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!

13 Comments on Lesson Learned

  1. Sara Mueller
    May 8, 2014 at 8:09 am (9 months ago)

    Pretty photos and great outfit!

  2. Mandy
    May 8, 2014 at 8:56 am (9 months ago)

    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 at 9:13 am (9 months ago)

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

  4. Kimi, twenty-something simple
    May 8, 2014 at 9:59 am (9 months ago)

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

    xo Kimi

  5. nancy @ adore to adorn
    May 8, 2014 at 10:38 am (9 months ago)

    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.

  6. Ann
    May 8, 2014 at 12:04 pm (9 months ago)

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

  7. Kate
    May 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm (9 months ago)

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

  8. Yosita
    June 18, 2014 at 1:50 am (8 months ago)

    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 at 7:30 am (8 months ago)

      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 at 12:06 am (7 months ago)

        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 at 7:17 am (7 months ago)

          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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