Back to Basics

blanket scarf, distressed denim, leopard heels

In preparation for this past weekend’s trip up to San Francisco, a rare thing occurred. I did not overpack. Yes, you read that right. When the lady at the check-in counter asked if any of the bags were “potentially overweight,” I was able to confidently (and proudly I might add) state,”No.” Now, don’t get me wrong, the temptation was there. There were numerous text messages sent to Allison about this dilemma. I had under packing phobia. Maybe another term could be options-phobia: the intense, and often irrational fear, that one will not have enough options. If it was in the DSM, I’d likely qualify.

How did I do it? I went back to the basics (isn’t that what you’re supposed to do when you don’t know what else to do??). I packed neutral colored sweaters (chunky knit and lightweight), tops, shoes, and denim and threw in fun accessories (aka blanket scarf). I figured I would just rely on my abilities to mix and match. The perfect anecdote to options-phobia.

blanket scarf, tan coat

distressed denim, blanket scarf, tan coat

distressed denim, leopard heels

distressed denim, blanket scarf

blanket scarf

blanket scarf, distressed denim, tan coat

blanket scarf, distressed denim


toggle coat, blanket scarf

blanket scarf, distressed denim{Outfit Details | Coat: J Crew Factory (40% off) | Jeans: Rag & Bone, cheaper option here | Top: Nordstrom, similar herehere | Shoes: J Crew, cheaper option here | Scarf: H&M, other option here | Sunglasses: Marc x March Jacobs | Purse: Prada, similar here}