Double Denim

Stylish Canadian Tuxedo

Nasty Gal jacketMadewell top – Old Navy jeans
Gucci loafers (plain red, floral versions) – Dagne Dover bag

I’m craving ease.

Simple. Unfussy. Basic, if you will.

I’m looking for it in all aspects of my life – how I work, what I eat. And most importantly, what I’m wearing.

And there’s no easier outfit than a blouse/skinny jean combination. Especially when both pieces are made from comfortable, soft denim.

Also, when your pants double as Spanx. Comfortable Spanx, that is.

Blue Outfit Red Accessories

Red Gucci Dragonfly Mules

I’ll happily spend a little extra on classics like blouses and flats.

Especially fancy flats. It’s probably been a year since I last purchased a pair of heels. But statement flats (like these Gucci loafers) are my favorite way to zhush up a simple look.

Pricey? Very. Worth every penny? Definitely.

Especially when they match your favorite grab-and-go small purse.

Red Dagne Dover Tiny Tote

Madewell Denim Blouse

Sticking to the same color (in varying shades) is another style trick I use to upgrade a simple outfit.

And blue is my new black – especially a rich navy and a pale chambray. My love for an all-navy look is no secret (see here and here), and I can’t stop. Won’t stop.

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Navy Draped Trench

Old Navy High Rise Skinny Jeans

Photography by Bekka Palmer