TOP // ZARA -- PANTS // ZARA -- SHOES // ASOS -- SUNNIES // Miu Miu -- BAG // ZARA -- LIPSTICK // Milani "Matte Blissful"

all photos by Kaye McCoy for Mattieologie

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays because it means my birthday is right around the corner plus the unofficial start of summer. As I get older, I'm noticing that the palette of my wardrobe is leaning more towards neutrals. Not only does it make for a more useful wardrobe across the seasons, but the pieces also seem to have a more classic aesthetic to them as well. 

But to be fair, I wouldn't be Mattie if I didn't incorporate color or print in my look some kind of way. While this look would have been good with my black strappy sandals, I love the pop the pink has against the neutrality of the outfit. And snakeskin is always the move for footwear in my book. When done right, it can make fast fashion look like a department store purchase and even - in the right color and silhouette - designer.

Today, I'm home with the family, enjoying being a party of three for the first time on Memorial Day. And if I planned it right, we're doing absolutely nothing.