MM called me Tubbs this morning and I wasn’t sure if he was referring to Miami Vice or TheLeague of Gentlemen (a reference some US readers won’t appreciate – sorry!). I am guessing it was the former given my white ensemble today.
This is a case of poor preparation. I was planning to wear skinny jeans and then remembered I was having a pedicure later so I needed to wear a skirt, shorts or jeans I can roll up. I went with the jeans – but tried to substitute my distressed white skinnies from H&M for shiny white 501s and it really hasn’t worked – the proportions are all wrong. Even after a jacket change I’m still not happy. But after faffing around with photos etc…I didn’t have time to start again. So here I am. When it warms up later I’ll be taking my jacket off, and adding flip flops after the pedicure – a much better ensemble I think – and at least my feet will be looking good. I’m trying to distress these 501s slowly with a razor – I keep shaving threads off a couple of patches, hoping that with some washing they will split, but it’s not happening fast enough so I may just have to resort to the sandpaper trick.
After changing the jacket (White jersey blazer from Zara – old):
A quick note too – as many of you know I churn my closet often and I’ve been selling gently used items that are all in excellent condition here on eBay. Given my ‘power seller’ status and 100% rating I’ve decided to try out my own store front here on the blog. If you click ‘Shop‘ on the menu you will see a couple of items listed. I’ll be adding more here, instead of eBay, to see how it goes. Payment is still easy and secure through Paypal.
I don’t know why I don’t just stick to this simple formula:
jeans + jacket = comfort + confidence
Regardless of the type of jeans – and I have all styles from bell bottoms to skinnies, nothing beats the simplicity of just adding a t-shirt and jacket to provide a relaxed yet pulled together look. I should remember this every day when I get dressed. I have a passion for loud, colorful trousers, as you all know, but jeans are my true love and I should never forget that.
Wearing these 501s is so nostalgic for me – they elicit all kinds of emotions when I put them on. Even though these are newish they take me back to the late 80’s when I would borrow a friend’s pair that were perfectly worn and ripped (I think they were Sara’s that she had ‘borrowed’ off her boyfriend?). Tightened around the waist with a big leather belt, that needed extra holes back then, I would wear them nearly every weekend in the summer of ’88. I thought I looked the dogs b*ll*cks in them. I even remember the green bat wing t-shirt I used to like to wear with them, and I still wear YSL Paris perfume that was my favorite back then. I can see us all now – Bury Grammar Sixth Form – in our weekend common room at The Hare & Hounds.
Spring must be here! The Masters begins next week and our azaleas are out in preparation! It looks stunning around here with all the cherry blossom too – it’s my favorite time of year here in Atlanta – not too hot, yet good flip flop and t-shirt weather.
I nipped into Target again on the way home from work – still umming and ahhing over the Fedora I tried on the other day. Today I tried on a pink floppy hat – I love the idea of it – but I think at the very least I need long flowing locks beneath it to really pull it off like Ali MacGraw:)
Trousers – JCrew wool café capris (old) // Shirt – Zara (old) // Shoes – Zara // Bag – Alexander Wang Diego
So I ended up bringing the Fedora home and I love it!
I’m off out tonight with the bus stop Moms. We rarely get more than 10 minutes to chat while waiting for the school bus so tonight I’ve got them all to meet up over a bottle of wine! I can’t wait! What to wear?:)