A Natural Hair and fashion lifestyle blog based in Sonoma County, in the heart of Wine Country. Amber serves up inspiration for winery tourism, vegetarian recipes, style, and skincare.

On the Go


There is something to be said for the simplicity of wardrobe staples: I know I have mentioned it several times already, but this spring I have made it my mission to un-complicate my closet. In today's post I'm featuring items that truly never go out of style: the 'little' black dress, a great denim jacket, the bucket bag, and a pair of nude sandals. The paisley print bandana keeps things feeling very "now" and on trend, which in itself is ironic because the bandana is also a classic. But that's what makes fashion fun, isn't it? It's never immune to irony, and it's completely self-aware. Example: the ever annual spring floral trend. Of course it isn't ground breaking, yet every season the flower trend is cut in a fresh new way. Who among us has ever said "no, I don't need another floral print dress/blouse" when the season has presented the opportunity? Exactly! 

However a not-so noticeable irony (at least not until you begin your search) is the hunt for the wardrobe staples themselves. Have you ever noticed how challenging it can be to find a basic, crisp, white button down blouse? No fancy pen pocket, no over-done statement collar, no embroidery, no sheer fabric...just a white cotton button down basic. The fashion industry is so aware the classic basic, that they keep trying to update it in fresh new ways. So much so that it can be a task to simply find a true original! It's all part of the fun though, isn't it? I secretly love opening 17 tabs while shopping online, trying to find the perfect basic. However, today's outfit took no such efforts. All of these items were chosen instinctively, without a second thought. 








Dress: Bandy Melville // Jacket: Ralph Lauren // bag: DKNY // Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana // Sandals: c/o Cobb Hill Shoes in the 'Taylor'
Photography: Sosatography

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