A couple of months ago — during the cool spring weather — I went out for the walk and ran into The Photographer, who was also out for a walk. Since we are in the apartment together all day, we tend to take our constitutional walks separately along different routes. But occasionally we intersect and it makes me laugh when our paths cross. This particular day, I’d left the apartment before he did. Otherwise, I would have prevented him from leaving as he did . . . wearing a medium-rinse denim jacket with faded jeans.
Oh no, Photographer.
He did not know better.
In general, I am not a fan of combining denim separates, head-to-toe.
But it did give me an idea.
I think this works because the top is sleeveless and pants are a little cropped. It’s an abbreviated column of denim rather than a massive field.
My other theory regarding denim-on-denim is that it only works in two combinations: separates that are almost identical in color or separates that are very different. I don’t think there is a middle ground. But feel free to persuade me otherwise!
Rounding things out, a simple pendant made of very fine yarn in two shades of blue: cornflower and royal. I feel that I am moving into a Blue Period for accessories. This follows a lengthy Yellow Period that has been punctuated by the purchase of several red and pink things (scarves, bags, and brooches).
Come closer and take a good look at the necklace.
We (you and I) could make something like this.
Testing my own Zoom portraiture principles, I have been trying to wear interesting tops for video conferences. Interestingly, not all interesting tops show well on Zoom. As previously discussed, a sculptural top in black cotton may look like nothing more than a hair salon drape unless you are sitting under excellent lighting. And this charming striped top, with its enormous platter collar doesn’t look like much either. It needs to be seen in full to be appreciated and that is not the format of my Zoom meetings.
Here is a blue necklace for you to enjoy.
Coming soon: I made two decisions at the start of the summer. First, that I would dress up (a little) every day. Second, that I could purchase a couple of fun dresses to make the summer more festive.*
*Fun dresses are different from work dresses and aspirational resort clothes. You’ll see.