Today's outfit was thrown together quickly because I've had (and am having, but blogging on my Hot List!) a wacko day. But I'm happy with it, because it reflects one of my favorite ways to dress.
Sorry about the exposure on the pix, but hope you'll be able to get the color-combo idea. :-)
- the Wool Flannel Schoolboy Blazer in Butterscotch (2009) (size 8; a bit big in the body, but necessary for my linebacker shoulders ;-))
- the Vintage Matchstick Cords in Dark Loden (2010) (size 28S -- I am 5'4" and they're perfect with flats)
- the very soft and pretty Ruffle-Front Vine Print Perfect Shirt in Pale Oak (2009) (size 8, which is what I always buy in the Perfect Shirts because, again, of my shoulders)
- and the Cashmere Crewneck Long-Sleeved Tee in Bronzed Olive (2010) (size M; looking at these pix thinking maybe I could have/ should have done the size S, but this is fine for layering).
I also added a loose belt for a pop of soft color reinforcing the colors in the scarf, and as "waist jewelry" -- see my Polyvore set for today for an explanation of that concept. This belt is truly vintage J. Crew and I have no clue what it's called or when I bought it; I can tell you I've had it for at LEAST five years and I'd bet longer. It's a rich burgundy-wine patent leather skinny belt, and the patent leather is broken up by segments of antiqued gold thick chain links. Terrific piece. And although the pic above weirdly makes it look like I've got a spare tire over the top of the belt, IRL the effect isn't like that at all -- it's a slimming, waist-enhancing little belt. I swear. ;-)
And as for my shoes, they're a find, too. Last year I was whizzing thru DSW one day and spotted a pair of EXACTLY THE SAME COLOR BURGUNDY PATENT Nine West penny loafers (a style called "Winogreen") in my size on the super-sale rack. Super comfy, too. Whoo baby. There were only four appropriate words: Welcome to my closet!
shoes. Socks are a sort of pale-oak color lightweight wool -- too chilly to go without them today!!! :-)
Aw-ight, outta here. Cycling class at 6, dinner to throw together first. Ciao cuties!!!