As promised in last week’s budget post, here is a look at my new tuxedo-striped skinny jeans, whose first outing was for a more casual work outfit. I’m through with teaching for the term, so I can wear more casual combos to work from here on out. (Still lots to do, of course — never a dull moment in the library! — but most of it will be more behind-the-scenes for the next couple of weeks through the end of fall term.)
This outfit also serves as my entry for this month’s “Literary Stylings” link up at Gracey’s Fashion for Giants style blog. This past month, I finished Bee Ridgway’s novel The River of No Return, after purchasing a copy of the book — and meeting the author! — at a special reading (read more details in this post here). The novel is a fun, dramatic time-travelling romp through history, with a compelling romance at its core. When the time period shifted back to 1800s England, there were lots of scenes of characters riding horses (natch). There was an interesting passage about how the main character, a nobleman, had a lot of practice tying neck cravats. Hence my modern interpretation of striped skinny jeans, recalling equestrian-style breeches; tweed blazer, harkening back to country tweeds; and scarf-tied t-shirt, a looser, modern version of a cravat.
The tweed blazer ups the professional quota, as does the attached scarf on this Jason Wu for Target t-shirt. And here’s a close-up on the tuxedo stripe. Love how the seaming on the blazer matches up with the tuxedo stripe on the jeans.
Details: Tweed jacket: Smart Set, PEI, old / Tuxedo-striped skinny jeans: LOFT, new / T-shirt with attached scarf: Jason Wu for Target, winter 2012 / Ankle booties: Payless, last winter / Silver hoops: Kohl’s, old
And here’s a look at the last time I wore this blazer. Amazing the difference between these outfits! Just goes to show how versatile suit separates can be.
Link ups: Literary Stylings / What I Wore Wednesday / I Feel Pretty / Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday / What I Wore to Work / Look What I Got / Three-fer Thursday / Spotlight Weekly / Friday Favorites Remix / Friday’s Fab Favorites / Favorite Fashion Friday / Best of Friday Linkup / Fashion Informant Fridays / Fashion Friday / Simple Easy Style / Passion for Fashion / Friday’s Fancies
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- The Secret To Alessandra Ambrosio’s Amazing Legs? These Skinny Jeans (shefinds.com)