This is the first of my possible trip outfits. I got the schedule today for Banff, and I'm going to have to go to some artsy receptions and I'll also have to give a public reading later in the program.

Here is what I might wear to the opening meet and greet (evening). Unless you think I am mad. Remember, the setting is a mountain resort. But it's not "log cabin." The room we'll be meeting in is a bit glitzy. With a panoramic view of the rugged mountains at sunset.

My inspiration is entirely CocoLion. Here is how:

1. She suggested that I consider bringing a black jacket, and added that lightweight wool would not be too hot in all probability. I had earlier ruled out my one and only black jacket as potentially too hot...but I tried it on and decided...hey...this might actually work.

2. Her "ripped" jeans post got me thinking: I have a pair of slouchy skinny boyfriend jeans.

3. She styled hers with the Reports. I had feared rolling my cuffs due to shortening the leg line, but hey - if she can do it....

Worn with a sequin tank from the Gap.

If this meets your approval, then I must thank CocoLion PROFUSELY. Because these jeans (which I wasn't even going to take with me) and the black jacket will become the foundations of quite a few more outfits.

PS I am also bringing along a pair of straight legs with no distressing and a darker wash.

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