As I was going through my closet and trying to decide what to pack for our trip to San Francisco this week, I spent a lot of time thinking about what was missing. The only thing I felt like I *needed* that I didn’t have was a military-style jacket in army green. I had one by Madewell that I wore all the time for years, but it got too big for me. I also have a J Crew jacket that I got out to pack for San Francisco, and it is very large on me. So, I set out to find a new one.
Honestly, I didn’t look TOO hard, given that I wanted one for San Francisco, so I needed to find one ASAP, but I like the Caslon one I ended up with. It’s a good lightweight jacket, and I like the neckline the hood gives, but it’s not something that’ll be good for cooler weather, or will last very long I don’t think. The selling point for this one is really that it dips down a bit in the back, like a traditional parka, so I can wear it when I want my behind covered…and that it was less than $100.
Of course, when this James Perse parka goes on sale for around $100 or $150, I’ll get it, and wear it for many years (I tried it on, and it fits nicely in a size 1, but it’s too expensive for what it is I think).
I’m also wearing my new Frame Le Garcon jeans, which I LOVE. They’re not slouchy at all on me (I took my regular denim size), although they are slightly loose in the waist/hips. But that’s because I have chunky legs. Carry on. Love the color, they’re so soft, and I appreciate the slimmer, but not too slim fit.
To get ready for traveling, I’ve been carrying my new mini twee by Jerome Dreyfuss around the last few days. I was quite nervous when I unpacked it that I wouldn’t be able to make it work; it is SMALL! But it seems to loosen up and the leather stretches a bit with wear (like shoes!), so it’s a little more accommodating than I originally thought. And I’m actually getting used to carrying it and leaving 9 of my lip glosses at home 😉
Finally, I got (and returned) my latest Everlane order of the white box shirt and snap backpack. The white shirt was just really big and seemed to fit differently than the indigo one I already have (in medium). Maybe it’s just that it was white, so you could see the fabric bunching more? I couldn’t have sized down, because then it wouldn’t have fit my hips. So back it went. And the backpack…it was “cool,” but I decided that I can’t do backpacks. I also didn’t like the snap closure – it was kind of hard to manage – and I really didn’t like that the canvas straps on the bottom of the bag were white. I DID like that it had a section for my laptop, and it would have held everything nicely, but it was just a little too structured, and “not perfect” for what I wanted.
Tomorrow we drive to Austin, then on Thursday we fly to San Francisco!! I’ll have my packing list posted tomorrow, my travel outfit on Thursday, and then on Friday I’ll publish my James Perse list and pick a winner for the casual tee – have you guessed my number yet??
*I trade advertising space for store credit at Forzieri, which is how I got this bag. It was not a gift.