Sticking with my formula for feeling great, i.e. jeans + jacket, I have been trawling online store fronts, perusing jackets at every opportunity. I’ve convinced myself that now I know what works for me, at least for daily ease and work attire, surely I can justify more items that adhere to the formula?
This jacket looked NOTHING on the Zara site (a little better now with the new model and styling) – but based on plain black jacket I have that is a similar style I decided to try it. I am so glad I did – I love it! It is really lightweight and has lovely wide, bracelet length cuffs. I think the cropped style works great with these Asos Saxby jeans. The jeans were an absolute bargain and my favorite boyfriend jeans to date. They have low slung pockets at the back and are loose fitting throughout the leg. Not too distressed either – just enough. If you use 30ASOSRMN you can get $30 off $150 with free shipping till April 28th.
Oooh and my current favorite nail polish was applied last night – China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy that I first saw on Eve on AllWornOutBlog.com. It is a gorgeous neon peachy pink that glows next to a tan – LOVE it!
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.