Skyfall

Photos by Nick Smith

Here's the thing: I'm obsessed with these faux leather pants from Zara. At $49.00, I seldom expected such a frugal purchase would be so flattering and easy to wear almost every day. It's the ideal mix of leathery material in the front, with oh-so stretchy side and back that makes for a perfect fit, even during the holidays —which are Ok To Eat Whatever Days, officially. On top of that, the cashmere sweater tee is from J. Crew, and it too, has been in heavy rotation during these supremely cold winter weeks. At first the idea of a cashmere t-shirt seems the upmost frivolous show of money ever. I thought that upon purchase you would inherit vocabulary like, "Theea-ter" or say things like, "Look, my t-shirt is EXPENSIVE."  But then I realized the possibilities, especially after a 25% online coupon made it less than $60 bucks, that it makes the perfect layer over my endless collection of collared shirts. And so it was complete; the perfect combination for winter days. Not to mention the Rag & Bone men's cardigan from Target, ironically the most expensive thing in this whole look at $69.99. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, in the morning after finding staples like these. And while you've seen me be a repeat offender before, that's precisely my point: being stylish means by no means being frivolous and considering clothes disposable. I look for quality and fit. Trendiness is a luxury that I can't afford right now, due to a recent purchase of a house in the Bay Area. So I need to wear what I got. Wear it more than once and you'll have my heart, and by the same token your wallet's as well. 

PS. Skyfall and Adele are quite amazing, so in this post the title is literally just a reference to the song, and if you'd like, a descriptive, if not trite, term to describe my sunset backdrop.


5 comments:

  1. Congrats on being a home-owner! While I don't see myself wearing leather pants, I admire those who can pull it off, which you most certainly did in this preppy yet casual outfit.

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    1. Thank you! I was nervous forever about leather pants, but faux and stretch leggings combinations are a nice starter pair.

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  2. Love the pragmatic and fashionable approach you have and the way you put affordable pieces together on here - Thank you for speaking the truth!

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    1. Such a sweet comment. Thank you, Catherine!

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  3. I recently purchase these same pants from Zara and I think they are divine! You wear it beautifully! great style!
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