Thursday, November 6, 2014

gun in your holster

Shirt: Everlane; Jeans: BigStar; Shoes: Henri Lepore Dezert; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Belt: Moschino; Watch: Daniel Wellington

I've had a few books on rotation lately, namely Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl (still making my way through, but love it so far) and the wildly Instagramable How to be Parisian Wherever You Are. Both have filled a particular type of role during my most recent travels, but it's the latter that I've surprisingly been taking to heart lately. Sure, I don't expect to turn into a Parisian overnight after reading it, nor did it challenge me in a highly intellectual way either, but the "snackable" bits of advice (on love, style, confidence, sex, you name it), have been exactly what I've needed to keep in mind these past couple of weeks.

One particular favorite quote reads: "The signature item is an attitude. It is the gun in your holster that makes you feel well dressed and invincible."

Lately, I couldn't be be relying on this quote more. Work has been running me through some pretty long hours (it is holiday season after all) and while I love the go-go-go nature of it, I'm more often than not, getting dressed while it's still dark out, which makes feeling put together at all times, a bit tricky.

Fortunately, a great rotation of black skinny jeans (like this pair from Big Star, which I've been living in lately) and an oversized silk blouse are really all I need to get through the door. For a daily uniform, it's understated, chic and polished without looking too overdone, and I love that while it only took 2 minutes to put together, it still gives me that attitude/confidence boost to really take on my day. Plus, these jeans fit like a glove at just the right high-rise cut -- striking the perfect balance between slightly formal and slightly off duty. Net, net, if my attitude is the gun in my holster, then this uniform is my ammo. 

This post was in collaboration with Big Star Denim. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations!

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic jeans and belt! I like this outfit very much, you look lovely!

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  2. awesome! ;>>




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  3. Such a classic outfit. Simple and not too fussy. Looks great!

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  4. Love the sandals.x

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  5. Krystal, looking stunning as always. Follow your blog for more than 3 years now and I love your clasic looks, but these easy and effortless are my favorite. Kiss from Prague :) Mel
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  6. such a great look

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  7. Jeans are always my go to and when you find a good pair you just gotta wear them to death ;)

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    p.s. roll on the weekend!x

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  8. gorgeous chic outfit!
    love your bag
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  9. I love this simple look! It's perfect for the office - just the right amount of sophisticated chic! Hang in there at work, Krystal - the holidays are almost here! xoxo, Bethann

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  10. Love the monochrome look! I've been wanting to ready Lena's book but haven't had the chance. I'm glad to here you're loving it! xx

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  11. This look is so chic!!
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  12. Love your easy and effortless look! A few great basics can save the day.
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  13. A very chic and simple outfit, that proves that you only need a few well-made and chic pieces to stand out from the crowd! Well done! And yes, many French women do this so well.

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  14. i have seen that book everywhere but really hadn't given it a second thought. i might pick it up now!
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  15. simple yet chic love it

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  16. Great look, simple but effective. I think it's always good to have few go to outfits x
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  17. Very cool black and white look. Love the belt details.

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  18. Great look. Really useful stuff ., will look for more of such posts from your side.. Good job...Keep it up
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