Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This is my first time ever celebrating this day – as we don’t do Thanksgiving in The Netherlands – and since we don’t have any family here in Los Angeles, we will probably celebrate with a surf session on the beach.
Even though I can not seem to figure out another way to describe Thanksgiving than Christmas without presents, here we go:
Thank you, for reading afterDRK.com and for following me while I am in Los Angeles (and my bare armed outfits are probably not even inspiring for you to see, since most of you are bundling up for winter).
What is the first thing you look at when you see someone? Some men obviously do breasts (sorry, but it is true!), but what about us women? Hair? Smile? Tell me what’s yours!
I know it is supposed to be the eyes or something very close to that… Well, I do below the knee. Also known as, SHOES!
How Shallow Hal of me.
It is just that I have always had a huge thing for shoes – thanks mom! – and even though it is a cheesy saying, I am a firm believer of shoes being either outfit makers or breakers. Also, they do tell a lot about the person wearing them.
On other Below The Knee news. After opening the doors of their very first store in Amsterdam late September, Brit brand All Saints just recently launched a 43-piece shoe collection. My favorites being the Keiko oxford (as pictured) and its namesake loafer.
Hence the amount of Instagram photos you have seen passing by in the past few weeks hashtagged #belowtheknee.
Taking a walk on the masculine side is more the rule rather than the exception when it comes to my personal style. I absolutely love borrowing from the boys, whether it’s slouchy pants, boyfriend blazers or – in this case – oversized shirts.
There is just something so chic about a mens inspired look and it works for just about any occasion. Think grabbing a coffee in a crisp white oversized cotton shirt, silk pants and quite the hefty sandal…oh wait that is my look! Ok, then think a pantsuit. It is made for our counterparts, but honestly looks way better on us, right?
Or take a man flat and mix them with the perfectly cut boyfriend denim (oh, how I wish I managed to somehow fit my Acne Pop jeans in this story) and a super feminine top on top.
Now back to the shirt, even though I found my holy grail of menswear shirts in the women’s department at Rika not so long ago, I am yet to add the white version to my wardrobe. Until then, Lesley’s wrinkle free (it is seriously quite impossible to get this shirt any creases) shirt will have to do.
Consider this part one in a series of mannish sartorialism. Borrowing from the boys is too much fun to put it all in one post.
To be continued…
In the meantime, tell me about your favorite masculine ensemble.
Ahhh, the Arts District! A new neighborhood, a new (sub) chapter of my adventures here in Los Angeles. As much as I liked Culver City – I liked it a LOT – I thought it would be fun to spend some time in one of my already favorite areas in this city as well. Just so that I will be able to say ‘I love LA’ without it being based on one district.
On the outfit, I wore this simple – some call it grandma, my boyfriend almost thought I was planning on selling bibles door by door (I just like it) – ensemble to move all our stuff from Culver City to our new temporary place and walk a few blocks to grab an Organic Green Tea Boba (my new favorite, is that bad? I heard the literal translation for ‘Boba’ in Chinese is breasts, hmmm…) at Urth Caffe.
This skirt might not be something that had my name written all over it when I found it, but it has really been my go-to wardrobe staple on days that I just don’t feel like wearing the same old jeans-t-shirt-jacket combination.
Also, I have been having the urge to actually use the buttons on my blazers lately and it might have something to do with that limited amount of clothes I was talking about earlier. Might be fun to actually do a post about what exact items made it to the 23kg suitcase, as one of you mastermind readers suggested. Yes or no?
afterDRK was created by Sabrina Meijer in 2009 with the intent of appealing to all fashion seekers, especially the ones that have a slight appreciation for simplicity, but always with some sort of edge.