This weekend marks two years of writing and publishing here at Seasons + Salt. (Little known fact: the blog started out under a different name for about the first six months!) As I’ve come up on this mile marker, I’ve sensed a shift in how I want to share content with you guys. I feel a desire to be a little more real and authentic, and a little less ‘editorial.’ The scope of the blogging world – at least those folks who are making a living off of it – seems to have moved strongly toward editorial designs, layout and content. And while I do love that, what I love even more are blogs that are raw and authentic, filled with dreams, goals, encouragement, and honest talk.
Most of you come for the outfits. And those are my favorite posts to shoot and share for the blog. However, I want the above desires to be reflected in how and why I share outfits, so I am shaking things up.
Instead of shooting and styling outfits exclusively for the blog, I’ve decided to take a picture each day of what I’m wearing and then compile it for a new 7 Days of Outfits series. This is inspired in large part by the 7 Days of Styling series that I really enjoyed sharing with you guys. I’ve long wanted to share more outfits on the blog, (two per week isn’t very many!) and have always been challenged by the logistics. This new format is a great way to meet that goal, along with a few others.
This idea was also born out of a desire to be more transparent with what I am wearing on a day-to-day basis. I’ve found it easy to style looks ‘just for the blog’ only to not end up wearing them very much in my regular day-to-day life. And I just don’t feel right about that.
I’m going to try this format out for a few weeks, and see how we all like it. I’ll still have my Weekly Rundown and other content including giveaways and sponsored posts, but I’ll be sharing most of my looks through the 7 Days of Outfits series each week.
Let’s get to the fun stuff!
Are you guys tired of these pants yet? I’m not! They are truly one of my favorite things to wear. Elastic waistbands are hard to turn down! Wearing a tri-color combo is almost always my go-to way to style an outfit. I love the way the rust color of these clogs (Suzie Closed Toe in Sienna) warms up the black and olive combo.
This is one of my favorite looks from the week. Probably because I feel so darn at home in these pants. Since I got these vintage Levi’s hemmed, I wear them at least 2-3 times per week. The ankle length (instead the chunky roll) gives a more streamlined look to the pant, which makes them feel more versatile.
I feel pretty rockin’ in this outfit, even though I almost always get long looks or a little side-eye when I wear these pants. I love the statement they make when I wear them and, but because of that, they can be a little tricky to style. They work best with smaller, fitted tops and jackets that aren’t to voluminous.
This dress is another one of my favorite items to wear. I hope some of you were able to snag one during the virtual pop-up. I can’t wait until the weather warms up enough to wear it as a dress. A note on the Cuyana bag, I recently switched from the Tall Tote (which I reviewed here) to the Classic Tote, and I like this style a lot better. It’s shorter and wider verses tall and narrow. Also, in the 1.5 years since I bought my first Cuyana tote, it looks like they have made a subtle change to the shade of their caramel leather. My first bag was more golden and the new bag is more reddish brown, almost more of a cognac color.
Oh hey, it’s just me chilling in a trench coat. The jury is still out on whether trench coats are for me. I love how classic and timeless they look. However, when wearing one, I sort of feel like a little kid playing dress up. As far as trenches go, I love the simplicity of this one and the fact that the belt ties instead of having a buckle. I’m also really digging dusters right now. This tan one and this olive one in particular. There is something about spring that always leaves me longing for light jackets.
These are definitely my go-to ‘feel good’ shoes right now (in addition to my clogs). They are so comfortable, and I love the look a nude shoe adds to an outfit. Bonus: the easy slip-on factor. My favorite kinds of shoes have always been the ones I can easily get on and off. I wear these almost any day it’s not raining.
I really liked this outfit on, I just don’t think it photographed well. I am rocking my necktie from the Cuyana pop-up, totally inspired by Emily Henderson. The pop-up was quite fun, but the best part was snagging time with my blogger friend Ellie of Selflessly Styled. It was great to ‘talk shop’ and share blogging goals and ideas.
On the Day Flats: these are super cute shoes, and quite comfortable for a flat. I wish I would have sized up a half size. The length is good for me, but I think a little extra wiggle room would have helped my wide-ish feet. I like how understated they are, but they will probably only work with a few of my pants because they’re so low profile.
I hope this new blog format resonates with you. This is exactly the type of post I’d like to read, and I hope you will too. Thank you for being a part of this community!
This format was also inspired by a favorite series of mine over at Cup of Jo called A Week of Outfits.