My dressing has been uninspired recently. Tshirts and jeans every day. Plus, I went up a size so it's thrown off my sense of what looks good, and I've had to replace a lot of jeans.
I'm finally feeling back on top of my wardrobe! Last night I went out for dinner, and I realized I could dress up my jeans and tee with my favorite blazer. I don't know why I haven't worn blazers at all this past year, but I hereby declare I'm bringing them back. This one is my favorite, from Theyskens Theory. And my boots added a bit of sparkle, too (the leather in the back is subtly sparkly). I felt great.
I also went to my favorite consignment store yesterday and found two maybe-winners. I bought them, but I'm not 100% sure they'll be workhorses.
1. Rag & Bone tweed wool shorts. They hit just below my knee. At first I thought I'd hem them, but from the photos, I actually prefer the longer length (photo 3) instead of rolled (photo 4). I do wish they were cut wider, more like culottes. I think they might have started life as full-length trousers.
2. Dries van Noten tall boots. Beautiful, beautiful soft leather. Incredible. And not too tall on me. They gape a bit around the top, and scrunch too much at the ankle, but it's still better than any other tall boots I've ever tried. For the low price, I decided to just go for it. The toe / foot shape looks a bit dated but I think it's ok.
What do you think? Are these gold medals or just fun things to have in the closet? Do the shorts work with the boots (photos 8&9) or would I need longer, looser culottes for that look?