I think it’s no secret that I love dressing up. Nine times out of ten, I’d rather dress for work than for the weekend … but the tenth time, I stumble upon a casual outfit that I LOVE. This was one of those exceptions. I love how these colours came together, and how simple-yet-chic the whole thing looks. I’ve given up trying to emulate French women for the most part, but I think this outfit has a little bit of their effortless sophistication.
These are all old pieces except for the Club Monaco jacket, which is a recent thrift buy. A sleeveless field jacket is bound to have a short season here in Edmonton, but for $8, I’m willing to take a chance on it. I love the cut of the jacket, and I’ve been wanting to replace my Old Navy khaki jacket (now too large) for a while. The scarf and pants are also thrifted, and they are both pieces I love wearing on weekends. These Joe’s Jeans jeggings are just the softest non-pyjama bottoms I own.
The top is from J. Crew Factory, and it’s treating me alright so far. The shoes are also JCF, and about 2 years old; the patent (faux) leather is looking pretty rough (up close) but I can’t seem to quit them. I need to re-heel my vintage Ferragamo flats, and this is my only other black pair so I have a feeling I’ll be hanging on to it indefinitely — I have the hardest time letting go of comfortable, cheapie flats. (My last black pair before this one was from Old Navy, and I wore it until there was a massive hole in the sole.) I will say this: other than the beat-up pleather (whose condition is probably not helped by the fact I’m very hard on my non-work shoes), these flats have stood the test of time well.