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Imaginary Outfits: Winter’s Night In

As a self-proclaimed homebody, nothing is more exciting to me than a winter’s night in (says me and every other introvert to ever walk the face of the earth, right?). I just don’t understand why people would want to go OUT when it’s dark and cold and blustery and just really bad weather in general (again, says me and every other introvert in the world).

It’s actually kind of ironic that I’m writing this post today because we have a HUGE storm in San Francisco going on right now (the biggest rainstorm we’ve had in years!) and I’m having quite a lot of fun staying in allllll day and listening to a Creative Live class.

Avenue 32 asked me to put together an outfit for a winter’s night in. Some nights, I’m in my PJs by the time dinner rolls around, but if you want to be a liiiitle more stylish than that, here’s what I would wear for a winter’s night in:

imaginary outfits: winters night in - drifter and the gypsy blog
The whole sweatpant trend is very popular right now and I must say if done the right way, I’m a fan. I never got into the whole jeggings trend, but sweatpants I like. Especially these. (keep your eyes peeled for an outfit post of me wearing sweatpants sometime soon).

Cecil Beaton is one of my favorite fashion photographers and I’d love to have his collection of work from the 1930s-1960s.

An ideal winter’s night in involves me cozying up and watching an old movie or writing blog posts while candles burn off in the distance. What does an ideal winter’s night in look like to you?

background photograph via easy makes me happy.

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Imaginary Outfits: Early Fall Foraging

imaginary outfits: early fall foraging - drifter and the gypsy blog
swing trench from everlane // vril chunky tote from hendrik lou // easy circle tote from pine & boon for moorea seal // elizabeth suzann linn sweater // elizabeth suzann lyd trouser // leather chuck taylor high-top all-stars from converse via urban outfitters // blank marble notebooks from poketo // mini bouquet from peaches & mint // header photo by melissa sonico

With the weather turning cooler, foraging fashion gets cozier. It’s time to trade in the linen dresses and open-toed sandals for a more menswear-inspired look. Fall, for me, inspires that classic take on everyday wear. Maybe it’s from years of collared button-up shirts and crisp white sneakers in private school, but autumn translates into clean lines, mixed with chunky knit beanies and tops in season-appropriate neutrals, cropped for a modern take.

A subtle navy-print tote is perfect for stowing fallen leafy branches and street side blooms plucked during evening walks with my husband. Pretty patterned notebooks in black and white marble are essential for jotting down botanical sketches or pressing flowers into. What keeps it transitional from summer to fall is the high-top converse–in leather so it doesn’t get as dirty foraging on mountain hikes, or cliffside treks by the beach. Top it off with a lightweight trench with a swingy shape and pockets to hold bonsai scissors for easy snipping of stems.

Curated by Melissa Sonico // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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Imaginary Outfits: End Of Summer Camping Trip

imaginary outfits: end of summer camping trip - drifter and the gypsy blog
alpine and dine top via modcloth // madewell military anorak // fjall raven rucksack no. 21 small in red // rag & bone boyfriend jeans via farfetch // sperry top-sider saltwater duck boot in tan/green // j. crew women’s camp socks in dark linen marie // coleman 8d twin spiral lantern // header photo from seed4me

As the days gradually become shorter and a slight breeze fills the air, my mind is filled with thoughts of a late summer camping trip to bid adieu to the season. Something about cool summer nights, sleeping under the stars and fresh mountain air makes me feel so at home and so relaxed. I always come back to my urban reality with a renewed sense of mind and spirit, ready to take on new ideas and a new season. A soft flannel, comfy jeans, a sturdy pair of boots and a warm jacket are all I need to keep cozy and happy by the campfire at night.

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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Imaginary Outfits: Back to School

imaginary outfits: back to school - drifter and the gypsy blog
lou & grey striped chambray dress from loft // leather fleur triangle backpack in brown from urban outfitters // rib wool tight in heather grey by hansel from basel // acne studios raya short mohair-blend cardigan via matchesfashion.com // women’s caramel brown oxford ankle booties in textured leather by chilis via wildrabbitvintage on etsy // vintage brass apple paperweight via oldcottonwood on etsy // mujjo slim fit ipad mini sleeve – tan via bottica // field notes: mix journal set from urban outfitters // header image via the book gloop

How are we halfway through August already? For many, this is a time to get ready for a new school year. This also means that autumn is on the way! Simple staples like an oversized cardigan & tights can see you through the season in cozy comfort & are very versatile. A stylish backpack & a neat case to hold your tablet, along with a nice notepad will help you stay better organized (i.e. sane) throughout your studies. For me, autumn is all about comfy dresses and ankle boots – a winning combination always, whether you’re hitting the books, heading to work or enjoying a brisk walk in the cool autumn breeze.

Are any of you headed back to school? Feel free to share your back-to-school staples in the comments!

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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Imaginary Outfits: Farmers’ Market Morning

imaginary outfits: farmers' market morning - drifter and the gypsy blog
boessert schorn lavender blue yoke dress via totkaelo // ilia multi stick moonbeam via summerland // tiro tiro porto ring via summerland // loeffler randall mara espadrille via steven alan // beige canvas tote bag w/ genuine leather handles by leathinity on etsy // butter london keen nail lacquer // header photograph via roaming hunger

One of my favorite ways to start the weekend is with a trip to the farmers’ market. It’s a great way for me to stock up on healthy food for the week while supporting my local farmers. When heading out to collect my bounty, I like to keep things easy by throwing on a simple cotton dress with flats & skipping the makeup. Though, if I’m feeling a bit on the tired side, I’ll add a touch of highlighter to my cheek bones to brighten things up a bit. Then I’m set to grab a nice, large tote to fill with fruits, veggies & flowers to keep me healthy & happy throughout the week.

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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Imaginary Outfits: Brunch Wares

Hello there! Rachel of Mousevox here with another edition of Imaginary Outfits.

imaginary outfits: brunch wares - drifter and the gypsy blog
jasper and bronze globe necklace from cities in dust on etsy // rachel comey dazze boot via tenoversix // dusen dusen triad shift dress via bonadrag // backpack iii pink by mum & co on etsy // karen walker joyous sunglasses in gold glitter via eyegoodies // hansel from basel drippy crew socks via need supply co.

This weekend, I’m attending a brunch with friends and I’m now starting to give thought about what to wear. Maximum comfort for more focused eating is a must, so I know I’ll keep things more on the simple side. A shift dress (lots of room for eating!) with minimal accessories keeps things less fussy and makes for an altogether more comfortable dining experience. Little touches, such as interesting pieces of jewelry & a pair of quirky socks, can make a simple look a bit more eye-catching without being too flashy. And don’t forget those sunglasses! If it’s a nice day, outdoor seating is always more fun.

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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Imaginary Outfits: Beach Day

Hello there! Rachel of Mousevox again with another Imaginary Outfit for you, dear Drifter & the Gypsy Readers!

imaginary outfits: beach day - drifter and the gypsy blog
ilana kohn roxey tank via ethica // oversized intarsia cardigan via scotch & soda // kelly brook red polka dot open back swimsuit via new look // j brand loved worn cut off shorts via intermix // ultimate uv defense spf 30 via skinseuticals // yard croquet sandal via modcloth // rip curl far away beach tote via swell // pendleton tamiami trail robe blanket via zappos

With summer in full swing, I’ve got thoughts of backyard BBQ’s dancing through my head and beach day planning in the mix. It’s time to get outside & have some good old-fashioned American fun.

With the good fortune of being coastal, it has become a tradition in my circle of friends and family to spend our summer days at the beach. During the day, the boys surf while the girls play in the sand and lounge around, followed by sharing a meal at someone’s home. Being in the San Francisco Bay Area, we aren’t always guaranteed to have a warm & sunny beach day, so I’m always equipped with a warm blanket & cozy sweater in case the fog decides to roll in. This doesn’t mean I’ll ever skip out on the sunscreen though!

Pieces like a simple cotton tank & denim cut-offs can easily transition from the beach to beyond and sandals that easily slip on and off are a must. Every so often, we will be treated with a beach day that is warm & sunny enough to hang out in your bathing suit, so it’s always nice to have one on just in case.

What’s included in YOUR ideal beach day?

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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