Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blazing the Way . . .

I'm sure when you look at this photo of the Smythe blazer I bought at the beginning of March, you'll wonder why I haven't worn it yet. Me too! Especially since Pater assures me that it's very flattering on. Especially since it was not a cheap purchase but rather, for me, in the realm of an investment and I should be working down that Cost per Wearing as we speak . . .

What you can't see in the photo, and where I found the item more challenging that you might think, is that woven into the fabric is silver metallic thread, Lurex, which I began to imagine as Lurid! Shades of Liberace. . . You get a hint of it here in my photo of the cuff/button detail (which I like very much).

But then I decided that since the money was spent, the garment was bought, and I had liked it when I bought it (altho' I had reservations, which both the Sales Assistant and Pater talked me out of on the basis of the flattering fit, the classic line, the dress-me-up/dress-me-down flexibility, etc.,), I'd better figure out how to wear this, thinking Classic with a Twist. So I imagined that Karen was doing her consulting thing in my closet and I set myself her Garment-three-Ways challenge.
So in the next post or two or three, I'll show you the Polyvore-on-the-Floor outfits I've come up with -- not sure about posting tomorrow as I'll be vacating the house while it's being defended from marauding carpenter ants. Meanwhile, check out the shapely tailoring of the jacket's back (that vent is perfectly placed!)

and get your sunglasses ready for some Twisted Classic viewing . . .