Monday, September 17, 2012
Paris on the Island . . . Visible Monday
The photographs in the mirror always seem to freeze more wrinkles than I can ever see IRL. This outfit is obviously a bit more funky than this more authoritative approach to teaching garb. I bought the asymmetrically divided, very wide linen pants on sale at Crea two years ago in Paris, but I don't wear them as much as I'd like to -- they're perhaps a bit too urban for my everyday lifestyle. But it's never a bad thing to bring some Paris into my island life, right?
Mind you, they're really tough to bike in, given I don't have a chainguard. Before I get on the bike, I clip them up with a big bulldog clamp so that they don't snarl me right into an accident. . . .I have to remember to unclip before I join the regular townfolk who might not understand our island oddities. .
I think these pants would be great with a slim-fitting boot, especially a boot with heels. But it's been far too hot to even think about that here. I'm going for classroom and walking-to-school comfort in my perforated suede Fluevog brogues. The grey silk tank is Eileen Fisher, the linen-silk cardi is Club Monaco, 2 or 3 years old. My heart pendant/chain is Karen Chopik, several years old now.
It's Visible Monday again, and I'm joining the crowd over at Patti's. You should check it out -- there are always some fresh and inspiring looks, especially for women of a certain age