29.3.09

It's all in the...

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Friday was a funny day. I woke up at my boyfriend's house to surprisingly warm weather, and surveyed the pile of mismatched, rumpled clothing that I had let accumulate on top of his hamper over the week. Faced with the possibility of rain, and the knowledge that I would be walking a lot that day, I decided it was imperative that I dress in layers.

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Everything was going along swimmingly--grab a little of this, a little of that--but when it came to top it all off, I realized to my horror that the only jacket I had was my big, heavy, smothering peacoat. Unacceptable! I knew if I wore it I'd just end up having to carry it around half the day when I got overheated, but that if I didn't wear some sort of top layer I'd get cold as the day progressed.

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Fortunately, I happen to be a pack rat genius. As I was pawing desperately through the hallway coat rack, I came across this tweedy blazer I'd bought at some stoop sale months ago and left (I'd like to say with clairvoyant fore-sight, but probably just brash carelessness) hanging safely between the wooley Pendeltons and duffel coats.

In the end, I rather liked the results of all this forced creativity: a mix of prints, textures and materials that had me, finally, ready to face the day!

8 comments:

FashionSqueah! said...

Those jeans are perfect on you, I love the shorter length! The layers are great too! Char x

Q's Daydream said...

Love it! :o)

micronomica said...

I have that same jacket. Same tweedy thing, same buttons, same fake pockets. It was a favourite of mine when I bought it in 2004, but I forgot it somehow until I found it under tons of other clothes the other day. I wish I could wear it with your style, though :). You look lovely :).

Ellie said...

It looks great! You look so huggable and cozy!

Milla said...

Suzy said...

you're like a sexy, blonde bob dylan and i love it!

Diane said...

I love this!! I could never pull off a tweed jacket and jeans like this.

Sarah/Sherbet Tone said...

Mens-ishwear done really, really right.