Ok try not to be too alarmed buuuuut one of my wildcard style goals for this fall/winter is to, very cautiously, play with wearing more black again after years of actively focusing to minimize it (!). This outfit has plenty of texture, shade variation, and lightness in it to keep me feeling happy -- not sure how well it'll work once I have to cover up more skin though, we'll see. I bought the jacket and jeans (both NAS) specifically to pair together (but of course will wear with other stuff too), and particularly as a weekend fallback outfit. I expect to wear it many times, just changing out footwear as the weather deems necessary.

Another goal is to go back to a more tailored look, which will take a few seasons. I don't plan to remove all slouchiness as I still really enjoy it, I just want to streamline and add more structure. In the interim the plan is to bring fitted/tailored pieces to my wardrobe a little at a time, and slowly transition away from wearing All Slouch All The Time (started a wee bit this past spring/summer). I have to say that this outfit feels soooo different to wear after years of slouch! It's taking some getting used to (I feel a little "exposed" even though objectively I know it's not), but it is refreshing to change things up.

  Newer: jacket, jeans, clutch, sunnies
  Older: lacy camisole, shoes, jewelry

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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