Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Jacket Weather

I love early fall. There are many reasons why this is my favorite time of year - the crisp air, the colorful leaves and the nostalgia for buying new school supplies etc. But one of the more superficial reasons I love the fall is being able to wear all my jackets. Jackets to me are what shoes are to many women - a bit of an obsession.

I think my love of jackets started out of laziness. It's so easy and quick to try them on at stores - no need to find the shop assistant to unlock a dressing room, peel off layers, kick off your shoes. . . Needless to say, I'm not proud of this addiction. That being said, the only time I feel that my excess jacket spending is justified is during the fall. So here's to cooler weather!



Note: Lauren is not as jacket obsessed as me, but we both are all for the wide-leg denim trend.

On Lauren: shirt is Proenza Schouler for Target, jeans from Bill Hallman in Atlanta, sunglasses from Rockit. On me: shirt from American Apparel, jacket from Topshop (4 years ago), H&M jeans and F21 shoes.


Outfit detail below: I plan to wear my milagro donkey charm until November 5.

Milagro from Mingei World Arts.

CL

28 comments:

we wear things said...

ooh i have a jacket addiction too! i just love them.. they can totally make an outfit.. i have quite a few.. and it's sad cause you can't really get good use out of them down here...

both you gals look fantastic! i love the wide leg jeans on both of you! and the democrat pin... <3

-issa

June Shin said...

I love jackets and coats! When you come from a place where the winters are longer, the article of clothing that people see is your jacket/coat so you need to make a statement with that! I do have to say, now that I live in Atlanta, my cost per wear ratio is more. But I can't complain about shorter winters!

Songy said...

Wide leg jeans look good on you both. Enjoy your jacket weather.. how long does it last though? until March next year maybe? Perth is a warm place. Temp. does go up to 37C (100F)and super dry. It's changing tho.. getting a little humid every year.

Milagro looks special. Is that somewhat related to the local indigenous art?

Terri said...

The jeans are killer! :-)

Roz said...

jackets > shoes in my book too! sadly, living in the south i never get enough use out the ones i currently own.

i'm sure you girls have an amazing jacket collection, and i can't wait to see them as they get worked into rotation as the temps continue to drop!

- roz

kokostiletto said...

yeah jackets are pretty awesome... i try to get them in every different colour! that donkey charm is SO CUTE!

TheSundayBest said...

My love of jackets has reached a critical mass...time to cull.

this wheel's on fire said...

i love that donkey! ;)
you both look very pretty <3

Sharon Rose said...

hi there-jeans and jackets are such a perfect combination!! You both look lovely!!

simply.steph said...

personally i like my denim skinny but yes i've been into the wide pants look with my other pants. it proportions the body out and its a big reason to wear heals. i think flats are kind of impossible with wide leg pants. very cute pictures =)

just3a said...

Très jolie style !! La France ne manque pas à l'une de vous ?
En tous cas c’est vrai le son d’ATL est unique pour y être allé une fois
Pas mal votre blog je repasserais...

Bise de Paris.

Narcisse

pannie threads said...

great combination with the tops and wide leg jeans! i just purchased a couple pairs, i get to pick them up today! (i'm only 5'1 and had to get them hemmed) :{ they look great on both of you two!

Mare said...

Y'all's jeans look great--perfect fit and length! I love jackets too; I thought my jacket obsession was under control (obsession wildly out of control with boots and jeans), but my obessions are apparently endless. Leather jackets are a favorite, and yes!: The ease of trying on jackets is a big lure.

lisa said...

I'm addicted to jackets and coats too. My closet is basically dresses and coats; everything else goes into the dressers.

Franco said...

I really like your blog!

Stephanie said...

I love coats and jackets. Too bad I don't get to wear them too often in Florida. The plus side however is that I can always find a fantastic deal on the cutest stuff. My personal best was a cute brown puffy jacket that I picked up at the Gap for $6.99. :)

stephanie said...

love the striped top with the wide leg jeans

Savvy Mode SG said...

love both photos but your short cream jacket is so cute.

Savvy Mode SG said...

forgot to mention, i tagged you.

Sal said...

Hee. I'm a jacket fetishist myself, which is INSANITY as both fall and spring here in MN last about 5 minutes apiece. It's either parka or nada for most of the year.

Love, love, love the teeny donkeypants. Hope he brings us luck in a few weeks!

Liz Blair said...

Hi guys! I might have said this before, but a jacket can really make or break an outfit. During fall and winter I wear black jeans and a black shirt almost everyday, but I very the look by wearing different jackets.

Hey, I know you are Obama fans, and I am excited because he is speaking in my old hometown tomorrow morning, which is about an hour drive from where I live now. A friend has offered to give me a ride, and I might go, depending on what my son wants to do. If I go, I'll try to take pictures.

molly said...

i love that shadow picture!

you two are so gorgeous and stylish, you'd be one of the girls im silently jealous of when i see them on the streets!

Ana said...

Love Lauren's jeans and your shoes.

ambika said...

That shadow shot is *amazing.* & you guys look fab in your wide-legs.

enc said...

Everything's so cute!

But I think I love that donkey charm best! ;)

Courtney said...

love love love the donkey charm! and yes, there is no season as exciting as fall when you can break out your jackets and jeans!

magstermash said...

I definitely agree with you -- I love fall for the same reason (Muriel thought I was nuts when I was hoping for cooler weather when I went back home for a visit -- she prefers wearing shorts). But jackets are only easier to try on. I'm obsessed with trying to find a good fit and I usually end up needing to get the sleeves shortened (I have short arms)--and this is a slight annoyance for me, especially since I can't sew.

Ariel said...

You guys look so cute :)