BACK TO BASICS // black tee two

I like to call this type of outfit "casual fancy."  It's something that I feel like works well for everyday stuff, like going to a coffee shop, lounging around, going to class.  It's comfortable enough for regular day to day stuff, but you could definitely wear it out with girlfriends or on a date.  I feel like this challenge is actually helping me breathe new life into items I like but haven't been inspired to wear in some time.  This skirt is a favorite, but I've only worn it a couple times about a year ago.  It's funny how something as basic as a black tee can be inspiration to wear things that you haven't worn in while.  

Even though I was forced inside by rain for these photos, spring is definitely here.  My first year in Tacoma the winter and spring were awful and by the time they were over I was so ready to move back to Alaska.  Thankfully the past two springs have been much more gentle with some sunny interludes between the grey, rainy stretches.  I need to plant my seeds and get my starters going indoors so I'll be able to plant my garden next month!  I also need to build some more beds, I really want to expand my garden this year.  I made wooden ones out of 2x6's last year, but I found these beautiful corrugated metal raised beds from Oh Dear Drea and I'm totally smitten with them.  What are you guys most excited for with spring's arrival?

tee (similar)/thrifted :: skirt (similar)/courtesy of tailor and stylist :: necklace/moorea seal
hat/the north face