Relaxed Modern Classic
The more I play around with style, the more I’m reminded that I’m happiest when I keep it simple. I feel most at home in softer, uncluttered silhouettes, using accessories and color for interest.
When I first saw this sweater, I loved the fabric and color, but hesitated for a moment because of the crew neck…not my favorite neckline. But it ultimately wasn’t a deal-breaker. I’ve used a silk scarf here to break up the space between my collarbone and bust line, which makes the higher neckline workable for me. I’ve had this scarf for a few years; it’s a 70cm Hermés silk carré. Sadly, they don’t seem to be making this size anymore, but you can still find them second-hand.
I really liked how these accessories worked together, and with the sweater. The sunglasses are Missoni, purchased in Rome last year. They’re pretty unique, but here’s a pair with a somewhat similar shape. The bag is a neutral color, but adds a nice bit of texture.
Those loafers are quite comfortable, despite the pointy toes. They run TTS and the leather is soft. This taupe color is a nice change from black, but just as versatile. (I hope they add more colors in the future.)
As I mentioned on Instagram, I enlisted le Monsieur to take photos this time, and think he did a wonderful job! He really enjoyed using my DSLR camera.
We had Jeune Homme with us over the weekend, and have really noticed a positive change in his behavior, even in just the last couple of weeks. He’s calmer and more communicative, and more agreeable. They recently switched his room at the group home; his prior roommate was more of a night owl, and they felt it was preventing JH from getting adequate sleep. The switch seems to have helped! We were able to take him out Saturday night to a new (to him) restaurant. Usually new situations like this provoke a lot of anxiety and it would have taken several minutes of coaxing him to get him inside (if at all). But this time he walked right in without a fuss, sat quietly and seemed to enjoy his food. (This place offers a lot of gluten-free options, including pizza, which he ate with gusto.)
We’ll be hosting Thanksgiving this year, and I’m thankful that we’ll have a smaller group (8) than in past years. I still haven’t done my shopping, but will be tackling that first thing in the morning.
I’ve been working on a couple of gift guides that I’ll be posting this week; in the meantime you can check out some suggestions on my SHOP page. As with prior years, my focus is finding and giving gifts that are practical and useful. I hope you’ll find my ideas helpful!
And yes, my trip to Paris is now just a little over three weeks away! I’ll be narrowing down and sharing my travel wardrobe, and continuing to plan my itinerary. (I’ve booked tickets for the Klimt exhibition at L’Atelier des Lumières, am very excited about that one!)
What accessories do you rely on most to create a look?