I spent all of my summers growing up in China on my grandparents’ farm in the countryside. I have many fond memories of raising chickens, ducks, and geese, and waking up before dawn to pick beans to sell to vendors. Farms hold a very special place in my heart. Even though I love high rises and city living, nothing makes me feel more at peace and at home than when I’m on a farm. I felt very fortunate to be invited to Easter dinner at a farm on the weekend. A getaway from the city was exactly what I needed and the weather was perfect. These photos show what I wore to dinner that day, but I was also able to take photos of other outfits on the beautiful property, which I can’t wait to share with you.
One word on my outfit: jeggings. When jeggings (jean leggings) first came out, I thought they were ridiculous. I was certain I’d never wear them. However, I love to wear boots, and I had trouble stuffing my regular jeans into boots, so I started seeing the value in jeggings. I ended up buying the pair of Citizens of Humanity jeggings that I’m wearing here. They were the most expensive jeans I’ve ever purchased, but I’m happy to say that I’ve worn them more often than any other pair I own. If you don’t already own a pair, I highly recommend you get a pair. It’s great for going out in the colder months. You can wear them very easily with boots because there’s no bunching and they are much warmer than tights. I’m wearing them with riding boots in this post. They also look great with ankle boots, sandals, and flats (though I’d never wear them with flats because I’d look even shorter). I recommend investing in a quality pair like the Citizens of Humanity ones I’m wearing (get the style here) because they are very high quality and comes with a zipper and pockets. Basically, they’re more jeans than leggings. There are lots of inexpensive jeggings that you pull-on like tights that come without zippers or pockets. They are more leggings than jeans, and they look very casual. I own a $15 pair like that and it lost its shape and elasticity very quickly. I’ve owned the Citizens of Humanity pair for two years now and it’s the same as when I bought it.
The mint blouse I’m wearing was also a purchase from two years ago, and now that mint is all the rage, I’m patting myself on the back for being so fashion forward and such a trend setter. Enjoy the photos below!
I’m so excited to feature my Michael Kors Bromley riding boots for the first time! They are my first pair of above-the-knee boots and I absolutely love them. I have a hard time fitting into boots because of my, ahem, “athletic” calves so these boots were a dream come true. The stretchy material at the back of the calves and the zipper make these a perfect fit for everyone. See how I can even tuck my jeggings inside? Amazing. I have a callous on my right index finger from all the zipping but it’s worth it. Over-the-knee boots are amazing for lengthening the legs and for making outfits look chic. Oh, did I mention these are taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York?
Right after I booked my trip to New York, I envisioned sitting on the Met steps, eating yogurt with Alyssa like Blair Waldorf and Serena Van der Woodsen. There was no yogurt involved, but we had a great time sitting on the steps of the Met taking turns snapping photos.
Coat: Talula Babaton
Jeggings: Citizens of Humanity “Avedon Slick Skinny” here + here
Boots: MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bromley” (also here + here + here)
Bag: Bronsino “Harlem” Tote (Local Vancouver designer). The Foley + Corinna Mid-city tote is similar
Coat: Zara | Jeggings: United Colors of Benetton | Blouse: Forever 21
Scarf: Sirens | Shoes: Aldo