Outfits STYLE // Spring

7 Days of Outfits: What I Really Wore

April 18, 2017

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!


SUNDAY:

Jacket: Reformation (S), top: c/o Only Child, pants: Elizabeth Suzann, tote: West Elm (similar), clogs: c/o Bryr, sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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.


MONDAY:

Vintage Levi's, Everlane Oxfords Blush, Cuyana Tall Tote, Everlane Linen

Sweater: Zady, sold out (similar), linen shirt: Everlane, jeans: vintage, oxfords, c/o Everlane, tote, Cuyana

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.


TUESDAY:

Reformation x Veda Leather Jacket, Lauren Winter Wide Pant, Cuyana Classic Tote

Jacket: Reformation, pants: Lauren Winter (my Garmentory referral link), shirt: thrifted Ralph Lauren (similar), tote, c/o Cuyana, shoes, Converse (fairtrade option)

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.


WEDNESDAY:

Dress: c/o Only Child, pants: Paige, shoes: Converse (fairtrade option), tote: c/o Cyuana, necklace: BYCO, bracelet: FashionABLE

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.


THURSDAY:

Everlane Swing Trench, Vintage Levi's, Cuyana Classic Tote

Trench: c/o Everlane, dress: Everlane, jeans: vintage, shoes: Converse (try these), tote: c/o Cuyana

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.


FRIDAY:

Elizabeth Suzann Clyde Work Pant, Favor Jewelry, Nisolo Slides

Jean jacket: Levi’s (similar), sweater: old UO (try this), pants: Elizabeth Suzann, mules: Nisolo, backpack: c/o Everlane, necklace: c/o Loop Jewelry

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.


SATURDAY:

Everlane Day Flat, Cuyana Saddle Bag

Jean jacket: Levi’s (similar), shirt: Jamie + the Jones, jeans: vintage, bag & scarf: Cuyana, shoes: Day Flats c/o Everlane

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!

xo


This format was also inspired by a favorite series of mine over at Cup of Jo called A Week of Outfits.

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  • Mel April 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I looooooooove this style! So many lovely outfits to see. I can’t even choose a favorite. Love how stylish your everyday look is :)

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you Mel! Shooting these pics definitely helps be a little more motivated when I get dressed in the morning!

  • Jaana April 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    This is great Andrea! Not always easy to do (which is why I rarely share more than 5 photos a week) but it IS very authentic and will be fun to follow along with. Great looks all around. <3

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement Jaana! And I hope you don’t mind me following along with your idea. >< I'm sure there will be weeks where I only manage 5 photos, eep!

  • Lo April 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Love this feature and the shift you’re making. I’m trying to do more real posts (vs. theoretical) myself, even if because it makes it easier to see what’s working and what’s not IRL. It’s more of a journal and less of a newsletter. I’d also love to see more 7 days of styling if you have particular pieces you really want to focus on.

    And I love the hemming on your jeans!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Hey girl! That is so well said, yes it definitely is more of a journal and less of a newsletter, and I LOVE that! :) And thanks for noticing the jeans, I looove them so much more now!

  • Kendra April 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Love the new format!!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you Kendra, glad to have you here!

  • Pav April 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Love the new format! These are the types of posts I enjoy the most, and I love seeing you style the same pieces in different ways!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you Pav, so far it is making getting dressed each day a lot more fun. :)

  • Kate April 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    This is great!! I’m trying to learn how to really utilize individual pieces in my closet and I love seeing how you style your pieces to create cohesive outfits. I’m excited to see more.

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Kate! I feel like this is really good practice for me too!

  • Katherine Rose April 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Those olive pants look so good on you! I have a similar complexion and I’m thinking about getting a pair for myself!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you! They are wonderful pants, so comfy, I always love wearing them! I hope you get a pair!

  • Allegra April 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I love the new format – great idea to capture all your outfits! Although I can imagine it might feel like a lot of pressure to show all your outfits since you might want to repeat them or not wear something super interesting…so make sure it stays fun for you, too! :) At the same time, I selfishly can’t wait to see more outfits from you because you always combine pieces in beautiful ways. I’m also excited to see a review of the Nisolo mules sometime. I’m debating between them and Everlane’s modern babo and value your opinion. (Also debating the Clyde pants, but I’m super hippy and worried I’d look even more so in the Clydes!)

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks Allegra, great feedback! I can see already how the thoughts of ‘keep it interesting, don’t repeat, etc.’ creep in, but I fight them off by trying to remind myself the point is to be real. So hopefully that will keep it fun!

      I LOVE the Nisolo mules. Today I was half-contemplating them in a second color. I like them a lot. I haven’t tried the babo from Everlane, but I personally think the shape of the Nisolo mules is more attractive. Perhaps one of these days I’ll get around to a review. The Clydes might surprise you by how much they make your hips look good. I feel like they promote a nice hourglass shape.

      • Allegra April 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

        Hi Andrea, thanks so much for the reply! Definitely appreciate you being real about what you wear. :)
        Also appreciate the advice on the Nisolo mules and Clydes! Will keep thinking and saving.

  • Olivia Youngs April 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I just love this! I’m always amazed at how much harder it is to cultivate authentic looks instead of posting “just for the blog” outfits. I can’t wait to follow along with this series!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Totally!! You get exactly where I’m coming from. Excited to have you Olivia. :) :)

  • Ellie April 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Perhaps I missed this from a previous post but I would love to hear more about styling, fit, wear, etc of your everlane oxfords. I know they run quite small so I’ve sized up. But now I’m still struggling with the long pointy toe feeling too long. I’m curious about how they fair in the nearly constant Oregon rain too. I live in Oregon as well and the rain definitely has to be a consideration when purchasing shoes. How do they compare to your Nisolo oxfords? What are your thoughts?

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Hi Ellie, you have not missed a previous post. I chose these oxfords because I thought they would work well on rainy days – and they do. The leather is more waxy than the kind Nisolo uses, so it kind of beads off. Plus they have a synthetic instead of a leather sole. Leather soles in the rain can be tough, even with an added toppy sole. I feel like these blush oxfords are super easy to style because they go with just about everything. I love the color of them. It took me a bit to break them in, as they were pretty narrow on my wide-ish feet. How much did you size up? How do they feel on?

      Back on the Nisolos, I have a pair of their older oxford style, but they came out with a newer style that looks pretty cute too. My Nisolos are more comfortable than my Everlane ones, but I feel like the shoe isn’t as ‘hearty’ to stand up to Oregon weather as the Everlane ones are.

  • Dara April 18, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    This is great and so relatable! I love getting more a glimpse into your day-to-day life through the outfits and also the photos inside your home. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you Dara!! You guys have basically had a house tour now. ><

  • Lori April 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I love the pictures in front of your dining table: the light is so good there. But all your photography is beautiful. And yes to the real outfits: much more interesting and appealing than highly styled magazine-type pictures.

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you Lori! There is a slider in my living room, so it brings a lot of nice light into the dining room. Thank you for the compliment on my photography! :) :) I am glad this new format resonates with you!!

  • Liv April 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I’m a newish reader and I like this new format — thanks!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Ah, thanks for weighing in Liv, and so glad to have you here!

  • Paige Marchi April 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    This is so great! Really, friend, kudos!!!

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you Paige!!! I appreciate your support, as always. xoxo

  • Liz C April 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I have been eyeing those Nisolo mules for months! I’ve never bought shoes from there and also have “wide-ish” feet. Usually not wide enough to really need to size up, but definitely not narrow feet. How is the sizing on yours? I usually wear a size 6.5-7 shoe.

    • Andrea April 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      I got a pair in the upper end of my size rang (9.5-10), so a 10, and I am really happy with how they fit! Also, they are quite comfortable! I really like these mules a lot. In fact, I was just contemplating a second pair today in the navy color.

  • Heather April 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I love this new format! I’m much more interested in what stylish people are actually wearing than the “perfect” outfits and layouts you see on so many blogs now. Your down-to-earth approach is what appealed to me in the first place so I’m totally excited about this ❤️

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Thank you so much Heather! I agree, I LOVE seeing what people are wearing on the daily. Years ago I hung over a blog called Urban Weeds that followed Portland street style, it was so good, and real. Also, I’m so honored that you’d call me stylish! I always feel like a work in progress. ><

  • Beth April 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Love this! Super fun, and makes you & your style seem even cooler. :)

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Ha! Thanks Beth for the kind words and support. Glad to have you here. :)

  • Breanna Marie April 18, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Friday and Monday’s outfits are my faves! I love how your styling fluctuates through the week and has so much variety!

    https://bybreannamarie.com/

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Breanna! I didn’t realize how much variety I had until I put it all together! I definitely dress for my mood on some days, but most days I am just dealing with the weather. ><

  • Leah April 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I’m expecting my day flats to arrive tomorrow! So excited – I couldn’t resist the red because I already own a few pairs of black flats.

    In a similar vein to yours, I decided last week to try to photograph at least one outfit a week that’s just for fun, not part of a collaboration, though I never style outfits just to be photographed – I tend to wear them all day. I’ve been using Instagram stories to showcase everyday outfits, too. I agree that it feels right to try to balance “professional” content with real life. For the most part, we’re one woman shows anyway. It’s impossible to run everything like a business all the time.

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

      I saw your IG pic, those flats look SO cute on you!!

      Yes, you put it so well!! Trying to strike the balance between professional and real life is tricky as a blogger. And even if I could run everything like a business all the time it would be so boring!

  • Jillian April 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I’m so glad you’re doing this! I find the overly styled and produced blogs just exhausting. I love posts like this because they feel like real life.

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

      I agree! I also feel like they are unattainable, and that can feel depressing sometimes. Or it just seems silly. Though I do think a handful of bloggers do it beautifully and do it well. Thank you for your support and for being here!! :)

  • Alice April 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Like the new format! I have a similar issue with trenches (and incidentally also got the Everlane trench). I don’t necessarily feel like a kid playing dress up, but in the past have felt too fashion-y or formal, despite really liking them on other people. I like that the everlane trench is a little flowy, a little structured, so it is more casual. You rock it in that outfit!

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

      I agree about the too fashion-y or formal! I think if I was in a more formal environment, it would feel more natural, like Chicago or NY. BUT, I do love them on other people, so I’m going to keep rocking it. You make a great point about the Everlane trench, it’s slightly less serious than other trenches. Thank you for your vote of confidence! I bet you are rocking yours too!

  • lizzie April 18, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    i love this, it feels so much more authentic and interactive with us as readers. there’s something about each days’ outfit that i absolutely love, and the fact that it’s “real life” makes me appreciate your style even more, keep up the great work! also really digging your light fixture in the dining room!

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Thank you Lizzie for weighing in! I’ll do my best to keep these as real life as possible. One person commented that I should shoot pics washing dishes. That is about as real life as it gets! Ha! Maybe I’ll try that out.
      The light fixture is fun, it came with our house, but I sure wish it was centered over the dining room table. One day I’ll move it!

  • April April 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is so refreshing to see ‘real life’ on a blog and not just overly styled shoots. Keep it up, lady!

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Thank you April! I am having a really fun time so far. :)

  • Joy April 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I am a more recent reader (6 months or so?), and I love your blog. Thank your creating and sharing these posts…I am often inspired. I appreciate that your are incorporating more outfits into the blog. They are some of my favorite posts too. However, I wonder if you might break up these marathon 7 day posts into smaller, more digestible posts (2 outfits at a time, or even keep a daily outfit post in there?). I struggle with long posts in my reader (from any blog, not specifically yours), and often don’t get through them or get lost halfway through. The smaller snippets, shorter posts, keep me connected, consuming awesome content, great inspiration, on a daily or every other daily basis. Looking forward to your upcoming content either way, just a thought, from a loyal (though quiet) reader.

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thank you for the good feedback Joy, I’ll keep that in mind! I anticipate future posts being shorter, I really had to ‘set the table’ with this first one. But, if they get too lengthy, I like what you suggested!

  • Elizabeth April 18, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Love this new format…I just grabbed so many ideas….Thanks..Liz

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Yeeeeah! Love it! That’s why I’m here. ;)

  • Savannah April 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I love this format. I think it works great for you and your style. In fact, these type of weekly outfits posts are some of my favorite to see anybody do – and I think you are off to a fabulous start! I’m already looking forward to seeing where things go from here!

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Thank you so much Savannah! And thanks for being here. I always like reading your comments. :)

  • Dacy April 18, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    So glad you’re doing this. I stopped reading most fashion blogs because it was clear the outfits weren’t being worn in real life, so I’m all for it.

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thank you for your support Dacy, it means a lot!

  • Lolly April 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Love the new format! This is also exactly what I like to read, it’s realistic and such good inspiration!

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Lolly! So thankful to have you here. :)

  • Lee Vosburgh April 19, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Andrea! I had a feeling this was the route your were headed and I’m so thrilled to see you trusting your instincts and pursuing a format that feels true to you. I’ve always been a fan of this post approach and first got hooked with how Cupcakes & Cashmere did it and love the a week of outfits series on A Cup of Jo. I’ve been wanting to try a 30 days of outfits series in the upcoming months so this has been a huge push to give it a go! All the best! xo

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

      You did? You are totally intuitive! My shift was definitely instinct driven, but also just organic. It seems like a natural change. Yes, I like how Cupcakes & Cashmere did it too! I think a 30 days of outfits series would be awesome. I bet your readers (including me!) would love that! It would be really fun to work together on something like that too!

  • Anne April 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Omg I love it alllll. I love the first look bc I love me a moto jacket. Also Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. So basically, all of it, lol. I like the trench coat look especially with the peek of the stripes that are almost as long as the coat. I like the staged photos when a piece is being reviewed. I still vote for more pictures of you with your arms up, washing dishes, etc, to see how long a shirt really is or if the pants will get wet when I wash dishes, etc ;) But I also love the candid shots, and your lovely home in the background (and dog on the bed in the mirror?)

    • Anne April 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

      I wore my Everlane cropped pants on Easter and am wearing one of my neck V-neck tees right now and they are all PERFECT. This is the most amazing tshirt and it was $15?! And transparent manufacturing?! Whaaaaaaat. I’m converted now, lol. I’m pretty much ready to empty my closet and fill it with Everlane.

      • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:34 am

        YAYYYYY! Yes, their t’s are my all time favorite. So glad you love your items!!! They have a beautiful new linen line coming out next week, keep your eyes peeled for that!

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Hi Anne! I love your dishwashing pic suggestion, definitely going to keep that in mind! Though, I wear an apron 90% of the time I’m in the kitchen because often my tops ARE so blousy and baggy. So, that was my pile of junk on the bed LOL. BUT, I do have a cute dog, and I’ll sneak her in a pic soon. :)

  • Karin April 20, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Love this new format Andrea! I think it’s really valuable to see how ethical fashion pieces wear in every day life. I’m excited to see more!

    • Andrea April 20, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thank you Karin! Your support means so much! I love following along with your outfits too. And… imma steal that long fleece coat of yours! ><

  • Linda Orr April 22, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Love the new format!

  • Megan Joy April 23, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I love this! I’m new(ish) to Portland and I’m still figuring out to properly layer for this weather. That Everlane Trench is beautiful!

    Megan
    http://meganjoy.ca