Saturday, May 1, 2010
Blazing the Casual
I'm wondering now why I hesitated so long to take this Lurex-threaded Smythe jacket out for a spin. I wore this outfit on Thursday and received several compliments -- more importantly, no one mocked the glitter (and the same people who comment on any pointed toes I wear as being winkle-pickers would obviously not hesitate to render their sartorial opinion on daytime shine). I like the way the jacket worked to give very casual, comfortable clothes some easy polish.
Because it was a bit fresh, temperature-wise, when the sun went behind a cloud, I opted for a long-sleeve t-shirt, resurrecting this little-bit-of-rock one by Sledge.
Sorry for the oddly-bunched up jeans crotch -- I was trying to fit everything into the photo and didn't notice that effect 'til now.
With a plain white t-shirt, I might sub in this pink messenger/brief bag that Pater bought for me a few years ago in Paris where I picked it out at the Senat shop (a great source for all sorts of stationery). This might well come along to my Montreal conference with me at the end of the month.I've got two more Polyvore-on-the-floors with this jacket -- I'll show you in the next post or two (with a possible interruption to respond to an invitation from Hostess). And as with the last time I tried Karen's challenge, suddenly I see all sorts of ways to combine this previously-languishing-in-my-closet piece with the rest of my wardrobe. It's a great exercise. I wore the jacket again yesterday so my CPW is already 200% reduced from the beginning of the week!
Blazer: Smythe, new
Jeans: Gap, 2008? wide-legged, ankle-length
t-shirt: Sledge, three or four years old
bag: Nine West, three or four years old
Converse: bought last fall
rhinestone-studded leather wrap bracelet: new
pink shoulder brief/messenger bag: Senat, Paris