Blah, blah, blah, old news outfit. You guys know this is my go-to formula, right? I forgot to add these to my thrifted pants post, but I recently found a pair of J. Crew Minnies and decided to give them a try. These days, I much prefer the silhouette of my T. Babaton pants (looser, tapered) over the super skinny cigarette pants, but $8 black pants in my size are nothing to sneeze at. Or rather, they’re ok. Weirdly, they seem too skinny and cropped (even though they are brand new). To balance the cropped length, I added my ankle-strap pumps for some extra, um, ankle coverage. Very Victorian of me.
Moving on, I have been wearing this Banana Republic blazer quite a bit notwithstanding the colour, which is not one of my core colours. Hmm, I must like it more than I realize; after all, it is a muddled, greyed out sort of orange red, isn’t it? It also works well with my Soho tote, which is a more intense shade of the same colour. Mmmm, matchy matchy. In any event, the fit of the blazer works great with pants for a casual-but-still-office-appropriate vibe. Last but not least, I overcame my minimalist tendencies –Alex, I’ll take “Words you never thought you’d read on this blog” for 500 — and added a sparkly necklace. It sparkled suitably. And there you have it: my outfit in 200 words too many.