QC Prêt-à-Porter || Tangerine Dream

18/05/2012 § Leave a comment

A springy New York weekend calls for refreshing hues & sparkling cocktails:

Paul & Joe Sister chambray blazer
Equipment signature sleeveless washed-silk shirt
Mulberry braided belt
Levi’s Made & Crafted mid-rise skinny jean
Illesteva Leonard sunglasses
Sam Edelman Sophie mid-heel wedge
Mulberry Alexa bag
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
Pimm’s Cup No. 1

This week has been something of a grind, with jury duty (ugh!) and rainy days.  However, with a whole lot of sunshine on the docket for the weekend, my spirits are already lifting — so this pretty shade of tangerine seems completely apropos.  I’m loving it paired with crisp white denim and leather that’s a rich golden tan.

Sherbet shades aside, did you notice I’m in a distinctly “mid” kind of mood (e.g., the mid-rise jean and the mid-heel wedge)?  Indeed, I’ve gradually come to favor a higher rise, initially for its somewhat retro feel, but primarily because of the realization that its actually much more flattering for my body type.  But don’t get me wrong, I definitely was a hipbone-baring, low rise-wearing, blue jean baby a few years ago when I lived in Los Angeles.  I’m not sure what has changed my inclinations.  Age, perhaps?  Locality?  Comfort?  Confidence?  Some combination of them all?  The New York Times recently wrote about the personal process of breaking up with your formerly beloved fashion brands (you can read it here), and I couldn’t help but also think about the evolution of my personal style in the same context.  My 23 year-old midriff was practically an accessory, while today, despite being practically unchanged, rarely sees the light of day.  Perhaps I’ll break it out this weekend.  Please don’t hold your breath.

This weekend I will brunch in honor of friends running the Brooklyn Half, attend a performance of the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce, and repeatedly check the mailbox for the arrival of my new Owens from Warby Parker.  My aspirational goals include starting The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (I’ve something of an obsession with Northern Africa these days, more on that later) and making a Pimm’s Cup or two.  You can find a great Pimm’s Cup recipe here via NPR, as well as a short discussion of the very civilized and very British origins of the drink on All Things Considered.

Here’s to a grand weekend!
xoxo. M.

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