It might be hot as heck, but Fall is a coming! I spotted this jacket/pants combo on a stroll through H & M and had to have it. I surprised myself by how much I embraced the idea of wearing a pant suit, but I also saw so many possibilities for each piece on their own. It’s actually a bit of a relief to feel pulled together without much effort, because as much as I love fashion (and I do!), it’s not the epicenter of my life. Nor should it be.
It’s true. You can take the Girl out of Greenwich Village, but you can’t take Greenwich Village out of the Girl. While I don’t think growing up across the street from Washington Square Park in the 60s makes my childhood more meaningful than others, it might just make it a bit more unique. As in home movies of my sisters and me scampering around hippies at a Be-In. Or protesting girls not having sports teams in elementary school. Babysitting money went far in those days, as we wandered the neighborhood in search of posters, beads, candles and pizza. We even learned how to order and tip like grown-ups at the crepe shops and coffee bars. And yes, the perfect OOTD was a must, starting with your jeans. So this a long lead-up to saying this look brought back a lot of memories, while feeling very fun and now. And very me.