|5'2" wearing regular 00|
And would you believe I was bold enough to go out and about wearing this colorful getup?
You can't see it all that well and it's bunched up from pulling on the jacket too quickly (gotta fire that stylist) but that is one of my very favorite old-school cashmere critter sweaters (I'm pleading with this one too to not wear out). See here for a better view of the intarsia crest design.
Speaking of old school ... yes, that is the Lexington jacket. I was either going through my rebellion with corporate wear or it was during my time with technology incompatible for online shopping (topic for upcoming post, maybe) but I missed the Lexington the first time around. With the help of the aftermarket community, this cheerful, new old stock beauty made its way to me. Yay!
I'm now going to publicly declare my weakness for multiples (hangs head in shame, hides). Let's just say I have several pairs of the Café capri in wool. I "qualify" for wearing petites but I am wearing the regular. Love the length. It's not capri as intended, but I think it's perfect as I don't find myself thinking if only it could be [insert desired measurement] longer or shorter. Though they're unlined, the wool is very soft so maybe it's better to skip the cold clammy feel of a lot of the lining material used these days. I love the fit I love the colors. Thus. Multiples.
I declared my love for the Clifton booties on this post. Had not expect to like them so much when I ordered the black ones (uh oh, multiples again). Ended up throwing out my rule of anything above a 3.25" heel better be breathtakingly gorgeous femme fatale shoes because I'll be suffering for vanity. The heels are 3.5" and the online description of "all beautifully balanced on a slender stacked wood heel" is true! I have worn them for 12 hours straight, I've run in them (short distance) and I don't recall thinking about them except how good they let me strut. I think the beautiful balance is part of the reason, the other is the leather lining. (I don't understand leather uppers with man-made lining.) Had to get the dark nutmeg too, with justification of need for neutral shoes in a lighter color.
Because these bad boy 3.5" heels make me feel like I can fly in and kick butt. In a good way. :)