When something feels new, it’s as if it were new and I want to wear it all the time.
It’s wonderful to fall back in love with an old jacket, isn’t it?
Perhaps some of you are thinking, “That’s great for you, Directrice, but we don’t need to witness your prosperous love.”
Oh yes you do! That’s our deal.
Allow me to show you my new/old corduroy jacket belted over my hideo-marvelous tunic. You may remember that a little of this tunic goes a long way. It looks best peeking out from other garments.
In an effort to protect my eyes from the sun, my sunglasses keep getting bigger.
These are one step away from the big boxy sun-shields that can be worn over a pair of prescription eyeglasses — which are called “fit-over” or “wear-over” glasses, in case you are looking for them on the Internet.
The Photographer thinks these are a little much.
In some moments I think they read “glam.” In others, I think they read “bug.”
Regardless, they’re here now.
Back to the jacket!
I was going to use these next photos for a third post, but thought it might seem a little thin. Instructive, but withholding. So you will only see two posts featuring my reclaimed jacket.
Do you remember the tanks I am wearing underneath my jacket?
You’ve seen them before. Take a moment. I have all the time in the world.
Perhaps you are not die-hard reader — the Directrice scholar — you thought you were. I wore them here and here. 2015!
Here are the tanks in 2019, dressed down for Casual Friday.
It’s not hard to dress them down. I bought these from Shopbop years ago and they are see-through (that’s why I am wearing two, layered) and slightly cropped, sleeveless tanks, intended, I think, to be worn with cutoff shorts. But I loved the menswear patterns — paisley and foulard — used in them and like to dress them up.
All of these clothes are so old I don’t think the labels matter but . . . Jacket: Theory; Hideo-marvelous Tunic: Clover Canyon; White Blouse: Theory; Tanks; Patterson J. Kincaid; Belt: Emporio Armani; Sunglasses: Illesteva