It has been cooler here in Knoxville this fall than it was most of last winter, and I admit I am enjoying the crisp mornings. The best news is that I am finally sorting through my supply of more wintery clothes, which have been sadly negleted since my arrival, and I am thrilled to be pulling out wools and cashmeres and rediscovering old favorites.
Shirt: J Crew summer 2011
Sweater: Bompard fall 2011
Jeans: Lafayette 148 New York spring 2012
Shoes: Moschino, at least 4 years old, quite possibly older.
Things I have learned:
1. I had forgotten how much I like a classic button-front shirt worn with a sweater.
2. When wearing a fairly sporty outfit like this, narrow jeans, sweater, shirt, I found I prefered a feminine shoe, heels or a pretty flat. With heavy shoes or boots I felt too clunky. I am still trying to figure out my boundaries as to what makes one combination feel just right and another not so good.
3. i don't particularly like sleeves that extend down over my hand, even just to the metacarpal joint of the thumb, except in outerwear. For non-coats I prefer that sleeves only go to my wrist bones, and I prefer them narrow. I might like a soft wide sleeve if it were short, somewhere between 3/4 and bracelet length, but I don't really know. Most of my sleeves are too long and too wide and I fuss with them all the time. The outfit above was perfect. This is an issue that requires more thought.
It has been a long time since I've joined the group over at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. Come on by a visit.