photos and great outfit!

  2. Mandy May 8, 2014

    I completely agree with you. I got in the habit of constantly buying brights and patterns because they caught my eye but I never felt that comfortable in them. Now I stick to basics and I never feel like i’m keeping up with trends, classic is just better. Love your style and your outfit posts.

  3. Gaby May 8, 2014

    Couldn’t agree more!! Love the photos and the outfit :)

  4. I know exactly what you mean! Simple is definitely better. I love this outfit; the tee is perfect!

    xo Kimi

  5. Dana May 8, 2014

    Classic look, as always

    Pink Champagne Problems

  6. totally agree. On days where I’m just not into “dressing up” I love going for my trusty stripes and jeans, too. Those jeans BTW are freakin’ fab. I love them on you.

  7. Ann May 8, 2014

    Love your style & hair! Can you pls do a hair tutorial? Thanks!

  8. Kate May 9, 2014

    gorgeous as usual. this sounds creepy but i totally want an illustration of pic #5!

  9. Stacey May 19, 2014

    Adore this super simple look!


    Five Minute Style 

  10. Yosita June 18, 2014

    Love your Cuyana tote! Is it the Short size in Caramel colour? I’m undecided between getting this or the Rib & Hull :((

    • Crystalin June 18, 2014

      Yes, mine is the short carmel one. The Cuyana is taller than the Rib and hull and a lot more slouchy… hope that helps :)

      • Yosita June 19, 2014

        Thanks for responding! Do you know if the Madewell Transport Tote is sturdier/less slouchy than the Cuyana? I just purchased an Heirloom r&h tote but want to get another tote as an alternative that is more relaxed.

        • Crystalin June 19, 2014

          It does look like the Madewell tote is a little more structured and sturdier than the Cuyana… but definitely still not as sturdy as the Rib and Hull :)


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