Today's outfit of the day is courtesy of my closet and my conviction that one must wear everything in one's closet (though Dani's system of party outfits and clothes out of season or for travel is infinitely forgiving and I am starting to embrace that) or else it ought to find a new home...
Case in point: The Martinique Jacket from J Crew:
Bought two years ago, worn but once or twice. And yet loved. I cannot say why I love it so much? the straw colour? (colour me whimsical), the natural colour (colour me neutral), the yellow striped lining (colour me charmed)?
Okay, right now, it is one size too small as it is a size 6 and I have recently been properly fitted for a bra that forces me into size 6s or 8s, depending. But is that the only problem? Is the problem that I am a busty woman attempting to wear cropped jackets to no good end?
For three weeks, I have almost put my precious (Yes, I do have Gollum-like tendencies about clothes - it is not pretty but I am at peace with it...) up for sale at the Mothership's great weekly exchange (looking to sell? couldn't Alexis rename it "looking-to-sadly-part-with-an-item-of-clothing-that-was-to-bring-such-happiness?" Couldn't she???) but could not put her there.
So today I said "I shall wear this item, with as much gusto as a 49 year old woman who really needs a vacation can wear an item". And so I did:
|Look how happy I am. THE jacket, a lovely Alice and Olivia pink silk blouse, JCrew pencil skirt in natural from a couple of years ago and Aldo shoes, which can be seen in close up here - honestly - cheap shoes but so cute and comfortable!|
I am looking quite jolly in this picture, since it is the end of the day and my husband was saying inane things about pictures of people's OOTD!
But i think the jacket is too short? I know - I have my hands in my pocket and that may not give the true appreciation as the jacket is swinging wide open. And my gosh, I am having a bad hair day. But my mum (in the portrait behind me) is having none of that!