My Bright Blue Linen Jacket & How to Wear It:
There’s something about wearing a pant and fitted blazer that just feels right to me. Everyone has pieces in their closet they gravitate towards, some good, some not so much. The trick is taking the uniform and stepping out of your fashion comfort zone to create variations on the theme.With the temps rising (or having risen in my case) the lighter the better when it comes to the paradox of summer layering.
What I’m wearing:
Crazy, crazy, crazy about this linen blend Elie Tahari cropped jacket with vertical seaming detail at the lower back, creating a peplum effect. P.s. I have a massive bias towards any peplum. That said, a sweet baby doll, empire waisted white top with grosgrain ribbon straps from MARC by Marc Jacobs, black skinny pants, and a ‘Mr. T moment’ pendant necklace polish it off.
What I’m doing in it:
It’s a meeting kind of day. You know, just enough meetings scattered at random hours throughout the day to make it impossible for any ‘work’ to get done. Amidst the beige and pale white walls I’ll be daydreaming in today, ok and probably working in (ugh, professional integrity-ish), I figured a little blue was in order to liven up the joint.
The Beatles, ‘Get Back.’ Took me a minute, but when it hit me, I went with it. Something about the combination of the jacket, top and skinny pants has me feeling like I’m striking a chord with my authentic self, I know, relatively melodramatic for a Tuesday look, but nonetheless, it has me thinking about getting back to where I belong. For now, that ‘home’ lies within the four walls of this ensemble…
What good is a top if you don’t have a bottom, am I right? Black skinny pants, done and done:
These patent mary janes were a lucky sample sale purchase. I can’t take full credit. I was lucky enough to have a friend that braved the crowds for me, pulling out any size eights she could find. These, along with a pair of nude patent Diors that are fun to look at, but I could never realistically wear for more than 20 minutes, were my entrance into the land of ‘big girl’ shoes.
The pink sole isn’t red, don’t be confused. It’s not a Louboutin, it’s the Lacroix pink, but what really matters is they fit, they look good, and I got them for under $50. Easy enough to replicate if you happen to not be as fortunate as I was (still have no clue how I managed to find someone to do that for me…I’m forever grateful) with samples sales:
Hi again, it’s me, your ‘Bayswater’ Mulberry bag. Waxed black leather, top flap with turn-lock closure, remember me? You had me on yesterday and since you’re lazy and don’t feel like switching the contents of your handbag, I’m back again for Tuesday, round two:
Like I said, The Beatles, “Get Back” is what I’m walking to in this ensemble. The sound of my patent leather pumps hitting the floors tomorrow will be in sync with this song playing on-repeat in the back of my mind. Let’s take it back a minute, to a time when two members were still around, and Paul would have never imagined his future ex-wife would be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars:
I know, I know, you don’t have direct access to my closet and these picks are not for sale at the moment. Not usually the case with my posts, but hopefully this will inspire. Plus, when it comes to jackets, there’s plenty more picks out there that I’ve edited down and thrown into looks. See more jacket favorites and how to wear them.
All photos (except for the skinny pants & recreated look) courtesy of me and my new camera.