My "What I Wore" feature has been sadly neglected for the past several weeks -- and now that my research leave has begun, I'm afraid my sartorial range may be quite constrained. But here's a photo from the week before Christmas of an outfit that got me through a few casual-festive functions. I thought of this yesterday when Tish posted about the very glamourous classic she recommends as a wardrobe staple, "Le Smoking." My new Smythe blazer -- scored at half price when Christmas shopping early last month -- might not quite reach the heights of the YSL tuxedo jacket, but with its (slim) shawl collar and bracelet sleeves (with a neat button-and-ruching detail at the cuff), it can move easily from jeans to dressier jersey pants (as I wore it here).
One of the highlights of the holiday season for me. And I wore