Denim and khaki! Fabrics created for manual labor and outdoor activities that have been appropriated by white collar workers who are tired of dressing up for their soft office jobs. That seems . . . wrong, doesn’t it?
But I can’t resist. I love khaki. I love denim.
I wear them, however, respectfully.
This top, to borrow from Holden Caufield, really knocks me out.
Do you remember the first time you read The Catcher in the Rye?
It was kind of devastating to realize that Holden, for all his intelligence and humor, is not going to be ok.
I think Catcher in the Rye marks the first time I had to lie down after finishing a book. But not the last. See, e.g., A Thousand Acres, Corelli’s Mandolin (although there I feel I was manipulated), Atonement. And don’t even get me started on Brokeback Mountain (here, I am speaking of the film, not the story); I almost have to lie down now, just thinking of it.
Back to lighter topics!
This cowl has a lot of life in it. Because the fabric is fairly stiff, it holds the most wonderful, abstract shapes.
In case you are looking for a new pair of khakis, I did a little scouting last week at the usual sources: Ann Taylor, Talbots, Brooks Brothers, Gap, and Banana Republic.
I wanted a pair with slash pockets and perfectly straight legs. Not tapered, not cropped. I only found one pair that fit these specifications: Banana Republic’s Straight-Fit Chino.
I bought this bag several weeks ago and have been using it almost every day. It’s a little funny to think that I have a number of very worky bags and yet keep reaching for this little nylon rucksack.
The Photographer and I were in such a rush to get outside and catch the natural light at 5:45 p.m. that I didn’t pause to consider jewelry. Fortunately, my shoes were loaded with charms.
Top: Marques’Almeida; Pants: Banana Republic Straight-Fit Chino; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacob Natasha Cross-body; Shoes: Coach Noella flat