Rachel Comey slim legion jeans
James Perse slub crew neck tee
Elizabeth Suzann rebekka Kimono (one size minus) | sold out
FEIT hand sewn mules | purchased with credits at Garmentory*
Marsell dritta 4 bag | link goes to white on sale
Ok. Hello, these shoes? Amazing. I am so thankful I was able to get these with credits I earn at Garmentory, because I’d been looking at them for quite some time (here’s a black, size 36 on sale at La Garconne). They are stunning, comfortable, and just what I was looking for. I love a good mule, and I have a couple great pairs (Sevilla Smith, Robert Clergerie), but I also LOVE sneakers, so these are a fabulous mix of both. And I found this rust color really appealing; shoes are a good way for me to add in some color without getting overwhelmed LOL.
The shoes are made by hand, start to finish, by one person, they are numbered, and you get a card signed by the craftsman.
Anyway, I’m so glad I stuck to my shopping list and got these, instead of getting tempted and sidetracked by other things.
But speaking of getting tempted and sidetracked: I don’t know why I didn’t mention this on my 2018 Wardrobe Planning post because I’m pretty much always looking for THE PERFECT denim skirt as the weather gets warmer. No, there’s no such thing as perfect, but I’m trying to get close! I had a Seven for all Mankind denim skirt a decade or so ago, that was pencil style, midi, frayed hem, and I LOVED it so much and wore it to death. I like denim skirts because the denim holds my hips in and evens them out more than my JP skirts and although I’m not wearing it as much as I have in the past, I do still love denim. 100% cotton please.
So, I ordered this Rag & Bone denim skirt (with credits I earn at Shopbop) I’ve been stalking since it launched to see if my size would pop back in. Last night, I was looking, and the size 28 got returned, so I pounced. Interestingly, I’m not that excited about it now that it’s en route; it’s not as appealing as it was when I couldn’t have it LOL. Funny how that works.
I needed to order it and get it out of my head though, I’ll try it on at home, and if it works for my body and I can see wearing it often, I’ll keep it, if not I’ll send it back. I used to be so invested in the IDEA of a thing being perfect, and exactly what I was looking for, even if it wasn’t in real life, and had a hard time sending things back. Now, not so much. I’m sort of indifferent at this point, and much better and returning things that don’t work.
On to jeans though. I do love jeans. Although most of the time they don’t seem to love me. It’s very hard for me to find jeans that fit me like I want them to. Or like they look on “the models,” let’s be honest. So, I’m always trying, and most of the time failing. And even when I do find a great pair of jeans, there are SO MANY styles and washes, and denim designers, I’m always tempted by whatever is new.
But I’m pulling back from that too. I like the jeans I have now, and even this Rachel Comey pair feels better than they did a few months ago. They’re easier to sit in, and more comfortable to wear, but…I wish the rise wasn’t QUITE so high – that is the only thing that makes them less comfortable than they could be I think. And I also think they look better when they fit tighter than they do on me now. Ah…see? They’re not exactly what I want right now, but they’re really good, and I want to to make do with them right now, so I will.
I do have my eye on this pair by Goldsign though. I used to only wear Goldsign, since they really fit my body perfectly, but hadn’t seen a 100% cotton pair I liked until this one. I’m resisting so far though. So far.
It’s a daily struggle LOL.
*when you use my referral link to Garmentory and sign up for an account you’ll get a $20 credit and so will I.