Taking a break from looking at me, and talking about what I’m wearing today. Here are a few things I’m finding appealing lately…
First, let’s get the black/things I’d like to wear out of the way:
UGH. these black cotton trousers by MHL by Margaret Howell. I just love them so much. I’m in a crisp, black poplin sort of mood lately.
Y-3 Matte track skirt. Sigh.
Similar navy pant by Yoshi Kondo:
Ann Demeulemeester flatforms – I mean….the end all and be all of platform sandals IMO.
Now, to the prints that I’ve been admiring, but probably wouldn’t wear.
These new Anntian arrivals at Beklina make my heart sing they are SO STUNNING. I would probably actually wear the black/grey print dress if I could justify adding it to my wardrobe, and that cherry blossom one…wow…
And how beautiful is this linen wrap dress?
What have you been admiring/looking at lately?
Anntian makes such gorgeous prints. I was in love with one of their sweater tops last winter! I’m in a constant state of admiration for the Gray Matters mildred heel
I love the v-cut! The cube heel is weird but so cool! I’d wear these in a heartbeat but trying to make good long-term decisions for my wardrobe and not sure these are the right buy right now.
Grechen Reiter says
those shoes, i love that v cut too…have you see these? https://www.garmentory.com/sale/gray-matters/shoes-heels/275130-marmo-sandal-black#sm.0000154wtgdr77elny7ewuspuptql – i’m obsessed with the “marbled” heel!! so gorgeous
They are stunning!
That dress with the magnolia print is spectacular.
Love those prints! Annoyed by the shoulder cutouts on the linen dress…
I didn’t even notice that at first but those are awful. I hate that “cold shoulder” style in general and I want it to go away.
Grechen Reiter says
what?? ugh. didn’t even notice that…
Rebecca | Seven2Seven8 says
That black and gray dress is GORGEOUS! And while I know you don’t wear prints OFTEN, I don’t think of you as someone who NEVER wears them, FWIW! Stripes! Leaves! Just within the past couple of weeks, too.
I generally favor restrained patterns (love those dresses but as a slight petite – I’m narrow as well as short – I’d worry about being swallowed up by them), but like them as a way to break up mostly solids in my wardrobe. I struggle with flatforms. I like that they are easy to walk in but at 5’3 and post-babies, I’m a size 9 (9.5 in some shoes) and feel like I get full-on Frankenstein quickly (see also flashbacks to Steve Madden shoes in college), and also don’t like really heavy shoes (which makes trying on clogs and shoes like that really important). I love clogs, though! (I drool a little whenever you get some that might be in my size in Slowre.)
Those are spectacular!
You know I’m a fan of Yohji-sama and that Y-3 skirt is amazing – and I don’t even wear skirts. His are always long enough that I’d feel comfortable with them.
I love the magnolia grey dress. It’s gorgeous. That being said, I don’t really wear silk so while I admire such things from afar – that’s as far as I’ll ever get to owning something like that.
Grechen Reiter says
yes! i was actually going to email you about a y’s piece i had a question about 🙂
if you have a second, i keep looking at these pants at garmentory < linked they're the closest i can get to affording a pair of y's pants, and they're linen...of course they're final sale, etc., but i wonder if the small would fit me? i'm inclined to think yes, but wondered if you had any fit advice or other advice?
In all honesty, if you can, do a customer service call or chat and ask Garmentory to give you the waist size laying flat in inches or centimeters. I don’t know if they have that kind of good customer service, but I’d think they would. I’m inclined to think you could fit a size 2, which is a small, but it depends on what range that particular size 2 is. Hip size on the items might help too in case the pants are more tapered before the “loose” part begins in them.
Japanese sizing is like American vanity sizing, which is to say it’s kinda all over the place. There is a range that the sizes will fit. Like size 1 will fit a 24-27 inch waist, which seems like a huge difference and depending on the style, it is. Size 2 is the same. It can go anywhere from 28 to 32 inches.
There also seems to be a difference with what sizing they give for higher end clothing use. I’ve seen a size range of 1 – 3 on a lot of the higher end clothing sites like Garmentory, Totokaelo, etc… however, when generally shopping at cheaper sites, American women would be wanting to look at the size 7 and up range, which sounds enormous, but it’s really not. If you look up international sizing charts you’ll see what I mean. I think higher end garments have the lower size numbering vanity scale, but I’m not 100% on that. In general, it is confusing so whenever I buy Japanese stuff I try to get the seller to give me the centimeter or inch value of the item. I have a size 1 pair of Yohji pants that are roughly 26-28 inches in waist and they are definitely tight on me in the waist, but there’s cinchers on the sides I can adjust for more comfort. I also have a size 2 Yohji skirt that’s a bit loose in the waist, but is within my proper range. Sorry that this was long and kinda rambling.
Oh, I forgot to add, if you’ve any interest in older Yohji stuff, check out this site:
I’ve bought most of my Japanese designer stuff from there because I really can’t afford the new stuff at all. Gracia is awesome and super helpful. I’ve emailed her about sizing on stuff and she’ll give me measurements and even photos of the clothing to explain the fit.
Though this isn’t the kind of thing that usually resonates with me, I’m blown away by the magnolia dress. Something about it is reminiscent of the 1940s, yet it’s fresh and surprising. (And I’m really drawn to the flatforms — the only sort of elevated shoe I really like.)