I know that most of you will be too busy on Thursday to visit this blog, so I am posting a day early as a special holiday treat.
As part of our Continuing Education series on Closet Mining, allow me to show you a familiar blouse shaped into a different silhouette.
You’ve seen all the elements of this outfit before . . . although you haven’t seen me wearing the jacket. I previously recommended it to you.
Let’s not quibble on Thanksgiving about what I’ve previously disclosed and what I’ve held back. The point of this post is not that the blouse looks radically different. It was a blouse then, it is being worn as a blouse now; it’s being worn with pants and under a jacket. It’s all perfectly normal.
But the outfit looks a little different with a short, fitted jacket. For those of you who prefer a short jacket to a hip length jacket, this might be just the way to wear a simple jacket/blouse/khaki combination.
This peplum is split at the side seams and actually creates a leggy look.
I had originally thought to replace these buttons with black or dark horn buttons —
but I think I have been won over by the white buttons. Perhaps I will upgrade to a more luxurious white or ivory button.
One final note: I have become bizarrely dependent upon my pointy-toed mules which, at best, are scarcely appropriate for office wear and, at worst, look like the finishing touch on Halloween costume. Yet I love them. This surprising turn of events is particularly unfortunate because wearing backless non-shoes in 50 degree weather is causing my feet — which I pampered all summer — to become dry and chapped. Oh no.
Admittedly, this is not a big problem and there is a clear solution.
To all of you, I wish a restful, contemplative Thanksgiving day of abundance and sharing. And some mirth. Maybe after your guests leave, you can watch some North & South, or Poldark.
Jacket: JCrew Cropped Jacket in Boiled Wool; Blouse: Doundup from YOOX; Pants: Ann Taylor; Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff Alexis Mule with Studs; Bag: Coach