I am insanely and I mean insanely in love with my final three NAS purchases. Each one makes me unreasonably happy.

First up, the best jeans ever. Kut from the Kloth Mias in plaid.

I own last year's version of the plaid Mias, and I love those, too, but they are completely different.

Last year's (pic 3) are a darkish grey plaid, with a high poly content. They are extremely stretchy and sleek with a bit of a sheen IRL. But they are definitely calf-sucking. And rather warm. So I wear them as a legging jean in winter only, tucked into boots. And I sized DOWN for an extra sleek fit.

This year's version (1/2) are a lighter, more cotton rich and less stretchy fabrication (although they do have stretch). I sized UP for a bit of slouch. And achieved it -- I need to wear a belt to hold them up. They could not be more comfortable. They speak to the prep and the punk in me. Plus, they go with almost everything in my closet. (Which makes sense, since most things in my closet are blue or grey, LOL. )

they coordinate with my hair. Yay for Angie picks!!

I'm really happy because these will help me further my goal of "lightening up" in the winter months -- something that is not easy (especially when it comes to bottoms) given our usually sloppy weather conditions. And they will make my outfits cohesive because of the way they work with my hair.

Shown with my J. Crew tux shirt (1/2), AT silk camp shirt in navy (4), Zara silk/cotton dolman sleeved sweater (5), ink blue Reiss blazer (6).

By the way, these are plenty long -- I will probably have to hem them and they will still be full length but able to be rolled as shown.

Next up, the Trouvé textured tuxedo jacket. I hadn't even noticed this until Ummlila posted it. But I loved how it looked with her sheath dresses and since I've been wanting a topper to wear with mine in cooler weather, and I did not own a black jacket, I decided to give it a whirl. Love the texture and the collar style, and the fit is perfect. It's got a bit of stretch so it is comfy to wear.

Finally, the Halogen striped midi skirt. I am over the moon about this. I have no idea when I will actually wear it, but oh, how I love it! So pretty and feminine. For styling, I'm shamelessly copying Angie here with my Okalas, leather sleeved denim jacket, and welted pullover. I also love it with chambray and the Okalas. Something about the juxtaposition of pony print, chambray, and satiny fabric makes me smile.

Can I wear it with the Trouvé jacket also, or is that jacket too long for it? I think it might be borderline. The jacket comes higher in back.

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