|Elle September 2014|
Before walking into Nordstrom's, my friend and I had come from a boozy lunch. So we were full of giggles and cracks. Now usually, we are only cracking each other up; but this time, we had a captive audience for our martini madness. In the time that we spent at the counter, we had time to really settle in and notice what was happening around us. And one of the things that I noticed was the outfit that the Jo Malone rep was wearing. It was the sweetest black suit with a delicate white chiffon collar and cuffs.
My grandmother Ann was the most elegant woman that I knew growing up. She was fancy. The outfit of hers that I adored was very similar to the clerks, and the Saint Laurent above. The Saint Laurent doesn't appear to be a suit, and it is velvet ... but it has the look: darkest noir with contrasting cuffs and collar and sparkly buttons. I've not ever had anything like it, which is surprising as most fashion that makes as much an impact as that on me, I usually try to recreate. I've been overwhelmed by the looks in this fall's fashion pages. I've torn very few pages out. I'm not sure if has to do with the fact that I haven't had the time to really examine them this year, or if they were a little ... uninspired.
Maybe this is the year that I stick to my closet. And just pick up a few new scents. Unless a little black suit with a chiffon collar comes along.