There are days when I have leisure time to wake up at my natural circadian rhythm, do morning yoga, cook breakfast at home, and craft an outfit. And there are days when I resent the sound of my alarm clock, rush out of bed into a quick run and an even quicker shower, jump into the first outfit that makes sense. In the latter scenario, this business-ready comfortable Zara dress is what I jump into. It’s New York dressing with a pop of color – in other words, a pared-down minimalism that characterizes most of my January.
During busy days in easy outfits, I like to wear at least one item that was given to me from a dear friend, a sentimental reminder to stop and count my fortunes in life, which include having the most caring friends who constantly support me in all of my endeavors. This belt comes from Elle, the stylish mom of my little Ada (you may remember her gorgeous portraits here). It’s both adorable and comfortable and a symbol of the tremendous affection I receive in my life.
| Zara dress | J Crew purse | Bebe shoes | BCBG necklace | bracelets from Jewelmint, Madewell, and BCBG |