It’s the in-between days, straddling Indian summer and the crisp, purposeful fall — today as I write this, it’s 90 degrees and sunny, but tomorrow we’re supposed to have a low in the 40s. I suppose you can say this is my “last gasp of summer” outfit because it’s cool enough for a day like this but — with a jacket or cardigan thrown on — will do just fine when it gets cold tonight. It’s a silk sleeveless top from the Fletcher by Lyell line (prob my fave designer collabo ever), a pair of beloved, well-worn sandals, though the grey Mango jeans are a new purchase. It takes a lot for me to buy a bottom: usually I wait for perfection, because the last thing I want to worry about is my arse. But I’d been wanting an alternative to my usual dark skinny jeans for some time, and so when I found these on sale, I snagged them.
As it turns out, they were sort of the missing link in my wardrobe — the kind of item you didn’t realize you needed until you bought it, and then were like “Why did I wait so long to get these?” Kind of a big “duh” moment, I suppose. These particular jeans, they’re not really perfect, but sometimes you just have to go for it anyway, and I’ll get a lot of mileage out of them later in the season. I have other things to do with my time besides spend afternoon upon afternoon trying to find jeans, you know? There are so many brands and styles and it just makes my head spin — and it makes me miss Uniqlo, because I would just find something I liked there and be done with it. Jeans are such a personal thing — which ones do you like, that make you feel confident and secure and all those things? I need jeans suggestions that aren’t $200+. (I look at those price tags, and I’m like, Hmmmm, I could get airfare to someplace cool with that money…)
Anyway, I tried something new with this outfit post and made a quick video instead of taking photographs. I really find it weird to take pictures of myself like I’m a model, so perhaps I can just pretend I’m an actress pretending to be a model? I still felt gawky and weird anyway, but at least I was using my rusty filmmaking skills.