I am tired of waiting for Spring. I am tired of my moto jacket. Indeed, the term "moto" exhausts me. Can we get past this word-trend, and go to to sunny florals. Pretty please? Guess not. It snowed yesterday, and today I feature a look from last week. I am clad in denim and am wearing a black Valentino jacket .
I am thrilled that I get to wear couture. I am doubly thrilled that I can get it at a cost that is only nominally more expensive than the prices at Zara. I got my Valentino jacket, in season spanning wool, from Michael's Consignment Shop on Madison Avenue. I love the details ( for those photos please be patient , they will appear in a post soon), the pure silk lining, the lightweight, but year-round weight of the fabric, the rows of even stitching that give it shape.
Mostly, I love the non entity of it. There are no studs, no stones, no animal hides or faux leather, no color variations that we would get with denim, another fabric for a jacket that would also look well with this. Just clean lines and pure, deep color in this Valentino jacket.
Underneath I am wearing a white shirt that is also from Michael's ( yes there was a buying spree there last month!). It is by Chloe and you have seen it in this prior post. I like mixing high and low. This is well established. My denim is from the fifteen dollar store. ( 15dollarstore.com) I love the patches on this pair and the fit is perfect. The simple pairing of a white shirt and well fitting jeans is a closet and lifestyle must. Properly accessorized , it can take you pretty much anywhere.
When I came up to have photos taken it was sunny. But as you can see by the middling resolution the sun was thready that day. Still, I brought with me a plaid cap that I have been wearing by Gabriella Frattini. The ball cap style makes me happy. I am not sure, why, I do not like sports. I do love plaid though! I tried various places and poses to test the light.
Nope, this does not work either. But I can add some color to this shot, like a frustrated toddler with a crayon. If spring is not here, I can simply color it on! D@m@ it!
The best shot is one that is tilted. I apologize in advance for the awkward position your head is in right now. But tilted is an apt word for how I am feeling today. On tilt, waiting for what should be; dealing with what is. Don't get me wrong, life is great, but attitudes need to be as nimble as a yogi in order to be of good cheer in today's world. Call me nimble then. If I straightened the photo out, the picture of my outfit would not be complete. I settled on Tilt.
Here is a shot of some of the details.
My silver metallic booties added some shine to this ensemble. Christian Louboutin does great booties. My color blocked bag brought out the rich colors of the cap and added nice detail. This bag holds all of the necessaries, too. Lap top, novel, phone, and wallet are conveniently toted and easily retrieved. I bought this bag on Ebay years ago, directly from a Hong Kong manufacturer.
I did go to Atlanta a bit ago, and had a wonderful trip. Soon you will see a post taken from there, and yes, you will see flowers! I will post that by the end of this week. Maybe, if I am lucky, the flowers here will start to bloom!
Thank you to Aracely Garcia for hair and make-up! Wishing you sunshine, blossoms, and good cheer. Hugs from New York!