Continuing our exploration of recombinant dressing, I am bringing back a jacket and dress that you have seen before — but not together.
Pairing a jacket and dress that were bought as separates is a little tricky. Only a little. I would give this a difficulty rating of 5 on a scale of 1 to 10.
The jacket, with its ivory facing, is lighter than the average black jacket and therefore does not overwhelm this boucle dress.
One caveat on my earlier pronouncement. You do need to start with a sheath style dress and a fitted jacket. If you were starting with a trapeze dress and a frock coat, the difficult rating would be 11.
My dress is maybe more shift than sheath. It must be belted.
This dress came with a self belt that I tie in an off-center bow, but the bow will not fit neatly under a jacket. Therefore, I have contrived with a substitute belt.
I bought this belt from YOOX during one of their special sales. Snapping up interesting belts on sale with no particular use in mind has been one of my better ideas* in the last 12 months. Is there such a thing as blind foresight?
Here is the whole look, with the jacket unbuttoned.
I’m not saying that this is my Best Outfit Ever, but every day cannot be B.O.E. I just like this because I like each of the component pieces and think they look graceful together.
As you can see in this photo, the jacket is a little longer in the back than in the front.
Perhaps you cannot see.
OK. Now you can see.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Jacket: Schumacher; Dress: JCrew; Belt: Emporium Armani; Bag: Coach
* One of my better ideas on this blog, which is separate and apart from my four major life activities: profession, household management, personal relationships, and gift-wrapping.
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