So...these jeans are my J. Crew toothpicks. I sized up for a bit of slouch. They are supposed to be ankle length -- on the models they hit way above the ankle. But on me, they hit and just cover the ankle bone. This footwear is a bit of a problem with them -- they want to catch where the neoprene ends on these Zara booties. Otherwise, I really don't mind them at this length. They work a bit more easily with my other booties and I also wear them with a pair of leopard wedge heeled pumps sometimes (in different weather). In that case I guess I am bending Angie's guideline because the pumps are not toned to the pants. But the dark spots in the leopard refer to the pants and the lighter background complements my hair, so (to my eye) that seems to work. I like them less with some of my other footwear like sandals, white sneakers, etc.

Also trying boxy over boxy again. This is a very natural feeling trend for me. I am wearing the Amber Sun colour block "sweater" (waving at Thistle, who will snort with me on that one) along with a Brooks Brothers shirt that ClearlyClaire sent me.

How do I love this shirt? Let me count the ways. It is not a super crisp fabrication, but softer, a sort of brushed herringbone. It is looser in fit than my other Brooks Brothers shirt. It is soft white vs. optic white. I can see why Claire may have given it up -- it would probably feel too warm in the Arizona climate a lot of the year, and for me it is definitely a fall/ winter shirt. But Claire, if you are reading, thank you again -- it has become a quiet wardrobe staple, always there when I need it.

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