First things first! I am desperately overdue for a haircut. It’s been five and a half weeks since my last trim and after day 28 something goes haywire. So you will note that I have attempted to restrain my hair by tucking it behind my ears.
We are in a long stretch of transitional weather. We’re deep into September, but it’s still 80 degrees outside. Therefore I am wearing a mix of clothes: mixed fabrics (cotton top, wool pants), styles (sleeveless top, long pants) and colors (light and dark) that tilt toward the imminent season. In open-toed ballet flats, all but the very tips of my toes (now painted Lady Godiva because Little Brown Dress has been discontinued) covered.
I bought this top because I loved the abstract print, but I actually think it will be versatile as a multi-season piece.
I had originally thought I would wear a white blouse under this top, but it is so warm that I realized I could (should) go without.
Actually, it does need something underneath it because it has some . . . gaps in coverage.
I am struggling to provide a description with words. It’s nothing as simple as a cut-out. I’ll show you.
I think this will look good in the winter with a black turtleneck sweater underneath (very fitted) or a long sleeved white blouse. It might also look good under a simple charcoal suit; I’ll have to see if the back will lie flat (relatively flat) under a suit jacket.
With cooler weather on the horizon, the suede in my closet is asserting itself.
I don’t want to crush its spirit.
The strap on this bag is a several inches too long. Rather than take it to the luggage repair man, I’ve discreetly knotted one side of the strap.
Tip: A knot like this shortens the strap by 6-8 inches.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Top: Derek Lam 10 Crosby from Gilt; Camisole (underneath): JCrew; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Tory Burch; Bag: Marni; Bracelets: John Hardy; Watch: Michele