I picked out my Election Day outfit weeks ago. It’s inspiration is decidedly 1970s Jacqueline Onassis. Making an encore from my post two weeks ago is my houndstooth skirt and suede lucite heels, and Kate Spade Crocodile Embossed Purse. I added a tie neck jacquard blouse and trench coat, the latter of which is typically available in tall.
It is crucial that brands and designers evolve; however I am obsessed with the old Milly. How can you tell it is old? The label is written in script, rather that the updated uppercase block typeface. The style evolution very much reflects that branding change, as it has transformed from an uptown ladylike aesthetic to a more fashion-forward, modern aesthetic. Not that I don’t love the new styles, but I completely covet items with the old label. Fortunately for me, there is plenty of NWT selection on eBay, which is where I found the tie neck jacquard blouse. I found the blouse and it reminded me of one Jackie wore in a photograph from the 1970s.
Every woman needs a trench coat. The Banana Republic Trench Coat seems to be offered seasonally (in the spring) in tall and in both black and khaki. A classic piece, the price per wear will surely diminish to dollars. Combined with the burgundy lucite heels and houndstooth tweed mini, it gives off a 1970s effect, reminding me of a vintage photo I had seen of Jackie Onassis.
I am relieved that we have been effectively relieved of elections for the foreseeable future; however I will continue to write about First Lady style, as long as they keep inspiring me.