I’m back from my trip in Ireland and it seems I’ve had the same experience as many others I talked to who have been, in that my expectations were low and the experience rated very high. I thoroughly enjoyed it, the countryside is gorgeous, the food is just as good–sometimes better than my fave NYC spots, so stay tuned for a mini guide.
That said, I missed a lot of Paris fashion shows and was off IG for a while and I must admit I missed neither of them. But glad to be back in the saddle and waiting impatiently for Spring to arrive since the weather isn’t cooperating in the least these days.
Some style things on my mind of late.
I did go back and look at the Miu Miu show after I returned and really loved that and Prada. Everyone has been mentioning the review Harper’s Bazaar Rachel Tashjian wrote about Miu Miu being exactly where we are right now, and I get it. I guess for me, it resonated because it was that 90s mix of feminine and masculine–always with kitten-heels. It’s a look that feels comfortable but still cool. I would love a camel jacket like the ones above for fall, but right now I can pull on an oversized Uniqlo men’s zip up sweatshirt, throw my Anine Bing camel blazer on top and pull out my Celine and older Bottega kitten heels and be in step. I don’t have a sheer skirt, and am a bit kicking myself for letting go of (years ago) my sheer leopard Tom Ford at Gucci days skirt that Leandra Medine has on in her post this week (maybe it’s mine!) But again, where am I wearing that, so….
Speaking of kitten heels, I love a white pair as much, or possible more, than black. I have the same Bottega ones in white, so think I’m set, but I also saw these on Luca Di Stanio’s IG (he is a Prada designer, follow him) and fell in love with that off-white color. I’ll be wearing kitten heels with my new Prada skirt. Can’t wait! And then, next fall, these Miu Miu ones below. Another ladylike heel that I might consider is this from The Row.
Since we are all Carolyn Bessette Kennedy obsessed and everyone usually is looking for a new jean silhouette for Spring, consider these carpenter ones from Nili Lotan. Because you could do this….
I am thinking those or the oversized Eglitta from The Row, though I’m worried I’ll get tired of them real fast.
I said I would write a black clothing post after the WSJ article ran, but I don’t have that much to share right now, except for these two Another Tomorrow dresses that are always in their collection and to me stand out for their flattering shape and versatility. The Doppio fitted dress, left, I have tried on–it has a slit on one thigh that gives a hint of sexiness; it might be one of the most flattering dresses I’ve seen in ages. It also feels very CBK to me, and the minute I need an LBD I’m buying it. Then the V Neck Sheath has an ease about that is appealing, plus you can throw a turtleneck or shirt under it or add a belt to change it up a bit. Both are more grown up, which thankfully seems where at least some fashion is headed these days.
Next up? My Spring color obsession: Lemon Yellow.
Great post Jennifer. And I can’t wait to hear more about your trip.
Love all of these random thoughts. If carpenter jeans are CBK approved, I’m in. While I love the camel coats, where are the pants? I know I’m a modest dresser, but that is a LOT of leg. Thank you for the introduction to Another Tomorrow – looking forward to checking them out. Marcheline
Bare legs are just runway styling tricks. Black pants, jeans, skirts…..choose your favorite bottom!
Lemon yellow?! Love that idea – on an accessory though, like a watch strap or a little handbag.
I have the Khaite “Ian” jeans and also thinking I’ll be tired of them in the near future! But I don’t want to wear the exact same things for the rest of my life and think it’s fun and modern to mix things up.
Those look fun! And less than The Row version.
Yes, where are the pants? The CBK carpenter pants have been intriguing me for a while. When I see something that I’m not sure about I buy something less expensive, truthfully cheap to see if I like it. Not designer but I like the AYR barrel like jean which gives off a similar feel, they do run large. Alex Mill has some too.
Again, just runway styling tricks. Thanks for AYR tip!
Amy Dorsey says
Wish I could wear lemon yellow…I love it, buy my hair is now light blonde and my skin has under-tones…not gorgeous with lemon yellow…great summer color.
Dana D says
I love these musings. Thoughts about what one would and couldn’t wear…am in love with the grey hoodie underneath all those jackets. Miu Miu is always so inspiring.
One thing I’ve appreciated about the closet clean-out is that you’ve challenged me to be honest about the clothes that fit my life. I do not have the life for a classic trench (I tried!) or a blazer–but I can wear a grey zip hoodie underneath an over-size peacoat! I am learning to admire certain pieces on beautiful people and know that is where they will stay. Thank you, thank you.
Thank you also for the reminder to always keep travel expectations real. Looking forward to your update.
Carleen B says
Love the layering in that second Miu Miu photo. I may try it for these “false spring”/”third winter” days we’re having in NY right now. Also loving those slingbacks — I tried the YSL and Totem ones last fall and they left me feeling a little fusty. These have something about them that may be just right!
My lifestyle seems to fit with Dana’s. Blazers and trench coats just don’t work in my life, or for where I live anymore, but I do wear a gray hoodie under a pea coat or a Barbour. Can’t wait to hear about your Ireland trip.