All cards on the table, I haven't actually worn this outfit anywhere yet. I may have also just gotten this top in the mail yesterday and then immediately took pictures in it. You see, I realized recently that in my big closet cleanout, I managed to be left with a ton of dresses, a large amount of skirts, and barely any tops. So when I, ahem, " accidentally" clicked on a J. Crew Factory email, you know, just to take a quick peak, I couldn't help but think it was time I spend the money on some well-made basics. There was a 30% off coupon code, and since J. Crew Factory is actually really reasonable, I ended up buying this short sleeved button down and another simple Peter Pan collar top. They both came in the mail yesterday, and when I realized that I had forgotten to take outfit pictures for today's post, I figured "why not?" Might as well take one of the tops for a spin to make sure I'm getting my money's worth, right? The result is a super simple outfit that I really love. I'm thinking I need more short sleeved button downs in my life (especially with Peter Pan collars) because I'm pretty sure I want this to be my summer uniform. Relaxed, easy, but still cute. This is pretty much all I want to wear.
In other news, I saw "Boyhood," the new Richard Linklater movie last night. If you haven't heard of it yet (it's still only being shown in limited release), it was shot over the course of 12 years and shows a boy's (Ellar Coltrane, an unknown actor who has essentially only filmed this his entire career) from when he was 6 until he was 18. I have a pop culture post planned to go up either Friday or Sunday where I'll talk about it more in detail, but I do just want to recommend it right now to everyone. It was completely different than anything I have ever seen, and it was beautiful. It sounds cheesy, but it was honestly more of an experience than a movie. Even though Coltrane plays a character, the audience gets to see him (not to mention the other actors including Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) actually grow and change over the course of 12 years. I'm having such a difficult time putting my experience watching it into words, but hopefully I'll be able to make sense of this jumble of thoughts and feelings by the time I write that pop culture post. In the meantime, go see it. See it right now.
Also, on the TV side of things, I finally started watching "Hannibal." My favorite entertainment website, Vulture, has been calling it the best show on the air since it premiered two seasons ago, so I figured it was finally time to listen to those guys. As you might have guessed, I'm hooked. Talk about visually stunning.
Top: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters