This past week I drove to Marin County for lunch with a writer I’d met on a fiction course. It was so fun. I just love people. What miracles!
Anyway, the outing warranted putting on actual clothes. How many times I have worn these brown Eileen Fisher lantern pants, or what I will do when they wear out, I can’t tell you. Because I don’t know! So good! Big pants forever!
With Church oxfords (because big pants do love a big shoe), Theory jacket from last year, and an Etro scarf my brother gave me decades ago.
To ensure that casual dressing holds up its part of the moderately polished bargain, subtle color is my friend. Scarf can be valuable allies, and this one is dark teal, with some olive green, mustard and tiny swirls of a vivid lavender. Somehow, to me, wearing only two colors feels sad. Three’s a party, and an almost invisible fourth, well, illuminate that disco ball. But given my coloring or lack thereof I need lowish contrast and smoky hues. Booyah.
It takes everything and nothing to make us happy. Good backlighting always a plus.
Have a wonderful weekend.