Friday, October 1, 2010

Dressing for Fall Sunshine

Sunshine all this week -- it's been glorious! Fall sunshine may be the best sunshine there is, truly! And Pater's getting better at this photo-taking, and I'm trying to get braver at it. So here are two of the week's teaching looks.

Above is, if you'll believe it, a relatively Minimalist look for me, given that the Club Monaco microfibre pants and the cashmere cardi (also CM) are simple lines and neutral tones. The nude leather low-heeled shoes are a favourite pair I picked up in Paris five years ago. The Anne Klein silk top, bought last year on sale, might seem too colourful to qualify as part of anything minimalist, but its lines are very simple. It's sleeveless and I'm surprised how versatile it's been throughout the seasons -- I wore it often this past summer, and with a cardi it's great in spring and fall. The chocolate gold beads (Birks) I've been wearing often lately since being gifted with them this summer.

The shot below, taken on the deck early enough in the morning that the automatic flash was triggered, washing out the background, is for Patricia, who has been waiting patiently since July for me to finally show the grey linen pants/skirt I bought on sale in Paris at Crea in the Marais. These are not for everyone, but I loved them as soon as I tried them on -- they are wide-legged, asymmetrical, with a crotch that falls about halfway between the knees and the natural crotch. So comfortable. I bought a long-ish tank at Crea as well, cream and grey like the BR fine-merino sweater below, but wider stripes and a looser fit. I've loved the combo this summer, but for a fall transition, the pants work well, weight-wise with the light wool. Below, I'm wearing Khrio Mary Janes, but I've also worn brown knee-height boots with this bottom.
So now I've managed a few consecutive weeks featuring a What I Wore post. That IndigoAlison is a good inspiration, although I doubt I'll ever work up to her weekly Monday-Friday collage.

Any favourite stylings you pulled off this week? Maybe you're not posting photos foolishly comme moi-même, but you could comment on a combo that pleased you this week. . .