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Hi.

Vanessa here. The over-caffeinated cat lady in black behind girlfriendtoast.com. Welcome to my little space on the internet where I post about food, clothes, wellness and the like. <3

my winter wardrobe

my winter wardrobe

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When I moved into my 350 sq ft apartment a year ago, I was ready for a major life cleanse. I needed to simplify, so I sold pretty much everything I owned: piles and piles of clothes, books, movies, all of my furniture and started over with only the essentials. I wanted everything in my home to be intentional since I didn't have space for more than that anyway. This last year in my new minimal home has been so so refreshing. I surround myself with only things that I love and I get rid of anything that doesn't light me up. This lifestyle change has been the most impactful for my closet. Yes, I outfit repeat a bit more, but I loveee my clothes and I am thrilled to open my closet and only see things that I genuinely want to wear. 

Okay so now let's get to the fun part. While I know it's spring now (apparently), spring is nowhere in sight in Portland. We're still in full winter mode, so here are my winter wardrobe essentials--my favorite pieces that got me through this winter. The things I've been wearing the most, these staples are on constant rotation in my closet: 

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My wardrobe (from left to right): 

Straight Leg Comfort Mom Jean by Zara, here 

Classic Hi-Rise Mom Jean by Zara, here

Kick Flare High-Rise Cropped Jean by BDG, here 

High Waisted Pleated Pant by American Apparel, [discontinued]

Ribbed Mock Neck Turtleneck by Monki, here

Boxy Short Sleeve Shirt by Asos, here

Japanese Oxford Square Shirt by Everlane, here 

Silk Short-Sleeve Square Shirt in Black/White by Everlane, here

The Square Mockneck Tee by Everlane, here 

Silk Short-Sleeve Square Shirt in Black by Everlane, here

Ribbed Knit Turtleneck Sweater  by Silence + Noise, here

Crewneck Sweater by UNIQLO, here

Balloon-Sleeve Pullover by Line & Dot, here

Oversized Shirt Dress by COS, here

Veda Bad Leather Jacket by Reformation, here

Henriettas by Dr. Martens, here

Vegan 1461s by Dr. Martens, here

Marja Chelsea Boot by Vagabond, here

Leather High Heel Ankle Boots by Zara, here 

I'm listening to Verona by Lastlings. 

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