It’s the “difficult blazer” again! Admittedly, it works pretty well with this dress because of the colour palette. It IS, however, a lot of print, if you take into account the subtle heathering pattern on the blazer. Nonetheless, there is enough black in here to balance it all out. When in doubt, add black. That’s my motto. Or, at least, one of them. It’s hard to commit to just one, you know?
I am still not convinced that this blazer is a wardrobe star, but I will admit that it’s pretty comfy. The dress is also stretchy, and therefore comfy, which is as good as it gets for an office outfit. Spending 8 hours in a chair in front of my computer really calls for all the comfort I can get. It also probably limits my ability to reach new sartorial heights but … ah well.
In completely unrelated news, Rimmel has decided to suddenly discontinue my beloved Color Rush line of lip crayons. To say that I am devastated is not a huge exaggeration. I have been using these almost exclusively for at least 2-3 years, and nothing else I’ve tried from time to time has even come close to comparing in terms of the quality-cost equation. So I need your help. Tell me your favourite lip products, but please keep in mind: (i) drugstore brands preferred; (ii) lip crayons or similar, not lip glosses; (iii) the cheaper the better. And go!
I mean, this is probably more “shapeless” than “slouchy” but the latter sounds better somehow, so let’s go with it. Because, boy, I love this outfit a lot. Is it gauche of me to say that, as the person responsible for said outfit? I don’t know, but I stand by my pronouncement: this outfit is awesome.
Awesome to wear, at any rate.
Which raises the question: is the awesomeness of an outfit measured by how it feels to wear it, or by how it looks? Since I wasn’t wearing this particular outfit at the office, I’m going to vote for #1 … even if, as a blogger, I probably should pay more attention to #2.
Weird tangent aside, how about that outfit? The dress is by Rick Owens, which makes me feel extra cool even while looking like a garbage sack-wearing person because we all know that RO is impossibly cool, and some of that coolness is surely transferrable. The sweater is Elsamanda, which is a brand that sounds vaguely familiar to me though I can’t put my finger on why. Previously spotted at Winners, perhaps? Google suggests that there is some connection with Anthro, but I am skeptical. The tag says “made in Italy” which is also a nice bonus. Also nice? The colour. I love it. I love me a chunky knit too; it’s one of the few things I miss when the summer comes. Luckily, in Edmonton, I can count on chunky-knit-appropriate weather for a little while longer. Hashtag: always looking for that silver lining.
Sorry, this post has nothing to do with the opera of the same name. I have simply run out of titles, and this was literally the first word association with “butterflies”. Sorry, Puccini. Anyway, the outfit is pretty good, my lack of title creativity aside. And, well, simple too. But simple can still be good, right? And simple can certainly be excused on a (casual) Friday. I chose the silk shirt because I was getting my Lasik surgery, and was told not to wear wool or other fibers that might shed. The cotton chinos were pure comfort. As for the metallic loafers … well, they need no explanation, I think. They’re just bomb awesome.
One of my fave things about this outfit, though, is the fact that it’s a perfect embodiment of my current shopping habits: part thrift, part consignment, part eBay. Only the sunglasses are retail, and that’s because I’m sometimes a greedy, impatient person. With that said, they’re pretty awesome and I would definitely recommend them. The brand is Quay, and I bought mine through Simons (with free shipping!) because they were cheaper there than on (Canadian) Amazon. Not that I`m trying to enable your (retail) consumption but … well, maybe I am. Nobody`s perfect.