Pockets are so important to me in my daily life; actual FUNCTIONAL pockets, ones that hold things like my phone, Dagny’s treats, keys, snacks, etc. And still, lots of women’s clothes don’t have pockets, or they are small, and flimsy, not good for much of anything. (I loved Michelle’s “10” outfit recently, as in 10 pockets 😉 )
So naturally I love Elizabeth Suzann’s harper tops (sweater, linen tunic) and their huge front pockets, and her Clyde pants with their large circular side pockets. If I could wear the same thing every day, I would probably wear some variation of this outfit, or the Clyde pants and sweater because they’re just so practical & comfortable to work in, and to live in. When I have photos to take for SLOWRE* and am going to be spending my time mostly at home, taking photos, editing photos and taking Dagny out in between, AND it’s 70 degrees or warmer, I will wear this outfit, as I did yesterday.
I can’t wear this sweater if it’s actually very cold, because it’s just not warm enough for me. I do layer it over a long sleeve top or turtleneck, and will wear a scarf with it if it’s in the 50’s or 60’s, but I prefer to wear it layered over a t-shirt or tank top, and with the sleeves rolled up a bit to show my wrists. I don’t like to wear something again on top of it, like my Lauren Manoogian alpaca coat, because that’s just too much oversized for me, and might actually be TOO hot. I have a very small window where I am comfortable! Yesterday it was sunny, in the low 70’s and I was soooooo comfortable in this sweater.
BTW, did you see that Elizabeth Suzann re-launched knits today? Not her own knits, like this sweater, but the collaboration she did with Kordal. Several pieces are already sold out, but the Billie Sweater is still available, and I love it – the texture is fun, and the fit looks spot-on. Did anyone order a piece? Who’s received their sample sale items? I am still waiting on my Clyde jumpsuit…
A few other notes about the outfit:
The shoes- after I mentioned that I’d seen these “technical weave” Warren shoes by Vince last week, I sought them out in my size to buy and they sold out from underneath me at Vince.com. I wanted this version, not the leather, so I called my Vince store and bought them there, the last pair in my size. They seem to fit me like the Blairs fit – a half size large – but the SA at Vince said she’d noticed women taking their true size. Unfortunately, you’d probably have to try both on in this style, just to get the fit right. I wear my Vince sneakers to the GROUND (which I have done with my black pair), so these are well worth it for me.
And this bag is an oldie, but goodie. Jas bags are so practical, and made for life, so they really stand the test of time. I don’t really love this shape anymore, but I appreciate how “easy” it is, that it has short handles and a longer shoulder strap, and lots of places to put stuff AND matte black hardware. I see that they’re coming out with a new collection soon – I can’t wait to see more. All Jas bags are/were handmade in England.
*speaking of SLOWRE, if you’re not signed up for the newsletter yet to be notified of new arrivals (on Wednesdays!!), I would encourage you to do so ASAP. You won’t be sorry. I promise 😉