In My White Tee

NYC Style Blogger Annamaria Stewart wearing and all white outfit, white tee shirt by Cole Haan, white chino shorts from J.Crew, Multicolored Striped Long Cardigan Sweater by Hudson's Bay Company, Navy Blue Fur Stole by Karl Lagerfeld, and a Louis Vuitton Backpack, pictured in Central park during Cherry Blossom Season Location: Central Park, NYC
Sweater: Hudson’s Bay Company  | T-Shirt: Cole Haan – Pinch Collection (Zara Basics, Aritzia, and Rag & Bone also make great white T-Shirts)  | Shorts: Crewcuts (adult version available at J.Crew)  | Fur Stole: Karl Lagerfeld (I like this one from Charlotte Simone as well) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Backpack: Louis Vuitton (Vintage)

Growing up my interest in fashion wasn’t exactly encouraged. I had the sort of upbringing where my parents didn’t ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, but rather, what kind of doctor I wanted to be. That being said, it shouldn’t be surprising they found fashion to be a wasteful distraction. Neither of my parents grew up with a lot, although they became successful adults, old habits die hard and they remained hardcore savers. Stylish clothing was obviously not an expense they deemed a necessity and for this reason, I’ve had a job since I was 14 to cover these “extraneous costs.” Prior to the freedom of employment, I was just a 12-year-old girl who desperately wanted a pair of flared jeans. I was in the throes of adolescence, that horrible age where fitting in was crucial and having the “right” clothes seemed life or death. Knowing my parent’s attitude towards materialism, I knew I was going to have to approach this topic delicately.