Perhaps as punishment for my procrastination, two days after I picked the coat up, so pleased to have had the cleaner sew a button back on for me, another button popped up. I have to say, owning two of these J. Crew peacoats (remember this turquoise one?), that while the quality is otherwise very good for the price and the jackets do seem to wear well, I've had at least five buttons pop off between the two coats, and with very little provocation. Any sewist knows that special care needs to be taken with metal-shanked buttons -- someone should tell J. Crew!
Below, since I chopped off my head in the photo above. . . the state of my grey and length of my curls these days. . .
And to head out into the day's rain (because honestly, that seems a constant lately), a two-year-old trenchcoat and a silk organza scarf I bought on that trip to Paris with my sister a few years ago. You might note that I've tried a different cuff on my jeans here -- I rather like it, and it's simpler to achieve than the roll in the photo above.
And are you gravitating to wardrobe stalwarts of some longstanding? Or are you liking the lift of the new? A mix of the two? Do tell. Never mind those young men with their thoughts of love; in Spring, what does a Woman of a Certain Age's "fancy turn to thoughts of"? (or, if you're in the other hemisphere, at the other transitional season, feel free to substitute Fall for Spring).