Everlane wide leg cropped pants (gift to review from Everlane) | size 10
Everlane cashmere turtleneck
The Reformation surplus leather jacket | size small (I bought mine on sale last summer – no longer available)
Vince platform oxfords
I wore this to dinner on Saturday night. It was one of those outfits I imagined in my head while I was deciding what to wear, put it on, and didn’t think twice about whether to REALLY wear it or not.
You may remember many years ago I engaged in an “experiment” where I would chose an outfit and just WEAR it without second-guessing and spending too much time in the mirror. See, usually I do the opposite: I envision an outfit in my head, put it on, and inevitably while I’m standing in front of the mirror decide there’s something wrong with it, or it’s not the right thing, and take it off again. Sometimes I would do that 2-3 times before I leave the house. And on really bad days, I’d do that several more times and then decide not to leave the house at all.
Those days are really few and far between lately, but I do find myself over-analyzing outfits and thinking about what I SHOULD wear way more often than I’d like to. The beauty of my wardrobe as it is, is that I love everything in my closet, it all fits, and it all works well together, for the most part. I don’t HAVE to think very much about what to wear, I’ve already done the work in choosing what to add/remove from my wardrobe at the start.
But you know, sometimes emotion, weird body image issues, etc. get in the way, and all of that goes out the window.
Anyway, I liked this outfit, and was comfortable in it. I really like the pants, and the size 10 definitely fits better than the 8, but it’s still a style I’m not necessarily drawn to on my body. I think I’ll keep the pants this length also, but that just means they’re not going to be great for wearing in warmer weather or for wearing with flats. And I’m still trying to wear the leather jacket more often – it’s DEFINITELY out of my comfort zone – but I’m going to take it this week to my shoe place and see if they can remove the belt loops – the one in the back is really uncomfortable when I’m sitting.
I hope you had a great weekend! I didn’t make it to the Eileen Fisher store for their system event, but I’m going to go this week just to check out new arrivals, and will report back with my thoughts. I had to take advantage of the sun on Saturday to take pictures of new arrivals for SLOWRE (of which there are MANY, and VERY EXCITING!!), so I worked most of the weekend.