This tweed blazer I've had for so many seasons I've lost track. It's one of those items that I reach for rather often and has real staying power, never really going out of style. Any outerwear which flatters your frame and is an easy wear is a long-term investment in my book.
The bag is one of the most practical items I own. It has earnt the title in many fashion circles as being a bit of an 'it' bag, so in that regard I suppose it's a statement piece. I have to tell you, I really struggle to consider it as such. It's not a piece that overwhelms. Instead it compliments most outfits seamlessly. It's also the lazy gals answer to having a versatile larger style bag that you can lug everything in (going with the bigger is better theory). Cross body (abled) bags are my weakness!
My weekend run-a-round footwear used to always involve Isabel Marant sneakers. I'm pretty sure the soles are moulded from over wear! These days I like to mix things up a bit more since I've actually grown fond of brogue and loafer styled shoes and have more variety. An appreciation of comfort is something that I've really gotten used to since I've acquired shoes that keep my feet in contact with the ground. Don't worry, the almighty high-heels still account for a good sixty percent of my shoes. A leopard never truly changes its spots! It just does a little masquerading.
So I have to mention the glasses (mine are prescription). I'm interested to know, are you thinking what the hell is she thinking wearing those in an outfit post? Or are you of the opinion that, ok she wears (and needs) glasses, so the outfit is a true representation of what I wore that day and part of my life (failing eyesight) at least in this instance when we were heading to the cinema? The reason I ask is I read the post on The Manrepeller the other week and I have to say I was engrossed with the content first of all, and then the various commenters position's on the practicality and incorporation of glasses as part of one's style. Have glasses ever been appropriate to wear (in fashion speak terms)? Do they still conjure an affiliation with 'geeks' (either negatively or positively)? And here's the big question, do they actually repel the opposite sex or attract them? I've read from time to time that glasses are 'in' then glasses are 'out'. Dare I ask, who determines when it is ok and when it's not to wear something that aides a person and enhances their life? Personally, functionality (and the avoidance of eye strain) wins every time for me. What are your thoughts?
Photographs by Tom
What I'm wearing:
Proenza Schoulder large PS1 bag (HERE)
Smythe tweed equestrian blazer (HERE)
Balmain ripped jeans (HERE)
Acne cotton boxy cut tee (HERE)
N.D.C. leather monk strap shoes (HERE) - international site only (sold out on the US)
Arthur Galan distressed leather belt
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