I was shopping with a friend yesterday, trying to scare up something festive to wear to our D Moms launch party this week (there is, in my opinion, no more frustrating enterprise than shopping for a specific event, but I digress). During the expedition, my friend and I were discussing the transition from her summer wardrobe “persona” to her fall one. For her, summer is all Mary Ann à la Gilligan’s Island. She’s a sea (no pun intended) of gingham and circle skirts and sandals. But come cooler temps, she retires her nautical togs for a slightly more edgy wardrobe of sleek black pants and trim blazers.
I, on the other hand, adhere to a staunch uniform year round. Some people (i.e. my kids) may view my devotion to jeans, a blazer, and a rotating cast of slouchy tees/tanks/simple dresses, all in varying shades of black, grey, and white (see: ensemble above via Poppy NYC) as boring, but I prefer to view it as sartorial consistency. When I don’t have to think too much about my clothes, it frees me up to think about other (more important) things…at least that’s what I’m going with.
I snapped up a perfect fitting (inexplicably, at once, slouchy and fitted) dark grey ATM tee at Barneys yesterday, and I’m seriously contemplating two blazers spotted at Neiman Marcus — a fetching Theyskens’ Theory black number and an asymmetrical drape-front beauty by Helmut Lang.
The blazers are pricey, but when I shrugged them on in the fitting room, they both made me feel instantly pulled together but not like I was trying too hard (a feeling so elusive that I’m willing to pay a little extra for it, for the record). To round things out, I’m considering a cozy, nubby Isabel Marant zip front knit jacket from V.O.D. (in fact I love it so much that it ended up featured on page 26 of the magazine).
So, what’s on your wish list for fall?