Photos By: Eugene Johnson | Location: Faust Park, MO
Sweater: Nordstrom Rack (not sold online) similar: BCBG, Mango, H&M | Shoes: Avalon Exchange (not sold online, thrift store) similar: N.Y.L.A., Reebok, Forever 21, DC Mirage | Bracelet: Shoptique, Tahari, Ralph Lauren | Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Joggers: H&M
So I want to start by saying that I had the majority of this post typed and ready to go and then it got deleted, thank you WordPress.
This is the one time I will allow anyone to call me basic and that’s due to these joggers. When I say basic, I mean that it can go with so many casual outfits. I love them and when I got them for christmas, I was so happy. They literally have these bad boys everywhere, but I only like the ones with pockets. Who doesn’t like pockets? I don’t know, I feel weird wearing sweats without pockets (you should too, it’s not natural).
I LOVE this sweater I found a few months ago from Nordstrom Rack! I couldn’t find the exact one but I’ve linked very similar options above. I actually wore this sweater styled completely different one night at dinner, it will eventually be on the blog, promise. On top of all of this, I love thrift shopping. I was extremely hesitant to buy these shoes when I saw them at the consignment store. But, I could tell they were barely worn so I went for it. If you’re in the St. Louis area, I highly suggest Avalon Exchange in the Delmar Loop in addition to your local Goodwill for amazing thrift store finds.
I am extremely sad to say that this is my last Black History Month post. I watched 12 Years a Slave the other evening and it reminded me of how far we’ve come as a country, which is beautiful. I highly suggest you watch it no matter what race you are, it is honestly moving and so telling of the what happened centuries ago. I think it is important for everyone to remember the past but also to be grateful for the strides made in the present and for the future.
“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X