Several weeks ago, I revealed unto you a creation — envisioned by me, executed by Fatima — being worn not as originally intended. When I say, not as originally intended, I mean not as originally intended by me.
Today, I reveal the original vision.
The hounds-tooth bolero with lace blouse and jeans.
Interestingly, this bolero touched off a minor debate in a thread-jack on Corporette. Some people really disliked it.
I accept partial responsibility for the negative reaction. I knew, as I was doing it, that it was a mistake to photograph an acorn squash colored dress in a yellow foyer.
Wait. What? Hold the phone!
This side view was unanticipated.
I know what you’re going to say.
Not that blouse with loose jeans, Directrice. Your pants need to be 100% tighter!
But I love my old Lucky Brand jeans. Over the years as my weight has fluctuated they’ve been loose, then tight, then unwearable, then loose — and the weight fluctuations have not been that large. I envision this cycle repeating five more times before I die (and am buried in the Pieced Wonder).
What can I say?
Sometimes I like wearing loose clothes.
When all is said and done, I like this jacket better with a dress than this casual outfit, but all things considered, I am satisfied.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the cherry blossoms in full bloom. While the Tidal Basin presents breath-taking vantages — seeing all those trees together — there are many flowering trees all over D.C. We’ve wandered over to U.D.C. to walk around the campus and there are pale pink blossoms dotting the grounds. So beautiful.
Regardless of how you feel about the jacket or the jeans, there is one thing we can all agree on: my sweet cats. Look at that face!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Jacket: Rokh blouse (turned around, reshaped, shortened); Blouse: Anthropologie; Jeans: Lucky Brand; Bag: Sophie Hulme; Sunglasses: Illesteva; Shoes: Coach