When I tried on all of my fall/winter clothes in November, I decided that an old corduroy jacket would no longer be living with us. The decision made me a little sad because I had worn the jacket on my first date with The Photographer . . . in 2009. I am a little sentimental.
What was it that rubbed me the wrong way?
Certainly not the texture, which is a fine wale corduroy — almost like velvet.
It was the fit. The jacket seemed a little boxy and shapeless.
But then I thought on it, and realized that there’s always one trick to try before calling it quits.
Not just any belt! A seasonally inspired, Ghost of Christmas Present belt in regal purple.
I showed this belt to The Photographer and he blinked. But even he had to admit that it “set-off” the black jacket very nicely
Under the jacket, I am wearing a long-sleeved blouse in cotton voile over a black silk tank — which you’ve seen together before.
Remember: Different shades of black work together perfectly when they involve different textures.
I wore this jacket/blouse/tank/belt combination to work on a Casual Friday with jeans and black sneakers and then changed into grey pants and low wedges to attend an evening concert.
Let’s take a moment to enjoy this purple belt.
The color is so intense. I want to drink it.
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Jacket: Theory; Blouse: Athe by Vanessa Bruno; Tank: JCrew; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Belt: B-low the Belt Blake Velvet Belt from Shopbop