I turned the big 2-5 this weekend. Hurray? I defied my age by going and seeing a teen movie… The Hunger Games. To be honest, I read the books a few years ago and liked them. Lots. Afterwards we went to dinner at my favorite little restaurant. It was such a nice day!!
I had a bit of a dilemma trying to decide what to wear. On one hand, I wanted to look cute and wear clothes that I felt at least moderately attractive in. On the other hand, I really wanted to be comfy. Its my birthday, I should be comfortable!! So I decided on these lovely silk cargos. I adore these. Too bad I didn’t get a pic of the actual outfit. I’m sure I’ll wear it again, though!
I just picked up this coat on Ebay since I sold my Ann Taylor trench that I never wore because it was so stiff. I love love love the fabric and the details. The fit is a little off and I decided that I’m going to chance this one at the tailor. Wish me luck!!
This past month and a half has been a rough one. I mean that in a few ways, I guess. My bank account was the one who took the hit for me, poor thing. I’m trying to replenish it by selling (lots and lots and lots…), but its a work in progress. They tell me I’ll actually get paid for working in a little over a year. What a concept.
Anyhoo. For my revised list I decided I “needed” the following (pics below are what I ended up with, minus the bal jacket!):
Leather Jacket: This is going to be a long and hard struggle. I dont want to settle for a cheap one. I want an expensive one to fall into my hands for cheap. This has not works thus far, but I’m still hoping. And what color?? Black? I hardly wear black. So many choices.
Blazer: Another struggle. My body is weirdly shaped, its so hard to find blazers. I ordered a few from Yoox that didnt work out in February, but got a nice cotton-cashmere knit one by Majestic that fits well and is super comfy. Also got a silk Elizabeth & James boyfriend one from ebay for $55 that looks ok when styled in certain ways.
Comfy Flats: Success!! Got some $17 loafers and $44 Cognac flats. Both quite comfy. I also picked up some Chanel flats, but they crush my big toes
Sunglasses: Still lusting over a Tory Burch pair, but have gotten a few cheapies in the mean time. These web ones are great quality for $35!!
Chambray shirt: Yes! Love this free people one!! I also picked up a J. Crew factory one, but I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.I just found out that I have a J. Crew factory store nearby, muahahahaha…
Boyfriend Jeans: Um, just going to roll up the ones I have and pretend. Works for me.
Scarves: Oh goodness, yes. I’m loving scarves. If only I could wear them to work. I picked up a few vintage ones. I absolutely adore the Hermes one I got. Its stunning.
Outerwear: I had a few successes here. I picked up a lightweight wool coat for $100 on clearance from Yoox (see here). I love it, it fits perfectly. Also grabbed a cotton jacket by Jil Sander from Ebay. It needs to be cleaned, but is a great deal for $35!! The cargo jacket on final sale from Ruelala is pretty nice, too (see here). I have my eye on a few others, but they may or may not work out. We shall see.
White Skinnies: Lets see now. I got some. I’m not sure how I feel about them I hate them. I feel so, uh, exposed? I’ll stick to jeans and black/ dark pants if they’re skinnies.
Blazers. I want to test out different cuts and styles to find out what works for my body shape. It would also be nice to get one in a brighter color!!
Classy black skinnies. I’m looking for a quality fabric in a classic cut. Something I’ll reach for again and again.
Necklaces. I would love a long pearl necklace. I might start looking for vintage necklaces, too. I seem to be on a huge vintage kick recently. I’m also loving the knot necklaces, like in the pic above!
Sunglasses. Still looking for my Tory Burch ones on sale somewhere. Wouldn’t mind a pair of not-so cheap aviators, too (with some good UV protection).
Leather Jacket. Right. Dream jacket: Balenciaga Leather Moto in Khaki.
Steamer!!! This will be the month I get a steamer. I’m sick of wrinkles!!
Ya know, I’m really not part of the Hermés hype. I’ve never had the urge to own any of their products. They are obviously classy, but the handbags at least are way out of my price range. But recently I’ve been in the market for vintage scarves. I think they’re typically better made than newer ones and they are obviously more unique. You can see where this is going now… I saw this one on evilbay and had to have it. The colors are amazing and the floral pattern is perfect.
Blazer: Elizabeth & James (similar here & here and pretty lace one here);
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar here, and adorable tweed one here); Shoes: L.A.M.B. (old),
Bag: Celine; Scarf: Vintage Hermés
I have to say, the quality is pretty darn good. Especially for being 40 years old. I will definitely consider another vintage Hermés scarf when I get the funds. Maybe for my birthday? Oh, by the way, I wouldn’t generally wear my scarf this way, but I decided I should just to show off the amazing hues.
And a little bit closer now. I could stare at this scarf for hours. Love it. Its going to be absolutely perfect for spring and summer. I guess I’ll have to get a different one for fall and winter, right?