Before I launch into today’s post . . . I loved your comments on Monday’s post. So many wonderful faux pas. And Halloween revealed as the most complicated day of the year. So thank you for sharing and making me laugh. You are all winners, but the recipients of the bags are identified in the comments.
Now on to new business!
One recent morning, I put on this grey jacket with straight-legged black trousers of medium width.
And then I heard noises in my head.
It started in low . . . then it started to grow. Voices! A few were pleading, most were insistent, some were strident.
Whose voices do you think I was hearing?
They were yours.
What do you think the voices were telling me?
They were telling me to wear skinnier pants.
I don’t have skinny, full-length, dress pants — so I improvised and put on a pair of corduroys, and was very pleased with the result.
Note: Please don’t tell me that my pants aren’t skinny. I am trying to please you.
This jacket has volume and shape, and even though the fabric is a knit, it’s stiff. The knit is dense and thick. Cinched at the waist, it bells out over the hips.
You were so right. Skinny (or skinnier) is better with this voluptuous jacket.
Now, let’s look at the details, shall we?
I hope you can see the epic cowl/yoke on this jacket.
The sleeves are dropped roughly 4 inches below the shoulder. The shoulder is close-fitting and the sleeves widen gracefully to the wrist. Scroll back up to see the graceful, widening sleeves.
Lastly, my pilgrim belt. As I have written several times, I have acquired a number of new and very interesting belts in the last year — as part of a preposterous mission to “up my belt game.” But interestingly, this humble belt has been frequently in use after years of languishing in a drawer. It’s from JCrew and is at least 20 years old.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Jacket: Dsquared2; Corduroys: Talbots; Blouse (under jacket): The Lady & The Sailor; Belt: JCrew
P.S. I like Felicia’s idea of a meet-up. No one should defer her closet-cleaning plans while waiting for a swap, but I will organize a gathering for Q2 2017. That’s something to look forward to, right?