The other morning, I told The Photographer, “I need to wear an outfit.”
By this, I meant: I need to wear something more than a sweater with action slacks.
It didn’t take much to satisfy me: a tunic and cropped sweater (with action slacks) fit the bill.
You may remember this tunic from past posts. It was last seen (by you) in the Coastal Valley of Chile.
I bought it during an end-of-year sale several years ago and because I wasn’t sure about the sizing, found myself with two sizes — one of which I passed on to a younger (and much taller) colleague. I hope that one day we will both arrive at the office wearing it.
The front of this tunic is a crisp poplin, but the back is a semi-transparent synthetic. The combination allows the tunic to fit nicely (smooth, comfortable) under a snug jacket or cropped top and then flare into, and hold, a pretty bell shape over the hips. So graceful.
Because the back is transparent, I wear a camisole under it. And because it’s boxy, I wear something over it to create a little shape.
This sweater, with its cut-out back, might seem a misguided choice (a cut-out over a transparency to achieve modesty?) but I think it’s fine for a day at the office.
As always, however, you are the judge.
I’m right, right?
You’ve seen this sweater vest before, too.
It’s a little ridiculous, but surprisingly useful.
O.K. It’s not useful, but it has its uses. It’s a good layering piece and it’s interesting: tweedy yarn, cut-out, and a fringed trim around the neckline.
All the fruit trees were in full bloom when we took these photos, so scroll back up and take a few seconds to enjoy the pink behind me.
For those who missed my sneaky weekend post, it’s right here. All readers should share a museum experience and identify the piece of art that — if they were criminally inclined — they would steal for their own.
Sweater: Jonathan Simkhai; Tunic: Vince; Pants: Prana; Sneakers: Converse Platform Lug Sole High Tops; Bag: Orla Kiely