I was going to a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting event on the rooftop of a chichi downtown loft building. The dress code said casual chic, which I would like to think is my forte anyway. So, I give you my outfit for the evening.
|From Style Per Diem|
Pants: Newly acquired black cropped pants from Zara. 2 is the smallest size at Zara, which is common for European retailers. However, when I tried these on in the store, they were loose all over with the crotch hanging a good 2” to 3” below my anatomical crotch. I loved the pants so much though, that I decided to bet my money on the 97% cotton claim on the tag. And it paid off, because once I shrank them at home, they became the most perfectly fitting cotton pants. They have a comfortable high rise and just the right length on the leg. In fact, I liked them so much after wearing them out that I went back and bought another pair in grey.
Top: This long-sleeve ivory blouse is reminiscent of Jerry’s puffy shirt from Seinfeld. I had a very specific vision for it from the second I saw it in the store, and I hoarded the blouse for a couple of months before I was finally able to put that look together last night. I love the vintage, black and white detail around the neck and the ruffles down either side on the front.
Shoes: The high rise on the pants combined with the top tucked in made my somewhat disproportionately long lower half look even longer. Oddly, I enjoy quirks like that so I exaggerated it even more with the help of the shoes from the last post. I love the drama of the overall effect.
Accessories: After toying with a few different belts, I preferred to go without one for a more streamlined look. The only visible accessory was my black mock croc clutch. I also had on a pair of silver geometric earrings, but you can’t really see them here.