Saturday, January 16, 2010

Red Leather, Yellow Leather

Elizabeth and James leather jacket. Joie polka dot dress. Waisted polka dot belt. Flower duo headband. Vintage costume gold necklace. Nicole Miller windowpane tights. Marc Jacobs ‘Stam’ bag. Lanvin bow shoes.
"As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, / Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, / Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, / Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, / Or stand under trees in the woods" - Walt Whitman, Miracles
A preview of spring spurred me to stroll the outskirts of woods peppered with the withered leaves leftover from fall. I wore a short sleeve polka dot jersey dress & a ribbon belt whose brown/white pattern sweetly complements the frock's. This large caramel leather jacket appeals to me in a borrowed-from-the-boys way: the motorcycle style is scattered with zippers at the cuffs, side pockets & ruched hem. Elizabeth and James (designed by Renaissance women Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen) is a clothing line emblematic of modern dressing albeit with a more feminine touch than The Row (the Olsen's other fashion label). My large change purse might not seem practical for the woods, but I used it as a basket to gather some pine cones for a fire.

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