When you buy something that is both beautiful and well-made, you should wear it for years. Getting longevity out of my clothes is a point of modest pride for me.
I’ve had this jacket for years. One might think that a chartreuse jacket would have a limited life-span . . . but one would be incorrect in so thinking.
If you love the weirdy greens as I do, this color never grows old.
It sets off grey, white, and black beautifully.
Many charming details to appreciate: spread collar, crisp tied belt . . .
Does that sound familiar?
Bronzey buttons . . . Is this bringing back any memories? Any at all?
Perhaps you aren’t as close a reader as you think you are?
Deep in the archives, you’ll find me wearing this jacket in February 2015. The photo actually dates from September 2014 — three years ago — when The Photographer and I, assisted by the wonderful Lauren Ackil, took the earliest test photos for this blog.
Perhaps you are feeling ill-used? Feeling cheated because I’ve essentially re-run an outfit?
Non, non. I am not re-running an outfit. I am bringing you up-to-date. The jacket and pants are the same. But I’ve had to replace the blouse. The one that I wore in 2014 became tattered. I wore it to death. This blouse has a different profile — a full peplum that is longer in the back and the front.
Note: I have this blouse in size 2 and size 4.* I am wearing the 4 because the 2 is in the wash. The 2 actually looks better because it is a little shorter.
For those ready to demand a refund, I have one more trick up my sleeve.
Do you remember my previous advice about using a piece of clothing as a dowsing rod?
Look at what I put together after holding my new Suno blouse between my eyes and my closet: A miracle!
A Miracle, I say.
Perhaps (perhapsleberry) not a miracle, but a delightful and unexpected coincidence.
The flowers on my blouse are a near-match to the color of the jacket.
And now a celebratory and somewhat self-congratulatory note: This is my 333rd posting! We are one-third of the way to 1,000. I wouldn’t have lasted this long without your comments and emails, which make this blog fun and rewarding for me. So, thank you!
Jacket: Still Robert Rodriguez; Blouse: ASOS; Pants: Still JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Watch; Michele Seirein 16; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
* The Photographer read this sentence, turned to me and said, YoU dO? Why?